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MMR vaccine Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
31st Aug '13

How are moms (I guess selectively vaccinating moms in particular) feeling about the MMR vaccine now that there is this outbreak in Texas and some in other areas? Does it/has it changed you mind about your child getting the vaccine?



We selectively vaccinate and go on a delayed schedule. My LO has most of her vaccines but there are a couple we have chosen to delay/skip completely. We have always said we didn't want her to get the MMR vaccine (at least not until she is much older) and we still don't, but I guess I'm feeling a little nervous about it with all these cases of measles coming up. Just curious how other moms in the same situation are feeling.



Not looking for a debate on vaccinating vs. non vaccinating in general.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49101 posts
31st Aug '13

my son got the recalled one so kinda on the fence i think i go the recalled one as well. I am not immune to MMR.

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
31st Aug '13
Quoting taking a look at life:" my son got the recalled one so kinda on the fence i think i go the recalled one as well. I am not immune to MMR."


There's a recalled one?



Ugh. I know that I don't want LO getting it at least until she's older but I start second guessing myself sometimes :/ I wish it was easier to know what the right choice is

1stTimeBabyMaker 1 child; California 4312 posts
31st Aug '13

I'm thinking about selectively vaxing, can I ask which ones you delayed and/or skipped? If you don't mind?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49101 posts
31st Aug '13
Quoting Rhia Leigh:" There's a recalled one? Ugh. I know that I don't want LO getting it at least until she's older but I start second guessing myself sometimes :/ I wish it was easier to know what the right choice is"



not any more but they recalled them like a yr or 2 ago.

✿LilyBear09✿ 1 child; Oregon 5006 posts
31st Aug '13

My daughter is 4 and does not have hers yet. There was a case in Oregon when she was 2, but I decided to wait. We stayed away from play areas for a few weeks. She will get the MMR during her 5 year check.

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
31st Aug '13
Quoting 1stTimeBabyMaker:" I'm thinking about selectively vaxing, can I ask which ones you delayed and/or skipped? If you don't mind?"


We've spaced out all of the vaccines she has had so that she's only had them one at a time. A pain in the ass having to go back to the doctors but they make it quick and at least that way I feel comfortable knowing that if she did have a reaction we would know the exact cause. We've delayed Hep B and chickenpox indefinitely as we (and LO's doctor agrees) just don't really think they're necessary right now. We've also delayed IPV (polio) and plan on delaying MMR until she is at least 3 if at all. She hasn't had any flu shots and won't be getting them at all. Basically we've just researched each vaccine and decided what we think the best choice is, there are going to be risks either way so we're just trying to make the best educated choices we can.

1stTimeBabyMaker 1 child; California 4312 posts
31st Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rhia Leigh:</b>" We've spaced out all of the vaccines she has had so that she's only had them one at a time. A pain in ... [snip!] ... think the best choice is, there are going to be risks either way so we're just trying to make the best educated choices we can."</blockquote>



Thanks! You seem like you know what's up, can I PT you?

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8409 posts
31st Aug '13
Quoting Rhia Leigh:" How are moms (I guess selectively vaccinating moms in particular) feeling about the MMR vaccine now that ... [snip!] ... how other moms in the same situation are feeling. Not looking for a debate on vaccinating vs. non vaccinating in general."


We choose not to vax LO with the MMR because Measles and Rubella usually are similar to the common cold and can typically not be harmful to a child. Its more dangerous to pregnant woman, if she catches it but in our opinion you should be vaxed before getting pregnant if your concerned about it.
Mumps is a little more serious and can cause infertility in men. If there was a vaccine for just Mumps than we may have done just that one.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
1st Sep '13

DH isn't happy about it, but we've stopped vaxxing DS. He hasn't gotten anything since his 6m shots and he's 13m now. I *might* get him caught up a bit when he goes to school, but at this point I'm fine not vaxxing at all. If we start traveling again is a completely different story since we like to travel out of the country.

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
1st Sep '13
Quoting 1stTimeBabyMaker:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rhia Leigh:</b>" We've spaced out all of the vaccines she has ... [snip!] ... trying to make the best educated choices we can."</blockquote> Thanks! You seem like you know what's up, can I PT you?"


of course :)