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Inhaled measles vaccine is less protective than injected vaccine, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2006 (Published 16 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2006
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Aerosolised measles vaccine is immunogenic but less so than subcutaneous vaccination, says a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine comparing these two approaches among children in India.

Despite the availability of a safe and effective injectable measles vaccine major outbreaks have continued, particularly in countries with poor health service infrastructure. An aerosolised measles vaccine was developed in Mexico and has been used there since 1980, but efficacy …

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