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vvviola Fri 07-Dec-12 09:08:33

Actually, I know I am, but I just can't shake it.

I don't believe in any of the Wakefield/autism/MMR stuff. I looked into the MMR/egg issue as DD2 is allergic to eggs and am satisfied it isn't an issue. DD1 is fully vaccinated and DD2 has had all her vaccinations up to now. I fully believe that vaccination is the best choice for my children.

She's due the MMR and 2 others now and for some reason I'm getting really anxious about it. Nearly to the stage of cancelling the appointment I made for next week.

I'm being totally unreasonable, aren't I? Especially as I don't know why it's bothering me so much.

Shakirasma Fri 07-Dec-12 09:15:53

No YANBU. It's natural to worry about our kids and whether the decisions we make for them are the right ones. We all wish we had a crystal ball sometimes.

Just trust your own judgement and know that any decisions you make are made with their best interests at heart.

ArthurPewty Fri 07-Dec-12 09:17:30

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hermioneweasley Fri 07-Dec-12 09:19:19

Yes, you know you are worrying despite all the evidence. Of course you should give your kids the best possible protection. Andrew Wakefield should be shot for all the damage he's done.

Shakirasma Fri 07-Dec-12 09:19:43

That is good advice from Leonie too, I think we are on the same wavelength.

acceptableinthe80s Fri 07-Dec-12 09:20:46

YANBU however i would check with your gp re the egg allergy. All vaccines are cultured in eggs according to my gp. My ds had a bad reaction to his first mmr as he had an undiagnosed egg allergy at the time. He has now outgrown it but i booked a consultation with the gp to discuss before his pre-school boosters.
He was fine to have it but the gp did say if he was still allergic he simply wouldn't be able to have it.

Ozfrazror Fri 07-Dec-12 09:26:28

Can you afford to have them separately if you feel so anxious? Lots of private health centres offer all but mumps for between £80 and £110 each. They seem to be available in most cities now. All 3 of mine have had them separately. Whether you believe the claims about mmr risks or not, IMO if you are worried and are able to arrange them privately, then what's the harm?

specialsubject Fri 07-Dec-12 09:26:34

YANBU BUT I agree, check regarding the egg situation.

risks of the diseases much higher than the risks of the vaccine, above issue excepted. If your child cannot have the vaccine for the above (Good) reason, that's why all those without such an issue should be vaccinated.

vvviola Tue 11-Dec-12 07:00:54

blushblush I totally forgot I'd posted this!

I'd done a lot of research on the egg issue and spoken to DD's paediatrician who in turn spoke to the allergy specialists. Minimal risk with egg allergy.

Nevertheless GP & nurse today were very good & re-checked all the information. Severe egg allergy is listed under "precautions" in the information they had, but not contraindicated. So they calculated the appropriate adrenaline dosage just in case, doc was on standby & we went ahead.

All was fine - other than DD's utter fury at the cheek of us hurting her sad

It seems (doc did some more research & came out to chat to me while we waited the 20 mins after the jabs) that statistically at least, there is no difference in likelihood of a reaction between allergic & non-allergic children.

Anyway, it's done. And I'm glad it is. Poor little mite was very unimpressed though.

EverythingsDozy Tue 11-Dec-12 07:24:19

Its really good that you got her vaccinated. There is more risk of anything bad happening without the jab than there is with, especially with the recent measles cases (did I dream that??)
Glad everything went ok smile

Sirzy Tue 11-Dec-12 07:29:53

Glad it went well and your GP and nurse made sure that everything was safe for her.

MammaTJ Tue 11-Dec-12 07:35:45

Please tell me where you live so I can move and use the same surgery, they sound awesome!!

Glad you got it done but thouroughly checked first.

ErikNorseman Tue 11-Dec-12 08:11:47

Well done. I had a miscarriage a week after contracting mumps as an adult. It needs to be done.

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