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Vaccines: I know this has been asked a million times not MMR but the 5 in 1?

(7 Posts)
staryeyed Sat 05-Sep-09 20:23:14

DS1 did not have any reactions to any of the many injections he had as a baby but I do feel that they may have contributed to his condition. I particularly think the 5 in 1 may be a major contributor because his symptoms started early. This could mean he was born with it who knows..

I dont really want to leave ds2 unvaccinated and so far have given the new 5 in 1 when he was three months old. He is now 4 and a half months old and I am seriously considering not giving the remainder. I did want to atleast spread them out but have read that spreading them out may not be the thing to do. Its so confusing with so much conflicting info.

At the moment DS2 is a very different child to DS1 a the same age as mad as it sounds I had no idea that a 4 month old baby could like and play with toys or be as interactvie as he is. He has only one worrying symptom so far- (screaming when not moving) all the signs that were pointing to DS1 autism are not there.

Also DS1 boosters are due and I have no idea what to do about these. WIth the MMR we are testing immunity and giving seperates if required, but the DTap and polio is also due.

What have you all done about vaccines and where did you get your info?

barnpot Sun 06-Sep-09 17:25:15

as far as i was aware the only one to be careful with was the mmr hence we're giving single. I'm pretty sure the 5in1 are as safe as the government are willing to risk. there is ofcourse the 1 in million cases of immunisations which do cause reactions. but these are known to be very severe, causing irriversable brain damage etc.
the question you need to ask yourself is are you willing to risk your child getting one of these illnesses and in many cases ending up physically and mentaly disabled.
sorry a bit flippant but hth

TheDMshouldbeRivened Sun 06-Sep-09 17:48:33

none of mine are vaccinated and 3 of them are now robust teenagers. Does that help?
Reactions to the DPT are not as rare as the Govt likes to think sadly enough.

JJWMummy Sun 06-Sep-09 17:52:57

Where and how do they test immunity with the MMR situation? Asking because my youngest has had the Rubella and Measles but not the Mumps, as you may be aware the mumps is out of circulation at the mo and it is concerning me that he's open to infection.

Ds 2 is 2.2yrs by the way so way overdue for the jab.

Eldest had MMR and booster and now has asd and adhd amongst other things. Not saying the two are connected but he certainly wasn't the same child after.

In live in the south - west by the way if anyone should know of any clinics testing immunity.

Thanks in advance

theDMplagiarisedLeonie Sun 06-Sep-09 22:36:39

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mysonben Sun 06-Sep-09 23:18:49

hmm
the vaccines dilema???
We decided to let ds (3.10, asd) have his last 2 boosters (dt, polio, and MMR) at 3 months interval.

First lot at end of may, for 3 weeks afterwards , ds had more asd behaviours , no regression of any sort just more a bit more stimming and repetitiveness in speech.

Two weeks ago he had his MMR booster, 2 days later we noticed again more asd behaviours, same as before more stims, echolalia, more naughtiness too , and he has had sore throat and runny nose since too (although that is probably not related to the jab).

We know ds was showing signs of asd before his first MMR and he didn't regress, simply carried on his slow progress.

pagwatch Mon 07-Sep-09 12:05:08

my DS2 regressed after his MMR so we stopped all vaccines for him and his older brother. Dd has not had any vaccines at all. She is 7 now and NT.

why hmm and ??? - mysonben ?

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