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Would you vaccinate your baby for measles?

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Rodyka posted this 24 August 2018

I do not what to do. Should I vaccinate my baby with the MMR (measles, mumps, rubeolla) or not? My doctor says yes but my best friend says no. What should I do??

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Abby posted this 24 August 2018

Eek, I think that is a very touchy subject and a very personal decision. There are pros and cons to both sides. I personally vaccinated because I wanted her protected at all costs. However, I didn't let them do multiple vaccines in one day. We did the MMR on one visit. Then waited a few weeks and did the Varicella (chicken pox), then waited a few weeks and did another one. Yes, I had to pay co-pays for each visit, but if she was going to have a reaction I wanted to know WHAT caused it. Now, as she gets older, I only vaccinate for what is required by the State for school. Anything that is optional, I wont do. 

Belinda posted this 25 August 2018

I would vaccinate to feel more at ease. There are a lot of diseases out there and science has come a long way to keep us healthier in some aspect.

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Jen posted this 25 August 2018

I'm pretty much in total agreement with Abby. When she was born, we did them all...but as time went on...I started thinking and questioning, and reading....I only do what is absolutely necessary!

Sheila posted this 25 August 2018

We did like Abby staggered them out. Its very scary to think about and I know this is a personal choice, so make sure you and your partner are on the same page.

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Frankie posted this 25 August 2018

I agree with Abby as well. It's a very personal choice. You need to do your research for sure and be informed on both sides of the issue. We did a very similar vaccination schedule in that we spaced them out and now only do what is necessary. 

Jennifer posted this 25 August 2018

YES! Definitely vaccinate for measles. It's making a come back and you don't want to risk it. 

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Ashley posted this 26 August 2018

Definitely research, but I would vaccinate. I'm kind of scared because of the come back like Jennifer above referenced.

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Stacey posted this 26 August 2018

Yes, we vaccinated for measles. Honestly we didn’t even question it. We wanted our son to be protected. You never really know what can happen either way. Luckily there was no reactions to the treatment!

Lawanda posted this 26 August 2018

I would vaccinate, but you need to do what's best for you and your family. It does get scary, especially since they are little, but it is a protection.

Wafa posted this 26 August 2018

Yes. It is better to vaccinate than regret later when the child gets sick due to exposure and lack of vaccination.

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Lhot posted this 26 August 2018

I am not against it but I really each one's personal choice. I had my son's vaccine up to date.

Shameka posted this 27 August 2018

Yes, but you need to do what's best for your family.

Haylee posted this 28 August 2018

Positive...i will get all the recommended vaccines for my baby.

Tina posted this 02 September 2018

This is a touchy subject but I feel like you should listen to your  health care providers.  I plan on getting the shots for my baby and following along with what the PCP recommends.  You can always do your research and in the end go with what you feel is right for your baby.  Also might want to research the schools that your child will attend down the road and see if immunizations are required...even some daycares require them. 

Gina posted this 02 September 2018

I plan on getting all vaccinations for my baby. I haven't spent years in school getting educated on health and medicine... it's not my place to say I know better than trained professionals. 

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Amy posted this 02 September 2018

Pro-vaccination here. I'm not a doctor - nor is my husband. Vaccinations > a baby with a preventable illness 

Mary posted this 03 September 2018

I think that is a decision that we have to make on our own. It's a very touchy subject for sure, but in the end it depends on what you think your baby needs. I would do a lot of research on the benefits and risks of the vaccine and then decide. 

Ally posted this 03 September 2018

I think it does come down to a personal choice, but I know this is a very controversial subject today. Personally, I trust doctors and scientists and if they have done research to say this needs to be done, I agree with them. Theres a lot of crazy stuff out there that you should always do your research on first, but a lot of what you'll find is the studies and research done by trusted scientists. 

Hannah posted this 04 September 2018

I vaccinated my baby. I just didn't want them to do all the vaccines at once. I feel that is a lot for the immune system to put up with. I spread it out over a few visits. I think it's up to the parent of course. If you feel like the vaccine is needed, I say go for it. 

Andrea posted this 07 September 2018

My son's vaccine is up to date. So I would say yes. It's still your choice momma.

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