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measles vacs

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mothermars Mon 15-Oct-12 23:18:17

Not wishing to start a huge debate over vaccinations. But, I have a dilemma!

DH is anti vaccinations. Our DS is due his MMR and I have opted for the singles. I did his other routine jabs (against DH's wishes) and that caused friction like you wouldn't believe. But I felt that it was the right thing and that my DS life was more important than my DHs feelings on the matter.

However, I have concerns with the MMR (single or otherwise). My DH has done years of research, and he feels justified by his findings. He has little faith in our government and (long story short) believes it is meanly a money making scam etc. He said that the contents of the vaccines would shock me. He's also spouted much more 'evidence' that vaccinations potentially can do more harm then good. I've done my research too. And I think the only reason I'm doubting myself now, is because I don't have DHs backing, and to me, this is such a big deal, that I feel I am taking a gamble and I'm unsure what to do.

If two parents have strong views and both think they are right - where is the compromise? The middle ground? Who gets the final say? We usually unite in every other aspect.

I know the majority are pro vaccinations, and will say that I should have final say and do it. But bare in mind , that he truly believes that his research is more valid and less corrupted, so me saying "read x y and z" will not alter his opinion.

Has anyone been in this situation before and what did you do?

Also, does anyone know how I can get hold of the breakdown 'ingredients' in the single measles vacs?

Thank you..

EchoBitch Mon 15-Oct-12 23:26:26

Vaccinate,children can die from measles.

Is his research based on his own medical findings (as a research Doctor) or google?

mothermars Mon 15-Oct-12 23:32:59

EchoBitch - my thoughts too, but my issue is who gets final say? He strongly believes I could be putting him at more risk.

Google research

EchoBitch Mon 15-Oct-12 23:35:13

Google schmoogle then.

Tell him to get qualified and then do his 'research'. [pah]

LittleBearPad Mon 15-Oct-12 23:37:53

Do not trust Dr Google - his credentials aren't good wink.

Seriously, measles is nasty and can be prevented by a vaccination that millions of children have had.

Sirzy Tue 16-Oct-12 08:47:10

Has your husband researched the dangers of the illnesses? Has he seen that cases of measles are on the rise therefore increasing the risk to unvaccinated children?

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