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As a child of the seventies, will I have been vacinated against mumps?

(43 Posts)
TheInnerSea Fri 25-Jan-13 13:59:07

Mums says I had everything she was offered, but can't remember. I know it was before MMR, but not sure if there was a single vaccine offered as standard then.

nickelbabe Fri 25-Jan-13 14:00:09

i was and i was born in 76.

MrsMcEnroe Fri 25-Jan-13 14:08:28

I was born in 72 and I wasn't. I did catch mumps when I was a child and it wasn't very nice!

TheInnerSea Fri 25-Jan-13 14:18:29

Oh dear, not what I wanted to hear. 1970 here and there's been a child in the school where I work who's had "swollen glands" for the last 7 days, now diagnosed as mumps. She is apparently vaccinated, which is why she hasn't actually been unwell.

badguider Fri 25-Jan-13 14:20:44

i was born in 1976 in scotland and wasn't though my parents did accept everything offered. i had it at about 8ish.

PseudoBadger Fri 25-Jan-13 14:22:36

I was born in 80 and I wasn't.

AndBingoWasHisNameOh Fri 25-Jan-13 14:24:36

I was given everything available and wasn't vaxed for mumps. You sure you didn't get it as a child? It can sometimes be quite mild.

meditrina Fri 25-Jan-13 14:29:31

There was no licenced mumps vaccine on NHS in UK before MMR was rolled out in 1988.

So unless you were overseas, or your family had a private doctor, it's unlikely you'll have been immunised.

nagynolonger Fri 25-Jan-13 14:37:51

I don't think you would have been OP.

My eldest was born in 1980 and didn't catch mumps naturally. I remember being quite concerned that he might catch it as an adult. He did have the MMR eventually. There was a big catch-up of school children. Whole school years were given the MMR. I think it was done to stop measles and rubella spreading mainly. I can't remember the year but doubt if someone born in 1970 would have been included.

PseudoBadger Fri 25-Jan-13 14:40:20

I've never caught it as far as I know. Would I be in for a nasty illness if I got it as an adult?

CMOTDibbler Fri 25-Jan-13 14:43:38

1972 and I wasn't. DH had mumps 6 years ago which wasn't pleasant

TattyCatty Fri 25-Jan-13 14:47:22

1972 as well, and had mumps at the age of 12, so I guess that I wasn't vaccinated. I missed the Measles jab as well (according to my mum, I was always poorly when she got the appointments through and then she never got round to it hmm. When there was the recent outbreak of measles, I asked if I could be given the MMR but was told that there was no funding in our PCT for adults to be vaccinated.

TheInnerSea Fri 25-Jan-13 15:58:51

Don't think I've had it, Mum's sure I didn't and I know the only time I had off school in my whole school career was 7 days when I had chicken pox.

WOHM with no family nearby, so I guessI could have been sent to school with it,but can't have been very ill

TrinityRhino Fri 25-Jan-13 16:00:32

I was born in 1978 and I clearly remember being ill with the mumps

TheInnerSea Fri 25-Jan-13 16:24:12

Oh well,guess it's wait and see then. How likely am I to get it?

stargirl1701 Fri 25-Jan-13 23:36:54

I was born late 70s and I was.

stargirl1701 Fri 25-Jan-13 23:37:17

I was in Canada though.

Sarahplane Fri 25-Jan-13 23:42:18

I was born in 85 and wasn't vaccinated. mum thought I had been but it turned out I'd had the mr quite a few times but never the mmr. only found out when I cought mumps while pregnant with dd. it's not fun. I hope you haven't caught it.

duchesse Fri 25-Jan-13 23:57:45

I was born in 1968 and was vaccinated against mumps and measles. I think there was a big campaign in about 1972-3. I've never had either so it must have worked.

My parents were against vaccination for whooping cough due to known issues with and I got WC in 1977, then rubella in 1978 (to which I still have excellent immunity).

Fanjango Sat 26-Jan-13 00:00:34

Born 1973. I caught the mumps at age 4.5 so I guess I was not vaccinated.

sashh Sat 26-Jan-13 07:10:56

OP

You can have MMR as an adult, might be worth it. Too late if you already have it though

digerd Sat 26-Jan-13 12:32:49

I was not vacinated against mumps < born too long ago>, but did get it aged 16. I wasn't ill, just hurt my mouth/jaw when trying to stuff my mouth full of food- so was more annoyed than anything.
Went to GPs on my own, and he found a lump at back of ear lobe/top of side neck. Told me I was infectious and to stay indoors for 2 weeks. So long ago, can't remember if he prescribed me antibiotics or not.

digerd Sat 26-Jan-13 12:36:26

We didn't need appts in those days.

digerd Sat 26-Jan-13 12:39:10

My unvacintated parents and younger sis did not get it - only me.

MousyMouse Sat 26-Jan-13 12:44:40

I was. '75.
but I have an international vaccination document , so all vaccs are documented in there.

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