Not immune to measels :( advice anyone?

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  1. IsabellaJayne

    IsabellaJayne Mum of 2 girls, pregnant with baby GIRL #3

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    so bloods come back, all clear except im not immune to measels!! Ive had the MMR vaccine twice!!

    Anyone any advice? What are my chances of contracting it?

    Another fucking thing to worry about!!

    Sorry for swearing, just frustrated!! :(
     
  2. Dancerforlife

    Dancerforlife Well-Known Member

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    I would say your chances are very low, with most everyone else immunized (I'm US so assuming kids have to get it before starting school in UK too) there are relatively few cases found each year. There were 222 cases of measles in 2011 in the U.S. (so compared to the population, very low chance of exposure.) I couldn't find much information on UK cases in recent years (not sure where to look) but looks like there were more there but still a relatively low number compared to the population.
     
  3. IsabellaJayne

    IsabellaJayne Mum of 2 girls, pregnant with baby GIRL #3

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    Thankyou, im worried about it. I know its done its rounds in the UK recently
     
  4. EllieNation

    EllieNation Mother of 2

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    Is it definitely measles, not German measles? (Rubella?)

    xxxx
     
  5. IsabellaJayne

    IsabellaJayne Mum of 2 girls, pregnant with baby GIRL #3

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    oh i think its rubella, yes german measels! Ive had the MMR vaccine twice so no idea why im not immune :(
     
  6. JodeRM86

    JodeRM86 Well-Known Member

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    I've just had the same letter! I've had the jab also, I don't know to much about it really? Xx
     
  7. EllieNation

    EllieNation Mother of 2

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    Everytime you have an MMR I think it only gives 95% of people total immunity - or is it 99? I forget the exact figure!!!! But that does mean there's always a few folk who don't quite make the antibodies after the vaccination.

    It's nothing to worry about, so long as you make sure that you avoid anyone that might have a rubella infection. Because so many people are vaccinated the chances of that happening are minimal, but if you catch rubella while preg it can cause birth defects such as deafness & blindness, so it is really important to be vigilant.

    Usually you'll get offered a postnatal MMR - they can't do it while preg due to the whole birth defects thing, but I recommend you have it done.

    So long as you're aware, everything will be fine xxxxx
     

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