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Re: Measles

Postby Illini Warrior » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:46 am

Mollypup wrote:It is wise, in general, to keep all vaccines up to date. Easiest way to do this is to request your family physician to do titers to check your immunity & see which ones you need to have redone. (cheaper too) Simple blood test. This blood test will also tell you if your natural immunity to a virus is still good as well. (from having had the virus)

This isn't just a immigrant issue. There are plenty of US citizens who refuse to vaccinate due to various reasons, the most popular being the fear of it causing autism which has been proven to be false.

My kids were all vaccinated. Youngest developed an allergy as she came out of toddlerhood, a very serious one (she'd had mild reactions prior that docs ignored). She can no longer be vaccinated. Vaccines for these deadly diseases don't just protect you, they help to protect those around you who can't have them themselves.



but keep in mind US born natives have achieved certain immunities and aren't active carriers - it's a wide open door in comparison to immigrants and a spectacular cluster frick when they are half dead illegals coming crawling under the border fences .... if you specifically prep for pandemics this is a major concern ....
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Re: Measles

Postby NJMike » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:48 am

I haven't had any vaccinations since childhood and have no idea what I had and when. I've been generally very healthy in terms of flu and the like. But past performance is no indication of future performance. There's good information in this topic to chew on, and I'll be considering a few shots in my near future. Thanks.
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Re: Measles

Postby Mollypup » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:25 pm

Illini Warrior wrote:
Mollypup wrote:It is wise, in general, to keep all vaccines up to date. Easiest way to do this is to request your family physician to do titers to check your immunity & see which ones you need to have redone. (cheaper too) Simple blood test. This blood test will also tell you if your natural immunity to a virus is still good as well. (from having had the virus)

This isn't just a immigrant issue. There are plenty of US citizens who refuse to vaccinate due to various reasons, the most popular being the fear of it causing autism which has been proven to be false.

My kids were all vaccinated. Youngest developed an allergy as she came out of toddlerhood, a very serious one (she'd had mild reactions prior that docs ignored). She can no longer be vaccinated. Vaccines for these deadly diseases don't just protect you, they help to protect those around you who can't have them themselves.



but keep in mind US born natives have achieved certain immunities and aren't active carriers - it's a wide open door in comparison to immigrants and a spectacular cluster frick when they are half dead illegals coming crawling under the border fences .... if you specifically prep for pandemics this is a major concern ....


Us born natives have not achieved certain immunities & most certainly CAN be active carriers. The only immunity I can think of that some Americans may have is to small pox & we pretty much got it the hard way. Let that strain of the virus mutate and you can kiss any immunity good-bye.

I am naturally immune to chicken pox. Doesn't matter how many hundreds of times I'm exposed, I won't contract the disease. (this has been well tested in practice as well as blood tests) But I'm a Typhoid Mary. I don't catch it but I can spread it to others.

If someone is unsure of the state of effectiveness of their childhood vaccines, you can ask your family doc (or go to your county health dept) and request a titer be done for them. An easy & fairly inexpensive way to find out if they're still working. They will inform you of which ones are no longer effective & you will only have to receive those vaccines.

Heck, I even have my dogs vaccines titered prior to revaccinating. My one dog Molly never had to be re-vaccinated for rabies after her 3 yr old dose, she lived to age 15. (but there were vet records stating her vaccine was still good that way) So far she's the only one to have it last that long.
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