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Measles vaccine can save lives

Author: John Smith , MedSchoolForParents.com Editor
 
Measles is a viral illness in childhood, and a live vaccine can be given at 1 year of age to prevent it.
 
Watch Dr. Amie Dmytryshyn, a Pediatrician and MedSchoolForParens.com Expert explains the importance of the measles vaccine.
 
 
 
 
 
Measles is highly contagious and spread by contact with fluid from infected people or by aerosol particles. It can cause ear infections, lung infections, and brain inflammation. Main outbreaks occur in communities that have not been vaccinated.
 
Vaccination
  • A live attenuated Vaccine
  • Children are given two doses: 1st at 1 years of age and the 2nd at ~15 months of age
Serious adverse events are VERY rare and there is no association to autism. The most common reaction is generalized discomfort, fever or maybe a rash.
 
 
Updated 03/08/2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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