I know I bang on about this a lot but there is a surprising number of people who are not aware of their vaccination history and may not be covered. If you're at all unsure, ask your doctors surgery to look at your records and find out if you have any missing that can be given as an adult. I was told I was covered by some by family (mmr, tetanus etc) but not others, it turned out the only one I've had in my life was tetanus.

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With measles on the rise its important to check you're part of the solution, adding to herd immunity, and not a potential patient.

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@sophia gosh remember that time i was *convinced* i got Hepatitis shots in the army, and then went to Egypt and got Hep A from the water, aaaaand… more i'm immune.

@meena I was so taken in by my mum being adamant I'd had some that initially I just went and asked for ones besides them. If my gran hadn't suggested it was a lie I'd not have asked them to look at all. Always worth being sure

@sophia i Austria and Germany we have a little booklet to track all your vaccines

if you don't have one, you're assumed not vaccinated… like my partner from Ireland.

so the big question is: what's wrong with English speaking countries?

@meena we do have them but it's up to parents to keep them, there's also a record on your medical notes . Mine didn't keep the booklet so couldn't check.

@sophia what'd you mean, you're not getting your child vaccinated, <word for the opposite of "comrade">?

@sophia actually, yugoslavia had that too

cuz socialism is great

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Story from an American friend:
When they were a child and supposed to be getting vaccinations for everything, their family was dirt-poor, living in a cabin in the woods. Parent's weren't _opposed_ to vaccinations, they just didn't have the cash or credit to visit a doctor. But obviously the school required that kids be vaccinated (this wasn't political back then) So the father, a nursing-student and an EMT, quietly and confidently forged the vaccination records.

@DMN that's awful, both the lack of being able to get them and the forging. It's a public health matter, it should be freely available

@sophia Very inspirational.
Can you make one that says "Finish your fucking thesis!"? I know a person that would need this…

@sophia Thanks!
I'll print it out and hang it over my desk xD

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