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To ask if YOU having MMR?

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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.

HappyAsEyeAm Mon 29-Apr-13 14:38:41

I was born in 1975. I had meales, didn't have mumps, and I didn't have the rubella vaccination as a teenager (family history of adverse reaction - all discussed with GP at the time).

I wouldn't have been rubella immune in pregnancy, so I had a rubella vaccination 3 years ago. Except that they no longer offer a single rubella vaccine on the NHS, so I had to have the MMR vaccine, which I did.

VillaVillekulla Mon 29-Apr-13 15:14:45

The advice on adults is here under MMR for adults

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 29-Apr-13 19:15:04

forever. There is some research which links the MMR to people going on to develop autoimmune conditions.

Already having an autoimmune condition leaves you predisposed to developing others - something that I'm not keen on obviously, which is why I was considering getting the single measles jab.

Luckily, my blood tests have shown that I am immune to all 3 (measles, mumps and rubella), so I don't have that decision to make thankfully.

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 29-Apr-13 22:44:08

my mum was telling me about my measles the other day.
she said it was awful and she was really distressed about it at the time.
I was never comfortable and she used to soak my baby sister's terry nappies in freezing water and wrap me in them. she said I was so hot that I would dry the cloths.

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 29-Apr-13 22:44:36

(I was 3)

MrsTwgtwf Mon 29-Apr-13 23:40:02

IwishIwasmoreorgnaised - don't suppose you can link to any of the research linking MMR to the development of autoimmune conditions, please?

mrsbaffled Tue 30-Apr-13 17:56:24

So the docs called back and said they won't give me the MMR. I made a bit of a fuss and they said someone esle would call me back tomorrow.
Do I have a leg to stand on asking for it? Afaik I am not immune and work with kids, though not in a high risk part of the country.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 30-Apr-13 18:16:54

MrsTwgtwf. Sorry, I lost lots of links to studies when my laptop died last year. Not got time to dig around at the moment.

This isn't MMR specific but still makes interesting reading.

MrsTwgtwf Tue 30-Apr-13 20:55:29

Thanks, Iwish, I'll have a look at that. smile

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