Delayed vaccination may offer better protection against measles

More children and teens affected by the measles outbreak in Quebec in 2011 got their initial dose of the measles vaccine at 12 or 13 months of age, according to a Canadian study in the journal Pediatrics. First measles vaccination at the recommended age of 12 months was associated with a three- to fourfold increased risk of getting the disease compared with first vaccination at 15 months of age or older, according to researchers.

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