MMR Shot?

Whitney - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )

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I was wondering If any of your babies got their MMR shot at age one, or did you wait a little longer? I know there is alot said about waiting and not waiting.

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Veronica - posted on 01/22/2013

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I religiously had my children vaccinated. My son got the MMR vaccine at the age of one, soon after I started noticing his behaviour had changed, before he was always smiling and happy, but after the shot he turned very serious, started throwing tantrums and would no longer look into my eyes. He was diagnosed with ASD, specifically Pervasive Developmental Disorder or P.D.D. Fortunately it is a mild form of autism, but others are not so lucky. I was told that it was genetic, but neither mine nor my husband's family have a history of autism or any other developmental ailments. They even did "chromosome" testing which came back normal. I have done a lot of research and I believe that autism is contributed to the MMR vaccine. http://vactruth.com/2013/01/18/mmr-vacci... I feel betrayed and mad that our governments lie and cover up their mistakes instead or rectifying them. There is also new information that has surfaced about vaccines, (after a doctor in the US questioned that the MMR vaccine had caused his son's autism) through an Access to Information claim this doctor found out that vaccines contain very carninogenic formaldehyde, aluminum and mercury. I urge everyone to do extensive research on everything they give their children, from the tap water, to food, to medication. A lot of times products are placed on the shelves through inconclusive and biased research. Please research water fluoridation, GMO's, Burzynsky and demand the truth. Don't be naive, the pharmaceutical companies inject a lot of funding into doctor's colleges and in turn they basically write up the curriculum, so it may not be that the doctor doesn't want to tell the truth, it's just that they don't know it. The HPV vaccine that has come out recently proclaims to prevent cervical among other types of cancers, please do diligent research before giving it to your children, many have died from this vaccine and doctors along with pharamceutical companies are negating it. I wish you beautiful ladies the best. Please research and demand answers.

Meredith - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter got her MMR shot at 18 months due to financial issues. She is now 5 & has just been diagnosed with high functioning autism. I will tell you that we did start noticing a difference in her development around the time of the shot, however, I am still getting the shot for my 1 year old son. I am not a doctor, but this is my opinion on the matter. I think autism is genetic. From what I have learned if you have ADD, ADHD, Bi-Polar Disorder or any other mental disorder that falls into that spectrum your child is pre-disposed for developing one of those disorders or Autism. I think that the way that they give the shots in a cluster with the MMR shot is the problem. Not the MMR shot alone. However, I do believe that it is a "trigger" to the onset when it is combined with the other shot. With my son we have decided to spread the shots out. Instead of giving all of the shots at one time we are giving him only 2 shots at a time. That way maybe he will be less likely to get Autism. I would never not give my kids their shots because the benefits far out weight the cons. I have high hopes for my daughter as do all of the people that are helping her. I see Autism not as a death sentence, but as an obstacle. There are many people in the world that are autistic that have gone on to do many wonderful things for our world. Just go Google "Famous Autistic People" & see for yourself. We are talking people like Bill Gates, Temple Grandin, Gary Numan, Einstein, Mozart, and the list goes on. The one thing that keeps me strong is my faith in God. He never gives me anything that I or my daughter can't handle. Like I said I am not a doctor. It is just my opinion. Take it or leave it. God Bless!!!

Lucy - posted on 01/24/2013

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If you really want the MMR shot, wait until after the age of 2, but even better go singles and leave a month apart on each. The MMR along with Hep B are the two most dangerous vaccines. They would already be off the market if it wasn't for the fact that this would be seen as an admission of the damage they've been doing, meaning $Billions worth of compensation payouts.

Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2010

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My 15 month old son stays home with my mom while my husband and I work. Isn't around any other kids, except our 8 yr old daughter. He was just diagnosed with German Measles yesterday! It's been a long 8 days since the fever first started. Not knowing what it was until yesterday on our 4th trip back to the dr and an ER visit, IV fluids, blood draws, 2 super powerful antibiotic shots, lots of vomitting and diarrhea. Fever (between 102-105F) finally broke on day 7 and then within 12 hours the rash broke out all over his little body. He got the MMR shot at 12 months too but the 2nd dose isn't required til he starts school so somewhere in everyday living, he picked it up. Internet says the incubation period is 14-21 days before illness starts.

