so i finally gave my son the MMR vaccine

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so i finally gave my son the MMR vaccine
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Wed, 03-04-2009 - 2:02pm

Hi ladies - this is my first time posting on this board.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 2:57pm

Hi Heather - good luck! I'm glad to hear you had a pediatrician that didn't give you a hard time - many aren't so fortunate. It's hard to say, when or even if, you'd notice anything - many don't notice anything at all - many hours later, many days later, many weeks later, many months later - it's hard to know what's going on given that if anything is going on it would happen (if you don't physically see anything (like a rash)) internally first so it's impossible to monitor and when such changes may have taken place (especially minute).

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 3:02pm

Hi Heather,

Here is a link to the VIS, and I believe the window is 7-12 days, though this of course could vary depending on the recipient.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-mmr.pdf

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MMR is recommended for all children to receive twice? Once between 15-18 months, then again as a booster between 4-6 years. Some people don't seroconvert, or show adequate antibody levels, in those cases it's likely they'd be recommended to receive another booster. This doesn't mean they wouldn't have adequate immune response, it just depends on the person.

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I don't think you were crazy. If I were to vaccinate, I'd wait until after the age of two - that's just my opinion though.

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Wed, 03-04-2009 - 3:47pm

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 6:14pm

Welcome to the board Heather.

The VIS Jamie posted should be of assistance you. You could also post your question to the Vaccine Support board.

I am glad to hear you had a Dr who was supportive of delaying.






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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 6:31pm
Welcome to the board Christina!





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Registered: 09-09-2007
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 9:43am
I know it's a hard decision for some but I am always very confused and sometimes amazed when parent's talk about how strongly they disagree with the shots and how scared they are now that they've done the shots. Why do the shots????
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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 12:26pm

hello


just wanted to answer your question - yes i am terrified of Autism and terrified that there MAY be a link to autism and vaccines,

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 3:43pm
I do understand what you're saying. I feel that I would rather risk the possibility of having to stay in bed for a few days from being sick than risk the possibility of my child never talking again.
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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 7:04pm
Me too. My kids would be susceptible to the diseases regardless. But, with the vaccine, I'd also be worried if they would develop autism or asthma or severe allergies or seizures or diabetes or. . . . .
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Registered: 12-10-2008
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 10:00pm

But why on earth would you give your son a live vaccine with Rubella when you are pregnant?

I'm not an expert and haven't researched this part of vaccines, but people are always talking about the viruses shedding after being given vaccines, not sure if it is just live vaccine or not.

Rubella is dangerous for a pregnant woman, especially for the unborn child.

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