I own a copy of the Vaccine Book, but I bought it in either 2007 or early 2008 and wasn't sure of how you updated your alternative vacc. schedule to include the MMR (since it is no longer an option to split the measles, mumps, rubella into different shots).
What age do you now suggest getting the MMR as part of your alternate vacc. schedule? And is it given alone or paired with another shot?
My son is 4 1/2 and I'm considering giving him the vaccine soon. I plan to start trying to conceive another child in August. I've heard that the MMR shot "sheds." Would this pose any risk to me/my unborn child if my older son received the MMR while I'm pregnant?
Also, if I wait and give my son the MMR in a year or two, could it be risky for the baby to be around my older son if the vaccine does indeed "shed?"
Thank you for any insight into this. I've waited to give my son the MMR for a long time, so I'm quite nervous about this decision.