A 58-year-old male asked:
Should adults around age 58 get an mmr vaccine? i can't be sure that i had the mumps but had "swollen glands" in childhood.
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Won't hurt: We have seen a recent rise in measles cases imported by international travel, (Houston,Ohio).As such, it is reasonable for anyone with an unsure history or who was born prior to 1990 to have a dose. Prior to 1990's we give only one dose of MMR at a yr and about 15% of the population remained at risk.Second doses were given to many into their teens at that time but many were missed.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2016
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