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MMR Debate

Postby k9ruby » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:57 pm

What does everyone think? I think if there are reports of links, whether officially proven or not to autism and neurological issues, I think if people should have these problems already, they should research it alot before making a final decision.
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Postby pinkparrot » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:59 pm

I'm not sure. What does MMR stand for?
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Postby parnassus » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:05 pm

Measles, mumps, and rubella. It's a triple vaccine.
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Postby pinkparrot » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:07 pm

Thank you.
PS-What is the purpose of this debate? I do not understand. What is being argued about?
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Postby k9ruby » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:11 pm

Whether its safe or not, there have been some links to show it may cause autism and bowl disease.
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Postby carebear15 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:12 pm

I am not sure, I heard some of it. I had MMR done when i was younger and got it the many times that you get those shots when you are younger.
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Postby pinkparrot » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:14 pm

Oh, right! Got it!

What actually goes into MMR? In science, vaccines apparently have a bit of the dead or weakened microbe inside. Excuse the low-level not-learned-as-much idea!

Did anyone do vaccines in any further detail? There could be things in that vaccine that might not be necessary or even dangerous, but who knows? I don't, anyway.
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Postby parnassus » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:14 pm

The MMR vaccine is currently routinely given to toddlers, as mumps, measles, and rubella can be fatal. But some people believe that the doses should be given separately, rather than all being packed into one vaccine. This is because parents have claimed their children developed autism after having the MMR. I believe this is false, because:

* Vast numbers of people have had the MMR - most of the school-age population - and they aren't autistic.
* In classic cases of autism, symptoms aren't apparent from birth. There is usually a regression that occurs when the child is about two years old - the same age as when toddlers are given the MMR. But regressions like this were occurring long before the MMR jab was developed, so that is not to say that there is a causal relationship between the two.
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Postby pinkparrot » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:15 pm

What is the advantage of having all three in one vaccine?
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Postby k9ruby » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:17 pm

I think the MMR should be given carefully, like many vaccines, if there are already some past reactions to the vaccine.
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Postby parnassus » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:19 pm

What is the advantage of having all three in one vaccine?


It is much cheaper and it less of a nuisance to young children - one needle instead of three.
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Postby pinkparrot » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:19 pm

What kind of reactions are possible? When the BCG was done at school, I heard many horror stories, and some said it was painful, some said it was painless, some said it hurt a little and some said they didn't even know. These vaccination things sure are complicated!
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Postby parnassus » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:21 pm

Everyone has a different threshhold to pain. I find jabs quite painless, but I know others who claim they hurt terribly. Also, they can hurt more if you have a blundering nurse.
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Postby pinkparrot » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:24 pm

I guess so. I have had 3 blood tests so far, and the only time I threw up was the time I had anaesthetic cream and it DIDN'T hurt. The first was the most painful, but that comes as no surprise, closely followed by my third, where I walked briskly down the corridor in an effort to avoid being sick. Do jabs hurt as much as blood tests? Hmm...
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Postby k9ruby » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:26 pm

when i had a booster around six i still remember it being so stingy and painful, I tend to have a very low pain threshold so these things are quite painful for me!
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