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Measles Vaccine For Adults
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
1 side effect higher: Children and adults have the same possible side effects of fever, rash, & swollen lymph nodes. One difference: children have at 1% incidence of potential side effect of painful stiff joints but this side effect has a much higher rate of up to 25% in adults, & more often in women than men. Actual joint swelling is rare in children but occurs in up to 10% adults. It is reversible in all groups. ...Read more
Measles virus: Measles vaccine is made from measles virus, but it's altered so that it causes no disease in most, but slight disease in a few (low grade fever and/or rash for 1-2 days). It is delivered via a needle into the tissue that lies under the skin. It stimulates the immune system to make antibodies against the virus, but without having to have the full-blown illness, with all the illness's risk, first. ...Read more
I gave measles vaccine to my 1yr old twice,unaware dat i gav 1 earlier.1st dose at 9 months and 2nd dose today.Shud i be concerned abt any effects?
No: A child should get a measles vaccine (MMR = measles, mumps, rubella vaccine) once after his first birthday, and a second time after his 4th birthday or at age 4-5 years. Some children get an extra dose of measles vaccine BEFORE their first birthdays, but that extra dose is for extra protection and does not count towards the future 2 doses. Thus, some kids have 3 total doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I had my 1st measles vaccine between 2008 & 2011, and bloods confirmed i was not immuned. I had my 2nd one in november 2013, am i protected now?
Possibly: A single dose of the measles vaccine was known to confer immunity to 85% +/- of the population. By the mid 1990's a second dose became routine in the us, bringing the protection level to >95% of the population. Various individual factors can interfere with vaccine protection, but for normal individuals 2 doses will keep them safe.Another blood test could verify your status. ...Read more
My country currently has the measles outbreak so should I get a measles vaccine shot? I already got 2 shots when i was 9 months & 18 months old. I'm 18 yrs old. Plus, i never have measles before
Fever reducers: Since fever from the measles vaccine can occur after 7 days, it is advisable to use paracetamol then. Try not to give paracetamol or any other fever or pain reducer shortly after getting the vaccine because recent reports indicate lessened immune reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer