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MMR vaccination: Is it good for your child?

Updated on August 29, 2017

MMR vaccination, among the varied types, is a universal requirement for all children. But is it really necessary?

It’s necessary to be aware of what’s going to be injected into your kids.

MMR is an immunization vaccine meant to prevent Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Rubella is popularly known as the German measles. Most doctors strongly recommend that children under their practice should get an MMR shot. Their reason: measles is a deadly disease. In some regions, parents opting to skip it are even accused of “signing the death certificate” of the young.

Personal MMR vaccination experience

Measles, mumps, rubella (German measles). I experienced all these infections when I was young. One at a time. And these happened after I was vaccinated with MMR!

Weeks after my immunization, I contracted measles, my mother told me so. My mom and dad had a serious discussion about why I contracted the infection when I was supposed to be immune from measles. They brought me to the doctor and they were advised, as my mother told me, that it was just a “normal reaction”. And that it would be gone sooner. True to her word, I got back to good health after a few days.

But what I didn’t understand is why I got infected with mumps within the period when I was still supposed to be immune? I had it a couple months after I had measles, according to my mom.

In 2014, I contracted the German measles. I’m already an adult and have not had a rubella shot since my immunization during my childhood. And I suppose the MMR vaccine I had had long expired.

Wonderfully, I survived all the three infections. Is it by the grace of God? Perhaps! And I’m grateful to my Creator that I can give my testimony. That measles is NOT fatal, at all!

It pays to be well-informed

I’m writing this because I want the truth to come out. Many doctors and other health officials propagate that measles, in particular, is a deadly disease. And that, those non-immunized children, could spread the disease among the vaccinated ones. It is not true. I know many children who survived the infections without having been exposed to the vaccines.

Let me clarify myself here. I am not an anti-vaccination altogether. And I’m not trying to convince parents to forego all immunization on their kids. Rather, I want each parent to make an informed decision on the matter. Do your research first. Read and ask around before deciding whether or not MMR vaccination is good for your child.

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