S.D. asks from Berkley, MI on May 21, 2008
Shots! - Berkley,MI
I need help and advice...my daughter is due for her MMR shot which I am holding off giving to her because of the fears people have told me about them. I am freaked out to give it to her, my husband thinks by three we should give it to her. Says that getting measles is worst then what COULD happen getting the shots. I keep hearing that in Toronto Mealsles are popping up everywhere etc.
Does anyone have a Dr. that will seperate these shots?????? Know of any Dr. that will???
What have people done??
Thanks so much for you advice and help with this scarry and tough decision!
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K.K. answers from Detroit on May 22, 2008
I have the same concerns you do, and as a result I haven't allowed either of my kids to get the shot. I would also like to find someone who separates the shots -- my pediatrician's office wouldn't do it. It is a scary and tough decision, but the more I read, the more I'm convinced that I'm doing the right thing.
P.A. answers from Detroit on May 22, 2008
i'm waiting to give my dtr mmr until she's 2/3. when i mentioned it to my dtr's dr, she actually said that she gives it later anyway. so, that's great. yes measles are popping up more and more b/c parents are chosing to not vacinate their child at all. it's different if your child is in daycare or something like that b/c there is a chance that they can be exposed to it, but i don't think there is anything wrong w/waiting a little while.
hope this help....
L.O. answers from Detroit on May 21, 2008
I got my daughter the mmr at her 2 year check up.. she did get sick the next day. fevers cough and a week later pneumonia.. I dont know if it was related to the shot.
You can certainly hold off on the mmr shot...
wait until she is 2 or 3...
A.H. answers from Detroit on May 21, 2008
My 5yo hasn't had any shots, yet. I took a vax class at the holistic midwifery ins in AnnArbor ###-###-####, great class. And was working on making our delayed vax schedual w/ our Doc. I looked measles up and there were only 4 cases in MI, 22 in NY, 15 AZ, 12CA, 4 WI. My plan was to keep my daughter out of harms way in till she was 5. Now she's 5, I talked to the Doc about MMR, he said the high risk part is over. Don't worry about it unless there is an outbreak, then come in for it. Or if she doesn't get rubella before say college, aiming for before she gets pregnant.
My Doc said they could get separate shots, there close to 500.00 each for the Doc office, and they have to get 10 at a time. Dr Scheerer AnnArbor ###-###-#### but I don't know if there taking new patients.
Here's a book I'm going to read "Germs, Biological Warfare, Vaccinations: What You Need to Know" By Gary Null- he does great stuff!
I wanted to wait for the nervous system to develop, and think we give to many to fast for the baby to cope. The co's that make these are not held responsible the way they should be. It's a huge money maker, as is the whole health industry, how ever well meant it is. Like Merck co that had to pull vioxx
http://www.naturalnews.com/022653.html well they turned around and pushed gardasil for HPV. It hasn't been out long, there hasn't been a lot of testing done, so we won't know for a decade if it's a good thing, or a grave mistake. So all I can say is read up, and talk to your Doc.
Good Luck! A.
M.K. answers from Detroit on May 22, 2008
Medical Center Pediatrics in Bingham Farms will separate. We had an agreement with our ped that we were not going to vaccinate unless there was an outbreak, but there were just two cases of measles reported recently so we only did that one
D.J. answers from Detroit on May 23, 2008
Hi, my name is D.. I am a pharmacist and mother of a 15 month old. Myself and many of the other pharmacists I work with have young children and most of us have decided to wait until they are 2 before giving them the MMR vaccine. I know that there is no mercury in the vaccine, but I am still nervous so at my daughters 15 month appt. yesterday my husband told the nurse that we were waiting until she is 2, and she even said that most parents are doing that. Some of the other vaccines I find unnecessary I'm not giving her either, like hepatitis A or chickenpox.
C.W. answers from Detroit on May 23, 2008
A word of encouragement to you, S.. Non of our 3 sons(11,7,2yrs) are vaccinated and are in top health !I have many friends whoms kids are not vaccinated! You may want to check with this local, reputable organization to get more educated and info on vaccinations: www.momvaccines.org
They also offer a list of medical professionals that are friendly towards parents who are choosy with vaccinating their children.
Hope this helps!
May the LORD give you peace, be your strength and guide!
K.S. answers from Detroit on May 22, 2008
I tried to find somwhere to break up the shots but was unsuccessful. I waited until my daughter was 2 years old to give her the MMR, I also did not give her any other shot that visit and I made sure she was very healthy for at least a month prior to the shot. It is so scary...I completly understand your fear. I really wanted to be sure that my daughter was communicating and developing appropriately for her age prior to the vacination. This was to ease my mind that she was not presenting any symtoms of autism.
J.H. answers from Detroit on May 22, 2008
My best advice is to do some research before you make your decision. I know that the vast majority of pediatricians will tell you that there is no evidence that the MMR is linked to autism however my family's experience leads me to think otherwise... My nephew started showing signs of being on the autism spectrum shortly after receiving the MMR and a flu shot that had thimerosol (mercury). Now, 5 years later, he just had his titers tested for Measles. If a person's titers are 6 or more, they are said to have immunity to a disease. His titers for Measles were at 100 - and since the test only goes up to 100, chances are that his actual count is MUCH higher. This basically means that the vaccine-related measles virus is colonizing in his body... Now how can doctors say that has nothing to do with his behaviors?!?!?! Anyway, if you look at the diseases that MMR protects against, it will help you to make your decision... Measles are treatable and only 0.2% of cases are fatal. Mumps is an extrememly mild disease in babies in kids - most don't even realize they have it. It can be severe in teenagers in adults but getting the vaccine at 18 months does not guarantee a teenager or adult immunity (in fact, during an outbreak recently on a college campus, it was found that the majority of the victims had been vaccinated as kids). Rubella is completely harmless for children. There is a risk for a fetus if a pregnant mother contracts the disease but that's about it... askdrsears.com is a good resource to find information about vaccines and the diseases they aim to prevent. He doesn't try to sway parents either way - he thinks it's important for each family to make a decision that works best for them. And I think that's the best advice. My daughter has received some vaccines but at a much slower rate than what the CDC says is "safe" (no more than one per visit with at least a month's recovery time in between shots). I'm also giong to forgo a few of the vaccines altogether because I don't feel the diseases they aim to prevent are that bad (like chicken pox) - they're more of an inconvenience - and I'd rather not inject unneeded toxins into my child's body. Best wishes and good luck!