Thursday, March 12, 2009

Please Call Merck & Ask Them to Continue Making the MMR in Separate Doses

If possible, I would really appreciate it if you could call Merck and request that they resume manufacturing the single dose vials of the MMR(Measles,Mumps, Rubella). The number is (800) 672-6372, then press prompt 2 and then prompt 3. I had to go through the automated thing a couple of times b/c it asked me to push zero. Hang with it. I did eventually get a live person and share my concerns.

Merck is taking calls from consumers and will be evaluating the consumerdemand before making a decision to continue making single dose vials so, ifpossible, PLEASE call. You can just say that you would like to have the optionto have the individual vaccinations. Among other reasons, some people areimmune to two of the three (determined by a titer blood test), so getting a3-in-1 MMR is overkill. Other people want to space out their kids' vaccines. Unfortunately, a large number of children respond to the MMR with a regression into Autism. Separating this vaccine by months or years tends to reduce that effect. Thanks in advance.

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