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MMR and DPT vaccine 1 month 2 weeks ago #72439

  • Lman
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For my new university, I am supposed to take MMR and DPT vaccines. I think I have had MMR in childhood, but I might have lost the documents. Is there any idea about these vaccines when someone has ITP? I'm on Nplate.
Should I let the university know about my case and ask for a vaccine waiver? For the unvaccinated people, there would be a hold on their course selection.


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MMR and DPT vaccine 1 week 1 day ago #72525

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I don't understand how the waiver would help you, if you can't take the classes you need... There were several people who wrote something about their experience with the tetanus vaccine. I got a booster when my ITP was pretty bad, but can't say for sure whether it got worse from it. And our experience isn't necessarily yours. I don't know if it's a problem to take MMR if you don't know whether you had it. I would want to know that.

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MMR and DPT vaccine 1 week 14 hours ago #72530

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Why not get your doctor or hematologist to order the titer test for both the MMR and DPT - that way you know if you have immunity!   My immunologist ordered those tests since the tetanus booster sent my platelets to the gutter & had to treat for the 1st time in years - even though it had been 10 years since I had that tetanus booster I still had immunity!!      And why not ask your hematologist about these vaccines - he/she would be the one to tell you if they should be safe or not.    As ImPatientid "And our experience isn't necessarily yours"

Is there a titer test for Dtap?Description. A Tdap titer is a blood test that checks for immunity from prior vaccination or infection to Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.

The MMR Titer is a blood test that checks if you are immune to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. It measures your antibody levels to get a sense for whether your immune system has the capability to respond to an infection with one of these diseases.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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