The MMR vaccine and why it should be avoided:
Two doses of the MMR vaccine is recommended for children, given at 12–15 months and 4–6 years old.
MMR is a Trivalent vaccine, meaning that it contains 3 separate antigens that your body must respond to at the same time, to develop immunity. It stands for Mumps, Measles and Rubella.
Drug maker, Merck, holds a patent on this combination. The vaccines are not typically available individually unless your doctor special orders them separately.
Measles symptoms – Fever, cough, runny nose, red/watery eyes, rash. Symptoms last 1-2 weeks.
Severe measles and measles related deaths are more likely to occur in populations with high levels of malnutrition and lack of adequate health care. More than 95% of measles deaths occur in countries with low per capita incomes and weak health infrastructures.
People with chronic health conditions and young children with insufficient Vitamin A are more susceptible to complications. The World Health Organization states that children should receive 2 doses of Vitamin A supplements 24 hours apart. This
has been shown to reduce the number of deaths by 50%.
Severe complications from measles can be avoided through supportive care that ensures good nutrition, adequate fluid intake and antibiotics to treat any secondary infections.
There are approximately 191 measles cases per year in the US. There has not been a death from measles in the US, not linked to an underlying disease, since 2003.
All measles strains within the vaccine (e.g. Moraten, Edmonston-Zagreb) are genotype A. The most recent Disneyland measles outbreak was from genotype B3, which means the vaccine may not protect you. The following 19 genotypes have been detected since 1990, and are not included in the MMR: B2, B3, C1, C2, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D11, G2, G3, H1, H2.
Although sera from vaccinated individuals neutralize all the clades, the efficacy varies from clade to clade. It may be said that the level of protection offered by this vaccine varies from genotype to genotype.”
Further, they stated that “The present vaccine does not offer complete protection assurance and the limitations are evident now. Newer strains show epitopes that are not shared by vaccine strains. Variations in the efficacy of neutralization in the vaccinated individuals against wild MeV has been reported.”
Mumps symptoms – Fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen glands in the cheeks and neck. Symptoms typically last 1 week.
The illness is usually mild in children, but can lead to complications in adults.
There are approximately 1000 mumps cases per year in the US. Death from mumps is exceedingly rare and there are no statistics of death in the United States, nor any deaths from recent global outbreaks.
Rubella Symptoms – fever, sore throat, rash, headache, eye irritation. Adults may develop
arthritis or painful joints. Symptoms typically last 1 week, up to 2 weeks for adults.
The illness is usually mild in children, with 50% of infections being completely symptomless.
Women in the first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to experience complications.
There have been less than 11 cases of rubella in the US per year.
Each of these illnesses is mild in children, and more complicated in adults, which is why it is better to obtain the illness as a child and develop natural, lifelong immunity.
Research has found that the natural measles virus is actually protective against certain types of cancer, and is being used in cancer research today.
The MMR vaccine can protect children and adults from getting these illnesses, but is not a guarantee of immunity. The measles component has, at least, a 15% failure rate. We do not know the true failure rate of the mumps component due to the following allegations:
Court Case: United States v. Merck & Co., stems from claims by two former Merck scientists that Merck fraudulently misled the government and omitted, concealed, and adulterated information regarding the efficacy of its mumps vaccine in violation of the
FCA [False Claims Act]. The company is said to have used antibodies from rabbit blood to claim the 95% efficacy rate.
The MMR is a live virus vaccine. There is a chance, and has been many documented cases, where a person develops one of the diseases from which they were vaccinated. In addition, the live virus can be found in the bodily fluids of the vaccinated individual
for several weeks. It is possible that the virus can “shed” from these individuals, transmit the disease and infect others.
MMR Ingredients: Amino Acid, Bovine Albumin or serum (cow blood), Chick Embryo Fibroblasts (chicken fetus), Human Serum Albumin (blood), Gelatin (pork), RA-273, WI-38 (Aborted Fetal Cells), Glutamate, Neomycin (antibiotic), Phosphate Buffers, Sorbitol,
Some complications from the MMR vaccine include: Diabetes, Anaphylactic reactions (typically from exposure to neomycin, egg, gelatin), Arthritis, Encephalitis (brain swelling), Seizures, Seizure Disorder, Deafness, Coma, permanent brain damage and
This vaccine has not been studied for carcinogenic or mutagenic effects (cancer or DNA issues).