Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Not Panicking

While I'm not horrifically concerned about the current measles outbreaks, I was interested to hear that I am in the age group of folks who maybe have only ever had one round of MMR vaccinations.

I looked to see if I could find some immunization records but the only one I have on hand is one I was given when I went in for the bird flu vaccination a few years back. 

So I looked up what to do about getting my old records and since I didn't grow up here I'd have to call the health authority of where I grew up.

I knew they'd be overwhelmed with calls, but I went ahead and gave them a shout yesterday.

They had a whole pre recorded message about measles and such and I decided not to wait on the line to get through to them right now to ask for a copy of my records, instead, I'll just go in and see my doctor and see what she has to say about it.

But it did make me realize, there are a few things about my health that without records, I'm not exactly sure about! 


Jonathan said...

I'm the same way - I don't even know what blood type I am.

Jason Langlois said...

My hope is that the herd immunity isn't too compromised, and to remind myself that the chances of exposure and infection are still ridiculously low.

Also not sure what my blood type is - I remember determining it in a Grade 11 experiment, but I don't remember what it was. Hmmm.

Victoria said...

Jonathan, I literally JUST found out last month after years of being like "I have no idea" because I'm not allowed to give blood (which is where most people find out their type) Then I told my Mum who was like, well yeah, of course that's your type, your Dad is this and I'm that so it was the only likely result. ... Oh.

Well, time to time travel back to grade 11 then Jason! ;)