Im 32-should I have recieved mmr vaccination

  1. as a child? My doctor is no longer in practice and I have no idea who he is anyways since I have forgotten and I havent spoken to my mother in over 12 years. I just got accepted to the RN program and they require this. I have an appt next week to get a titer test but in the meantime I am curious as to what year they routinely started vaccinating children with this? Does anyone know-- is 32 years old to old to have gotten the vaccine as a child?
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  3. by   BonnieSc
    Yes, you almost definitely received these immunizations, though they might have been given separately. You should have gotten a measles booster when you were a teenager (they found out about that time that they didn't last as long as previously thought) but you may not have. Good luck!
  4. by   PediRN2B2006
    The same thing happened to me. I did not have my immunization records. I had no insurance at the time and the titers were pretty expensive. I was advised by student health services just to get another MMR, because it would not hurt. It cost me $10 at the heath deaprtment as oppesed to the almost $200 to get the titer!
  5. by   nurse2be2007
    I havent had an MMR vaccination since I was 5 years old. I am 34 and had my titers tested and I am immune. My titers were:
    Measles - 2.39
    Mumps - 1.45
    Rubella - 2.49

    Anything greater that 1.10 is positive for antibody detection so I dont have to have the MMR vaccination.

    I didnt get any vaccinations when I was in high school. For me, having them not last that long wasnt the case. Mine obviously lasted a long time. Maybe, its not the aspect of lasting that long but more of that they just didnt take. I know with the HepB vaccine after you get the series they run titers to see if it took or not. Some people have a hard time building up antibodies to the vaccine.

    If you dont have insurance and its cheaper to just get the vaccine rather than have titers ran then that seems like the best option. BUT, if you have insurance and can have titers ran then do that first before you get the vaccine. I am older by a couple years than you and I am still immune from when I was 5 years old. LOL Dont let your age fool ya LOL.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    I was in the same situation. The school advised me to contact my High School as they should have a copy and sure enough they did. They mailed the college a copy and I was able to see what I needed.
  7. by   malarwen
    Quote from KrissRN2be
    as a child? My doctor is no longer in practice and I have no idea who he is anyways since I have forgotten and I havent spoken to my mother in over 12 years. I just got accepted to the RN program and they require this. I have an appt next week to get a titer test but in the meantime I am curious as to what year they routinely started vaccinating children with this? Does anyone know-- is 32 years old to old to have gotten the vaccine as a child?
    If you don't know you should get MMR titer - I paid abou $90 for that.
    Good luck
  8. by   S.N. Visit
    I'm also 32 I don't even know "who", my doctor was, so I said "just shoot me with everything I need", I only had to pay my $15 co-pay .
  9. by   BonnieSc
    The measles one really is about the vaccine not lasting long enough... it was widely publicized. But obviously, everyone's body is different, and I don't know how large the percentage was of still immune vs. no longer immune. But it was big enough that the CDC recommended blanket boosters.

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