Hello, has anyone with brittle asthma had an MMR jab as an adult? I am on Prednisolone 40mg daily at the mo, Atrovent and Salbutamol nebs, Uniphylin and a whole raft of other meds. Occupational health have told me to attend for the first of a series of MMR jabs on da 14th March.
I do not have much confidence in Occ Health as they were adamant that it was safe for me to have a flu jab when i was on Amoxicillin 500mg and Pred 40mg. My chest consultant said to wait till course finished but they wanted to jab me straight away!
My chest consultant in Hull is on annual leave and my difficult asthma clinic consultant is on Maternity leave and the locum wary of giving advice as i haven't met him yet.
Oh dear... i don't think i present too much of a threat to the great British public as i have had measles in my 30's and had the rubella vacc at school. But Occ Health think differently and want all NHS staff in our area to be jabbed irrespective of long term conditions or other issues. Incidentally i never take sick leave i use my holidays when i'm in Costa or too wheezy to work and when i'm well accrue extra hours to ensure i have a 'bank' of time. This is my choice and helps me greatly it makes me feel i'm a bit more in control of a condition that dominates my life more than i want it to!. Apologies for long post any advice re MMR very welcome, thank you, Lois