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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Born in 1975. I think I got measles vaccine but not sure type (live or killed virus) and if got 1 shot or 2. Do I need get current MMR vaccine?

Born in 1975. I think I got measles vaccine but not sure type (live or killed virus) and if got 1 shot or 2. Do I need get current MMR vaccine?

MMR for adults: Persons vaccinated before 1979 with either killed mumps vaccine or mumps vaccine of unknown type who are at high risk for mumps infection should be considered for revaccination with 2 doses of MMR vaccine. High risk adults are healthcare workers, travel internationally or are college students. Your doctor can send a blood test to check the status of your immunity before repeating vaccinations. ...Read more

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5yr son received measles vaccine at 9 months & MMR 1st doze at 15 months & MMR 2nd doze due but had close contact with measles virus & now fever on&of?

5yr son received measles vaccine at 9 months & MMR 1st doze at 15 months & MMR 2nd doze due but had close contact with measles virus & now fever on&of?

Vitamins A & C: A child with 2 doses of measles vaccine is unlikely to get measles, though the vaccine is not always effective and there can be cases of measles in fully vaccinated children. However, measles is a surprisingly benign illness with serious complications being relatively rare. Vitamins A & C help our bodies fight measles so taking those will reduce risk of complications. See http://tinyurl. Com/mwn6sf8 ...Read more

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My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine, also having rashes. Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too. Help fast?

My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine, also having rashes. Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too. Help fast?

Measles vaccine: It is relatively common after receiving measles vaccine to have fever that will last 3-5 days. The area where the measles vaccine is given is painful. Take pain medication like Ibuprofen may help to alleviate some or most of the pain. The stomach upset could related to the pain. If it persists, check with your physician to make sure. ...Read more

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After a measles vaccine, is it normal to have a rash on belly, neck and around mouth, nose, and eye. Today it is spreading down arms. Shot was 19th.

After a measles vaccine, is it normal to have a rash on belly, neck and around mouth, nose, and eye. Today it is spreading down arms. Shot was 19th.

Allergic reaction: You should definitely go and see your doctor because a potentially deadly type of allergic reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome can occur with measles vaccine. Get this examined. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the measles vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the measles vaccine while pregnant?

MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to get the measles vaccine?

Is it safe for pregnant women to get the measles vaccine?

MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born. ...Read more

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Can you get the measles if you have had the mmrv vaccine?

Can you get the measles if you have had the mmrv vaccine?

Yes.: One dose of mmrv is 95% effective, and 2 doses is almost 99% effective. That's very good, but it's not 100%; so it is possible (though very unlikely) to still get measles even after immunization. ...Read more

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Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Hep B non-responders: 5-15% of people do not develop the appropriate antibodies following the 3 vaccine series for Hepatitis B. If the series is repeated and there is again no response (30-50% of people WILL respond after a second series), the person is considered a 'nonresponder'. Nonresponders should be counseled about Hep B transmission and offered HBIG if exposed. A similar immunologic response occurs with MMR ...Read more

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What can cause 4 measles vaccines and 4 hep b vaccines given to not be effective?

What can cause 4 measles vaccines and 4 hep b vaccines given to not be effective?

Immune issues: See your doc. Some people have immune deficiencies that can prevent the normal responses to vaccines. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a booster dose for live vaccines, such as the OPV and measles vaccines?

What is the purpose of a booster dose for live vaccines, such as the OPV and measles vaccines?

Assurance: Vaccines for these and many others are seldom as helpful in generating immunity as the wild disease. Since they are better for the patient than getting the disease, it is what we have to offer. Sometimes a percentage of the first dose will have no effect, or the effect on building antibodies will not last long. Boosters push the body to do its best and give longer protection. ...Read more

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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. 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 exposed to ...Read more