Shots causing autism?

Ligia - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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What do you think about certain shots that babies get that might cause autism? I heard it was when the babies get several shots in one, and my son has gotten those shots, what are people's opinons on that? Is it really something to worry about? Did anyone ask the Pediatrician to give them seperae doses?

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Bonnie - posted on 09/15/2009

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Quoting Josie:

DON'T WORRY.....NO SUCH LINK... The only reason some people think that because when the MMR vaccine is given its usually given at the age when the sighs of Autism start to be more noticeable...Im in the field of Autism work with the kids and their family know the history and everything not one parent has said that.



THANKYOU, some one who doesnt listen to this noncence.



I am a nurse and i have a 8 yr old autistic daughter and a 6 yr old and a 3 yr old without any problems. i have researched and studyed genetics and autism and the disproven link between autism and vaccines.



here in australia we recently had an out break of measles because a couple of families decided not to vacinate, well a 3 month old baby died, her family were vacinating but the baby was to young to have the mmr. so if people think this desision will only affect them, they are wrong they are putting others at risk too.

Terry - posted on 09/10/2009

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I don't know where you got your information but you couldn't be more wrong. Atleast let people educate themselves on the subject before you blindly send them to get immunizations that are not needed.

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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Here's what I personally feel...I have 2 children 1 on the spectrum 1 not. I think that there is a genetic defect present in Autistic children that is triggered by something in vaccines. It's just like any genetic disease...if 1 parent is a carrier there is a chance the child may have the disease. This would explain why it runs in families, but is not always present in siblings.

Teresa - posted on 09/10/2009

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I believe there is some truth to this, I dont think its the number of shots. I think that there is something in some children that when mixed with the vacinne it can cause autism. If you dont believe it or have another theory please tell me because my son was talking fine and was doing everything on schedule until he got some shots then all the sudden he stopped talking and everything. So I do believe there is some truth to it.

Josie - posted on 09/10/2009

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DON'T WORRY.....NO SUCH LINK... The only reason some people think that because when the MMR vaccine is given its usually given at the age when the sighs of Autism start to be more noticeable...Im in the field of Autism work with the kids and their family know the history and everything not one parent has said that.

Kerry - posted on 09/10/2009

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Just ask any parent who has a autistic child and spend a whole day with them... or a adult with asd....I have a son with autism... there is a link i think... No 1 is listening enough to us parents... it mighten be the whole cause, but it has got to be a massive problem with it....

Linda - posted on 09/09/2009

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My son only got one shot at a time, and he was diagnosed at 18 months. I wonder if it has to do with the MMR? If i decide to have another child i def will wait till the child is closer to 2 before getting certain vaccines and spread them all apart.

Amy - posted on 09/09/2009

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My oldest son was diagnosed with Autism at 22 months old. At 6 months old, he was given 5 shots (1 of those shots was the flu shot). Although I don't believe vaccinations caused the Autistm, I do believe that some kids have the genes to have Autism, given a specific underlying trigger. For our son, it was receiving too many shots at once. After he was given the 5 shots (the doctor insisted it was fine for him to get them all at once), the next day he was in the hospital with a 105 degree fever. At around 8 months old, we suspected Autism...but they didn't give him a formal diagnosis until he was much older. For our second son, we spaced out the shots (no more than 2 shots in one appointment). He is a typical child.

Tricia - posted on 09/09/2009

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I think it does contribute to some children being affected by autism. I have 2 children that have been diagnose on the spectrum and with 1 I am 99% sure that his 2yr shots that included the MMR is to blame. He was developemently right on track until that series of shots. They are packing so many vaccines in a single shot and then they are giving multiple shots at one time into these tiny little bodies. It is just too much for some of these kids. Both of my boys that have been diagnosed were also born premature and ill. I think their immune systems were just not ready to handle so much at one time.

Alicia - posted on 09/08/2009

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I would ask what each vaccine is for and make decisions on each individual vaccine as to whether you feel your child would be at risk of contracting what it protects against. The drug companies are not interested in providing responsible numbers of vaccines. They are in it for the $. There has been a huge increase in the number of shots give since the mid 80's. But I would also say if it is a life threatening desease seriously think about having the shot. Polio, measles, mumps - these are all potential killers and certainly will have just as negative a long term effect as autism does. But autism wont kill your child. A friend of my sister in law just spent two weeks in quarintine in New York because her baby caught measles while they were in England. It's not like they were visiting a third world country. But there are so many parents in England not vaccinating now that these preventable deadly deseases are making a come back. Thank god her baby recovered but not all children who contract them do.

Just another percpective.

Kelly - posted on 09/08/2009

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This is something you need to educated yourself on. I have 5 children, expecting # 6. My first 3 are vaccinated, after my 3rd child was diagnosed with PDD (in the spectrum of autism) , I did not vaccinate my other two. And will sure as heck not vaccinate the baby. Some childrens immune system are not developed enough to handle the LARGE doses that pump into these tiny infants bodies. Yes, def, if you are going to vacc, do them one at a time, spread out. They give the Hep B at BIRTH! Do you know what that is for? A sexually transmitted disease. Do you know how long it is good for? 5 Years. Is your baby, up to age five, going to be playing with needles or having sex. There is a great book to read by Dr Stephaine Cave, "What your doctor may not tell you about vaccinations" My little boy went see this doctor personally and she is great.

Stacey - posted on 09/08/2009

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Go to www.generationrecue.com, on the home page - scroll down til you see a title about a Larry King appearance, I think #7 should be a title about safer vaccines. Click where it says here and there are some great suggestions to make vaccines safer, I will be doing some of these with my children from now on, as my son is in the process of getting diagnosed for Autism.

Lorraine - posted on 09/08/2009

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first of all from what i have read there is no proff as of yet that this is from all the shots. i would maybe look into it a little further. another thing if you do have another child, i hav heard that if you ask your doctor they can change the shot shedule and they have some protocol that starts them aroung two. i don't really know in what sequence, but this might be another thingto look into. since you have started with the shots already you might as well finish the series. sorry can't be any more help.

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