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German measles at 3 years old even though had MMR jab?

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MrsAMoose Sun 18-Jul-10 16:15:38

Does anybody know if it is possible to get measles or german measles even if MMR jab was given at 15 months? My DS1 is nearly 4 and has all the symptoms of measles - apart from the pin-prick pink/red rash - his is white, rough, bumpy skin. But he has dry cough, sneezing, aches in limbs, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes behind both ears.

choufleur Sun 18-Jul-10 16:18:21

Yes you can. Friend's son get mumps after having the 1st lots of MMR. I think (although may be wrong) that it's the booster when they are around 3 1/2 that given immunity. If it is it gets reported to the health protection agency.

BeerTricksPotter Sun 18-Jul-10 16:22:48

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Seona1973 Sun 18-Jul-10 17:35:03

the first jab leaves around 10% unprotected. The second jab covers most of the 10% left unprotected from the first jab

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