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MMR Vaccine

Posted by
Robyn on August 25, 2003 at 20:31:05:

I hope this falls under what you know about the body's immune system.....
I'm 19 and starting college this year. The college asked that I have a physical and all my shot records available for them, but I misplaced my records after I moved. So I had some titers done, and my MMR came back showing I did not have an immunity to it. I know I've had all the required shots for school. My mother was the same when she was younger.....when she was 20, when had to get a blood test done for her marriage license, and she also had no immunity (eventhough she was required to have all the MMR shots, because her father was in the military).

Is this linked to genetics? Is there a reason for the lack of immunity? Will another MMR shot suggested/required? Will it even make a difference? I don't have a problem with shots or needles, but I want to know if it will effect my health in the future?
And just to be sure on the shot records, I'm having them mailed from my old high school.

I hope you can be of some help.

Robyn



Re: MMR Vaccine

Posted by Ellie on August 25, 2003 at 20:42:56:

In Reply to: MMR Vaccine posted by Robyn on August 25, 2003 at 20:31:05:

Hi,

There's lots of controversy surrounding the MMR shot, but as you're a young woman, I would definetely at least consider getting this vaccine because if you become pregnant and are exposed to Rubella, your baby can be at serious risk of severe birth defects.

If I were you and in your position, I'd do as much research as possible and check out some pro/con vaccination groups and boards and gather as much info as possible before making your final decision. We opted not to get our two boys vaccinated early on for most vaccines, but we are not required by law to have the vaccine (philosopical exemption).

Ellie

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Re: MMR Vaccine (Understanding titres.) Archive in immunization.

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 26, 2003 at 09:00:49:

In Reply to: MMR Vaccine posted by Robyn on August 25, 2003 at 20:31:05:

Hi, Robyn.

MMR stands for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Which ones are you low in (titres)?

If you are low in all of them this may be genetic and your best protection is serious wellness.

Walt



Re: MMR Vaccine (Understanding titres.) Archive in immunization.

Posted by Robyn on August 26, 2003 at 19:44:34:

In Reply to: Re: MMR Vaccine (Understanding titres.) Archive in immunization. posted by Walt Stoll on August 26, 2003 at 09:00:49:

I'm not sure which. I'll be going to the clinic tomorrow to have copies of my records made for me to have.

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