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Will I Get Measles After I Touched My Baby Sister With Measles
Depends: A lot of what people label is measles is really not. There are a lot of viral & some bacterial diseases that produce extensive measles like rashes so getting measles from your sister require that it really be measles. You could get what she has if you've never had it just by living with her. If you were vaccinated your risks are minimal. If not you will know soon. ...Read more
When do people usually get vaccinated against measles? Is safe to vaccinate babies and young children?
According : According to the schedule from the center for disease control and the academy of pediatrics, the first measles vaccination (along with mumps and rubella) is given between 12 and 15 months of age. The second vaccination is given around ages 4-6. Extensive research has been done to look into the claims that the MMR vaccine causes autism and this has been found to be not true. I attached a website discussing the safety of the MMR vaccine below. My daughter will be getting her MMR vaccine next week when she turns 1. ...Read more
Confusing question: In the us the measles vaccine is offered as early as 6 mo of age for those traveling to areas where the disease is prevalent, or 1 yr if not with another booster at 4-5..This can prevent measles. Unimmunized infants can become infected and some do in the us.It is a terrible illness in most and can result in death.. ...Read more
Many issues: Were you vaccinated as a kid ? Is this real measles or one of the copycat viruses? If real and you were vaccinated, you don't have much to worry about.If unvaccinated and exposed the vaccine may help protect you if given within 72 hrs of exposure.There is also an Immune Globulin available is some high risk cases. ...Read more
My 5 yo son needs a measles vax, his sister had the flu this past week so I am worried about his body dealing with that and the Mmr vax. Suggestion?
Confusing question: Wild measles is thought to provide lifetime immunity. The vaccine has been available in some form since 1963, but the early dosing schedule did not confer immunity to all. By the 1990's a second dose brought most into full immunity.If you had wild measles you are likely immune. Many viruses produce similar rashes and some labeled measles were likely something else. ...Read more
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