MMR GET OR NOT?

Samantha - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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MY BABY WILL GET THE MMR ON HER NEXT VISIT I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO I HAVE READ SO MANY THING THAT SAY THEIR CHILDREN WERE FINE AND THEN THEY GOT THE MMR AND NEVER WALKED OR TALKED AGAIN. IS THIS TRUE OR WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

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Irene - posted on 03/06/2014

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Wow ! Thanks michelle you made me feel so much better. I was ify at first but you do make since we all have got the shot .

Rebecca - posted on 05/10/2010

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Personally I don't think the measles or the rubella immunisations are necessary. They aren't bad diseases and it's better to catch the disease naturally. As long as they are taken care of properly when they get it. I also caught measles naturally after I was vaccinated anyway.



If you choose to have the vaccination don't go near any pregnant women for a while. They could catch it from your daughter. I haven't heard of any of the side effects you listed.

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there are side effects to all vaccines, read up on line or talk to you doctor - but be sure you are reading fact and not opinion.... the center for disease control is a good site to go to. just remember, the reason that these diseases are so rare - measles mumps, rubella and chicken pox are because of vaccines. =)

Sandra - posted on 05/10/2010

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In Canada MMR is a requirement for children to be allowed to go to school. I have never heard of the MMR harming a child unless they have been exposed to Tuberculosis (TB) meaning if one of their parent's caregivers have TB or is a carrier then they could be harmed by it but if there is no risk of that then there are no risks.

Michelle - posted on 05/10/2010

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Dont believe everything you hear. I mean really? I had an MMR when I was younger and Im fine. People LOVE to blow things out of proportion these days and make mountains out of a mole hill. Its really ridiculous. Get the MMR...but there are vaccines that your child really doesnt need....like the Varicella vaccine. Its for chicken pox....no biggie. And chances that she will be exposed to it are slimmer now than they were YEARS ago!!

Flu shots are important too. If it prevents a disease that can kill your child...do it.

Kristin - posted on 05/10/2010

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Measles, mumps, and rubella are all virtually wiped out here. The reason for this is becuase of vaccinations. To have your child become ill or die from this out of a fear you didn't want to bring up with your child's doctor, is silly.



Has your child had any negative side effects from any other vaccine? If no, you are most likely safe. But, still talk with your child's doctor about anything you have any questions about.



So many of the articles (I use this term VERY loosely here) that you read about the links between vaccination and Autism Spectrum Disorders are largely scare tactics. Read lots of sound science on both sides of the arguement, talk to your child's physician. While most often these are given as a cocktail type of shot, they can be given as individual shots.

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Get it..the stories are not true and research has proven them wrong..like the mmr causes autism.Look at the many children who have gotten the mmr and how many of them couldn't walk or talk after it.I have never heard of any.Autism is usually diagnosed after the same time the mmr is given around 1 0r one and a half and this is why many feel the mmr caused it.Be safe, vaccinate.

Katarina - posted on 05/10/2010

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There a risks associated with any vaccination BUT the benefits far out weigh the slightest chance that a child may have negative effects. My Son has received his MMR and is a perfectly, happy, healthy baby,

Also, there are only a few reasons why a child should NOT receive a vaccination. Talk to your health care provider or dr if you're worried about it.

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