Mandy - posted on 05/02/2010

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both of mine have always had their scheduled immunisations and there has never been any problems. In the UK the professor that published the report on MMR and autism has been completely disproven, he went into the study trying to prove there was a correlation and was actually paid by a pharmacetual company with a rivial immunisation to push. He has actually has his license taken away from now and is in complete shame.

I personally think it's responsible to immunise our children, as it not only protects them from diseases that only a generation ago was killing children but also protect people with compromised immune systems.

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Lucy - posted on 11/27/2013

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NEVER EVER give Tylenol (aka Paracetamol) at around the same time as this vaccine or any vaccine. The children who regress into Autism after Tylenol are the ones who take Tylenol, whereas of the ones who used Ibuprofen (or nothing) not one regresses into Autism.

Crystal - posted on 02/03/2011

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Both of my girls are fully vvaccinated and healthy they both got there mmr at 12 months and were perfectly fine my oldest hada mild fever for a couple days but nothing serious why wait and put your baby at risk you never know whats floating around better safe then sorry

Rebecca - posted on 05/17/2010

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Ok, your baby does need it, but all evidence points to a combination of a certain genetic condition in combination with a Large round of shots (many at one time). Otherwise, there is not solid data linking mmr to autism at all, bottom line. Basically, what I like to do is space all the shots out as far as possible so they get as few as possible at each visit, which most doctors have no problems with.

Cheryl - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter had her MMR shot at 12 months. We struggled with the idea and decided that we would rather a child with Autism than no child at all. I know that may sound horrible at first reading, but some of the sickness/diseases that the MMR shot is used to prevent may actually lead to death. We decided to fight against death instead of Autism!!! The fact remains, it's your child and you have to follow your instincts. If you're not sure about the shot then you should wait and research. If you don't have an issue with it then don't let others guilt you into thinking that you're not concerned with your child's safety. What works for one mom may not work for another; in the end, we all want whats best for our child.

Jane - posted on 05/04/2010

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the "study" about Autism has been COMPLETEY RETRACTED. that man should loose his license. what he did was give $8 to kids at his son's birthday party to take their blood, completely unethical and then he and his colleagues joked about the whole thing later. it was NOT a solid study with any true findings.
rest easy and do what you feel is best. i get both of my kids their shots as did my mother with all seven of us and thankfully, we are all healthy and living well.

Chelsea - posted on 05/01/2010

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my son had the mmr shot at 13 months and hes completly fine, infact hes above average, my daughter will be having it next week even though its 2 months late. these "claims" about the mmr and autisim is nonsence. when i was a baby my mum had me done and i am ok, people i know at the same age who had it done are also ok. personally its upto the parent(s) but i think its safer to have these shots because you never know whats going to happen

Shawni - posted on 05/01/2010

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the reason children seem to get developmental problems after the shot is because thats the age those problems present themselves anyway, its nothing to do with the jab at all

Stephanie - posted on 04/29/2010

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jasmine has gotten all her shots on time, everyone in my family got it and my 3 sisters and i don;t have autism, and mild forms of autism run in hubby's family, so she might have a mild form no matter what

Jessica - posted on 04/28/2010

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i did not (and still have not) gotten the shot for her and she is 15 months old. I am waiting for the CDC to finish their study and release their findings. until my daughter turns about 2 (or goes to daycare) i will not be giving her this particular vaccine, although she is vaccinated with every other standard vaccine that is on the schedule.

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my three gchildren had the mmr recently, my gdaughter got pickled in chicken pox and badly last week, now gson has severe chicken pox, the spots are huge and fierce and raw and bleeding, they are in his eyes, ears, mouth, and on his entire face and head, his tummy and back, arms and legs, he is quite poorly, but the doctor just said it isn't a reaction from the vaccines, which I feel might have been a bad batch or something, I can't help but think if they did not have these vaccines, they would not be so infected now...

