Lurker with a question on MMR

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Lurker with a question on MMR
Mon, 05-19-2003 - 2:48pm
Hi there,

I've done a bit of research on vaccinations and I know that there are some who believe there is a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. I recently put off having my 13 month old DS get his MMR so that I could look into it a bit more. I've heard a lot of people say that they were "postponing" the vaccination(s) until their child was older.

My question is what does such a postponement accomplish? If there is a causal relationship, why would that change with the child's age? Or is there some reason a younger child is more susceptible than an older child?

Thanks; I appreciate your feedback!



Mom to DD Noa (5) and DS Daniel (13 months)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 05-19-2003 - 4:34pm
Great question. I don't know the answer but I am very interested in what you get in responses.