Mother of Reece - 24/01/03
go to this site girls if you scroll to the bottom it has the mmr facts. click on it and there are questions answered on page 2, or just read what ever interests you.
hope it answers some of your questions.
mary.NSW 11 month baby
1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way
Thanks for your prayers, I hope all goes well on the day.
All the best to you and your little man.
Sasha & baby Jesse
Emma 31/7/03, Daniel 11/1/06
I understand your concern, but immunisation does work. I too was immunised, but I still got the measles twice, and mumps and rubella, however, had I not been immunised, my illness would have been far worse, and I could have died. You say you hubby and his brother got sick and almost died, and they had been immunised. ALMOST is the key word. If they hadn't been immunised, they most likely would have died. I strongly urge you to get you daughter immunised ASAP. It is not too late to start. She can catch up. If you are concern about reactions, get her done at the hospital, where she will have medical treatmeat immediatly if need be. It would be much better to be safe then sorry. What if she does contract one of these preventable illnesses, and something happens. You will blame yourself for the rest of your life. This is not a good way to live, as my friend cousin is currently going through this now. She lost her 8 month old son to measles 4 months ago because he had not been immunised. Her reason: He was allergic to eggs, and the measles vaccine contains egg. Please re-think your decision. I had kidney problems as a child too, and being immunised had no affect on me in that matter.
Mother of 3, Qld
I have done some research into immunisations for children and it is apparently a very low percentage of children that have any type of reaction to the immunisations. I was also worried about my son as he has kidney and heart problems. My doctor told me that if he were to get any of the immunisation diseases he would probably die due to his ill health. My son has also had the pneumococle vaccine, this is the vaccine that is not paid for by the government although I got it for free because of his heart problem. My son also goes to day care and I don't think many day care centres allow children who have not been vaccinated - this may be another reason you may want to re-think your decision to not immunise. I think that it is important to immunise children after the research and medical advice I have taken, I think you should re-visit your GP for a chat. Best of luck with your decision.
My husband and I have decided not to immunise our son or our new baby. My son just recently had the chicken pox but due to prayer and I believe a good diet our son was fine.
I and my husband had bad reactions to immunistation. My view is that I support those who choose but I think that people should also support us who dont.
Good luck with your child
Mum to 5 amazing gifts from God. 3 girls 2 boys