Kathryn - posted on 03/12/2010

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My daughter has had hers a months ago and aside from a few rashes which are totally normal she's fine. The research about the link between autism and MMR has been totally discredited and IMO there's no good reason for not having the vaccine and plenty of reason for doing it including the fact that the two of the diseases themselves can be life-threatening.

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2010

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Meredith, I really appreciate your posts. You have obviously done your homework and are a voice of reason on a very controversial and emotional topic. You are absolutely right, there is NO evidence that vaccinations are linked to Autism. In fact, the preservative with a very small, non toxic amount of mercury (Thimerosal) that many people suspected as the problem, was removed from the majority of vaccines in 2001, and the rates of Autism have continued to rise. Why? As someone who has had the opportunity to work with children with Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder over the years, I can tell you that we're so much better at identifying children now. I too believe that most likely, Autism and related disorders, are genetic based and probably triggered or made worse by environmental factors.
The fact of the matter is, there's no evidence that avoiding vaccines will prevent your child from developing autism, but not vaccinating will put your child at a much higher risk (and other people's children I might add) to developing some horrible, life threatening diseases (whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, etc.).

It's true that man children with Autism are diagnosed between 18-24 mo.s, about the time when many children have had most of their vaccinations but this does not prove causation! We are learning more every day about signs of Autism that are apparent in much younger children (infants and young toddlers), even before most children receive the MMR shot.
For those of you who want more information, I thought this was a pretty comprehensive article on the topic:
www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/ff_waronscience/

If you're concerned about vaccines, and especially if there's someone in the family with Autism, talk to your pediatrican.

Meredith - posted on 03/11/2010

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Anglea...I understand your concern for your child, but as a mother of a child with autism, I can assure you that the research that is out there today actually strikes down anything that has been brought up by the doctor(s) in England/Austin that made these claims. Also, your statement of "however if the vaccines really work as effectively as they say they do then we really shouldn't have anything to worry about since most of the diseases we vaccinate for are no longer around and the ones that are most of the time our bodies are strong enough to fight them." is really ignorant. The reasons that these diseases are no longer around is because of the vaccinations that we do give our children. Let me assure you that if you were to go to other countries that do not vaccinate like we do, you would find these diseases still exist & thrive today. Only in the US because we vaccinate like we do have we eradicated these diseases. Also, not every child has the immune system that you speak of to be able to fight off these diseases. A healthy lifestyle alone will not protect you from these diseases, and to think so is also very ignorant. I am not trying to be mean, I would just like for you to understand that our country has not always been this way. You only have to go back a few centuries & see that the diseases that we vaccinate for like polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, measels, mumps & rubella we very rampant in our country. As a matter of fact, my son who is only 13 months, has already had the whooping cough. If he hadn't gotten vaccinated for it, I shutter to think what the outcome would have been. Instead of just getting sick & then recovering from it, he just might have died. Just keep this in mind when you make the decision to not vaccinate your child.

Angela - posted on 03/11/2010

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There is also a preservative free shot that you can ask your dr. about as well, if you are vaccinating you should really ask for that!

Rebecca - posted on 03/10/2010

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I'm waiting for that with my daughter. When she was 12 months they wanted her to get it, but because it was so controversial I took time to look into it. What I found is that the danger of the shot is that it contains Mercury, so if you let them get this shot, you might not want to let them get another shot containing Mercury on the same day because they could get Mercury poisoning. I'm waiting until my daughter is at least 18 months and we're only doing the MMR shot that day.

Katie - posted on 03/10/2010

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I had my son get his. I am a teacher of preschool children. I see a lot of children who have Autism. I do not believe that children get Autism just because of the shot. There is not enough research to give infinite proof. I am for all vaccines because getting those diseases which are resurfacing would be much worse.

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2010

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like i said my son had his MMR and PCV last week. had his swine flu last friday and other than being irritable at times he's absolutely fine!

