post #21 of 29
1/11/09 at 8:16pm
|For some reason, my gut tells me to wait.|
|Now with our nb here, I'm leary of him contracting something and passing it to her, which is also our peds newest arguement for me to vaccinate my son with MMR.|
|I've never heard of the titer test that you are speaking of...what is it?|
|Also, does prolonging the vac MMR help lower his odds of having a reaction to it-both physically and neurologically?|
I'd argue you are wrong about not saving any lives, but I don't think it would get anywhere here
Gitti posted these figures on measles and I think it puts it into perspectively very nicely:
In 1959 basically everyone had measles. So that would be 2,000,000 kids a year. And as recorded, 385 died.
So that means the MMR has done nothing to save lives, and, with 131 reported cases of measles in the entire country in 2007, really how likely is your child to get them and pass them onto your newborn? There is more chance of the vaccine shedding.
The titer test tests for antibodies. An older child has a more mature immune system, so would probably deal with the vaccine more easily, no guarantees though.
Can anyone tell me what is so terrible about measles, mumps or rubella? I personally see them as natural childhood diseases which in the developed world do not cause many severe complications or deaths. I am currently deciding not to vac my 15 month old, basically again as a gut reaction, she has had all her other shots up until now.