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measles vaccinations for adults? current measles outbreak in Europe
Pls this is not meant to be a thread about the worthiness of vaccinations. We have been sent a letter home from school telling us of a measles outbreak in surrey and sussex (and europe) and that if adults havent been vaccinated twice then we should be. i dont know whether vaccinations were widely done for children in 1970s and if they are good enough now? my DMIL knows DH was done in 1978 but my mum cant remember. we are going to europe this summer and live in the affected area in the UK. can adults be vaccinated on NHS? anyone have any knowledge here?
"Europe" is a very big place I'm in "Europe" and haven't heard of any outbreak. Vaccinations were far more widely taken up in the 70s before Wakefield started peddling his snake oil. I would imagine you had both your jab and your booster. Your GP should be able to tell you?
I remember going for my measles jab in early 70's then being told I couldn't have it as my sister had febrile convulsions, so yes the measles jab was given in the 70s. I went on to have measles a little while later.
Hi, this is a little OT but we were planning on going to France with our 8 month old DD at the beginning of may, she obviously hasn't had the MMR yet, would you carry on with the holiday or look to go somewhere else? Thanks
I was born 1972. I asked my mum to check my records. She says I had a single Measles jab but no booster. I believe the MMR wasn't around when I was small. I caught mumps age 5, and remember having the rubella jab in school age 10. I checked with my doctors surgery last week to see if I can have a Measles booster. The nurse said I would need to have the MMR as they don't recognise the single jabs (and they are only available privately). The MMR is currently available for people under 25 in our area, and I was told to ring again in June as this is under review due to the recent Measles resurgence and may become available under the NHS to other age groups. As I'm training to be a teacher I might be given priority. My advice would be check with the nurse at your surgery to see if you can get the MMR.
They didn't do jabs for measles or mumps when I grew up in Surrey (born mid-70s), and I was ferried to loads of parties to try and ensure I got them.
Which I didn't, so 2 years ago when there were some cases of measles in Lambeth and I was assured my breastfeeding would pass immunity to ds, and I pointed out that if I'd never had them I wouldn't be immune so bf wouldn't help, I was advised to have the MMR. So I did - one dose. After some consultation they decided no test for immunity was necessary.
Most people had measles and mumps - are you sure you didn't OP? If not then I'd go for the MMR.