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Question :
Posted On : 05 May 2024
I have seen many cases of measles at the age of 7 months, the Measles Vaccine is given at the age of 9 months. Can the vaccine be given at an early age, say at 7 months?
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Expert Answer :
Giving Measles Vaccine at 9 months also 15 percent of infants do not seroconvert. If we give vaccine early chances of vaccine failure increases. In an epidemic situation, one can give the vaccine to infants between 6 to 9 months. All these children should receive one more dose of the Measles Vaccine after 9 months of age or MMR at 12 months to protect those children who have not been seroconverted.
Answer Discussion :
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Dani Nagusa
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Yes..It can be
1 month ago
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Mohammed Alhemiary
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yes, it can be given as early as 6 months of age. in areas of high prevalence and poor immunity.
1 month ago
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azza Eltom
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yes, It can be given in outbreaks but the minimum age for the vaccine is 6 months not less.
1 month ago
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Kamal Shukla
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Yes. In case of an outbreak or an epidemic.
1 month ago
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Dr Koustubh Lincoln Samal
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yes.. can be given
1 month ago




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