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I was just wondering if any of you vaccinating Mom's chose to have the MMR broken up into 3 separate shots? I definitely plan to vaccinate but don't know how comfortable I feel with the MMR "cocktail". If you did, how did your Dr react to the request? Did the vaccines have to be specially ordered by your Ped?
I didn't separate MMR into three shots so I don't have any personal experience. IIRC, the company that was making three separate shots isn't anymore or its in limited supply. I thought I heard that one the dr. sears website, but I can't find the information right now. If your doctor can't get a hold of any for you, Dr. Sears, suggests trying to get the vaccine at university hospitals, since they'll have a larger supply of hard to find vaccines.
If you do decide to go with the full MMR vaccine, you might find this article comforting: HealthDay (basically it says separating the vaccine or doing the full vaccine didn't make a difference in autism rates)
ETA: If you do want to break up the vaccine, mention it to your doctor well before your DC's appointment so that he/she has time to order it.
The three separate shots are no longer made. I was going to separate them with my youngest and when I looked into having my pediatrician order it, found out that we couldn't get it anymore. I was bummed. I'm not worried about there being any association with autism because I don't think there's a link to begin with, I just didn't want to assault his immune system with so much at once. It looks like now I have no choice though.