Hi there, Born in 66 and not sure if measles vaccinations took place then. My mother said would have been vaccinated for whatever was going but no idea if covered for measles. I will check with my doctor but wonder if anyone knows status of us 60s babies. Thank you for reading.
I was born in 62 and was supposed to have the measles jab in school when i was about 8. I did queue up for it but was told at the last minute that i couldnt have it because my sister had febrile convulsions. I did go on to have measles not long after.
Poor you Bruffin to get measles. Mind you- at least you know you are immune now! It does sound like there was a catch up program then for children born earlier in the 60s. I remember being jabbed for something in equivalent of Reception year- no idea what. Have no memory of jabs before then though Mum said took me to docs when told to for jabs.
I and my siblings were born between 1969 and 1974 and none of us were vaccinated. We all got measles together around 1978, just before Christmas! I can remember sitting in the dark in the daytime with just the twinkly Christmas lights on as I had measles in my eyes and daylight hurt them.
I'm not sure if I've had it or not. I was diagnosed with it twice, once at 9 and once at 10. Not sure which was which. My sister was vaccinated (she was born in 1971) but I wasn't and she didn't catch whatever it was from me.
Ds2 had it, apparently, at 10 months according to the Dr but his swabs came back inconclusive, I think one of them was positive - so either it was from antibodies I passed to him, which means I had it, or it means he had it then. He didn't have his MMR.
Update- checked with GP surgery and I was vaccinated against measles in 1970 [born 1966]. Nurse said only one dose of vaccine in those days but at moment children are priority re MMR. She said if more adults start getting measles/ immunity clearly waning in adults that maybe gov will widen jab program. Lets hope all fizzles out...