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any adults on here had the MMR and was it ok, no side effects?

(17 Posts)
Protego Sat 27-Apr-13 12:29:30

My daughter had it at 13 because I wanted her protected against rubella - we all had rubella at 13 at school but when I rang the school nurse and then GP nurse I was told the single vaccine is no longer licensed for use in the UK (it was made by Merck and was out of patent and Merck ownl MMR...)
It is an attenuated (weakened) live vaccine and she experienced minor symptoms of each virus over about three days! Nothing too bad but it makes you realise how babies might feel after it!
I am angry that rubella is not mentioned - even the guidance on MN mentions mumps BUT NOT rubella!!!! Parents are not being sent any reminders and for over a decade no catch-up has been done with school vaccinations so blaming Wakefield the media and parents is a bit rich to say the least!

BlameItOnTheBogey Sat 27-Apr-13 02:35:28

I had it for immigration purposes and no side effects at all.

MissFredi Sat 27-Apr-13 02:30:01

I had it way way way back in the 90s. I am now a "reasonably" healthy grown woman. I haven't met anyone who reacted but I haven't really asked so I might check with the people I see tomorrow and get back to yousmile

littleginger Fri 26-Apr-13 23:45:44

Ah thanks choccy you should get a job at my doctors. Nurse had to get about 12 reference books out to decide on whether top up was required. I mean i know its impossible to know every little detail in a profession like that but it made my mmr seem less of a routine procedure hmm

poodletip Fri 26-Apr-13 21:33:59

Yes and no side effects here.

MyDarlingYoni Fri 26-Apr-13 21:20:49

Thanks Ladies, had it today feel OK thus far.

Little ginger, I would assume you've never had it before as you wouldn't need a follow up if it was just a top up smile

galwaygirl Fri 26-Apr-13 12:50:42

I had it about 7/8 years ago before starting TTC as I had no rubella immunity. I did react and had a rash all over my torso, really swollen glands, weird lumps on fingers and other stuff and generally felt awful for a couple of days - but I was expecting to react as the reason I wasn't immunised as a child was because I had such a bad reaction to the 2nd injection of the 3-in-1 (which meant I never got the third one of that either).

notcitrus Fri 26-Apr-13 12:46:31

Yes and yes - arm not even sore by evening. About 4 years ago.

nonamenewname Fri 26-Apr-13 12:04:13

Had it postnatally as pg bloodwork indicated I was not immune to rubella. No side effects at all.

MousyMouse Fri 26-Apr-13 11:44:37

no, apart from a tiny bit of swelling at the injection site I had no side effects.

PistachioTruffle Fri 26-Apr-13 11:40:41

Had a second jab as my medical records suggested I'd only had one as a child and I needed to prove immunity, I had no problems afterwards.

littleginger Fri 26-Apr-13 11:38:45

I had it as blood tests showed I wasn't immune to rubella while I was pregnant. Nothing mentioned about measles or mumps though so don't know whether I missed out my mmr jab altogether or whether my rubella immunity just dropped.

The point I'm making is I dunno whether I've had it before. Felt like I was on the edge of coming down with flu for a couple of days; achey bones; tender skin; sore throat; temperature. But it only lasted two days and I never had any reaction after the 4 week follow up jab!

EduCated Fri 26-Apr-13 11:22:28

Oh, should say I'd never had it before so was warned I could get slightly more side effects than usual.

I had the mmr when my ds did. I'd already had it as a baby, but when pregnant, my rubella was found to be low. I didn't have any side affects apart from cold symptoms.
HTH x

EduCated Fri 26-Apr-13 11:09:27

Sorry, not the answer you wanted, but I have reacted to it. Tucked up in bed at the moment. But I have always been that person who would react, you could have put money on it!

MyDarlingClementine Thu 25-Apr-13 15:56:34

Just wondering as having it tomorow as have small baby and want to create a barrier around her.

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