Measles in 2015: More about the MMR vaccine

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There is understandable concern, keeping doctors in each exam room longer as parents want to know if their children are protected or themselves.

4-year-old Lina is here for her second dose of the MMR vaccine, to protect against measles, mumps and rubella three diseases even her doctor didn't think would be a real threat when she got the first dose at 12 months old.

The vaccine, administered into doses is safe according to doctors and for those who have chosen not to vaccinate their children, they are not welcome in this pediatricians office.

As for concerns about the MMR vaccine and it's reported linked to autism Dr. Scott Goldstein says that was from a decades old small study that has since been disproven.

But what about adults? Anyone born after 1963 was vaccinated and believed to be immune those living in the 1950s likely were infected with measles and now have their own immunity but since the virus was all but wiped out in this country for decades, doctors are not certain how I knew growing outbreak will affect older adults testing for immune response is something they will not pursue.

For those babies younger than one year, who cannot get there first and I'm our vaccine doctor say limit their exposure to unvaccinated children and they say if your child is on vaccinated consider getting the shot it is the success of the vaccines that wiped out diseases like measles but those vaccines are necessary to keep the illnesses from taking hold again

MORE INFO: CDC’s website: Make Sure Your Child Is Protected with MMR Vaccine

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