Do I need a measles vac if I .had them as a child. I am 70
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If you live in a state with known measles outbreaks or even worse, a city with measles cases, and you have high exposure to people (bank teller, movie theater worker, or planned tourist travel to a high risk area, etc.) it might be a good idea to get a booster however, most "stay at home-type" persons are at low risk for contracting measles.
That's a good question, and one that does not have a very good answer! The MMR (Measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine was developed somewhere around 1956, so it's not clear whether you would have received the vaccine or not, as the vaccine was originally given at age 15 months, without a booster. Currently the vaccine is given at age 12 months and a booster at school entry. More than likely you are immune to mumps and rubella, but measles is less certain. If you have no other health conditions that would impact your vaccination status, the wisest course would be to test you for antibody to measles (to prove or disprove immunity), or, simple to have the vaccine. We are still waiting on clear guidance from CDC to know what should be done in cases such as yours. All that said, the most important thing for you to be concerned about is that all your grandchildren have received al of their vaccinations appropriate to their ages!