What are the Measles ?
-Leading eventually to a rash throughout the body
What is the Vaccine ?
-Contains weakened versions of live measels, mumps and rubella viruses
-It triggers the immune system to produces antibodies needed to fight off the virus
When should one take the vaccine ?
-First dose @ 12-15 months
Second dose @4-6 years of age
Who can/can not take the vaccine ?
-recommended to receive at a young age
-Adults can receive if not vaccinated as a child
-Severe allergic reaction after first shot should NOT receive the second dosage
-If allergic to gelatin/neomycin should NOT
-If immune system is weak due to cancer, drugs, corticosteroids/AIDS should NOT
Benefits of Vaccine ?
-75% drop of deaths per year with the vaccine between 2000-2013 worldwide
-Before the vaccine there were 2.6 million deaths per year.
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