Delayed MMR and no lot #'s given?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Delayed MMR and no lot #'s given?
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Thu, 06-26-2003 - 11:54pm
Hi, after much research I vaccinated my son on a 3 month delayed schedule. He was caught up by age 9 months. He is now almost 13 months and needs his 1-year shots including the MMR. I am very nervous about it. At 9 months he developed asthma and croup. Now I hear that there may still be mercury in the shots (other than MMR). I also am concerned that I have no lot #'s or manufacturer names. When I signed the consent form I wrote on it that I wanted them and they rolled their eyes. Looking at his records now it only shows the name of the vaccine and date. I didn't look at them at the time because of the screaming baby in my arms. My questions are: Would there be a benefit of delaying MMR? Does the office keep the lot #'s and manuf. info? I would love any help. -Cher
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Registered: 04-17-2003
Fri, 06-27-2003 - 10:44am
Your Doctor has to record the lot numbers and manufacturers by law and should have those in your childs records. I had to ask our Ped for them. He made a copy of the file in the chart for me.

Also, our DS is soon to be 3 and has not received the MMR. You can delay it for however long you want to.

Several of my friends are not getting it for their children due to the controversy surrounding it re: Autism.

Hope that helps.

Cindy

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 06-29-2003 - 1:13am
Hi Cher - you asked: "Would there be a benefit of delaying MMR?". The answer is yes. The benefit is called herd immunity and that benefit is afforded by everyone else who does vaccinate and extends protection to those who don't or can't vaccinate. Truthfully, the risks of contracting measles, mumps, and rubella is rather low due to herd immunity but should enough people opt to delay, we might start seeing a rise in these illnesses as other countries with falling vaccination rates have seen. BTW, any office that gives vaccines are required to keep track of lot numbers and manufacturer information. The information you want should be readily available to you in your child's clinic chart.

HTH - Eve

 
 
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Registered: 04-17-2003
Wed, 07-02-2003 - 11:24pm
Hi again,

I found a site that will help you. Read: Immunization Procedures http://www.lapublichealth.org/ip/vaccine/B-71.pdf

Hope this helps.

Cindy