LostTrust: What your Doctor will not tell you about the risk of the MMR Vaccine

Do you think that babies in different countries have different abilities to withstand the challenge of being injected with live viruses or to withstand the excipients included in vaccines?

How can you trust the medical establishment, when you see the discrepancies between different immunization recommendation?
This is what causes #LostTrust

Here’s an Example:

According to the CDC, if you have a parent, brother, or sister with a history of immune system problems. you should not take the MMR vaccine. However, the vaccine insert prepared by Merck, the MMR vaccine is still recommend in this case. (As a result , in the US, and  in  other countries, including Canada, Australia and U.K – MMR is still recommended  and given to family members of those with immune-system problems.)

Details of recommendations and links to official sites:

People in the U.K. seem to believe they are the most resilient
The site linked suggests that MMR is only contra-indicated for people who are clinically immuno-suppressed. This includes babies whose mothers have had immuno-suppressive treatment while they were pregnant or breastfeeding.

According to this page of the NHS, the only risk is  1 month before getting pregnant

But, if you keep researching, you will find out that:

Canadian are very resilient according to Health Canada

In the U.S. According to the National Vaccine Information Center

  • Persons who have experienced a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to an MMR vaccine component, including gelatin and neomycin,should generally not be vaccinated with MMR.
  • Pregnant women should not receive this vaccine, as well as women seeking to become pregnant should avoid become pregnant for 4 weeks subsequent to MMR vaccination.
  • Because case reports have linked measles vaccine to deaths in severely immunocompromised individuals, these persons should not be given MMR either.
  • Individuals with febrile respiratory illness or other active febrile infection should avoid MMR vaccine.
  • In general, persons receiving large daily doses of corticosteroids for 14 days or more should not get MMR vaccine. MMR and other measles-containing vaccines are not recommended for HIV-infected persons with evidence of severe immunosuppression.

However the CDC in the U.S. has a larger list

In Australia

You can still, get the vaccine but you have to notify your physician, it is really up to him to decide.

  • aren’t feeling well (for example you have the flu)
  • have any severe allergies (such as antibiotics, latex, gelatine)
  • are pregnant or plan to be pregnant in the next 2 months
  • have received another live vaccination in the last month
  • have received blood, blood products or immunoglobulin in the last 3 months
  • have a disease (for example HIV/AIDS or cancer) or having treatment that lowers immunity.
  • To prevent any possible harm to your baby, you shouldn’t have an MMR vaccination if you are thinking of becoming pregnant. You should also wait 2 months after having MMR vaccination before becoming pregnant.

So like anything else, geography matters. Do your own research.

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