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|Wed, 07-23-2003 - 7:56pm|
I'm a first time mom to a beautiful 9 month old girl. I decided before she was born that I would not allow her to have the MMR due to the ongoing contraversy surrounding this shot and autism. I was comfortable giving her the other shots because I had been told by a doc that the mercury has been taken out of all of the vaccinations - my questions are as follows:
1) From reading other posts, I am getting a STRONG sense that mercury has indeed NOT been eliminated from all shots. A lot of you have referred to lot# - what is this, and what is the best way to ensure that DD is not getting vaccinated with mercury?
2) I was shocked at our 9 mo well visit to hear that DD would be getting a chicken pox vaccination at her 12 mo visit. We never had this growing up - right? We just lived with chicken pox for a couple of weeks and went on our merry way. What is the logic behind this vaccination and what do you all think about it (I'm kind of leaning towards not letting her get this one either).
3) We do not live in a state that offers a philosophical exemption - we plan to send her to public school because the system in out town is fantastic (reason we moved here) - what to do, what to do?
Thanks so much for all your thoughts!!