In the case of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination, your body produces antibodies against the measles virus. These antibodies provide your body with protection from the infection and help prevent you from getting measles.
According to the CDC, measles is a highly contagious virus that can cause a rash, fever, and runny or stuffy nose in people under age 15. Approximately 90% of people who get measles will have a rash and 5% of those will develop a serious illness.
In the case of mumps, about 70% of people will have a positive test for antibodies after the virus has been active for at least a month. People with a history of mumps should get a two-dose vaccine to prevent mumps.
According to the CDC, rubella is a highly contagious virus that can cause a rash, fever, and body aches in both pregnant and non-pregnant people.
The CDC recommends that people with a history of rubella and their partners receive a one-dose vaccine. This vaccine is safe and protects against rubella. You can schedule an appointment for a free, confidential evaluation with a physician at the time of your appointment.
How does a vaccine work to prevent COVID-19?
All countries around the world are working to develop vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
Vaccines are a very important tool in the fight against COVID-19. This is a serious and potentially deadly disease. Every year, the CDC reports that COVID-19 causes an estimated 3.3 million to 50.0 million cases of illness and 100,000 to 200,000 deaths, mostly in people who are older or have other health conditions.
Scientists are actively working to develop a vaccine to help protect people from COVID-19. The vaccine contains a harmless piece of the virus that can be used to stimulate your immune system to produce antibodies.
Before you get a vaccine, you’re given a mild, non-serious illness that alerts you to the vaccine’s potential side effects. You may also get a mild shot.
The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 12 get the vaccine. People with weakened immune systems or those who’ve had previous severe illnesses should not get the vaccine.
You should carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have questions about the vaccine, talk to your doctor.
What should I do if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you can still get a vaccine.
People who are pregnant should not receive the influenza vaccine until their pregnancy is confirmed. The vaccine may interfere with the development of your baby’s lungs.
People who are nursing should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine until they’ve completed all of the recommended steps while breastfeeding.
COVID-19 and pregnancy
The COVID-19 vaccine should not cause a miscarriage or lead to serious complications for pregnant women.
COVID-19 and breastfeeding
The COVID-19 vaccine should not be given to breastfeeding women.
While COVID-19 is not common, there are some serious complications that can occur. There are also some rare cases of COVID-19 that can be fatal to a baby.
The risk of death for a baby born to a mother who has COVID-19 is greater than the risk of death for babies born to mothers who have a different type of infection.
There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine can cause miscarriage or lead to any serious complications for a nursing mother.
COVID-19 and children
The CDC recommends that children aged 12 and younger get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Children who are 12 years or younger should get a COVID-19 vaccine by their 18th birthday.
Children should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they have had a severe allergic reaction to any part of the vaccines.
Children and adolescents older than 12 who have health conditions that could affect the immune system should not get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Is there a risk of side effects from the vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way for your body to produce antibodies against the virus. The CDC reports that the vaccine is 91% effective.
People who have had a severe allergic reaction to any part of the COVID-19 vaccine should talk to their doctor.
Some people who have had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine can still get sick. The CDC recommends that people with a history of severe allergic reaction get a second dose of the vaccine.
If you’re pregnant or nursing, talk to your doctor about whether you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
What are the precautions I should take before the vaccine?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t get the vaccine unless your doctor has given you the go-ahead.
If you’ve had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, you should talk to your doctor about whether you should get a second dose of the vaccine.
If you get a fever or flu-like illness after getting the vaccine, call your doctor.
You can schedule an appointment for a free, confidential evaluation with a physician at the time of your appointment.
What if my doctor recommends that I get the vaccine?
If your doctor recommends that you get a COVID-19 vaccine, then you should get it.
The vaccine is safe and effective for people who are healthy and who don’t have any health conditions that could affect their immune systems.
If you have a health condition, talk to your doctor about whether the vaccine is safe for you to get.
What if I’ve already gotten the vaccine?
If you’ve already received the COVID-19 vaccine, talk to your doctor. If you’ve already had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, talk to your doctor about the risks of getting the vaccine again.
If you’ve had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, you shouldn’t get the vaccine again.
What if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding and I’ve already gotten the COVID-19 vaccine?
Talk to your doctor about whether you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re pregnant, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you’re breastfeeding, you should not get the vaccine. The vaccine can interfere with your child’s lungs.
Don’t panic. It’s possible to become immune to COVID-19.
If you have a severe allergic reaction to any part of the vaccination, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may want to call off the vaccine.
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