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Old 09-22-2007, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I asked this question on another thread, and it may have already been answered somewhere, but I am having a hard time finding the answer. At what point (age) is the MMR considered safe? My son is 4 1/2 years old and has received all of his vaccines except for this one. He is already enrolled in an early pre-k program with help for speech/language delays/articulation errors. I have held off on this vaccine mainly because of the autism concern. If my son is already showing speech delays, could giving him the MMR shot push him over the edge??? That is the question that I asked his pediatrician, and the pediatrician said that he truly doesn't believe that MMR causes autism but that we can delay the shot as needed. My concern is that he will be starting kindergarten next fall. We went and got a religious exemption due to the way the MMR and Varicella vaccines are made (he already received the first dose of varicella at 15 months before we learned about how it was made, but has not received the second dose which will also be required before kindergarten enrollment), but now I'm reading that you can't be religiously exempt for just a couple of shots - it's all or none. So, if we are forced into complying, do you think that at 4 1/2 my son is past the "dangerous" time to receive this shot? Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!
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I don't think there is ever any "safe" promise cut-off for any vaccine.

You can use a religious exemption and simply not report any further vaccines.

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I think they are automatically reported. We live in Florida, and from what I understand there is a SHOTS database that tracks all of the information. I'm trying to find out information now about how to get off of the database. Any info on this?
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With dd I sent in the vax she has had and then took the religious exeptions as well. Because all of dd's vax were given before I decided to do the religious exemption it didnt matter. Ds's will be the same way he got the 2-4m shots and will never get another but he will also have a religous exemption.

If you dont give permission for his medical records to be shared they cannot do so legally I wouldnt think. I dont know about florida law tho.

 
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That's my other dilemma....DS received a polio booster and a DTaP booster AFTER we received the religious exemption because I didn't know it was an all or none situation (until I did some reading today). Now what do I do?
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Just dont report to the school he has had any vax. Instead of submitting the vax record only give them the religious exemption form. I seriously doubt that ever single kid in school's vax record is given to the school that would be way to much work for the burocrats.

 
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DH is going to go to the health department and have our children's names (also have an 8 mo old DD) removed from the SHOTS database (just read that it can be done). It amazes me that it can be on record when medical files are supposed to be private??? This whole situation just irks me! We should be able to choose what vaccines, if any, we want to give to our kids without having to submit forms and jump through hoops, I think. Thank you for your advice and info!!
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At what age is the MMR vaccine considered safe?
Jordan Rubin at the MMR I believe when he was 15. That started off all sorts of health problems for him. He came to write the book The Makers Diet because of his ordeal.
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