Mmr

MMR is a vaccine given against measles, mumps, and rubella infections. It is given in two doses for children. The first dose is given at 11 to 15 months of age, and the second dose is given at 4 to 6 years of age. Adults can have a single dose of MMR depending on their conditions. Women of childbearing age can get MMR vaccine by consulting their doctor.

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My child is 1-year-old. I need advice regarding my child vaccination.

Query: Hello doctor, I need advice regarding my child vaccination. I am moving abroad, and the treatments are pending. My kid has completed one year.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. By one year of age, a child should have received birth vaccines like BCG (bacilli Calmette-Guerin), polio drops. Then three monthly shots of DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), polio injection and hepatitis B. 2. By nine...  Read Full »

My one-month pregnant wife mistakenly got MMR vaccine. Can this produce problems in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is one month pregnant, and unknowingly she got the first dose of MMR vaccine. What should she do now because later on, she learned that while being a month pregnant, she could not take the MMR vaccine? Please kindly advise me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. The MMR vaccine is a live vaccine and is not suitable for use during pregnancy. Further, you must be already aware that a month gap is recommended post-taking the MMR vaccine and planning conception. A few years...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to plan for pregnancy after having MMR vaccine 25 days back?

Query: Hello doctor, I got an MMR vaccine 25 days back, because rubella IgG was reactive, and IgM was nonreactive. And for toxoplasmosis IgG reactive and IgM nonreactive, I did a 15 days course of Rovamycine forte. Can I plan a pregnancy now? Or should I take Rovamycine forte for some more days?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella IgG positive indicates that you have immunity, and not infection, so no need to worry. Also, for toxoplasmosis, IgM is negative, which indicates there is no active infection, and it does not require any treatment. It indicates old infection. So, no need to wor...  Read Full »

Can SSPE (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis) be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am the father of a 5-year-old daughter. She is a very energetic, lively, talkative, and intelligent girl. Two months back, we noticed she frequently falls while running and having a minor issue with her studies. We consulted a pediatrician, and he suggested some vitamins. However, the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By inspecting the reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity), it seems this is a case of SSPE (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis) due to measles, a kind of virus that is slowly growing in the brain causing all these symptoms. Unfortunately, there is n...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get the MMR vaccine during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in an unplanned pregnancy of 6 weeks. Two to three weeks after conceiving, I unknowingly drank wine when I was highly stressed. I had a fluoride treatment at the dentist and received an MMR booster vaccine. My doctor is concerned about the potential risks. Online sources seem fine or...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MMR vaccine is a real threat in a pregnant state (mumps, measles and rubella). Yes, nobody could say you either continue or terminate the pregnancy. Just go through the details. If you wish to adopt the potential risk, then you can continue. For further information...  Read Full »

Can I get MMR and flu vaccine on the same day?

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 »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

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 »

What precaution should I take for my 15-month-old kid before getting the pending vaccination?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15-month-old daughter underwent coarctation surgery at nine months. Her vaccines since then are pending, which include MMR, OPV, hepatitis, etc. As per the vaccination schedule, she last received a vaccine at seven months. As a post-surgical procedure, she is put on hypertension co...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answers to your queries are as follows: You can give one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and hepatitis right now, followed by OPV (oral polio vaccine) one month later. If taking IPV, it can be given right away. A month after OPV, the rest of the vacc...  Read Full »

Will getting pregnant recently after getting MMR shots cause any problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been in combination birth control pills for over a year and recently got MMR shots. I had a fever and diarrhea and got pregnant during the symptoms. Is this an issue? Will the MMR cause birth defects?  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. MMR is measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Rubella specifically has a hazardous effect on pregnancy if occurs during the first trimester. If the shots were more than a month from your last period date, then you should not worry so much, as the antibodies are already forme...  Read Full »

When is it safe to give measles vaccine if the child already has chickenpox?

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 »


Dr. Sirisha

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 »

Does rubella quantitative IgG antibodies test impact the pregnancy cycle?

Query: Hello doctor,We are planning for parenthood. My wife is 30 years old and was recently asked by the gynecologist to undergo rubella quantitative IgG antibodies test. The test report shows value as out of range having value as 14.60 IU/mL, and RDW as 15.2 %. What does these report signifies especially...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? To understand better let me give you few facts about the test. Rubella is a virus, which can affect anybody and the usual clinical presentation may be just a cold or maybe slightly higher respiratory infections with or without rashes. Everyone is exp...  Read Full »

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