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    kingdavid
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    As we all want to do our part in helping prevent more Measles cases, and is seems that there are instances when people need to get the Measles vaccine revaccination, how does one know if they need it? Should all adults get tested?

    #1715229

    👑RebYidd23
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    The risks are low enough that it usually makes more sense to just give the revaccination rather than testing first.

    #1715279

    charliehall
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    I was recently revaccinated even though my titers measured high for measles — because I had low titers for rubella.

    No issues.

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    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “The risks are low enough that it usually makes more sense to just give the revaccination rather than testing first.”

    I think it gets tested at every routine physical when they test cholesterol levels and such, so I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to be tested. Like Charlie, I also recently got a booster and it cost over $100. My primary care physician didn’t have any because of a shortage, so I had to go to a place where my insurance wouldn’t cover it. The lesson: there are costs, and people who don’t need it should not be hogging it. It’s not infinite.

    #1715286

    Mammele
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    Charlie: I’m pro-Vaxx, but don’t you think it’s ludicrous that you had to get all three vaccines when you only needed one? Why can’t there be an option of choosing what you need/taking it step by step? It’s this shoving stuff down our throats (or extremities in this case) that makes the vaccine companies/Health Dept. seem morally wrong and makes people question their motives.

    #1715492

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “I’m pro-Vaxx, but don’t you think it’s ludicrous that you had to get all three vaccines when you only needed one?”

    It’s called an MMR booster. 1 shot, 3 vaccines. You would prefer if they split it into 3 different shots?

    #1715490

    Yserbius123
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    There is a blood test you can take to see if you need it, but I’ve been told that the test will come up negative (meaning you need to re-vaccinate) for 90% of adults between the ages of 30 and 60. I’ve also been told by a doctor that a negative result doesn’t necessarily mean that the person isn’t immune, just that their measles antibodies is less than a certain percentage.

    Derech agav, there’s a video going around of the crowd outside Bill DeBlasio’s announcement for a fine for un-immunized children. One repeats “Show me a double-blind study” several times which is the exact same thing one of the users in the thread below kept saying. I wonder if it’s the same person or this is a standard anti-vaxx soundbite.

    Studies on vaccines you might have missed.👨‍🔬💉🚫

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    👑RebYidd23
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    Neville, I meant for people who are in the category that is almost certain to test as not immune.

    #1716401

    charliehall
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    “I’m pro-Vaxx, but don’t you think it’s ludicrous that you had to get all three vaccines when you only needed one?”

    From the CDC’s web site:

    “Receiving MMR vaccine rather than the separate component vaccines results in fewer shots and decreases the chance of delays in protection against all three diseases (measles, mumps and rubella). ”

    One of the things that the anti-vaxxers whine about is “too many shots”. The vaccine manufacturer discontinued production of the monovalent vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella in 2011 after this recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

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    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “Neville, I meant for people who are in the category that is almost certain to test as not immune.”

    I was not aware there was such a category. I think this conversation is mostly academic. MMR boosters are not over the counter; you probably need your doctor to do the test to show you need it. It’s just the same blood test as everything else.

    #1716629

    DovidBT
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    I read this at aarp Dot org:

    The good news, according to William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, is that the vast majority of older adults need not worry about contracting (or spreading) the virus. Anyone born in the United States prior to 1957 is considered immune to measles, because almost everyone in that age group was exposed to the virus before a vaccine was available. People born after 1957 who were properly vaccinated, or who contracted measles, are also protected.

    #1716648

    Mammele
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    Neville: I was responding to Charlie Hall who mentioned he took another full MMR booster shot, when all he needed per testing was the Rubella vaccine. This seemed overkill to me. They can combine the MMR for most, but have the separate vaccines available for those that need/want to separate it.
    And I believe the anti-Vaxx complaint is having to be immunized against many diseases, not specifically how many times these need to be injected. Some people believe that the risk of vaccinating babies for a few viruses at once is greater than if done one by one. It makes sense, but I don’t have any data on this.

    #1716653

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “Some people believe that the risk of vaccinating babies for a few viruses at once is greater than if done one by one. It makes sense, but I don’t have any data on this.”

    Actually no, it doesn’t make any sense. Why would anyone think this makes sense?

    It’s a lose lose with anti-vaxxers. If they combine to one shot, they’ll complain that it’s too many diseases at once. If they split into 3 shots, they’ll complain it’s too many shots. There’s no cure for stupid.

    #1716747

    Health
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    MAMMELE-“Some people believe that the risk of vaccinating babies for a few viruses at once is greater than if done one by one”

    So do it every 2 weeks. Why wait?

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