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Why Many Adults Should Get Their Measles Shot – Again

Thursday, February 5, 2015 19:20
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Should the government force parents to vaccinate their kids? How should the risk of vaccines vs. no vaccines be allocated? Here's a thought: Those refusing to get their kids the shot could pay a "no-vax" tax into a fund that pays the medical bills of those who get sick. Medical insurance companies could also add a "no-vax" charge. 


Why Many Adults Should Get Their Measles Shot — Again

By Jenna Birch at Yahoo! Health

Anyone born before 1978, but especially those born prior to 1958, may want to get a vaccination. 

Since unvaccinated children spreading measles seem to constitute most of the buzz on the recent outbreak of the virus, there’s a fact that’s getting lost in the shuffle: The majority of those infected are actually adults.

According to new numbers from California, of the 92 confirmed measles cases in the state, 62 percent are adults over age 20.

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Fact: If you were born before 1957, you’re probably not vaccinated.

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Fact: If you were inoculated between 1963 and 1967, you may have received an ineffective vaccine.

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  • I received a measles vaccine when I was in my 30s. Not the MMR, just a single measles vaccine. I immediately went into joint pain.. I didn’t even make it to my car. I’ve had issues with joint pain ever since, 25 years now. At the very least get a titer before a vaccine you may be immune… The pharmaceutical companies have us just right where they want us. Getting vaccinated every 10 years or so. The measles outbreak in Desoto/Duncanville in the Dallas area in the 90′s was largely amongst high school kids who had been vaccinated. The community decided from then on another vaccine for measles would be required to get into Junior High School

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