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    An_250415 posted:
    My friend has received MMR & Varicella Vaccines when she was young in S. Korea. However, she doesn't have the records of those shots. Now that she in in the US applying for immigration, she is required to have those shots. What does she need to do? Is it safe to get those shots again in her late 30's?
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    Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
    She's in her late 30's now-- she almost certainly did NOT get varicella vaccine as a girl, it wasn't widely available 25-30 years ago. She may well have gotten the MMR vaccine, or may have gotten partial versions of it.
    She needs to get these shots to protect her and to protect our communities.

    They're safe for adults. Do you think they would be suggested if they were not safe?

    Fear the diseases, not the vaccines.


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