Should I get Varicella titer, MMR titer, Flu shot, Tdap shot in one day?? - page 3

Hi everyone, my nursing program requires me to get the Varicella titer, MMR titer, Flu shot, and Tdap shot before the program begins, and I schedule an appointment with a clinic to have all four... Read More

  1. by   _firefly
    I know people have their own reasons for wanting to refuse immunizations, but I personally want the immunizations. I would not want to risk catching any of these viruses. For what it is worth, here is my shot sequence so far:

    Day 1 - Titer test (single blood draw) for varicella, mumps, measles, rubella, and hepatitis B. I received two shots - Flu and DTaP. I also did the first of two required TB tests.
    Day 3 - read TB test (48-72 hours after given).
    Day 5 - titer results are back and I'm too low on everything. I went in for three more shots - MMR, Hepatitis B, and Varicella (this one is hard to find as it apparently can't be stored very long and it is expensive).

    The hepatitis series is typically three shots and I just read that the varicella is usually two shots. I also read that we should wait six weeks after immunization for additional titer testing. Getting multiple shots together is fine. You might be a bit sore, but I didn't think it was too bad.