Reasons for NOT vaccinating your child

Now consider some of the reasons for NOT vaccinating your child

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Reasons against MMR vaccination

Very important
to me

Slightly important
to me

Not important
to me

My child may have some localised swelling where they received the injection, have a non-infectious rash, mild cold and flu-like symptoms or a fever 7 to 12 days after the vaccination.




My child may be 1 in 1 million children who experience a serious complication such as a severe allergic reaction or encephalitis.




If my child experiences a severe complication I may feel guilty or responsible because I had them vaccinated.




If I choose to vaccinate my child I may feel uncomfortable if my friends, family or members in my community strongly disagree with my choice.




Any other reason for not having your child vaccinated with MMR that has not been listed?




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