Mumps jabs Watch

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Given the recent outbreak of this, I'm really paranoid about getting it! Especially when I go to uni! Can we go to our doctors and be vaccinated for it? I think I had my MMR jab, but that was obviously yonks ago, and I don't want the mumpy pumpys!
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(Original post by Strumpet)
Given the recent outbreak of this, I'm really paranoid about getting it! Especially when I go to uni! Can we go to our doctors and be vaccinated for it? I think I had my MMR jab, but that was obviously yonks ago, and I don't want the mumpy pumpys!
yeah, your GP should do it for you (I think you're supposed to get a booster every 10 years or so anyway)

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I had Mumps as a kid. Will I need to get the jag?
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(Original post by Strumpet)
Given the recent outbreak of this, I'm really paranoid about getting it! Especially when I go to uni! Can we go to our doctors and be vaccinated for it? I think I had my MMR jab, but that was obviously yonks ago, and I don't want the mumpy pumpys!
Yep you should be able to get it at your GP. Mine offered it to me but I err.. forgot and then I got it (I'm pretty sure it was mumps). It really is best to get the booster.
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Okies, thanks peeps. I'll speak to my GP on mon
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I phoned up and got a jab this tuesday.
one of my best friends had it and got complications too, it's definately worth the effort to avoid because its not nice.
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I phoned up and got a jab this tuesday.
one of my best friends had it and got complications too, it's definately worth the effort to avoid because its not nice.
Just to check you mean avoid getting mumps rather than avoid the jab.
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Yeah sorry that was unclear. It's worth getting the jab to avoid mumps.
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I phoned up and got a jab this tuesday.
one of my best friends had it and got complications too, it's definately worth the effort to avoid because its not nice.
So if I get one now, I'll be covered for uni? Or would it be better to wait closer to the time?
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So if I get one now, I'll be covered for uni? Or would it be better to wait closer to the time?
Get it now! it'll cover u for life.
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It takes about a month to work so if you are exposed to mumps already it won't work. I had mumps just before xmas and a lot of my friends have had it..we're all at uni. Have the 2nd jab if you haven't but it may not help if you've been in contact with it recently.
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(Original post by Sophdoph)
It takes about a month to work so if you are exposed to mumps already it won't work. I had mumps just before xmas and a lot of my friends have had it..we're all at uni. Have the 2nd jab if you haven't but it may not help if you've been in contact with it recently.
No, I haven't had it, and I don't know anyone atm who does have it, but I'm worried about catching it once I start at uni
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No, I haven't had it, and I don't know anyone atm who does have it, but I'm worried about catching it once I start at uni
Its not like UNIs are breeding grounds for mumps. Its the university age group that are affected by the outbreak, and basically anyone born prior to 1990.

If your unsure, go to the doctors. Ask the people who know.
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Check with your doctor but I'm pretty sure the MMR doesn't require any boosters. If it did then you would have had it along with your tetanus and polio boosters when you were 15.
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Check with your doctor but I'm pretty sure the MMR doesn't require any boosters. If it did then you would have had it along with your tetanus and polio boosters when you were 15.
You are wrong on 2 counts
first it DOES require a booster.
Secondly it isn't routinely given at the GCSE/school leaver age range
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Its not like UNIs are breeding grounds for mumps. Its the university age group that are affected by the outbreak, and basically anyone born prior to 1990.

If your unsure, go to the doctors. Ask the people who know.
of course they are. universities are pretty much the best breeding ground for any infectious disease. Where else do you get so many people mulling about in very close contact, and travelling so far.
Think how many people you don't know sat near you in lectures. try asking the people around u in alecture where they were for the weekend...

Unis are the ultimate breeding ground, mroe so even than an airport.
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I'll ask again:

I had Mumps as a kid. Will I need to get the jag?
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I know with alot of diseases your 'covered' if you have had the disease as it is basically a stong version of a vaccine (or the vaccine is a weak version of the disease - whichever way you want to look at it!) But you might be best just ringing up and checking with your doctor.
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Cheeers, I'll do that on Monday.
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If you have 2 jabs already, you are safe. It's no harm takinga third one though. Some of my friends did that. An outbreak of mumps occured in my school last 2 weeks.
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