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Old 09-14-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
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12 month shot questions...

I'm pretty sure that this has been asked hundreds of times, but I'm trying to decide if I should delay or not get the MMR shot....I've heard some pretty horrific stories and I'm scared. Can someone please inform me of the pro's and con's of getting the shot versus not, and of getting the diseases? TIA
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:46 PM   #2
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Re: 12 month shot questions...

honestly, there is a ton of great info over at MDC - www.mothering.com in there Vaxing forum. The stickies and links are amazing and very very very helpful. And if you post this there - you will get tons of replies with more info, links, etc. It helped me immensely when I was researching this. pro's and con's can be biased for each person - I recommend you research it yourself and decide what *you* feel are the pros and cons. Especially the MMR cuz it truly is a scary vax. lots of side effects, and it isn't even guarenteed to be effective. It has the lowest effectiveness rate of them all.

good for you for questioning and wanting to get informed!
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:15 PM   #3
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I second mothering.com for LOTS of info, but I find it a tad biased against vaxing..
you could balance it with the CDC's website about vax's -biased for vaxing
http://www.cdc.gov/node.do/id/0900f3ec8000e2f3
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My first thought is to scream Please don't get the MMR for you child. I say this because my son was a normal child before he was vaxed with MMR, he is now autistic. I am now totally anti vax, but if I had to choose just one to tell everyone to stay away from it would be MMR. It vaxes against diseases that are more of an annoyance than a real threat (measels, mumps and rubella are no more dangerous than the chicken pox). And the vax has been linked over an over again to autism. It is a very dangerous vaccine. If you feel that you have to get it, please wait till your child is at least 2 if not older. First because the blood brain barrier in a child over two is more complete and better able to keep the measels virus out, and second because if the worst should happen and your child should be affected by the vax you will have a better scale of previous behavior for comparison. My ds was vaxed at 18 months, he was a totally different child then than he was just one week after that vax. If he had been vaxed at 1 we might not have noticed the language loss as quickly.
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Re: 12 month shot questions...

Same experience as Shannon-I have one who's been damaged by vax's too but she has Asperger's so not quite as bad as autisim but it's difficult to deal with. She's not a normal child and we have literally spent thousands of dollars to help correct her but she will not be 100% normal.

Do your homework and arm yourself with education before making decisions. Some kids do just fine with these vax's and some (you never know who) don't "come out" ok. They go into a shell to never return.

Like a PP said, these illness's are no worse than the chicken pox or a bad case of the flu. There are also homeopathic remedies to do your own natural "vaxing" . We are collecting these meds to keep in our home. Our kids will be taking the flu meds everyday this flu season instead of the shot and that is guaranteed' to be toxin free
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I feel so horrible for you mommas who've had children damaged by these vax's. That's one of my worst fears, I love my daughter the way she is, she's got a huge personality and is soo loving and expressive, although I would still love her the same, having that taken away would be IMO just like losing her, and would have the same effect on me and her father. I don't want that to happen and would fight the devil himself to prevent it. Thanks for the info, I have been doing lots of research into it and I'm pretty sure that we will not be getting this particular vax.
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