Should You Get a Measles Booster Shot? Here ’s What Experts Say

Unvaccinated individuals have been the focus of attention during this year’s measles outbreaks. A record 704 cases of the illness have been confirmed in 22 states so far in 2019, and the CDC says the majority of those diagnoses have been in unvaccinated people. Health officials have repeatedly warned nearly everyone to get the shot if they haven’t already — sometimes threatening fines for those who refuse. “Over 90% of the measles cases that have occurred in the U.S. have occurred in unvaccinated persons,” says Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “The emphasis needs to be on getting as many unvaccinated people vaccinated as possible.” But are those who have already been vaccinated safe, or might they need extra protection? Here’s what to know about measles booster shots. How effective is the measles vaccine? Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children get two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, unless they have specific allergies or prohibitive medical conditions. The first dose should be administered between 12 and 15 months, the CDC says, while the second should be given to kids ages four through six. But until 1989, the CDC only recommended that children get one dose of the vaccine. Two doses of the shot are about 97% effective at preventing the measles, while one dose...
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Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Alessandro de Sire, Marco Invernizzi, Lorenzo Lippi, Carlo Cisari, Levent Özçakar, Franco Franchignoni
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Elisabeth Reiser, Stefanie Aust, Veronika Seebacher, Alexander Reinthaller, Hannah von Mersi, Richard Schwameis, Stephan Polterauer, Christoph Grimm, Samir Helmy-BaderAbstractObjectiveGamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is involved in tumor development, progression and chemotherapy resistance. The present study evaluated GGT serum levels as a preoperative predictive marker for ovarian cancer in patients with adnexal mass.Study DesignPreoperative GGT serum levels of 2235 patients with adnexal m...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Leukemia Research ReportsAuthor(s): Aya Nakaya, Shinya Fujita, Atsushi Satake, Takahisa Nakanishi, Yoshiko Azuma, Yukie Tsubokura, Ryo Saito, Akiko Konishi, Masaaki Hotta, Hideaki Yoshimura, Kazuyoshi Ishii, Tomoki Ito, Shosaku Nomura
Source: Leukemia Research Reports - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical AnalysisAuthor(s): Jiawei Ye, Mingcheng Xu, Xueke Tian, Sheng Cai, Su ZengAbstractMicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of endogenous, small (approximately 22 nucleotides in length), noncoding, functional RNAs. With the development of molecular biology, the research of miRNA biological function has attracted significant interest, as abnormal miRNA expression is identified to contribute to serious human diseases such as cancers. Traditional methods for miRNA detection do not meet current demands. In particular, nanomaterial-based methods, nucleic acid...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion Will Governor Jerry Brown think twice and really risk the wrath of the black community? Will he even read Mrs. Sullivan’s letter or care about the many religious groups opposing vaccinations due to their ingredients? It appears that more governments worldwide are mandating vaccinations on a daily basis and parents are completely powerless to stop them. Who are these people who make all the decisions, and what right do they have to impose their largely unproven theories that ALL vaccinations are safe and effective for ALL children? Let’s face it, it does make you wonder what their real agenda is, does...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Christina England Logical Top Picks Mandatory Vaccination SB 277 vaccine mandate Source Type: blogs
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