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Can you get a version of a disease from getting vaccine?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: From live-vaccines

Currently there are several live-vaccines (containing live-virus) which can cause the diseases they meant to prevent, but if occur, it is usually much milder than the natural infections.
Mmr, varivax, zostavax, and rotavirus, small pox, and FluMist are live-virus vaccines currently available. Polio used to be avaible in live-form, but not any more.. Consult your doc. Good luck.

In brief: From live-vaccines

Currently there are several live-vaccines (containing live-virus) which can cause the diseases they meant to prevent, but if occur, it is usually much milder than the natural infections.
Mmr, varivax, zostavax, and rotavirus, small pox, and FluMist are live-virus vaccines currently available. Polio used to be avaible in live-form, but not any more.. Consult your doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

But only if this is a live vaccine.
As an example, there have been mild cases of poliomyelitis transmitted by the oral vaccine, but most vaccines are not live and you are not likely to develop infections from these.

In brief: Possible

But only if this is a live vaccine.
As an example, there have been mild cases of poliomyelitis transmitted by the oral vaccine, but most vaccines are not live and you are not likely to develop infections from these.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very rarely

If the vaccine consists of live virus, as in the case of oral polio vaccine, an immune deficient person may get polio from the vaccine.
Small pox vaccine can rarely cause disseminated vaccinia. Most vaccines do not contain live organisms and cannot cause the disease.

In brief: Very rarely

If the vaccine consists of live virus, as in the case of oral polio vaccine, an immune deficient person may get polio from the vaccine.
Small pox vaccine can rarely cause disseminated vaccinia. Most vaccines do not contain live organisms and cannot cause the disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very few

Vaccines are based on stimulating the immune system to create antibodies to the wild germ.Most of today's vaccines do this with lab created materials that replicate the outer structure of the wild germ.These cannot cause the disease.
Some germs like measles,mumps,rubella,flu cannot be done this way so they weaken the virus in the lab to create the vaccine.These can sometimes trigger symptoms.

In brief: Very few

Vaccines are based on stimulating the immune system to create antibodies to the wild germ.Most of today's vaccines do this with lab created materials that replicate the outer structure of the wild germ.These cannot cause the disease.
Some germs like measles,mumps,rubella,flu cannot be done this way so they weaken the virus in the lab to create the vaccine.These can sometimes trigger symptoms.
Dr. James Ferguson
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