Are you contagious after MMR vaccine? If so, when should you get vaccinated?
A.M.M. does not recommend routine immunization. The following individuals should not receive routine immunizations:
1. People who have a history of mumps (especially in areas with low rates of mumps), high rates of sanitation, or poor hygiene;
2. People who have a weakened immune system, such as those who have HIV/AIDS, cancer, or severe HIV infection;
3. People who have a severe immune system problem, such as HIV/AIDS, leukaemia, HIV, or spinal cord injury;
4. Birth before 1957, when there were more than five measles cases in a community
All others should get vaccinated. The MMR vaccine is very effective at protecting people against measles, mumps, and rubella, and preventing the complications caused by these diseases. People who are already vaccinated may still get sick after being exposed to measles, mumps, or rubella, especially if they have close contact with someone who has these diseases.
CDC recommends that children get one dose of MMRV vaccine at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Children can receive the second dose of MMRV vaccine earlier than 4 through 6 years. This second dose of MMRV vaccine may be given 3 months after the first dose. A doctor can help parents decide whether to use this vaccine or MMR vaccine.
and are exposed to someone with one of these diseases, talk with your doctor about getting MMR vaccine. It is not harmful to get MMR vaccine after being exposed to measles, mumps, or rubella, and doing so may possibly prevent later disease.
If you get MMR vaccine within 72 hours of initially being exposed to measles, you may get some protection against the disease, or have milder illness.
Are you contagious after MMR vaccine? If so, how do you know when someone is infected with measles?
A person who has been vaccinated with more than one dose of MMR vaccine could very well have been infected with measles if they weren’t vaccinated. It is possible for someone to develop a resistance to the vaccine after they’ve been exposed to the measles virus. In other cases, vaccine‐resistant strains of the measles virus could develop into real infections, since these individuals aren’t as susceptible to the antiviral effects of the measles virus vaccine.
It is safe for breastfeeding women to receive MMR vaccination. Breastfeeding does not interfere with the response to MMR vaccine, and the baby will be protected against measles, mumps, and rubella through breast milk.
is a severe and highly contagious respiratory infection. It is not “an ordinary infection that all children should have.” Sometimes measles is called “red measles” (or rubeola). It should not be confused with “German measles,” which is another name for rubella.
– sometimes called “German measles” – is also caused by a virus and is different from measles. Rubella is generally a mild disease in children. In pregnant women, rubella is serious because it can harm an unborn child.
If your child is between 6 and 12 months old and you live or are travelling to an area that has a known measles outbreak, talk to your child’s doctor about getting an early dose of the MMR vaccine. Keep in mind that your baby will still need to get her regular MMR shot when she is 12 months old.
Between 6 to 23 days after the vaccine, some people will have a mild fever and sometimes a mild rash lasting 1-3 days. Occasionally adolescents and adults have joint pain (usually in the knees and fingers).
Are you contagious after MMR vaccine? If you get MMR vaccine within 72 hours of initially being exposed to measles, you could catch the virus from the droplets in the air you leave behind. Stay away from people with compromised immunity and infants until the rash goes away. Talk with your health care provider to learn more.
If you get MMR vaccine within 72 hours of being exposed to measles, you may get some protection against the disease. In other cases, you may be
, the rash will usually appear 16 to 18 days after the vaccine is given and lasts for at least 1 month. After that, it usually gets better after 2 to 3 months.
About 1 in 20 will develop measles themselves, even if they were vaccinated. In other cases, they may get caught up in the vaccinated population and spread the disease to other people.
, more commonly known as measles, will appear 4 to 6 weeks after the vaccine is given and is most dangerous for infants. Young children are especially vulnerable because they may be exposed to anyone who has contact with a sick child or someone who has close contact with a sick person.
, more commonly known as chickenpox, will appear 4 to 6 weeks after the vaccine is given and is most dangerous for adults. It can cause meningitis, swelling of the brain and/or spinal cord covering, seizures, or both. It can lead to deafness, intellectual disability, and death.
, more commonly known as cowpox, will appear 4 to 6 weeks after the vaccine is given and is most dangerous for children. It can cause arthritis in up to half of children and can lead to death. It can also be used to treat fevers.
, more commonly known as mumps, will appear 4 to 6 weeks after the vaccine is given and is most dangerous for people not involved in the outbreak.