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Oct 13

As said earlier, those reports of autism has not been proven so, rest assured that it is safe to go ahead with the vacine.

They have done a lot of research on the combined MMR vacines so , it is safe-lah! After all, isn’t it better? The kids don’t have to suffer 3X!

Yes, when we were young , measles, mumps etc is the common childhood disease but today, we have the option of immunisation in the form of vacines and these disease may cause serious problems . Sure, even after vacines, kids may still get it, but if they do, at least it won’t be serious. In our goverment effort to get rid of this disease, goverment hospitals is now giving free MMR jab these days. Yeah! I think we should follows every shot recommended by the hospital

Luckily, chicken pox is a once in a life-time thing. Otherwise, I don’t think I can go through another one again ever! I got the virus 4 months after I delivered J Y. (Two months before that, I got an appendicitis operation)….It was terrible…I got fever for two days before dh discover some red ‘benjol’ spots on my body. I have to leave JY at my mom’s place for 2 weeks plus….it’s like the saddest days of my life. I cried for a few days because I missed my baby so much and also because of the persistent headaches that occured. I also looked the ugliest at that time….My face hit the worst…Every one day is like forever…sometimes, I so tak sabar-sabar towards the end , I start to ‘kopek’ the dried crust. So, I really don’t want my children to go through such a terrible ordeal…. definetely not at my age lar. I heard younger children will go through easier period with this virus, that’s why dh also thinks no need to go for the chicken pox jab yet. But I think I will still send JY for the immunisation.
I’m a Kiasu mom, but I think I will have no qualms in having my son vaccinated when he is due for the MMR jab.

As there is no scientific evidence, which supports the correlation between MMR vaccine and autism. The MMR vaccine, just like any other immunization shots is administered to prevent children from being exposed to potentially deadly and serious diseases.

If we choose not to give our child the MMR jab, that would make him more susceptible to measles. Measles outbreak have recently been found occurring in the UK and Germany following an increase in the number of parents who chose not to give their children the MMR vaccine. Discontinuing a vaccine program based on unproven theories would not be in anyone’s best interest I believe. Splitting the vaccine into three doses would mean more discomfort for the children too.

Just imagine if the rubella vaccine was to be delayed, approximately 4 million children would be vulnerable to rubella for an additional 6 to 12 months. This would potentially allow congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) to occur through transmission of rubella from infected children to pregnant women. Ironically, infection of pregnant woman with “wild” rubella virus is one of the few known causes of autism. Thus, by preventing rubella infection of pregnant women, MMR vaccine also prevents autism.