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same as LI - though I got the measles booster in college. (didn't know how to refuse - they told me I wouldn't be allowed in....)
 

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I'm almost 48 (March, 1959). I have one of my shot records here in front of me (Mom saved everything!):<br><br>
DTP as a baby: Multiple doses at typical well-baby checks<br>
Salk Polio Vaccine: 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962<br>
Sabin Polio Vaccine: 1962<br>
Smallpox: 1963 (I still have the scar on my arm from that one)<br>
Typhoid: 1965<br>
Diptheria & Tetanus: 1965<br>
Rubella: 1970<br>
Tetanus: 1973<br>
Tetanus: 1977<br>
Tetanus: 1983<br>
Tetanus: 1986<br><br>
I had both measles and mumps as a small child, so that must be why I never received those vaccinations. Although, I <span style="text-decoration:underline;">do</span> have another shot record, someplace, and it might have those on it, as well.<br><br>
I was a punctured little munchkin! Dad was in the military and there were regular orders sent home from the base schools requiring updated immunizations. I don't know what our parents were thinking, but we got every shot the government told us to get. I remember lining up at school with kids from each grade as we got our shots, sometimes more than a few times in one year (at different bases) because it was base orders. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: My Mom says she never received a shot record for those "school shots" as they were <span style="text-decoration:underline;">supposed</span> to be added to our medical records. She just received the orders with the consent form to sign and return to the school. They were never added to the records. Ugh...............<br><br>
I am sure we received experimental vaccines (Hey! Was that a black helicopter that just flew over??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: ). A lot of military brats in my age bracket had their military hospital medical records mysteriously "lost". They are simply gone. No way to tell anything about our childhood medical history beyond memory and quips added to family letters and the couple of chicken pox scars I still carry in front of one ear.
 

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Oh, by the way, could you please re-phrase the title of this thread? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
I would hardly call those of us that were children 30-40 years ago "OLD"! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I am 53 and I recall everyone getting the polio, small pox, MMR, DPT. I also recall quarantines of some neighborhoods.<br><br>
The goal was to eradicate all childhood diseases in one generation. Then I recall some young mothers getting chicken pox and measles as adults since they were not vaxed or exposed to the diseases as children.<br><br>
One woman I babysat for was 25 in 1970 and stayed home from her work as a teacher to care for herself and her two daughters with chicken pox. She took longer to get over the disease than they did and they were watching television and resting while she was taking baths and lathering up with calamine lotion. She was an only child and grew up in a wealthy neighborhood in BelAir.
 

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I was also military hospital raised and was a virtual pincushion and , Yes, they conveniently "lost" all my records by the time I was maybe 16.. in fact the whole records room (and ONLY the records room) from Valley Forge burned down .. how.... convenient.. I have a HUGE burn scar on my chest that mysteriously appeared during the month I was in the hospital following birth (preemie) and my parents were not allowed to see be because tehy were told I was going to die anyway.. (yikes, talk about abandonment issues and bonding probs!) HOH yeah, this was about vax<br><br>
I got MMR, smallpox, dip, tet(many), typhoid, oral and IM polio, measles booster at 17, many many immunoglobulin shots with every travel, and a few mystery "travel vaxes" that I remember making us all sick and sore for days (yellow fever maybe??).. not to mention countless rounds of ABX and tonsils/adenoids out (just because..)<br><br>
what a mess\<br><br>
OH I ma 42 (for the record)
 
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