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Apparently it's been so long since I got my shots my doctor's office has no idea when that was.

Next: another cognitive assessment, a hearing check, and hrm... something. Thingie.

Date: 2019-03-12 07:39 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Well, the last three times, it was a memory check 8-)


Date: 2019-03-12 09:05 am (UTC)
coth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] coth
This growing old business sucks.

Date: 2019-03-12 04:07 pm (UTC)
thewayne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thewayne
As a person who is missing half their immune system (I have zero antibody production), thank you for updating!

I maintain a file on my iPhone that contains, among other things, a list of my vaccinations.

Date: 2019-03-12 09:27 pm (UTC)
phantom_wolfboy: (humour)
From: [personal profile] phantom_wolfboy
I first read "hearing check" as "heartworm". How long ago did I get my glasses checked?

Date: 2019-03-13 01:13 am (UTC)
melita66: (Default)
From: [personal profile] melita66
I never really bothered keeping track of my vaccinations once I became an adult.

I have to keep track of my kids though because summer camps and schools want to know that they're fully vaccinated. I *think* I've finally found a stable place to put the records in between appointments...

Date: 2019-03-13 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
Other than flu shots, I haven't had a vaccination since I was 18 and preparing for a trip overseas (typhoid, para-typhoid, tetanus and cholera at that point in time). I am not an anti-vaccer but I have never heard it suggested for adults unless they were travelling.

Date: 2019-03-13 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's good to get booster shots for some vaccines. Also, there are more effective forms of vaccines now than there were in the past, and a doctor might advise patients to get the new shot to be on the safe side.

Date: 2019-03-14 12:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
Tetanus needs renewing every ten years or so. It's looking like MMR should be renewed if you've lost "evidence of immunity"; if it's been 20 years, you probably have. (Since one evidence of immunity is still having your vaccination record. The CDC doesn't accept verbal recollection.) And if one has hit murky middle age shingles vaccine is likely in order.

Date: 2019-03-14 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
I had mumps, chicken pox and both types of measles as a child. It wasn't heard of to get vaccinated for those things when I was young... At least not by anyone in my family. I still have an aunt who, while she is well into her 80s, hasn't seen a doctor (professionally) since she was born... if indeed she saw a doctor then.

I don't remember my last tetanus shot (probably when I put the mini jack hammer into my foot when I was 18).

64 is probably well into murky middle age so I guess I should be having that shingles vaccine discussion with my doctor... when he returns from his 3+ month vacation (he is getting on).

Date: 2019-03-14 02:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
The immunity from having the disease can fade out, too. They can do antibody checks these days and tell for sure.

Order is very important with this; measles is known to reset your immune system, so anything you had before you had measles you aren't immune to. And given the anti-vaxxers, air travel, and the increasing likelihood of a big measles outbreak, I'd think being current on at least MMR could be important.

Date: 2019-03-15 02:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rwpikul
In addition to what's already been said: Whooping Cough is a recommended vaccine for adults, predominantly to prevent transmission to children who are too young for the vaccine themselves.


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