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1 Year Shots

I was just wondering if any Moms out there could give me some advice on babies 1 year shots. My little girl is 10 1/2 months old right now and i'm starting to look at the shots they are going to want to give her at a year. I know they give the MMR and some people say that is related to Autism....has anyone refused that shot? What all do they give her at a year? All the talk you hear about all these shots they give babies now has got me scared!
Thank you for the help!

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Thank ya'll so much for the help on this! I bought the Vaccine Manual and it should be here tomorrow. My husband and I are going to do some more reseach and reading about all the shots and keep ourselves more educated w/ what they are giving our little girl. I have decided to wait w/ the MMR shot till she's 2 like some of you said ya'll did. I think that's a good idea and would make me feel so much better. I'm also going to talk w/ her pediatrician about all of this before her next appt.
Again, I appreciate all of the advice more than you can imagine!!!

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I highly recommend you educate yourself. While many have their opinions and suggestions, they are not what is best for you and your family. That includes the medical doctors. For example, the first shot they want you to give your baby before leaving the hospital is Hep B. If you don't know who that is for and why they chose newborn babies as their victims, then research for yourself is highly recommended. I speak from experience on that. The book I highly recommend is called Vaccine Safety Manual http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Safety-Concerned-Families-P...
The reason I recommend this book, is because it will take each individual vaccine and tell you everything you could ever need to know about it so you can make an educated decision as to whether you should give your child that particular vaccine or none at all.
I am glad to see you are concerned, keep on questioning!

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Hi, L.,

My pediatrician agreed to give my daughter just one shot per visit, instead of a bolus of shots at one visit. This meant that I had to cover the costs that insurance would not cover for the additional visits but was worth it to get the vaccine coverage with the minimal stress to her system and for my peace of mind. By the way, there is still no definitive link of vaccines to autism - just a lot of unanswered questions and the idea that overstimulating a child's immune system can trigger genetic preexisting predisposition to conditions on the autism spectrum. But, luckily, I am not one of the mothers we've all met who has a child who they feel was negatively affected by the vaccines so it's each parent's choice.

Good luck with your decision.

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I would ask if they have any thimerisol mercury in their vaccines since it's thought to be linked to Autism by many,including me. It was supposed to be taken out of vaccines, but some have small trace amounts. The best amount in my opinion is no amout of thimerisol mercury. I'm telling you this because I wish someone would have told me. My daughter is on the Autism spectrum. It's very curious that just after getting the MMR vaccine she had a 106 temperature that would not come down easily even at the emergency room. Also you may want to ask if the vaccines your doctors uses have any aluminum in them. I don't see the use of putting metals into a vaccine, instead that makes the vaccine harmful. I'm not against being vaccinated, i'm against metals inside the vaccines. They say it's to supposibly "preserve" the vaccines, but metals in vaccines are unnecessary and unsafe. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor. After all, you are and have to be your child's own advocate, because noone else can do it for you. Good luck!

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Dear L.,

Yes they will get the MMR and should get the chicken pox vac. as well. I don't believe they have changed the MMR formula. You know, these days are full of risks with everything. I just began working from home wih an all natural company. When I learned to numbers for deaths related to everyday cleaners and children, I hit the floor.
If you have a minute check ou my web page. www.momsNcharge.com Our products are naurally based wih tea tree oil. I also get to earn a little extra cash. Call your Pediatrician to get more info on the shots. There is lots of info online as well.
Blessings, B.

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I thought I would offer you a little bit of re-assurance:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The MMR vaccine controversy is over the safety of the MMR vaccine. Critics of the vaccine say that the incidence of autism has greatly increased and that the vaccine is a primary cause of this increase. They posit that the vaccine can overwhelm the young immune system, which they assert is often already struggling from the effects of other environmental factors such as exposure to heavy metals. Critics also say that the live measles virus in the formulation of the MMR harms susceptible individuals in a way that wild measles does not.[1]

The consensus of the medical and scientific community is that the vaccine's benefits greatly outweigh its risks, and that there is no scientific evidence to support the critics' claims of a link between MMR and autism. The Centers for Disease Control,[2] the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences,[3] and the UK National Health Service[4] have all concluded that there is no evidence of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. A systematic review by the Cochrane Library concluded that there is no credible link between the MMR vaccine and autism, that MMR has prevented diseases that still carry a heavy burden of death and complications, and that the lack of confidence in MMR has damaged public health.[5]

While there are always risks with everything we do, the benifits so strongly outweigh any supposed risks. I dont know if you have done any research on the diseases this vaccine protects against, if you have not, I think you should. The best tool we have is education! My kids are almost 3 and 20 months old, fully vaccinated, and they are just fine!!
I hope this helps you with your delima!! Happy day to you.

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We chose, upon our pediatrician's advice, to withhold the MMR until our son was two. She told us that at two, he would be walking and talking and if there were any changes to his behavior, they would be more noticeable. He received his shot at two and was fine, and the only shot he hasnt had yet is the one for the chicken pox, which will be given if we decide not to homeschool.
I dont remember what other shots they get at one year, but I just know, its too many.
Good luck with everything!

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Read the Vaccine Safety Manuel--very eye opening. Also, look at 909hots.com. It has an online mercury calculator. Also, vaccines have other metals in them besides mercury. I stopped doing vaccines with all three of my children and have absolutely no regrets. They are so much healthier than most children. What you are hearing is not just talk. In fact, the federal government has a fund set up that pays out to families whose child was diagnosed with autism, and there is a strong link between the vaccine and when the child was diagnosed. The government just paid out to a family 3 months ago. Your daughter's health and her diet are strongly related. If you choose to do vaccines, you can also do a modified schedule or opt out of certain vaccines entirely(for example, Polio, Hep A, etc.). Also, the flu shot is based on last year's flu, which is never this year's flu. If you opt to do vaccines, do one at a time. That way if your daughter has a reaction, then you will know which vaccine was the problem. As far as school, you can opt out of vaccines for Reasons of Conscience. I obviously have a strong opinion about this subject and certainly not all agree. But it has worked for us. Good Luck!

Dear Laura,
I suspended all shots until my child was 2. The incidence of autism in a normal child who waits until 2 is infinitely lower. Once my little boy turns 2 I will give them one at a time. It will involve many trips to the office but I feel I am doing the right thing for my child. One has to wonder what the thinking is when they give a 2 week old a shot for a sexually transmitted disease. Call your pediatrician for the schedule of shots and go talk to a chiropractor as well as talking to an MD. They can usually give you totally opposite advice. Oprah did a show with Jenny McCarthy that scared me. While I am not totally opposed I am all for waiting! good luck-jollyholly

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