MMR Vaccination - Is it a Friend or Foe? Reviews
Description:Fear over immunisation is not new; it dates back as far as the very first vaccine. When immunity to the feared Smallpox ... more
MMR Vaccination - Is it a Friend or Foe? ... had been achieved using cowpox, thousands of people were vaccinated for protection - and yet an anti-vaccination lobby was soon being formed.
Ill-founded rumours and media scare stories can seriously undermine an immunisation programme. Today’s parents are much better informed, and ask more questions about the effectiveness and the necessity of many medical treatments. Their information comes not only from health professionals, but also from family, friends and newspapers.
Have you decided whether or not to have your child vaccinated? What helped you make up your mind?
Has your child already received the vaccination? Were there any side effects that you know of?
Or are you just having difficulty in making the decision? What are your fears about it?
Newest Review: ... that all three of my children should be vaccinated. A few years ago after the reports that the vaccine could be linked to Autism, it is under stable that parents became wary if giving their child this vaccine, but with no physical evidence, only speculation, surely it is more responsible to immunise rather than risk your child catching one of these life threatening diseases. There will of ... more
Customer MMR Vaccination - Is it a Friend or Foe? Reviews (82)
by - written on 05/09/13 (Somewhat useful, 39 readings)
In my opinion the MMR vaccine can only be seen as a friend. After numerous hours of research, I felt confident enough to make the decision that all three of my children should be vaccinated. A few years ago after the reports that the vaccine could be linked to Autism, it is under stable that parents became wary if giving their child this vaccine, but with no physical evidence, only speculation, surely it is more responsible to immunise rather than risk your child catching one of these life threatening diseases. There will of course always be pros and cons for everything, and every parent wants what is best for their child. I would much rather my ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/06/09 (Very useful, 605 readings)
This is a very emotionally charged debate for obvious reasons and every parent has the right opinion for their child. This is my view for my son. I think it's really important that the immunity level to measles is kept above the critical level to prevent unimmunised children for catching it. At the moment in Wales there is an alarming increase in the number of cases. In healthy school children the chance of any serious complications is rare but possible. However, what about babies? Those that have yet to develop any form of immunity and are too young for vaccination. Severe illness is much more likely in infants under one year. Now ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/05/09, updated on 04/05/09 (Useful, 449 readings)
I have had 9 nieces and nephews born, and I am hopefully going to have my own little one on the way soon, and the MMR situation has been a subject which has come up alot in my life. The MMR is the Measels, Mumps and Ruebella Vaccination given to babies at about 18 months old (i'm not 100% sure on this, so correct me if I am wrong!). For years there has been a debate about the safety of the vaccination as people say it can "develop autism" in children, as far as I am aware there is no actual scientific proof that this is the case, and the reason the issue has come about is because children show signs of autism at the age the vaccination ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/02/09 (Very useful, 517 readings)
There has been a lot of debate over the mmr vaccine over the last few years as a lot of people have begun to doubt the safety of this after allegations that it is causing autism in children. Before allowing my daughter to have this vaccine i looked into it a lot and thought long and hard about it, i couldnt find any proof any where that stated this vaccine was actually causing autism in children the only link i could find was that the vaccine was being given at the same age as autism became noticable in children so the link had been deduced from this. We decided that there was no reason for us not to go ahead with this vaccine and protect our ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/02/09 (Very useful, 146 readings)
In my opinion, the MMR vacine is a friend and not a foe. Why would doctors want to give a child, not a child, a needle that would harm them. Ok, there has been research that this vacine is linked with things like autism, but if that were 100% proven, then they would have stopped giving it out ages ago. Together me and my wife sat down and starting discussions whether or not our children should be given this vacine, along with others, and after much debating, we decided it would be for the best. This vacine is given to children in order for them to be able to defned their bodies against three major diseases, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, three of the most deadliest ... Read the complete review