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Merck Says All or Nothing for MMR Vaccine

Merck Says All or Nothing for MMR Vaccine

MMR All Or Nothing Says Merck

MMR All Or Nothing Says Merck

We do not vaccinate at all because I do not believe that injecting toxins, preservatives and chemicals into a tiny child is the recipe for a robust immune system that can fight disease on its own.

(I also think the vaccines cause the diseases they are meant to prevent and that the side effects and risks are worse than the diseases themselves.)

Needless to say, many parents take a middle of the road approach and adjust the current recommend vaccine schedule to something a little slower, a little saner and a little more spread out. One of the biggest targets of selective or delayed vaccinations has been the controversial MMR vaccine which many parents claim injured their child irreparably.

Up until now, parents have been able to elect to have the vaccine administered in separate components over a longer period of time since nobody knows exactly what is causing the injury and some experts suspect that it is the combination of three vaccines in one (plus all the toxins, chemicals, heavy metals and preservatives) that assault the tiny system and cause permanent injury.

In the middle of the controversy and the increased number of parents who are delaying vaccinations, adjusting vaccine schedules or simply foregoing vaccines altogether, Merck decided to stop manufacturing the individual components of the MMR vaccine. Apparently they are not planning on manufacturing the individual vaccinations again until 2011.

You can sign the petition, “Moms for Separated MMR Vaccines” to make your voice known if you think this is a load of crap (like I do). The prewritten personal statement in the petition includes:

“I am extremely troubled, disappointed and angry at Merck’s decision to discontinue production and sales of the monovalent measles (Attenuvax) and mumps (Mumpsvax) vaccines. It seems that the logic behind such a move is based on simple profitability concerns.

I am asking Merck to revoke their decision right now, not 2011 when they will supposedly begin manufacturing the monovalents again. There has been no medical studies proving that separation causes more harm than the combined doses. There are however thousands of parents who claim harm from the combined dose.

Parents make choices to protect their children and having an “all or nothing” choice is none at all.”

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Sheryl is the CEO/President of A Much Better Way LLC and the natural family living superstore, Betterra.com. Sheryl blogs for fun about ecommerce, eco and kid friendly travel, attachment parenting and anything else that she finds fascinating.


  1. Peter Timmins · June 10, 2009 Reply

    You are a deeply ignorant person, who would do better by children by gaining a basic education before holding forth.

  2. Sheryl · June 10, 2009 Reply

    Dear Peter Timmins,
    I am not calling you names based on your vaccination beliefs. Feel free to come back and comment if you have something useful to add to the discussion.

  3. Amanda · June 15, 2009 Reply


    I just started reading your blog and am very interested in reading more. I babywear, breastfed DD until she was 2, co-sleep (bed share), buy local/organic, etc, etc, etc.

    On vaccinations, though, I listen to my pediatrician who says that there are no medical facts to prove that vaccinations cause disease or autism. I did delay/alternate DD’s vaccination schedule ONLY because she has strong reactions of fatigue. She has not yet received MMR, but she will. Chicken pox I am holding out until right before kindergarten.

    My question to you is, will you be homeschooling?


  4. Florida Web Design · June 15, 2009 Reply

    I am planning to delay mmr vaccine for my baby until she turns at least 2. Is this a good idea?

  5. Sheryl · June 15, 2009 Reply

    Dear Amanda,

    There are also no scientific facts to prove that vaccinations do NOT cause autism. I am MUCH more afraid of the vaccines themselves than the diseases they allegedly prevent.

  6. Nicole · June 24, 2009 Reply

    What you have shared on this post is really helpful. People will now have an idea about the MMR vaccine. Whatever side they may be, whether they agree to MMR vaccine or not, the good thing is that you have shared your idea here. Thanks for sharing a very nice post :wink:

  7. Ema Nymton · August 30, 2009 Reply

    You have got to be one of the dumbest people I have ever had the displeasure of encountering.

