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Glad everyone is doing better. If you were interested, I know lots of links confirming that the mumps portion of MMR does tend to wear off after a while. There are no adult boosters.... for now!

Hope you can find a dr. who will treat you respectfully!

I had heard that it doesn't last forever. Another reason why I'm glad dd could get it and have lifelong immunity. My mom went to the dr a couple yrs ago, and they asked if she was up to date on all her immunizations!! So I wasn't sure what they were handing out boosters for now!! smile.gif ds didn't gt any symptoms, he's only had his 3 mon shots. I was really hoping he would get it. But he assured me he WAS NOT going to get sick!! Lol he's 5. So today he tells me he was right, he didn't get sick! Lol I was so hoping he'd catch it! Had them. Sharing drinks and everything!! I've heard u can get it and not have symptoms, anyone have any experience with this? I really wanted him to be exposed before he was older, to avoid those complications. I know. I can get his titers checked, which I plan to do when he's older. Just curious if anyone has dealt with that. Thanks!
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Well here are some links about Mumps/vaccine failure (either primary or secondary or both). Seems like no matter how many people are covered with 1 or 2 MMRs, it is never enough! I don't think they regularly give adults MMR, especially those who had the natural infections as children... I think most of the adults vax are Tdap, flu, shingles, etc.?

 

 

Mumps resurgences in the United States: A historical perspective on unexpected elements.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19815120

 

 

Mumps resurgence in the United States.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17030249

 

 

Mumps outbreak in a highly vaccinated school population. Evidence for large-scale vaccination failure.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7795768

 

 

Investigation of a mumps outbreak among university students with two measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations, Virginia, September-December 2006.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19697404

 

 

Long-term persistence of mumps antibody after receipt of 2 measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations and antibody response after a third MMR vaccination among a university population.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18419346

 

 

Outbreak of mumps in a vaccinated child population: a question of vaccine failure?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15246601

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The vaccine-wearing-off problem has cropped up here a few times.  There is a bit of a push to give MMR to adults now.  Here's a fun article from the news archives:

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/07/17/mumps-creative.html

 

Fortunately, I don't think they made use of that plan.  FWIW, the numbers probably weren't as high as reported, the diagnostic criteria in that outbreak were a bit broad.
 

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The vaccine-wearing-off problem has cropped up here a few times.  There is a bit of a push to give MMR to adults now.  Here's a fun article from the news archives:

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/07/17/mumps-creative.html

 

Fortunately, I don't think they made use of that plan.  FWIW, the numbers probably weren't as high as reported, the diagnostic criteria in that outbreak were a bit broad.
 

 

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HAHAHAHAHAHA... if they implemented that strategy while I was a college student, I would be vaxed to the max right now!

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HAHAHAHAHAHA... if they implemented that strategy while I was a college student, I would be vaxed to the max right now!

 



Yeah, and can you imagine combining the relatively common, relatively mild side-effects with a hangover?! 

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Thanks for the links. So I have a question maybe someone could answer. Because the vaccine can wear off but u usually get life long immunity from the disease. If someone had rubella when they were younger, when she's pregnant is she safe or is there still a risk to her baby? Same things as the mumps I guess, if I would have had mumps as a kid would I still be at risk for miscarrying when exposed, or does my immunity affect this? Thank you...just curious.
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i had rubella at 4mos old, and when preggo with ALL 4 of my kids, my titers were very high...

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Thanks for the links. So I have a question maybe someone could answer. Because the vaccine can wear off but u usually get life long immunity from the disease. If someone had rubella when they were younger, when she's pregnant is she safe or is there still a risk to her baby? Same things as the mumps I guess, if I would have had mumps as a kid would I still be at risk for miscarrying when exposed, or does my immunity affect this? Thank you...just curious.

what do you mean 'risk to the baby?'  risk of what?   catching what you had as a kid and your immunity wearing off and affecting the baby?  they do blood tests for immunity to certain things when you go in for the preggo exam. 

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natural infection (measles, mumps, rubella) generally gives lifelong immunity. 

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