VACCINATE YOU CHILD. there are so many parents opting out of vaccinating their children and this is the generation that we are going to see all of these horrible diseases coming back. vaccinating is very important. i took a medical class through our college and almost if not all vaccines are dead viruses. not living. so any vaccination you get, you can not catch the disease from the shot. autism is a genetic disease and is not cause by shots. please please please get your child vaccinated. it will help keep them safer in the long run. and also there are some schools that will not allow you to enroll your children unless they are vaccinated.
Sophia Dalilah... Dec. 13, 2008
I too am concerned for my 5 month old son. He has already had 7 vaccinations and won't be 5 months old until 6/4. I have heard many people suggest that the MMR vaccination could be linked to autism, or more specifically the time frame of when the vaccine is administred (just one year old). I was shocked when I did my research and found that you and I had 10-12 vaccines as a young child and now they are given 30+ vaccines before age 4! Although there is no given proof of the MMR causing Autism, I'm still a little weary of giving a one year old this vaccine. I was considering putting it off until he went to day care or even pre-school. I have a friend who swears the MMR intensified her daughters autism. I would say it is to the parents discretion and I wanted to let you know that you are not alone, there are a lot of concerned parents worried for their child's health.
Do not skip. Delay if anything. We delayed 6 months for DD and about a year for DS. When you do get them vaccinated, make sure that they are 100% healthy. No sniffles, soar throat, fever etc. Even if they say, oh it's just a little cold, it is okay. Second, when you do the big ones like MMR, stagger them. Meaning only one vaccine at a time and then go back for the others, if you doctor is good, she'll tell you how long the recommended stagger time should be.
Don't skip though, most likely vaccines are not the cause of autism. Getting M, M or R is very dangerous.
As a side note, I'd watch artificial sweeteners if you are really concerned, I've recently seen some very compelling evidence of a connection to autism. Again, not proven, but a possibility.
It really depends on who you talk to. You can do the shots one at a time. with the HBV I don't feel it's needed until they are ready for school. The Doc. says we need to "train" our bodies to fight these virs. so get the vac. over and over.
I think there bodies are tooo small for putting all of the drugs in at once. And remember the gov. use fear too.
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Did you still need more info on splitting the mmr? I haven't been on in a long while and I feel bad if you needed more info. It looks like my daughter will be able to get rubella in a few months but it may take longer for her to get the mumps because of how it won't be available until next year but I was splitting them this way anyways. Again I believe in vaccinating but split them where you can and delay where you can. Also if you have a good pediatrician they will tell you what can wait or not be given if not required by school. Mine tells me what diseases can really harm if vax are not given and which others are "not so bad". I'm not a doc so I hope you have a good one that you can talk to. Also I know of a lot of people who wait until their children are 2 or 3 to give the MMR if it's not available separately because they feel better that their kids are older (weather or not that really does something who knows) but if it gives you peace of mind go with your mommy instinct ALL THE WAY!
Wow. I am discouraged by the fact that some of you have mentioned the government is using scare tactics to get us to vaccinate our children. All I can say is talk to your doctor. Some doctors (usually older) don't believe in as many vaccines, but most doctors recommend following the guidelines laid out by the CDC. And they are not trying to scare us. They make these guidelines based on the severity of the disease (including problems throughout the disease), contagiousness of the disease, the potential lethality of the disease. It's not done to scare us. Bellbe is right, most vaccines are dead, but not all. But they would not give it to our children if there was more risk than good. And yes, we as parents know what's best for our children. But we parents are not doctors. And we can do all the research we want, but doctors are there to care for the health of our children. They know best when it comes to their health. And if you don't agree with that one doctor, you can find a second opinion. I get my son's vaccinations through public health, not my doctor. So the doctor's aren't just trying to save money. I only pay $10 each time I go to have vaccinations. Not $10 a shot. Just $10. It's not about scaring us or money. It's for the safety and well-being of our kids and our nation.
I agree that doctors are there to keep you healthy and that they just wants what is best for your kids but I also think a mother knows best. There has been many times that i called the doctor and told them what was wrong with my kids and got the reaction that I was wrong for some reason or other. Some things I was told was your kids too young to have that. You are just being over cautious because of your history. Are you googling things. You know that everything you read is not true and many more. I have always asked for an appointment and I have always been right. So when my child started having what I thought was a reaction to vaccines I went to the doctor to get it checked out and got the answers kids don't have reactions. This I know is not true and started doing my own research. As of right now my kids are behind on vaccines and some don't have any. I am still researching and the conclusion I have come up with is they have not tested them enough to prove to me they are safe. Each child is different and needs to be treated that way. My unvaccinated kids are still young but never got anything worse then a cold. Like right now my daughter is fighting a cold. I guess what I am trying to get to here is even though doctors have your best interest in mind them only know what they are taught and vaccines are one of the things that are being controlled by other people. The research that you and doctors are given is flawed because I know of about 4 casses of reactions that the parents where told where reactions that where unable to get reported for one reason or another. You have to search out the answers for yourself and be your child's advocate. Also I wanted to say thanks to the person that gave all those book that I am now going to go read.
I will definetly be vaccinating my babies. Like another poster said they have NO evidence that these shots cause autism. Also like another poster said we have these vaccines for a reason. No... most of these diaseses aren't deadly to an older child or adult, but say your infant comes in contact with a child at the park or maybe a family member that has the beginning stages of mumps, or measles & don't know it yet & gives it to your baby??! These diaseses can be VERY deadly to infants & young children! Why wouldn't you give your child a great defense?? Also I REALLY feel that autism is diagnosed incorrectly. Not that I think some kids really do have it , but like depression it is diagnosed too often. We all have times when we are depressed & we have anxiety & there is nothing wrong with taking something to help calm your nerves, but only 1/2 the people diagnosed with depression actually have a REAL chemical imbalance known as depression!
I do, however, understand not giving the Gardasail(sp?) vaccine to your daughter! They already have law suits against it that ARE holding up in court. The FDA rushed it throught the process & only checked it for 5 years instead of 10! With any new BC ..or any new medicine on the market I am defiently more cautious! It is so sad to read & hear about these stories of these young girls who were healthy & active teenagers & now they can't even walk out of their own house!
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I just want to say thanks to JMJ10 for pointing something else out. You need to be able to trust your doctor. It sounds like your doctor isn't being completely truthful to you when he/she says that children don't react. That is completely false. When your doctor or whoever gave your children their vaccines did so, did they also give you a Vaccine Information Statement (or VIS form)? This is a mandatory paper at least the first time you get the vaccines and it talks about a lot of information on it, including possible reactions. I don't know if they gave that to you, but I can't believe a good doctor (or one who is up to date on his/her knowledge) would tell you that kids don't react. I wouldn't trust that doctor. And when your doctor tells you that you are wrong and then you go in and you have been right - that's just another point that you should maybe switch doctors. And please don't just assume that my information comes from my history - of being a nurse? Just because I am in the medical field doesn't mean I am automatically biased to one thing only. I do my own research (medical books only sometimes, but a lot on the net too) and I am able to know who to trust. But most importantly, I am a mother first and make motherly decisions not always "by the book".