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#1 of 6 Old 03-04-2008, 12:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi! I never got my ds vaxed for mmr. he's now 3yo, and i was planning to do it at this appt, but am now freaking out!!! has anyone ever heard of someone getting mmr at 3 yo, and suddenly regressing (autism).

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If they're going to have a reaction to MMR it doesn't matter what age you give it. Delaying it is going to prevent the reaction. I'm sure others will have more info on this because I've seen it discussed a couple of times before...

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"Anyone, ever" is kinda broad!

I believe there's a mom on this board whose child regressed at age 11. (but I'm not sure...also, kidspiration knows a couple as well, she'll probably chime in here soon.)

However, for most of us, autism is only part of the picture.

If you're not ready, do more research until you are. Some of us have delayed indefinately as the more we read/learn the less willing we are to vax. Others have decided on a few that they've gotten. It's not an all or nothing kind of deal.
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If your 3yo gets the MMR, chances are he will not suffer any immediate, serious adverse events. But why bother? Are you worried about any of those diseases?
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We had also delayed the MMR shot for our son, as it was the one that concerned us the most (at the time). We delayed it at his 18 month appointment, and his 2 year, and 3 year, and 4 year appointments. After much more research, neither of our children will ever get that shot (as well as any other shot for that matter).

That voice in your head that is making you "freak out".....that's your mothering instinct. Listen to it. If you are uncomfortable with your son getting the shot - don't do it. I came to the conclusion that I had more qualms with the MMR shot itself than I did with any of the diseases that it claims to prevent.
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My dd delayed all shot until age 2 but when the time came she did more research and they decided to wait a bit longer. She's continued to research and the child is now 4 and will never get any vaccines (thank heavens!).

She has another child who is 2 and also has had no vaccines and never will get any.

Funny thing is that her kids are super healthy. Healthier than any other in the many play groups and kitty classes they attend. And they've had a few infections that didn't even keep them down for longer than a day or two.
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