  8. Sheryl · August 31, 2009 Reply

    Dear Ema Nymton,

    Merck fan, huh? :)

  9. Jennifer · September 3, 2009 Reply

    Check this out….


    She’s not the only person concerned for her childs health and who is unwilling to be a sheep.

  10. Jessica Taylor · April 29, 2010 Reply

    I got mumps last year and it was really very painful. I have to take some pain killers to ease the pain. ‘;

  11. Skye Hussain · May 11, 2010 Reply

    Chicken pox is one hell of a nasty disease, it ruined my flawless skin a couple of years ago.*.`

  12. David Harris · May 11, 2010 Reply

    Chicken pox is one hell of a nasty disease, it ruined my flawless skin a couple of years ago.~’~

  13. Daycare Design · June 21, 2010 Reply

    The design of clinics into daycares has become more and more popular. Clean and controlled centers to administer these type of shots ans also to separate those kids that become infected until they can be picked up. These rooms should always have their own ventilation system.
    Orlando Lamas

  14. Joel@hgh · July 4, 2010 Reply


    Do you mean MMR vaccine is not safe at all? That’s nasty fact i think.

  15. james@stone tiles · July 23, 2010 Reply

    Do you not allow your girls to have any vaccinations. What about Rubella to prevent German measles when pregnant causing severe problems to the baby, maybe even death?

  16. registered nurse staffing · July 26, 2010 Reply

    well, I wouldn’t beleive everything Merck says… :???:

  17. marriane@babyplaymatsstore · August 3, 2010 Reply

    I read you blog and it makes sense. I am worried on having vaccination to my little ones because me, when I was a child I am scared of the doctors because the vaccination. Vaccination can also give trauma situation to a child.

  18. amna@Childcare in Eastbourne · August 9, 2010 Reply

    :shock: this is totally new to me! but i think parents should be given the right to decide when they want their child to be vaccinated, though the hospital outlines the schedule for us but we should have the right to decide what kind of drug we want our child to administer.

  19. Madison Brown · August 12, 2010 Reply

    Chicken Pox can cause massive scarring of the skin that may not clear, that’s bad’*-

  20. Kim · September 15, 2010 Reply

    not vaccinating is fine as long as you do not have the nerve to take my child’s life into your hands by sending your children to daycare or school or ANYWHERE. You are relying on the masses who do get vaccinated to hopefully protect your child from getting one of the diseases.
    If there were massive outbreaks of Measles, Mumps, or Rubella, I bet you would get your child vaccinated. My friend in high school died from the Measles, (her parents did not vaccinate). It is sickening to see some people in this country shun what so many other people in developing nations could only hope to have access to.

  21. Melany Vasquez · September 23, 2010 Reply

    MMR vaccine is considered to be a healthy vaccine because you will be able to prevent the occurrence of different diseases.

  22. Lynwood Zimba · October 4, 2010 Reply

    Great site! I come here all of the time! Keep up the great work!

  23. Jack Carter · October 5, 2010 Reply

    mumps is so damn painfull that i don’t wanna hear about :”

  24. Encryption Softwares  · October 18, 2010 Reply

    chicken pox is nasty, it can leave blisters on your skin;:,

  25. Melatonin Supplement  · October 20, 2010 Reply

    mumps do really suck, it hurts so much .:;

  26. Breakfast Nook · · November 8, 2010 Reply

    mumps infected me last month and this is a very painful disease, my jawline were all swollen ::

  27. sleeping pills · November 18, 2010 Reply

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  28. Rotary Mens Watch · January 19, 2011 Reply

    Yeah.. What you told here I s right only lol! But have you ever thought of parent’s dilemma? If they do not vaccinate their children and if the children get a disease like polio, they face a lifetime of grief and guilt ri8?. There are legal issues that can also accrue. The state may take charge of the children and the parents can face imprisonment in some countries. Do you have any say on that now? Ty.

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