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foreverondiet Wed 24-Apr-13 23:30:37

Ok. I have vaccinated my dc according to schedule. I got an email at work today from occupational health people (not healthcare or similar) saying that if you a) born after 1972 b) didn't have 2 doses MMR and c) didn't have confirmed case measles then should have MMR now! I asked my Dad (retired gp) and he said I had one measles jab as child, didn't have mmr (although my younger brother did) - he said v v likely I was immune. However he thought slight risk of not being immune.

I am sure a lot of you fall into the category above (most people born between 1972 and 1980) - so who is having.

I don't work with children or in healthcare - I work in an office.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 24-Apr-13 23:35:04

I fall in the category though had no record of any measles vaccine. 18 months ago I was travelling to the Dordogne when there was the measles epidemic in Sarlat so I had an MMR course then.

sleepyhead Wed 24-Apr-13 23:36:48

I was born in 1972, had measles vacc as a child (1 dose I think), caught mumps, had rubella jab aged 14.

I've not heard anything about adults being offered mmr here (Scotland) but I'd have it if advised to. I think they're concentrating on teenagers here though.

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Wed 24-Apr-13 23:42:09

I was born in 1981 but had the single Rubella jab as a teenager, so can't have had the MMR. I've had Mumps, I can't forget that, got sent home from school looking like a hamster in a lettuce farm. Never had measles. Doubt I'm immune, don't think I even know anyone that had measles when I was younger.

golemmings Wed 24-Apr-13 23:45:06

I was born in 1974 so had no jabs but I did catch measles, mumps and German measles as a child.
I think I'm probably covered. I might send DH though. He had none of them!

Glitterandglue Wed 24-Apr-13 23:46:39

I was born in 1986 and weirdly have a record card which says I had two MMR jabs, but they were only a couple of months apart. When I had to go through occupational health as I started my social worker training they said they were supposed to be further apart than this (can't remember by how much) so the second one wouldn't have been effective, and I had to have it again. That was a few years ago, can't remember if I had two then though or just one.

I also found out I am naturally immune to chicken pox, which is nice.

lottieandmia Wed 24-Apr-13 23:47:34

I was born in 1980 - had single measles vaccine aged 9 and rubella vaccine aged 11. I've had mumps so assume am immune to that.

tabulahrasa Wed 24-Apr-13 23:48:04

I was born in 1978.

I've had measles and mumps and been vaccinated against rubella as a teenager.

I've also had whooping cough, so I suspect I wasn't vaccinated at all as a baby/young child - though I've never asked.

So no, I wouldn't bother if I was offered it.

foreverondiet Wed 24-Apr-13 23:49:01

Sleepyhead - yes also had mumps as child and rubella jab aged 12 and one measles jab as child. This was an email from the occupational health person at work - Not actual nhs advice - although I have forwarded the email to my gp to ask for clarity. Have no idea if gp would give it to mr bearing in mind I had measles jab as child and I am fit and healthy!!!!

MaryMotherOfCheeses Wed 24-Apr-13 23:52:31

What happened before 1972????

I'm trying to work out if I've ever had some kind of vaccination.

Never had measles.

trixymalixy Wed 24-Apr-13 23:53:22

I had measles as a child. I was immune to Rubella as I was tested when I was pregnant. Don't think I've had mumps, but don't think that's anything to worry about.

Both DC have had MMR.

DH isn't sure whether he as vaccinated against measles though...

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 24-Apr-13 23:59:47

I have no idea what I have got! I know I was one of the last people in the US to get whatever jab leaves a round white scar on the upper arm (small pox?).

In 2001 I enlisted in the US Navy and got all sorts of shots. They do not discuss them with you. You just get them. You have to march down a corridor. "Two steps forward... halt!" and then a medic on either side jabs you in each shoulder. This was repeated the length of the corridor and at the end you pulled down your pants and bent over a table and got something called "the peanut butter shot." (Gamma Gobulin) There are no words for that jab. It felt like there was a viscous golf ball in my buttock for the next two days, although when I'd feel with my hand, there wasn't anything there. It was weird.

CheesyPoofs Thu 25-Apr-13 00:00:43

I had a single measles vaccination as a child.

We had an local outbreak of measles recently and there was a local catch up campaign - but MMR was only offered to children, teenagers and young people 21 and under.

FeijoaVodkaStat Thu 25-Apr-13 00:01:41

I had MMR after DS was born as my ruebella immunity was equivocal and I wanted more children. Jab done, no issues and my ruebella immunity was good when I was pg with DD.

FeijoaVodkaStat Thu 25-Apr-13 00:03:57

Rubella? Can't spell at this time of night.

blondiedollface Thu 25-Apr-13 00:09:57

Gah, this has worried me! I have never had MMR jabs, nor any of the illnesses - should I get them done?

Softlysoftly Thu 25-Apr-13 00:18:00

I was born 1977 but Wikipedia says I will have had the single measles jab, is that no good then? I'm in the outbreak area so panicky now! Dd2 gets her vaccination early on Thursday Mr get them to jab me now.

Katy the scar jab is bcg against tb. Onlylasts 10-15 years I just found out sadly.

Strikeuptheband Thu 25-Apr-13 00:22:52

I remember back around 1996? there was some imunisation campaign trying to get school aged children vaccinated for measles and rubella, as it was thought there was a danger of an epidemic (or something?). I was in 6th form then and I remember we were included in the numbers and given the jab. When I was pregnant I always came through as immune to rubella. I have also had measles as a child - I remember because it mucked up my eyes. So pretty sure I am safe?

elliejjtiny Thu 25-Apr-13 00:38:23

I was born in 1982. Had the measles jab as a baby/toddler. Caught mumps aged 5. Had rubella jab aged 10 (when I was "childbearing age" hmm). Was meant to have measles booster at 15 but single vaccines had been withdrawn so got the mmr instead. I know I'm immune to rubella as I had it checked a couple of months ago when I had my pregnancy bloods. No idea about the others though.

madbengal Thu 25-Apr-13 00:44:46

I was born in 1975 and have had measles, german measles, mumps and chicken pox and have had the Rubella shot

aldiwhore Thu 25-Apr-13 00:47:06

I asked my mum tonight what I'd had and what I hadn't, she can't remember, though I have had 'nasty mumps', she thinks, though she's not sure.

Apart from anything else, make a note of your children's vaccines and illnesses!! It really will help when they're 38 and starting to fret.

ToothGah Thu 25-Apr-13 00:56:57

I was born in 1980 and had a rubella jab when I was 12-ish. Take it that means I didn't have the MMR - anybody know please?

Softlysoftly Thu 25-Apr-13 01:00:33

Too true aldi, currently undergoing tests for tb as the arm prick result is positive but this could be affected by an out of date vaccine. But can my mother remember if I had it or not? .....

No, so hello chest xrays, blood tests, spit tests, blood and arm tests for both dds very unhappy dds.

If I had a record this could all have been avoided. Make a record!

LackaDAISYcal Thu 25-Apr-13 01:02:00

I'm with MaryMotherofCheeses? Why only after 1972? Are 40+ year olds expendable?

I was born in 1969 and was never vaccinated against measles or mumps, only rubella when I was 12/13. I've never had measles or mumps either so probably no immunity at all confused

LittleMissLucy Thu 25-Apr-13 01:08:06

for various reasons (international moves a few times) I have actually had the measles vaccination FOUR times.
No side effects, no sign of measles.

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