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October 7th, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Hi ladies, I have never posted here before, my name is Becky and my daughter is Tori (short for Victoria). First of all, I want to say that I have vaccinated on schedule thus far and plan to continue to have all required vaxes administered, mostly on schedule but I do have a question regarding the MMR vaccine. I have heard many things about this particular vaccine, one being that it MIGHT be linked to autism. I further understand that there has not ever been any proven direct link. I was told that the question is the "concoction" or mixture, but that it can be separated. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
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October 7th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Merck (the maker of the MMR vax) used to make the components available separately but no longer do, sorry, that is all I know, I don't know if there is any place you can still get it individually or not.
I have a son with autism (diagnosed before he got his MMR in case anyone wonders) and I still vaccinate my kids - even the MMR, I'm not at all concerned as the MMR-autism myth has been extensively debunked by many studies, including a study by CDC and the Danish Medical Research Council that followed more than 500,000 children over 7 years and found NO association between MMR vaccination and autism.
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There is no scientific reason for or benefit to separating the antigens. There is no credible evidence that measles vaccine or MMR increases the risk of autism. Separating the doses puts children (and pregnant women who may be exposed to them) at increased risk for these diseases by extending the amount of time children remain unvaccinated. Studies have shown that if parents have to schedule additional appointments for vaccinations, there is an increased risk that their children may not receive all the vaccines they need.
More info addressing concerns about MMR here: CDC - Concerns - MMR Vaccine - Vaccine Safety
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October 8th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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Glad you decided to stop by Becky! I second everything that Crissy said!

Crissy - I didn't know about the Danish Medical study! Do you have a link where I could see more information?
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My 3yr old son Landan died 23hrs after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis. It is a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The vaccine isn't on the schedule until 11-12yrs but is approved for use at age 2yrs. Our second son received the vaccine in December 2010 when he was 2yrs old. My son & thousands of other children prove that a vaccine is needed at a younger age.
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October 9th, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Crissy - I didn't know about the Danish Medical study! Do you have a link where I could see more information?
BBC NEWS | Health | MMR 'does not cause autism'

NEJM -- A Population-Based Study of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination and Autism
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October 10th, 2009, 08:38 PM
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My 3yr old son Landan died 23hrs after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis. It is a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The vaccine isn't on the schedule until 11-12yrs but is approved for use at age 2yrs. Our second son received the vaccine in December 2010 when he was 2yrs old. My son & thousands of other children prove that a vaccine is needed at a younger age.
Meningitis Awareness FB - http://www.facebook.com/meningitisawareness
Landan's Story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dLwEgZaS68
Landan's Memorial bracelets are available at his website below.

My Facebook - Landan's Memory-Of - AngelLandan.com
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