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When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

Individual vaccines: were developed first: Tetanus, 1914; Pertussis, 1918; Diphtheria, 1923. DTP was licensed in 1949. Inactivated Polio Vaccine, 1955; trivalent live attenuated Polio vaccine, 1963. Combined Measkes, Mumps, Rubella, 1971, also after individual vaccines. Conjugated Haemophilus Influenzae type B, 1988. See www.immunize.org/timeline/ for more. ...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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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

Vaccines, general: By age 2 years most children should have 3 IPV, 4 DTap, 4 HiB, 3 Rotateq, 4 Prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) 1 MMR, 1 Varicella and 3 Influenza vaccines. Hepatitis A is an optional 2 dose series which can be started as early as 1 year of age. ...Read more

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When was the whooping cough immunization/vaccination introduced to people?

When was the whooping cough immunization/vaccination introduced to people?

EARLY 1930s: First used and was suscessful in controlling the Pertusses epidemic in early 1930sI in 1948 it was combined with diphtheria and tetanus as dpt vaccine which has been given to children even now and the formulation for adults is tdap ...Read more

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Does the immunity vaccines get towards measles also count for german measles?

Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...Read more

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These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

Primary/Boosters: Presuming you have had primary immunization with DPT vaccines in infancy or childhood, it is recommended to get tetanus booster every 10 years and because of resurgence of whoopin cough we do not use single tetanus vaccine but combination vaccine for adults called tdap, which has vaccine for tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.If never vaccinated you need to start primary vaccination&boosters/10yr. ...Read more

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Are infants supposed to get the meningitis vaccine?

Are infants supposed to get the meningitis vaccine?

Several used: Today there are vaccines for three common causes of bacterial meningits. The hib vaccine introduced in the 90's has droppped the rate of hemophillis meningitis by >90 %, the pneumococcal (2000) ; meningococcal(2005) have also helped for teens ; older.There are other causes of meningitis. No one vaccine protects against all causes ; some give strong but partial protection. ...Read more

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Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more

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Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis(Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.

Yes: You can get blood drawn to check for antibody titres for these diseases. If you have been immunized there will be a positive titre, if not it will be negative and you can get the booster. ...Read more

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Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more

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How MMR vaccination is related to autism?

How MMR vaccination is related to autism?

No connection: Mmr vaccination has been conclusively shown by multiple studies to have no connection with autism. The intiial studies suggesting this have been debunked and shown to be fraudulent. ...Read more

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Bad reaction to MMR vaccine. Trying to catch up on shots after delay. Was that bad?

Bad reaction to MMR vaccine. Trying to catch up on shots after delay. Was that bad?

Hard to say: Your post does not provide the patient age, a reason for the delay or what you considered a bad reaction. Without this information your question is to vague to answer. You are welcome to start over. Posts are not linked and go to the site at random. ...Read more

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Caught flu from son's flumist vaccine, what to do?

Caught flu from son's flumist vaccine, what to do?

See below: Normal healthy individual with intact immune system does not get infected by vaccine strain which is attenuated. If you are known to be immunocompromized, you may need to see infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

Original studies:nbn: Some of the initial studies verifying the benefits of hep b were done in hawaii where there was a long hx of maternal to child transmission.The administration at birth to all willing participants allowed hawaii to be the first state seeing a decline in hep b in its population. Since that time various practitioners follow different protocols. I give it at birth. ...Read more

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Can the bordatella vaccine need boosted 3 weeks after the initial vaccine?

Can the bordatella vaccine need boosted 3 weeks after the initial vaccine?

NOT FOR HUMANS: Bordatella vaccine is not a vaccine for humans but for Dogs We do not answer questions about animal vaccines Ask your Vet ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia from a child who just got the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

No: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine does not contain any live bacteria or viruses. The vaccine can not cause pneumonia or infection in the person who was vaccinated or any contacts. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine is very safe and effective. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get measles after the vaccine?

Is it possible to get measles after the vaccine?

Some do: Measles vaccine is thought to provide lifetime protection for most, but after >20 years of use it was evident that some either did develop protection or it was weakened for some & 2 doses, one at a year or more and one at 4-5 became the routine.Recently, autism fears after fake research led to many cases of measles in immunized kids that were infected by exposure to wild measles in unimmunized kid. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get measles even if I've had the vaccine as a child?

Is it possible to get measles even if I've had the vaccine as a child?

Yes: All vaccines have a known failure percentage with some more than others. Measles as part of the MMR was given as a single dose to many kids up until the mid 1990's when it became evident a 2nd dose was needed.Today we occasionally see local measles after exposure to imported (international travel) cases.Docs can verify your protective antibodies with a blood test. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do when you have measles but has already got a vaccine?

Please tell me what to do when you have measles but has already got a vaccine?

Get through it: Measles is just a harsh viral illness for most who get it.I don't remember my case but it came after a "block party" which is how mom's made it predictable back then.If you received at least one shot you are less likely to have serious complications. Stay home, keep hydrated and let your physician know how you are progressing. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a (second) vaccine shot of measles if you already had measles?

Do you need to get a (second) vaccine shot of measles if you already had measles?

MMR: If you already had measles, you created natural immunity for life. There is no need to get a measles vaccine. ...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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Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

No: This has not been available in the us since the 80's. The MMR was the product of 8 years of additional research after the single vaccine was licensed and reduced the number of vaccines per kid, it is safe and effective.The fraudulent research published by wakefield in 1998 suggesting otherwise was refuted by later research and retracted buy the publisher.Wakefield lost his license over the fraud. ...Read more

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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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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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Who created the measles and rubella vaccine?

Measles vaccine was : Measle vaccine was invented in 1953 by john franklin enders, and jonas buttococking invented rubella vaccine in 1960s. ...Read more

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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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Can you spread the weakened measles from the vaccine to not immunized people?

Can you spread the weakened measles from the vaccine to not immunized people?

Spreading measles : You don't spread measles to others from the live attenuated vaccine, but people who are immunecomperamize should not receive the vaccine since it can can cause them to have the disease. Good luck ...Read more

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Does the immunity vaccines get towards measles also count for german measles?

Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...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 contracted measles a year ago, 20 yr old male, is a complication like sspe likely, given no past history of measles or vaccine?

I contracted measles a year ago, 20 yr old male, is a complication like sspe likely, given no past history of measles or vaccine?

Possibly: But not likely. Are you symptomatic? Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (sspe) is a rare chronic, progressive encephalitis that affects children and young adults, by persistent infection with measles virus (which can be due to viral mutation). No cure is known, but it can be managed by medication if treatment is started early. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?

An immune deficiency: Checking specific antibody production (or titer) after receiving a vaccination is how immunologists assess the function of your immune system. Even though your rubella response is okay, the lack of response to the others suggests an immune defect, especially in the context of recurrent infections or other findings like low immunoglobulins. ...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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