Immunization of measles is done with MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. This MMR vaccine helps to protect against three diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella. Children are recommended to get two doses of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine, and the first dose is given between 12 and 15 months of age, and the second dose is given between 4 and 6 years of age.
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Query: Dear doctor, My 9 month old daughter had an immunization for measles. It was given on her right arm and the area is abscessed. She is not consuming food properly. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Injection abscess needs to be drained with an antibiotic. You need to consult your nearest pediatrician immediately. If untreated it can lead to complications. Read on what our experts say about injection abscess, its treatment options, and preventions. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a quick question concerning vaccinations. I want to get an MMR vaccine booster shot (I got it when I was a young boy, and again around when I was in college about 30 years ago) and my annual flu vaccine later this week. Can I receive these two vaccines together on the same day? I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I wanted to know whether you had taken MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine in childhood, and whether you had measles earlier. If not, then it is advisable. Even if you had the measles vaccine in childhood, without having measles, then also it is advisable. Also, w... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, One of my colleagues was diagnosed with measles. I had measles in my childhood. But my doubt is whether it can spread to my 2 months old granddaughter through me? Will I transmit the infection? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once you are infected with measles, there is no chance of reinfection in you. Antibodies already present in your body will give you lifelong immunity. There will not be any active infection in you. There is no possibility of you infecting others. So, you will not transmit... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 9 months old. His measles vaccine is pending and he got chickenpox just 10 days before. Is it safe to give measles vaccine today? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox and measles are similar kind of diseases, categorized as viral infections with a rash. In such a scenario, it is better to give measles vaccine one month after full recovery from chickenpox. It is not a problem to give measles vaccine after a month. Until... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 15-month-old son was vaccinated with measles vaccine at nine months. Now, he will be vaccinated with MMR and varicella on the same day. I am afraid of the adverse side effects of the MMR vaccine. My son is not premature nor underweight. But after birth, the doctor treated my s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per current recommendations, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and Varicella vaccines can be given to your child at 15 months of age at different sites. There is no association of MMR vaccine with autism. The benefits far outweigh any risks. For more infor... Read Full »