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Title: Could the MMR vaccine replace the measles vaccine at one year of age in Egypt?
Authors: Abbassy, A.A.
Barakat, S.S.
Abdel Fattah, M.M.
Said, Z.N.
El Metwally, H.A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This cross-sectional study evaluated the immune status of non-vaccinated healthy infants to determine if it is possible to replace both measles vaccine [at 9 months] and measles, mumps and rubella [MMR] vaccine [at 18 months] with a single dose of MMR at 12 months. Serum samples from 566 children in Alexandria, Egypt showed a significant decrease in the seropositive rate to the 3 viral diseases with increasing age, but a significant increase in the seropositive rate among infants who were ranked 1st or 2nd in their family, full-term or born to mothers with no history of hypertension during pregnancy. We recommend administration of the first dose of MMR vaccine between 9 and 12 months of age, and a booster dose of MMR vaccine at 4 years of age
Description: 85-93
Keywords: Measles Vaccine
Cross-Sectional Studies
Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
Gestational Age
Subject: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117611
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1501/15_1_2009_0085_0093.pdf
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