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What is in measles vaccine and how is it delivered?

What is in measles vaccine and how is it delivered?

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

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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Sure: Of course. Any medication or vaccination can cause side effects at any age. Mostly it will be local reaction such as soreness, redness and pain/itching or global such as feeling crummy, fever, etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are chances of experiencing side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

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

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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

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

Measles Immunity: If you have had the measles vaccine series you most probably are immune. A simple way to check is to ask your physician to get a measles titre (blood test)which will confirm or exclude your immunity. ...Read more

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Can anyone please tell me if I should give my child measles vaccine during a fever?

Can anyone please tell me if I should give my child measles vaccine during a fever?

How high?: Low grade fever is not a reason to delay MMR but significant fever is a reason to delay the vaccination. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to use paracetamol after a measles vaccine?

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 more

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For How long does the Measles 's after vaccine fever last?My daughter had measles vaccine on 1 sept, she is having fever till then.Fever is above 100.

For How long does the Measles 's after vaccine fever last?My daughter had measles vaccine on 1 sept, she is having fever till then.Fever is above 100.

Measles vaccine: The measles part of the vaccine often doesn't cause side effects prior to 7-10 days after the vaccine, and this is usually fever and a rash. If this fever is atypical, she should see her MD to see if there is another cause. ...Read more

Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if the virulent, ...Read more