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post #21 of 23
That's not entirely true. They absolutely can be sued for reckless negligence, just not for routine and expected (if rare) vaccine reactions.

Please report your reaction through vaers! You can do it yourself, you don't have to get your doctor to do it for you.
post #22 of 23

I have no idea if her illness is a reaction or a coincidence.  Time may tell - and I hope your little one is feeling better.  

 

For the future - please consider splitting up the MMR and CP vaccine - they are safer done separately

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-06-28-vaccines28_st_N.htm

 

Also research whether to give tylenol and the like before and after a vaccine - many minds say "no."

 

Welcome to MDC!

 

kathy

post #23 of 23

I hope your child did get well. I am posting this information for others who like me who read your post. I cannot believe that they wouldn't tell you the ingredients of the vaccine particularly when you stated your child had an egg allergy. Parents, please research and ask what exactly is in the vaccine as not all children should get vaccines at the suggested age or at all if they have allergies. 

 

MMR contains egg. As your child is allergic to eggs it does not take a scientist just a concerned mum to put 2 and 2 together that the vaccine most likely caused the reaction.

 

The package insert of the MMR II (Merck 2009) reads in part: "Live measles vaccine and live mumps vaccine are produced in chick embryo cells culture. Persons with a history of anaphylactic, anaphylactoid or other immediate reactions (e.g., hives, swelling of the mouth and throat, difficulty breathing, hypotension, or shock) subsequent to egg ingestion may be at an enhanced risk of immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions after receiving vaccines containing traces of chick embryo antigen. The potential risk to benefit ratio should be carefully evaluated before considering vaccination in such cases. Such individuals may be vaccinated with extreme caution, having adequate treatment on hand should a reaction occur.

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