Concern over infant pre-MMR immunity

Babies of women who have had the MMR vaccine - and not naturally acquired measles - may be at increased risk of contracting the disease, research suggests.

A Dutch study has found that maternal antibody protection from measles wanes two months earlier in infants born to MMR-vaccinated mothers compared to those who had acquired the infection naturally.

The more rapid loss of passive immunity in children of vaccinated mothers could justify bringing forward initial MMR vaccination in infants at