Individuals who are against vaccination contend that if there is an outbreak of measles in your area, give your child approximately 10,000 IU of Mycel vitamin A drops in juice for five days (or a single dose of 200,000 IU of vitamin A orally for children over one year of age, and 100,000 IU in a single dose for children six months to one year of age). That way, if he contracts measles, it will likely be a milder case, and he will have lifetime immunity. But supporters of vaccination ask, Why play Russian roulette with your child's life? In a recent U.S. outbreak among unvaccinated children, several died, and several suffered permanent brain dysfunction.
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