I understand the decisions a mother has to make for their child’s health and welfare, raising two of my own. You want the best for your child and if you think there is a threat of them getting autism from a vaccine that is supposed to benefit their health, sure you are going to have a tough decision.
I have family members and friends who became new moms in the past few years that were concerned about the rumor that MMR – Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination could cause Autism. I was asked if I had my kids vaccinated when they were younger. (My kids are now adults) Of course I did. Why would I want my child to suffer from a disease that can be prevented. I told them of a friend who contracted Polio just a few months before the Polio vaccination came out at the age of two. She has suffered from what that disease did her entire life. Would her mother had gotten the vaccination, you bet.
According to the Centers for Control Disease and Prevention (CDC) a 2004 study states:
“Additional studies and a more recent rigorous review by the Institute of Medicine have found that MMR vaccine does not increase the risk of autism.”
Are you aware of what the Measles can do?
From the Mayo Clinic
Signs and symptoms for Measles appear 10 -14 days after being exposed to the virus.
Inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis)
Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers on a red background found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek — also called Koplik’s spots
A skin rash made up of large, flat blotches that often flow into one another
The infection occurs in sequential stages over a period of two to three weeks.”
Read more about this Here and look to the side bar for Causes, Risk factors, Complications and more.
Get the Facts
According to the CDC in 2014 there were 644 cases of measles the highest since year 2000
At the end of December 2014, 59 cases of measles was linked to an outbreak at a Disney amusement park in California. January 1st – 30th of this year 2015, there have been 102 cases of measles reported in 14 states with many of those people who got the measles not being vaccinated.
Read the article at CNN.com for history of Measles in the US going back to when the vaccine came out in 1963 and what is happening today.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe in vaccinations? Add your comments below…
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