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    Default Terrified of the MMR vaccine.

    Is having the individual vaccines for mmr an option here? It is in the UK and I'm going to look into it for my 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanzibar View Post
    Is having the individual vaccines for mmr an option here? It is in the UK and I'm going to look into it for my 2.
    I have heard of people wanting this, but to me it is just giving three injections and therefore more chance of a reaction, more of these "toxins" people speak of etc.

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    Default Re: Terrified of the MMR vaccine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I have heard of people wanting this, but to me it is just giving three injections and therefore more chance of a reaction, more of these "toxins" people speak of etc.
    I think the reasoning behind it is that then in the case of an adverse reactipn you would know what one it was that caused it and perhaps avoid that single one in the future rather than avoiding all 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    I think the reasoning behind it is that then in the case of an adverse reactipn you would know what one it was that caused it and perhaps avoid that single one in the future rather than avoiding all 3.

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    Current evidence shows that combined vaccinations are safe, and that there is no difference in risk profile from the vaccines being combined. However, doing them singly can be more traumatic for the child, and there may be a higher risk of localised mild reaction (e.g., sore arm).

    In the case of measles, for example, there is currently no evidence to show that the <1 in 1 million cases of severe reaction are actually linked to the vaccine. So whilst I appreciate it would be devastating for any family member who had a child have a severe illness or debilitating condition develop after a vaccine, there is - at this point - no evidence to say that the vaccine has CAUSED that condition. I'm attempting to tread lightly here, as I can also appreciate that in the event of a situation like that happening (vaccination followed by condition developing) it is devastating for all involved.

    In the UK the MMR jabs initially came out singly when the Wakefield scandal became public and people stopped having that vaccination. They then withdrew it (I remember Tony Blair had to go to France to have his kids done with single vaccines), and the last I heard was that it was no longer available as a single vaccine, as it was deemed unnecessary and costly.

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    Default Re: Terrified of the MMR vaccine.

    I personally am pro-vac, this is just the reason a few anti vac friends have used.

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    Default Terrified of the MMR vaccine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    In the USA (again from the website above) up to 20% of people who contract measles are hospitalised. In the USA 3 out of every 1000 people with measles will die, and in the developing world that figure is closer to 1 in 100. More than 90% of people who are not immune will contract measles if exposed to it.
    This is why I think everyone should be vaccinated as unfortunately the vaccine doesn't work for everyone. I have received all my vaccines throughout my life and even had another MMR vaccine after losing our first baby as I discovered I had extremely low immunity yet I still had little to none immunity to the disease despite being vaccinated again when I became pregnant with DS. Have had another one following his birth but I hold no hope it has worked either.

    So I spent my pregnancy paranoid I would contract the disease and have complications with my pregnancy. If everyone was vaccinated or these diseases it would wipe them out.


 

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