... It is something you really have to research and think hard about. Trust your instincts. I do not want to advise you on a very important decision such as this. I am sorry for your loss.
If it happened to me, I would not risk it with my other children since there is a known risk factor (sensitivity of reaction to vaccines), but that is what I would do. (2 replies)
... Hello -
Today I went to my county health department to receive 1 MMR shot (which is my 2nd, first was done in 1991) and a Meningococcal shot, which are both required for my current school. After approximately 2 minutes of receiving the shot I was waiting at the counter to pay - and all of the sudden I felt extremely dizzy and asked the clerk if it is normal for me to feel... (2 replies)
... I had MMR 5 days ago and the day after which,I developed fever. Up to now, the 5th day, I am having febrile episodes. ... (3 replies)
... Sounds like a textbook case of a vasovagal response... put plainly, you got a shot and you had a fainting response (whether you actually laid yourself out or not). It happens without warning, and can happen to anyone (even if it happens only once). (2 replies)
... I guess if you're terrified of needles, its hard not to be tense when its coming at you, but a tense muscle will definately make the shot hurt more and longer. ... (5 replies)
... the babys first shots are the HEPB shot and the MMR and they are given at the same time which is bad becouse the HEPB does still contain some mercury and the MMR contains live viruses. so your getting two horriable things at one time our babies are to young to be given shots with live viruses. ... (11 replies)
... e, because if something happens, we'll always blame ourselves anyway. If I didn't vaccinate and he got something, I'd want to die and if I vaccinated when my gut reaction told me not to and something happened, same result. It's just going to be a struggle either way. ... (22 replies)
... Just to clarify - I am pro-vaccination. I am up-to-date on all my shots, and even though I don't have any kids, if I did I would make sure they get all their shots.
The risk of an adverse reaction (type 1 hypersensitivity) is quite low. Usually if the patient is getting a certain shot for the first time (first flu shot, or first battery of vaccinations), I usually... (49 replies)