Originally Posted by japonica
I think Merck isn't seeing the forest for the trees. I know quite a few selective vaxing families who will not do the MMR at all because they only want one component of it (usually measles). Or would prefer just a rubella booster for their daughters in their later years, but not the whole MMR.
So, I guess there's a whole section of the population who would have consented to separate shots who will now say, "Okay, no thanks." Hmm...too bad Merck didn't want to keep producing the individual vaccines for those who want them.
Yes! This is what I think too!!
And I like the idea of calling them! If enough people call, who knows! Do you think there are petitions circulating? I would definitely sign one!
My oldest (now 4) got the individual M, M, R vaccines. I spread them waaayy out. Got the meales done first and the other two much later. Now I have a 20 month old who is at the age where he "should" get the MMR. But we're not doing it. Not until I figure out a plan b. I'm trying to look to see if other countries produce a single measles vaccine. I know that is controversial and I don't even know if my ped would agree to administer it. I just that we are forced into this position with NO CHOICE!
eta: yes, there is a petition circulating. please sign it!! http://citizenspeak.org/node/1627?PH...006863d7a60f51