titers/ immunizations update

  1. 0 I went to the doctor last week for immunizations for school. Since I had no records, I wasn't sure if she'd do titers first to check immunity, go ahead and give me shots, etc. Well......I received the MMRV and the Tdap (which was needed because my tetanus was l-o-n-g overdue) and THEN she sends me to the lab for titers for MMRV. But I had just gotten the vaccine 15 minutes before so what would it matter if I was immune or not? In today's mail I received my titer results for the MMRV and I show immunity for everything. Does that mean the vaccines weren't necessary? I'm assuming they wouldn't "kick in" that quickly...or would they? No big deal either way...just curious!
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  3. Visit  tothc2 profile page
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    I am in the same boat. I had to get titers/immunizations and I didn't have a record of anything either. But they drew titers first and it turned out I didn't need any immunizations... I don't know why they would have done both for you like that?
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    Quote from tothc2
    I am in the same boat. I had to get titers/immunizations and I didn't have a record of anything either. But they drew titers first and it turned out I didn't need any immunizations... I don't know why they would have done both for you like that?
    I have no idea why she didn't do the titers FIRST and then call me if I need to come in. Oh well...there's no question that I am immune now! :-)
  5. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    My doc did titers and then re-vaccinated as necessary. Did you try asking your doc? Perhaps there is a reason for her actions? Doubt it, but you never know.
  6. Visit  hopeful_2013 profile page
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    If you had the vaccines, your best bet is to get a titer done. More than likely, your body is full of antibodies. If you have the antibodies, the vaccines are NOT necessary, unless they are way overdue.
  7. Visit  Southern Magnolia profile page
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    Could it have been a booster that she gave you and then did the titers to make sure you didn't need anymore - is the mmrv normally a series?
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    Quote from mmbero82
    If you had the vaccines, your best bet is to get a titer done. More than likely, your body is full of antibodies. If you have the antibodies, the vaccines are NOT necessary, unless they are way overdue.
    The last time I was vaccinated for anything would have been 35+ years ago so I guess boosters were in order anyway.
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    Quote from Southern Magnolia
    Could it have been a booster that she gave you and then did the titers to make sure you didn't need anymore - is the mmrv normally a series?
    I haven't had any vaccines for 35+ years so boosters would make sense.
  10. Visit  ckh23 profile page
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    Here is what the CDC recommends for adults.

    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/sch...dule-11x17.pdf


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