Melissa - posted on 03/10/2010

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My now 13 mo. old son got his at his 12 mo. check up and had no side effects other than crying when he got it, but that stopped as soon as it was over. I'm reading more and more about immunizations though that scares me, so I'm not sure I'm going to do anymore until I research each one out for myself.

Melanie - posted on 03/10/2010

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My son got the HepA with the chicken pox at 12 months and we are waiting until 18 months to get the MMR just so he didn't have so many shots at 1 time.

Amanda - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son got his at one and is doing fine. He didn't have any sort of reaction to the other shots either though. Not even so much as being grumpy except when it was first done. I just gave him some tylonal before we went and he seemed to be fine.

Angela - posted on 03/09/2010

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Just an FYI, If you do choose to wait and vaccinate before your child goes to school you will not have to get all of the shots that they were supposed to have from birth. There is a minimal amount and it is really just boosters. you can ask your pediatrician or call the schools to find out but you don't have to go back to giving all of them. Let's not forget that this is not a law and you do have the right to choose and anyone who has doubts should do their own research on the pros and cons before they choose. There are many people out there who think these choices are obsurd and are pro vaccine and that is fine, but there are Dr.'s out there who do strongly agree with the right to not vaccinate and there is so so many stories that are so sad and maybe many of you think it is a coincidence but how many of those do you need to have before you question?? Anyone who really wants to check a great website go to www.Childhoodshots.com, it is very informative and has many links to start research. I would also like to make a comment to anyone who thinks that not vaccinating is crazy that just to remember it is a very personal choice and difficult decision, we are aware of the diseases that are out there and the chances of contracting them if we don't vaccinate our children, however if the vaccines really work as effectively as they say they do then we really shouldn't have anything to worry about since most of the diseases we vaccinate for are no longer around and the ones that are most of the time our bodies are strong enough to fight them. You have to realize that by choosing not to vaccinate you have to take other alternatives to a healthy lifestyle so that our immune sytems are strong enough to fight the way it was intended to, so those of us that don't vaccinate do know of the risks and benefits. Thank you for taking the time to hopefully see another side.

Meredith - posted on 03/09/2010

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Amber & anyone else who is deciding not to get their children vaccinated...Please watch the video below. It might just change your mind. Please consider a different alternative. Instead of foregoing the shots all together. Try to spread them out. Give them individually, whatever, but please don't just not give them at all. Also, this is something to just think about. If you plan on your child ever attending a day care, public or private school, your child will need to be vaccinated. I would hate to think that the day comes for your child to enroll in school & you are having to make up all of those shots in such a short period of time. I think that would be more detrimental to your child. Your only other option is to home school your child & if you are a 2 income family like we are, that could be difficult. Just please reconsider. You are not only harming your child when you do not vaccinate, but harming other children around you. Thanks for listening.

Nicola - posted on 03/08/2010

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My baby got his MMR shot on friday, he is now 13 and half months. I just went when the nurse made the appointment for him

Sarah - posted on 03/08/2010

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My son had his MMR at 13 months and is now 5 and very intelligent. My daughter has just had her MMR last week along side her other vaccines and did not even have so much as a temperature to show for them. She seems fine and I have no doubt that she will be completely normal. I agree with Antonella about the original article that showed a link. There have been more recent studies that have not been able to replecate the results found in that study and this is why the article was retracted. I will also be giving my baby due next month the MMR when the time comes. It is impossible to say that any child with autism now got worse because of the MMR. How does anyone know that these child would have developed differently if they had not been given the MMR. Later studies put the timing down to coincidence.

Teresa - posted on 03/08/2010

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I got the MMR shot at 13 months and will get the others due at one a month later to break up the shots

Shannon - posted on 03/08/2010

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I got my son's MMR at his 12 month checkup (he was 13 months). He had absolutely no side effects, but screamed bloody murder when they gave it to him. I just wanted to get it out of the way. I believe that if you are linked to anyone with autism, you should wait, but if there is no history, it should be safe. Your decision....♥

Krystle - posted on 03/07/2010

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No thanks, we will be waiting until we need it for school. There is no reason for babies to get loaded up full with as many shots as the doctors want to hand out. My son, who has autism, got his MMR and regressed significantly just after that. Why take any chances if it can be put off? Especially if they are not in day care where they are at a slightly increased risk of catching anything.

