PLEASE PUT MY MIND AT EASE...My unvaxxed 5 year olds have two best friends (also twins) who just received 3 vaccinations for kindergarten. I remember very clearly that one of these kids having a pretty bad reaction to MMR as a toddler. So, three days ago, we were out and about when their friends announced they just got 3 vaccines that morning at the doctor. I cringed - especially because of the bad MMR reaction I just mentioned that happened a few years back. I know they are exposed to lots and lots of other kids who are getting boosters for school that I don't even know about. However, since I knew of the reaction this particular child had, I became more worried that she might develop symptoms again and be contagious... Any thoughts? Or can someone please put my mind at ease? How long does this so-called "shedding" period last?
When I casually asked my friend (their mom) which other vaccines they got that morning, she didn't know...which made me cringe even more. I am very passionate about our decsion not to vaccinate yet at the same time very quiet with friends because it is a touchy conversation... So, I am turning to this forum for help with this question.
Should I be concerned about "shedding" (esp MMR, but others too), especially if a child shows symptoms or had a previous reaction to a vaccine?
Edited by mom of twins - 3/18/13 at 5:37am