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Amibear Wed 06-Feb-19 18:46:36

I don't believe in vaccinations for children because after my 1st son had his mmr he was different he has recently been diagnosed with autism and there is a lot of people who say the same happened when their children were vaccinated the reason I'm asking is I'm now pregnant and was wondering have you got to have your child vaccinated hmm

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Grumpbum123 Wed 06-Feb-19 18:47:19

Yes as I’m not stupid

Livpool Wed 06-Feb-19 18:48:56

Yes my DS is vaccinated. The study that linked MMR to autism has been widely reported as false.

No vaccines cause autism

Katterinaballerina Wed 06-Feb-19 19:30:20

Vaccinations don’t cause autism.

Diseases do cause brain damage, blindness, hearing loss, paralysis and death.

Vaccinations help prevent disease.

Somethingsmellsnice Wed 06-Feb-19 19:31:47

yes - for all the same reasons the other posters have said.

MMR does nor cause autism.

Lockerblocker Wed 06-Feb-19 19:34:32

Yes. For the same reason as Grumpbum.

stardustlil Wed 06-Feb-19 19:35:38

I'd much rather my child have autism than dies from one of the diseases I could have vaccinated against

Whisky2014 Wed 06-Feb-19 19:38:59

God is something you choose to believe in. Science is not. It's facts.

SherlockSays Wed 06-Feb-19 19:43:02

Yes, because I'm not an idiot who believes scaremongering stories on the internet.

Protect your children and OTHER people's children.

Spam88 Wed 06-Feb-19 19:43:42

Who were you talking to OP, Andrew Wakefield?

In answer to your question, no you don't have to get your child vaccinated, but it's pretty fucking irresponsible and stupid not to - your child could end up dead or disabled because for some reason the fact that the link between the mmr and autism has been disproved time and time again and the doctor responsible for the paper had been struck off seems to have passed you by.

PRoseLegend Wed 06-Feb-19 19:44:29

Autism isn't a death sentence, just a different way of being. With support and opportunities a person with autism can have a very successful life.
And the fact that children are diagnosed with autism soon after having vaccinations does not mean the vaccines cause the autism, the vaccine just occurs at a time in development when autism tends to be picked up. Correlation is not causation.
Measles, whooping cough, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningacoccal (sp?) are all things that will KILL your child if exposed. Or if your child doesn't die, they'll be very unwell, or they could give the illness to someone who can't be vaccinated for medical reasons, and that person might die.
So autism (highly unlikely and not caused by vaccines anyway), or death. You choose which one you'd rather.

Spam88 Wed 06-Feb-19 19:45:14

Also FWIW, since autism isn't (ever?) diagnosed under 1, then all children who have the mmr and also have autism will be diagnosed after they have their mmr. It's not a conspiracy, it's just timing...

GlitterPixie Wed 06-Feb-19 19:45:31

Yes of course hmmbiscuit

Romanov Wed 06-Feb-19 19:45:45

oh for fucks sake, do your research

Andrew Jeremy Wakefield (born 1957) is a discredited former British doctor who became an anti-vaccine activist. He was a gastroenterologist until he was struck off the UK medical register for unethical behaviour, misconduct and dishonesty.

.....*Purchased blood samples—for £5 each—from children present at his son's birthday party*.....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Wakefield

Amibear Wed 06-Feb-19 19:47:12

Ok thanks for reply's was only asking if you had to get your child vaccinated I have taken all your comments in and am thinking about it

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Needcoffeecoffeecoffee Wed 06-Feb-19 19:47:40

Yes and myself and dh are all vaccinated
I care for my family and want them to be around as long as possible and to be as healthy as possible.
Protecting them against deadly diseases is therefore important to me
It is also important that I can offer herd immunity for those people who cannot be vaccinated
Mmr doesn't cause autism it has been disproven many times. Often the signs of autism are seen at around the same age but it is NOTHING to do with the vaccine

Romanov Wed 06-Feb-19 19:48:20

hmm

tilder Wed 06-Feb-19 19:48:33

I would offer a biscuit but thought a few ... or,,, might be more helpful.

Zippy1510 Wed 06-Feb-19 19:48:46

As a university lecturer in microbiology- vaccinate your children. It’s not only neglect if you don’t- you are endangering other people’s lives (as well as your poor child’s who has no choice in the matter). The autism vaccine link has already been shown to be completely untrue.

Furrycushion Wed 06-Feb-19 19:48:48

Poor effort OP. It is well established (scientifically, not "belief') that vaccines do not cause autism. But I'm sure you know that.

KipperTheFrog Wed 06-Feb-19 19:48:58

Both mine are vaccinated.
Before deciding for yourself whether to vaccinate your children, research the diseases we vaccinate against.

DramaAlpaca Wed 06-Feb-19 19:50:00

Of course my children are vaccinated. I'm not an idiot. I did delay DS1's MMR for a while on medical advice (allergy related) but got it done in hospital under supervision as soon as possible.

Needcoffeecoffeecoffee Wed 06-Feb-19 19:50:08

Also the NHS spends lots of time and money into researching the appropriate vaccines and the immunisation programme. It is based on scientific research and is constantly reviewed
It shouldn't be replaced with a quick Google search

PloddingOnwards Wed 06-Feb-19 19:52:42

Yes my children are vaccinated.

Did I make the wrong decision I'm not sure.

I'd just like to add we do not know anything for sure, we have opinions not the truth.

For example- take a can of beans it has all the ingredients listed on the can - how do we know for sure that everything in that can is listed ? We don't.

You can do all the research you want. Just because the government, the people who make the vaccine, the higher up people bla bla say it's safe people automatically trust them.

We are slaves to a system I believe that.

Amibear Wed 06-Feb-19 19:54:46

I believe that to ploddingonwards how do we really know it's safe

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