Delaying MMR Vaccine? StuffyLicks 1 child; Ohio 158 posts
8th Jun '13

I've been reading about the MMR vaccine, and have decided that even though there is no scientific "proof" linking it with autism, I would like to delay it until DD is two.

Have any of you delayed/skipped the MMR? What were your reasons? Did the doctor/s give you a hard time about delaying/skipping? If you did skip, did you take any extra measures to avoid measles/mumps/rubella? Did it affect your child going to school (vacc. records, ect.)?

user banned 1 child; New Orleans, Louisiana 18159 posts
8th Jun '13

We delayed the MMR until two. Doctor didn't care. We're homeschooling so she doesn't have all of her vaccines and won't be receiving anymore.

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1771 posts
8th Jun '13

I'm planning to delay it with my son as well. If you're only planning to delay until two years old, how would that effect schooling? Unless you mean preschool?

Alyssa Marie Smith Due December 1; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 193 posts
8th Jun '13

The links to autism was said o be mercury which vaccines dont have. i wish my son had be able to get te MMR when he was tiny but he couldnt until he was one. even tho he caught meseales at three months from a aprents child who wasnt vaccinated and he was contagious. anyways vaccines do more giod than harm. Ask a lot.of pediatricians. autism is not linked o vaccinations. Unless ur child stats home all the time he is at risk for catching something and passing it to yet to be vaccinated or immune compromised babies.

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2633 posts
9th Jun '13

The doctor who gave the evidence that there were links between the vaccine and autism admitted afterwards that he made all of it up and has had his license revoked.
We've just had an outbreak of measles over here and we have had some deaths from it, including adult ones, so I'm not really any help.