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Single Measles Vaccine
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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.
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
Immune issues: See your doc. Some people have immune deficiencies that can prevent the normal responses to vaccines. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer