Yes, we have had a few friends and family members ask this of us in recent years. I don’t have a problem with it at all – I actually think it’s a really responsible thing to do. The only time I was annoyed, was when SIL said we couldn’t come to visit her new bub until we had gone and had a booster – flat out saying no booster, no visits. Except that we had actually had it only 9 weeks previously to go overseas! In the end, we had to show her an immunisation record from our GP to prove that we didn’t need to go and get another one. I thought that was over the top. I actually used to work in communicable diseases (which SIL knows), so it’s something I know a fair bit about, and it's the kind of thing that is very important to me and DH – why on earth would we lie about it?
So it was her manner more than anything that gave me the sh!ts. If she had just said something like ‘Are you guys up to date with your whooping cough vaccination? We’re making sure that everyone is covered before visiting the baby.’ We would have been like ‘No worries, yes we are, we both just had it before we went to Malaysia!’ And that would have been the end of that.
Nowadays, when anyone we know has had a baby, I offer the information up straight away and say – ‘FYI DH and I are fully up to date with our WC boosters – just in case you are checking things like that’. And in my experience, people have appreciated not having to ask