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Vaccine Preventable Illness Measles
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
If i choose not to vaccinate my child against the measles, am i really putting them at risk? I think it would be better to risk my son getting measles than taking the chance that the vaccine itself could damage his health somehow.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
BOOST THE IMMUNITY: Booster doses are given to boost the immunity.It is really an extra vaccine which is given after the earlier dose. After initial immunization is completed in case of Measle initial dose is given at12-15month of age as MMR and in case of polio 3doses at2-4-6month age and4th dose15-18month age Boosters for both4-6Years of age Boosters are given to increse the immunity to protective level ...Read more
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