Antonella - posted on 03/07/2010

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There is no data to support an causal relationship between the MMR shot and Autism. In fact, the AMA has retracted the article that originally caused all the concern. My daughter received her MMR shot at 12 months and did just fine.

Sarah - posted on 03/07/2010

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We will be giving Lyric her MMR in 4 weeks. She was delayed having her meningitis etc. top up and didn't have it until almost 14 months due to being ill when she was suppoed to get it the first time. That means that he MMR will be a little delayed.

Feona - posted on 03/07/2010

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I strongly agree with Angela. I will most likely not be vaccinating either of my boys, ages 3 1/2 and 14mths, particularly not with MMR. As well as all the links to autism, my younger sister stopped breathing when she was given the MMR shot. Consequently my parents did a great deal of research and my younger brother was never immunised. Also, I was speaking with a colleague some time ago as well and she was saying that in Japan (I think it's Japan-my memory is shot!!) they do not immunise until the age of 4 or 5 and the implementation of this coincided with an extremely sharp decrease in the incidence of cot death. I may consider homeopathic immunisation but if I was to vaccinate in the traditional way I would certainly wait as long as possible for their systems to be as strong as possible to deal wit the vaccines.

Angela - posted on 03/05/2010

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With my 1st child I did it at 12mos. and then I learned alot about vaccines and the risks, and did alot of research and decided to not do anymore...now with my 2nd child I haven't done any at all, and I am waiting until the last possible minute to do any at all. There is so much research out there and so many testimonials that say there is links to autism and other side effects from shots. My only suggestion to anyone who decides to vaccinate is to research as much as you can and don't be bullied into doing something you don't feel is right. There is never going to be an actual link to any of the vaccines because there is too much money involved with the pharmaceutical companies and the government. But we do still have a say as of right now what kind of garbage and toxins that we inject into our children.

La - posted on 03/05/2010

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I'm waiting to give my daughter the MMR and hep A vaccines until she is entering school. She isn't around other children and stays at home with me so there is no pressing need right now.

Jamie - posted on 03/05/2010

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My daughter is 14 months and I'm going to wait to get the MMR shot until she's at least 2. I was hoping to separate them and do the Measles shot one day, Mumps one day and Rubella one day, but my friend asked and they said they don't make the shot separtely anymore. I still might try to call around though, just to check. I hate shots, they always make me nervous!

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2010

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in england they have men c and Hib at 12months and the MMR and PCV at 13months.
my little boy had his mmr yesterday .. as of yet he's really irritable and clingy .. but nothing a dose of calpol can't fix.
he's got his swine flu jab tomorrow tooo ... he seems well enough not to cancel it .. but im not gonna have a happy little boy for a while.

Leanne - posted on 03/04/2010

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My son got his MMR injection at 12months, although at 9months he got a measles injection too.

Jessica - posted on 03/03/2010

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im waiting until my daughter can speak in sentences, as i am directly related to an autistic, i felt that her risks would outweigh the benifits

Karen - posted on 03/03/2010

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MY LIL ONE GOT HER MMR JUST LAST WK AT 13 MTHS. LIKE JESSICA I ALSO HEARD MEASLES WAS GOING AROUND

Amber - posted on 03/03/2010

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I will not be getting it for my son. If I ever decided to he will be much older. I read records everyday of children birth to 3 with developmental delays and I constantly see how children with Autism develop normally until after that shot and then their development back tracks. I don't care what anyone or any research says I see it and am not willing to take that chance not now at least.

Jessica - posted on 03/03/2010

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My DD got hers at 12 months. I didn't feel that there was any benefir to waiting as I heard that there was measles going around.

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