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What's your personal opinion on the MMR immunization? BaileyWebb Due August 8 (boy); Washington 28 posts
14th Jun '12

Said to cause Autism. Denied by doctors but parents swear that the MMR shot gave their children Autism, including a close family friend of mine. I'm deciding against it, I personally don't want to risk it, but I also want the opinions of others/

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7414 posts
14th Jun '12

My cousin has autism and my aunt refused most shots including that one....

Kenna&Ryker'sMomma 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kansas City, Missouri 856 posts
14th Jun '12

My children have not received the MMR shot. I am against it. When my daughter turned 1 I had called her Pedi and asked if she can get every other shot for her 1 yr besides the MMR and they had said no she HAS to get it..they were going to make me so I said F.U and I had dropped that pedi office.

Amanda Manley Due November 20 (boy); 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 261 posts
14th Jun '12

my son has had ALL of his shots and he is perfectly health! there is no known cause of autism!

Kristennnnnnnnn 2 kids; Dallas, Texas 1214 posts
14th Jun '12

My opinion is Measles, Mumps. and Rubella are all dangerous diseases that can be life threatening. I would rather have living autistic children than dead ones. I was allergic to the MMR and never had my booster shot so I could catch it at anytime. I don't want my kids to have to worry about that as they get older. I have to be careful during my pregnancies especially.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59815 posts
14th Jun '12

I believe that something in the shot helps to trigger the onset of autism in some people that are already genetically predisposed to develop it.

Amanda Manley Due November 20 (boy); 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 261 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Kristennnnnnnnn:" My opinion is Measles, Mumps. and Rubella are all dangerous diseases that can be life threatening. I ... [snip!] ... I don't want my kids to have to worry about that as they get older. I have to be careful during my pregnancies especially."
Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7414 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting dream:" I believe that something in the shot helps to trigger the onset of autism in some people that are already genetically predisposed to develop it."



Possibly.....what about the children that have austism and havent recieved the shots?? How did they get it then?



My oldest has had them and he's perfectly normal and healthy.

Stewie Due August 1; 3 kids; Detroit, MI, United States 4479 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Kristennnnnnnnn:" My opinion is Measles, Mumps. and Rubella are all dangerous diseases that can be life threatening. .I would rather have living autistic children than dead ones. .. [snip!] ... I don't want my kids to have to worry about that as they get older. I have to be careful during my pregnancies especially."



I hate when people say this. So insensitive.

*Mrs. Varicose Veins* 5 kids; Chunky, Mississippi 22987 posts
14th Jun '12

I do not think the shot causes it but I do think it triggers symptoms to come out sooner in some. If you choose to not vax or delay vax I feel that the symptoms would eventually come up but sometimes the MMR causes it to come out sooner in some kids. Around the time you get the MMR is when you can diagnosis Autism too.

Stewie Due August 1; 3 kids; Detroit, MI, United States 4479 posts
14th Jun '12

I highly recommend checking out this documentary!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3jdIQV46es&feature=share

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59815 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Atticus & Rhys's Mommy:" Possibly.....what about the children that have austism and havent recieved the shots?? How did they get it then? My oldest has had them and he's perfectly normal and healthy. "


I do not believe the shots CAUSE autism. only that they can trigger the onset of it. I think most people that get the shot, will not develop autism. And there are people that will get autism that have not gotten the shots or it will come on later and not be related to the shots.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59815 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Stewie:" I highly recommend checking out this documentary! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3jdIQV46es&feature=share"


yes! very good documentary. I just watched it a few weeks ago and am trying to get DH to watch it before our son's first pedi appt (6w) next week.

Little Monster Mummy 30+ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Tyngsboro, MA, United States 1926 posts
14th Jun '12

the connection between autism and the mmr vaccine has been debunked.



http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120604/10151/vaccination-autism-fear-mmr.htm



I've had both my oldest 2 get the mmr vaccine, and my lo will be getting it too...



My oldest child was recently diagnosed with Asperger's but I don't think it has anything to do with any of his vaccines, we've thought there was something wrong with him since he was a newborn and it's just taken this long to get an actual diagnosis. If I had to do it all over again, I'd still have them all vaccinated. The only shot I've put off for my LO is the flu shot because one of her brothers is allergic to it and I'd like to get her allergy tested before letting her get it.

myr-a-myr 3 kids; Quebec 2280 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Kristennnnnnnnn:" My opinion is Measles, Mumps. and Rubella are all dangerous diseases that can be life threatening. I ... [snip!] ... I don't want my kids to have to worry about that as they get older. I have to be careful during my pregnancies especially."


I was actually recently told the exact opposite from my daughter's pediatrician. She just recently (a few days ago) caught measles. I was FREAKING out. Thinking she was going to be in the hospital for days etc. Her pediatrician told me it was dangerous a long time ago because when the outbreak occurred, the living conditions were very poor and un-hygienic, access to a healthy diet was very difficult and those elements connected to getting sick is what caused the severe side effects to follow like pneumonia and death. Having colds and a stomach flu also caused those deaths at that time. Today we have much better living conditions, our children are well fed and strong. Unless there is a disease affecting the immune system most get over those no problem and without the help of medication. She compared it to a bad cold or chicken pox. Even said that the vaccination for it is in her opinion based or financial gain versus actual medical need in our days. In a third world country with harder living conditions they could benefit from it but not here. My daughter today still has the rash but is absolutely fine.



It then got me thinking...why the heck do we have vaccination for chicken pox now? We didn't have it when I was a child. I caught it, was fine. Everyone I know who caught it at a young age was fine. Heck parents used to have chicken pox parties when one was sick to have all the others exposed at a young age or during summer vacation to get it over with. Sure some have bad side effects from it, like some have bad reactions to colds. I think that vaccination should be administered to teenagers that have not yet contracted chicken pox since it is more dangerous when they are older but not for babies that's for sure.



A lot of the vaccinations we have listed as requirements today are not necessary and certainly a HUGE business/financial profit tactic for many companies.



Learning this, we chose to have our third child not get vaccinated. I don't know if it causes autism or not but I can guaranty you that of all three, my youngest is the one that bounces back from illness the fastest and the least likely to catch something the minute someone has the sniffles around us.