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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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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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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 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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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?

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?

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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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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How does the measles virus enter the fetus?

How does the measles virus enter the fetus?

Via the placenta: The only potential entry point for measles virus to a fetus is the shared blood supply with the mother (placenta/umbilical cord). Other potential invaders are kept out by the membranes that surround the fetus and the womb. For this reason, only a mother who becomes infected with measles during pregnancy can have a baby affected by the measles virus. If mom is immune, the fetus cannot get it. ...Read more

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I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?

I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?

Probably not measles: Bell Palsy may be caused by herpes, chicken pox virus, Lyme disease, syphilis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], common cold viruses, or mycoplasma. It can also be caused by inflammation alone, or small blood vessel problems from diabetes or high blood pressure. ...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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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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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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Can your fetus still be protected from the german measles virus?

Can your fetus still be protected from the german measles virus?

Immunization: If you have been immunized then your fetus is protected. If you have not and acquire this there is no treatment effective. ...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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


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