to vaccinate or not to vaccinate

Canada
February 4, 2007 1:05pm CST
That is the question? My now 8 year old had all of his vaccinations, and after his 12 month shot he went completely down hill. His learning stopped. We came to find out he has autism.. His younger sister has high functioning autism, but they don't know if its linked from the father (the two are half siblings) My thing is, we took my now 7 almost 8 month old daughter in to get her vaccinations (for her four month shot) and both of her little legs went bright purple. The nurse didn't know what to do, said it was normal, and to come back in for her 6 month shots. Well we've delayed her shots because of the reaction she had. What would you do?
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Please, please do not give your daughter the shots. Our son became autistic at age 12 several weeks after the MMR school shot. Most parents of autistic children believe that the mercury preservative in vaccines is the cause of autism. Autism started when the childhood vaccines started, to the best of mt knowledge. Please go to the web site for the Autism research Institute and consider joining the Yahoo group autism Mercury. Without vaccinations there would be no autism. The Amish used to not give their children vaccines and their children had no sutism. Now some of the Amish are starting to give their children vaccines and some of their children are starting to get autism.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I would start doing your research about other instances of this happening. I know of a lot of cases where children were developmentally normal until vaccinations. After that they became autistic. Perhaps it is genetic, but maybe it's a reaction to the vaccination that doesn't happen to everyone. There are organizations that can help you get more information on this subject, and there are thousands of parents out there who refuse to vaccinate their children because of this.
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• Canada
4 Feb 07
I think it's been proven that vaccinations don't actually cause autism but i know that a lot of people dissagree with this. i'm not sure what to recommend cause i'm not a doctor but what has your doctor recommended for you. i think your better off taking the shots because they can prevent more serious illnesses than turning purple.
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I would talk to your doctor about it. He should be able to advise you about reactions. I strongly believe in vaccinating children. I believe that if we have the knowledge and the means to prevent horrific diseases like polio, rubella, german measles, etc., we should be doing it.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
It is important to get all vaccinations. I know someone who got polio and is suffering for life. Autism is not from getting shots. Autistic kids still need the protection they will get from vaccinations. For your baby, after her shots, when you get home, put a warm compress on her leg to get rid of the bright purple. I think she just has sensitive skin that bruises easy.
• India
5 Feb 07
I dont know understand you ....
@amministra (1046)
• Italy
5 Feb 07
yes, has happened many years , I was five years old
• United States
5 Feb 07
I would definitely talk to my doctor. If a nurse doesn't know how to answer your questions, demand to see your doctor. Nurses are very well educated and for the most part can answeer any question you may have, but if they can't don't hesitate to ask your doctor. That is what he is there for. If you don't like his answer, get a second opinion.
@livewyre (2455)
5 Feb 07
It's a tricky one because you want to do the best for your kids. On balance, every medical professional with any credibility will say that you take far more of a risk if you don't have the vaccinations. There was some fuss about the all-in-one shots, but when you look into it, the individual in the UK who created the fuss turned out to have a vested interest as he was researching a 'cure' for autism in a clinic in the US. I think his 'research' has been widely condemned by the medical world in general. Parents in general should be fairly angry at the way they have been misled by this misinformation, especially since more children are now at risk from Measles, Mumps and Reubella as a result. Autism is especially hard to cope with and I can only sympathise...I think as a previous respondant has said that Autism appears to have a hereditary aspect although I am sure we don't know enough about it to be able to be any more specific. My wife was reluctant to allow our daughter to have the MMR, but I pointed out that if we trust current medical knowledge, then we have done the best we can, if we choose to take a different route, then the consequences are entirely on our own shoulders - and seeing as we have no medical knowledge, we must trust the doctors. Hope this helps
• Pakistan
5 Feb 07
yes ofcourse to vaccinate. You should not take any kind of risk in the matter of your child. You must vaccinate him or her.
• United States
4 Feb 07
You should talk to the doctor about it and find out shy your daughter had that reaction. I believe vaccinations are vital to keep our children from getting all sorts of diseases that have been wiped out and can have more devastating effects on our children than the vaccine. As far as I know, autism is not as a result of vaccines. I'm not sure if it's genetic but I don't think vaccines causes it otherwise most of us would have it.