Measles Vaccine in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
      
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Vaccine, Measles
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Live attenuated virus vaccine.

Contraindicated in pregnancy [1]. Avoid becoming pregnant for 30 days after vaccination with measles containing vaccines [2].
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible[3,4]

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1. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 ;101:207-12.MEDLINE
2. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine Use and Strategies for Elimination of Measles, Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Control of Mumps: Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). MMWR 47 (No. RR-8): 32-33, 1998.
3. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 43 (No. RR-1): 20-21, 1994.
4.Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication. Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model list of Essential Drugs. pp 23-24 World Health Organization, 2002. 20 Avenue Appia ,1211 Geneva ,Switzerland
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 Created: 11/27/2002
 Last Update: 11/30/2003

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