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Wake Forest mom says vaccinations not a ‘one size fits all’ issue after son has serious reaction

May 7, 2019

A Wake Forest mother wants to get her child vaccinated, but says a horrible skin reaction to a vaccine when her son was 2-months-old has stopped her from doing so.

Nuah Moujeahid is not even 2 years old, but he has suffered from severe skin allergies from a very young age.

He is allergic to eggs, and his mother, Angel Moujeahid, thinks vaccines also contribute to these skin reactions.

“It’s not a black and white issue and everything is not one size fits all. Was in my household alone we all can’t eat the same food on the table,” she said.

Some parents raise an eyebrow at her decision and some doctors have refused to treat her family.

Right now, there’s a lot of attention being put on vaccinations with the nationwide measles outbreak. Still, Moujeahid says it’s not worth it if her kid has horrible skin rashes.

“You have to be very careful because people get very angry or scared, there’s a lot of people don’t understand,” Moujeahid said.

Dr. Allen Mask said people run a major risk if you decide not to vaccinate.

“I think the question is, talk with your pediatrician, what does your pediatrician do for his or her kid. That’s always a safe bet,” he said.

Dr. Mask says specifically, egg allergies are among the top five food allergens and most kids will grow out of it.

Moujeahid is hoping her son does just that.

According to Dr. Mask the first dose of the measles vaccine is given at 12 to 15 months and the second at age 4 to 6.

Dr. Mask warns the measles could come to North Carolina and kids should be as protected as possible.

“Be informed, but I think if you talk with the experts virtually all of them will say that their vaccinations are the wave of the future and we have no choice if you want to protect our kids,” he said.

Moujeahid said her other kids are vaccinated.