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I recently came across this site and found the information about vaccines interesting, especially if like me you are dubious of vaccines.
And for the opposite view: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-mnookin/need-for-reliable-science-journalism_b_1183429.html
Haven't had chance to read the articles yet but personally I'm 100% certain that the MMR or other vaccines didn't cause my son to be autistic. He was already showing traits as a baby (although we didn't pick up on it at the time) and when he lost his speech at 12 months I commented about it to someone at his birthday party which was the week before his MMR. Would be interesting to hear other people's views.
We did a Q & A with Seth Mnookin last year on the subject of vaccines last year if anyone is interested in reading the transcript.
The more I read about vaccines the less I agree with them. I couldnt have vaccines when I was little as I reacted badly and my husbands brother was left with brain damage after the whooping cough vaccine which lead to him not being vaccinated either. I feel that some people are more sensitive than others and family history should be taken into consideration. I also feel that we are so used now to just doing whatever the health authorities tell us we dont actually question or look into things or even find alternatives.
My husband and I made the choice not to vaccinate our 2 yr old and again the more I read the more confident I feel about our choice. I read a study recently which showed that unvaccinated children actually caught fewer illnesses than vaccinated children and on the occasion that they were poorly they recovered faster.
I am still breast feeding my little boy and will continue until I am confident his immune system is established or even longer as breast milk contains so many amazing things.I am rarely poorly and my son so far has had only a couple of colds and a cough.
Measles outbreak in Wales, mass suffering. Measles=vile illness. Thankfully I am fully vaccinated, as an adult with Aspergers. No, vaccines did not cause my ASD, but even if they did, I would rather be autistic than potentially die from measles, or be in chronic pain due to it. Parental doubt and confusion are causing children (and adults) to suffer from a preventable disease. People are now racing to their hospitals and doctors to get vaccinated in Wales, time is running our. All because of one mistaken person called Dr Wakefield. Such a tragic pity - we could have eradicated measles by now.
Well, I am never ill and am fully vaccinated!. I guess I could use this to argue the opposite, but I won't because illness and vaccines are not correlated.
statement by andrew wakefield :...MMR Vaccine is Not Safe...
says uk government is culpable for measles epidemic.
despite wakefield's assertions - if i had a child i think i'd let him/her receive the mmr jabs.
It would be nice to have the choice of a single vaccine and to get honest unbiased advice from your GP but unfortunately thats not an option.
On the news, there have been large numbers of people in Bridgend lining up to get their children the MMR. Perhaps we will see an outbreak of autism in South Wales? Although I doubt we will - although I guess we may see some very anxious people looking out for it?
you aand yours - bbc radio 4 - tuesday - whole show dedicated to MMR `controversy`.