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Can my 1 year old so get measles from MMR vaccine.....he is...
Can my 1 year old get measles from MMR vaccine.....he is covered in a huge rash had shot 10 days ago.
The MMR vaccine cannot cause measles disease in people with healthy immune systems. However, a rash that looks like measles can be a side effect of the MMR vaccine and occurs about 7 to 12 days after getting the vaccine. The vaccine rash is non-infectious and will resolve on its own. You can find more information on MMR vaccine side effects here: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile14a.stm.
We recommend that you follow up with your health care provider to have the rash diagnosed as there are many different causes of rashes in young children.