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I was just curious, of the selective/delayed crowd, who would be doing the MMR vaccine, and when.<br><br>
To answer my own question, my DS just had his first MMR shot and he's 3.5 years old.
 

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I am still undecided.. If I do, I think I'll be waiting closer to kindergarten age.<br>
He's 15mos right now.
 

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DD1 had it on time at 12 months and got the measles.<br><br>
DD2 got it at 3 yo and so will DS.<br><br>
When they get it late, when do they get the booster??
 

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I won't be giving it, because I'm not as afraid of measles, mumps, or rubella as I am of the vax, which contains cells that came from aborted fetuses :/ I originally intended to delay until he's 5 or even older, but now I'm not sure I'll give it to him at all.
 

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interesting article:<br><a href="http://www.naturalhealthweb.com/articles/Mercola52.html" target="_blank">measles vaccine undeniably linked to autism.</a>
 

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The MMR was pretty easy to cross off my list. Mumps and rubella are very very mild. Researched measles a bit more as it is more serious, but my research showed it's not dangerous.<br><br>
So no MMR here.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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We will not be doing the MMR, for the exact reasons that alegna named above. I definitely feel the risks from the MMR vax greatly outweigh the risks of such mild diseases as measels, mumps, or rubella.
 

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We will not be doing the MMR due to same reasons as pp!<br>
I never had it (until I moved to the US -than I had no choice!) and almost all the people that I know never had it and they still manage to live happily ever after, despite the scare tactics of some pediatricians.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">interesting article:<br><a href="http://www.naturalhealthweb.com/articles/Mercola52.html" target="_blank">measles vaccine undeniably linked to autism.</a></div>
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I'm not too sure what the article/study is supposed to prove. That 85% of the children they surveyed had the MMR shot, or that they developed measles as a result of the shot?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm not too sure what the article/study is supposed to prove. That 85% of the children they surveyed had the MMR shot, or that they developed measles as a result of the shot?</div>
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apparently these children had the mmr shot, and 85% of them had the meales from it. it is no secret that measles can be an effect of the mmr shot.
 

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It wasn't that 85% of the children got the measles from the shot. I think it was that 85% of the autistic children they checked had inflamed guts (ouch) and some had measles virus in their guts (which is not where the virus is supposed to be).<br><br>
This is one of the biggest arguments about vaccines--whether there is a problem with MMR. I've been following the debate for 6 or 7 years and it is a tangled tale and a horrific one. The saddest thing, to me, is that many autistic children suffer for years from severe digestive difficulties and can't get treatment because of the controversy, and also because they aren't good at explaining what is hurting, and because autism is still considered to be a mental problem, so chronic diarrhea is just because these kids eat odd stuff, etc.
 

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This forum is not a place to argue against selective or delayed vaccination or debate vaccination in general. Such discussions are already hosted in the main Vaccinations forum and posts in that vein are most welcome and appropriate there. Our purpose for this forum is to provide information that is helpful for parents who have made the decision to vaccinate and are not seeking discussion against their decision but rather support and information to help them proceed in the best manner. Please respect this and post at all times with this in mind. Should you have any questions about the appropriateness of your post for this forum feel free to PM the forum moderator.</td>
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We did MMR at DS's 2 yr appt. I think 12 mos is WAY too early for that vax and I hate that drs are all pushing it at the 1 yr visit.
 

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We were planning on waiting until 2 yrs, but dd is 21 mos now and I'm feeling like I want to push it back a bit.
 

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Yes, she'll be getting MMR, I don't know when.<br>
Just FYI, one of the links above referenced the Wakefield study. It's been pretty conclusively debunked, and he was receiving money related to an MMR lawsuit--which makes his work about as reliable as someone getting money from a pharmaceutical company.<br><br>
I suppose we're technically selective as she won't get the additional US vaccines when we move (no HepA/B, no Rota) and we declined BCG here. No varicella unless she hasn't had it by the time she's a teenager. I can see wanting to prevent adult pox as it's nasty, but if she gets it as a kid, no problem.
 

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I had thought I'd get DS's at 3 but only got the measles. Undecided whether I'll get him any other components -- possibly just 1 MMR with no booster or maybe just a single mumps. He's almost 4 and I don't feel like I'll do it any time soon.<br><br>
DD2 is 13 mos and won't get MMR until at least 2 or 3 yrs. And who knows what I'll do then.
 

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I'm no fan of MMR, but I have read that if a boy gets the mumps at a late age (teenager or later) then he runs the risk of sterility. I believe I read this in Stephanie Cave's book <i>What Your Doctor May Not Tell You...</i><br>
Can anyone confirm? Can I just get the mumps vaccine and not the measles or rubella?<br>
If I had a girl, I'd try to just get the rubella shot for her at some point. In a couple of states the rubella vaccine is a requirement to get a marriage license. Weird.
 

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I think it depends on the state? I asked in a couple states here where they told me no, not available separately!<br>
I will probably end up flying to Europe to have the mumps vax done when the time comes.<br>
I did not know about the sterility thing wiht boys, just know that mumps is pretty uncomfortable to be getting, my sister had it pretty bad as a kid and I was alone with her at the time.....what a nightmare (or at least it seemd to me than)!
 

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I'm planning to delay the MMR, but I'll do it at some point. Just haven't decided at what point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm doing everything else on schedule.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm no fan of MMR, but I have read that if a boy gets the mumps at a late age (teenager or later) then he runs the risk of sterility. I believe I read this in Stephanie Cave's book <i>What Your Doctor May Not Tell You...</i><br>
Can anyone confirm? Can I just get the mumps vaccine and not the measles or rubella?<br>
If I had a girl, I'd try to just get the rubella shot for her at some point. In a couple of states the rubella vaccine is a requirement to get a marriage license. Weird.</div>
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It's become increasingly difficult to source separate vaccines--there was a rush on them here when the MMR scare hit. (I say scare because it was primarily based on one now-debunked study, Andrew Wakefield's.)<br><br>
over here they do rubella titers for all pregnant women, so presumably, you could delay rubella and check her immunity later before giving her the shot.
 
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