Did you hear that on the news today - a little boy is being 'tested' for autism after being given the MMR jab twice. When he received the 2nd dose his mother says he started acting differently. That all the news bulletin said.
Oh, I'm fed up to teh back teeth with all this rubbish about MMR. Even if there was a link, the figures are so tiny that kids are FAR more likely to get autism as a result of the inflammation measels can cause. We all have a duty to have our kids vaccinated, for their sakes and for the sakes of all the kids who for medical reasons can't have the vaccine (including all those under 3 months old), who are put at risk by the low take up meaning an epidemic is more likely.
That's your opinion Miranda2 and very dogmatic it is too. Would you say the same if like me you had a history of autoimmune diseases that can be triggered by vaccines? I don't think it's as cut and dried as you obviously do.
I didn't want to start a for and against MMR debate - each to their own - I don't think every mother has a 'duty' to have her child vaccinated at all actually and I chose to have the vaccinations done one at a time - but anyway ....
Oh God - did I start this?!
I was just intersted to hear that a little boy had two lots of the MMR and there are now fears he has autism - that's why I posted it on SN - I just thought it may be interesting to some of the mums, or not, but didn't want to start an argument about whether you should or shouldn't vaccinate. It's old ground and has been well argued on other threads. It's also a free world, well it's supposed to be.
Surely the mother should have realised that her DS had had the MMR already......... I know all the jabs that my kids have had.
A friend of mine's 2 year old was given the MMR at 2 months old by mistake. His brother was having the MMR and he was having his triple jabs and the nurse got carried away with the MMR jabs. Luckily he is ok
I haven't had No 4 done-bad mother?-because I was going to have the single ones and then that all blew up, about some places that do single ones not giving them correct doses etc and also because I know two doctors who would not give their children the MMR. (They would give them singles but only at the right place). I don't really have a definite medical reason and I wouldn't argue with anyone the whys or wherefors BUT my No 4 is not having his. I work with mums all week and I NEVER advise one way or the other. I'm not qualfied (and who say health visitors/nurses are, surely they just react to the information thay are given by the Govt.) and I would never offer an opinion. My child is my child and my decision is mine, for whatever reason and each mum has to make her own mind up. It's very hard to be a parent and I always feel realy scared (or used to) when I had to sign those forms about vaccinations sayimg I totaly agreed with whatever they said/gave my child and wouldn't take legal action/moan about the consequences. Take time to look at the facts, I know it's hard and in most cases, it's probably OK, but I'm just a stroppy mum and I don't profess to have any knowledge other than gut reaction.
My DS1 did not have the MMR (we opted for single jabs) and he has an Austic Spectrum Disorder. Although his autism was obviously not caused by MMR, who knows how severe it may be if he did actually have the jab?! There is a history of autism as well as autoimmune diseases in my family, so it doesnt take a genius to figure out that having the MMR jab would not be a wise step.
It is highly irresponsible to critise anyone for not having the MMR, because no matter what spiel we are fed from the government and the NHS the link between vaccinations and a wide variety of diseases is not known. And yes I am qualified to talk about this because I am also a biologist with a wide knowledge of genetics and immunology.
Therefore there is absolutely NO WAY that DS2 will have the MMR either.
His research was published in a respectable peer reviewed journal though. He remains one of the few people who have looked at the affected children. He also set out expecting to find no link- but kept an open mind- he claims to have been stunned by his findings. Of course the dept of health "knows" the MMR is safe - which is funny because no -one else does and the research certainly hasn't been done yet.