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Vaccinate against measles earlier


Infants have a gap in their protection against measles from when they are two or three months old until they are vaccinated at 12 months, research has found.

Researchers found that the level of antibodies inherited from their mothers drop over time, and the findings support ongoing research into giving measles vaccinations to children at an earlier age than at one year.



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  • Children is the Rose of our live. Protection is best than damaging or killing those Roses..I with you more care is best than lose any rose. Roses are most ones in community were efective by environmental changes and war by man made. hope take care for these roses.

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  • My son developed measles at 10 months old. Although there were no obvious long term detrimental effects at the time he then developed Ulceratrive colitis at 17 years. Whilst it is not widely known there is evidence linking measles at a young age to increased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease. I for one would promote earlier immunisation and have wondered for many years why this doesn't happen already.

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  • whilst it may be seen as best practice to vaccinate earlier I wonder how many parents will embrace the idea??

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