My husband and I decided against vaccinating our son. Anyone out there share this view??

Janessa - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 137 moms have responded )

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My husband and I decided against vaccinating our 2 month old son. We prayed about it after reading article after article and books on the topic. I believe that vaccines our linked to a number of health problems in children and adults. Is there anyone else out there that shares this view??

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Donna - posted on 09/16/2010

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absolutly not. excuse me for being so nasty but HELLO small pox. yur child can still get it. All of thoes diseases that they make vaccenes for are still out there. What would you do if yur kid cut himself on a rusted nail at a friends house and got horribly sick b/c you chose not to vaccinate yur kid.

Tiffany - posted on 09/16/2010

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Vaccinating your child is basically one big CHANCE. If you don't vaccinate you have the what-if your child gets what it is you are vaccinating against. If you do, you have the what-if it IS possibly related to autism and whatever else related to them and they get it. Basically, I chose to vaccinate my son. I could research all I wanted but there is NO definite proof out there relating autism to vaccinations. Everything is bias and I HATE that. You see different horrible cases from either side-vaccinated or unvaccinated. Here I am vaccinating my child and suddenly he starts imitating his cousin by spinning in circles or his love for wheels and I'm literally freaking out about autism when this is a completely natural little boy (or even girl) behavior! It gets to be a bit ridiculous after awhile. I don't frown upon your choice at all. Everyone has their own choice=)

Hannah - posted on 09/14/2010

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well me and my husband reli lookd into vacinations and my husband studys alot on the subject also prayed as well ad we decided against vacinating our son he is 8 mnths old neva gets sick and is such a hapy kid we did wat we thort was right i have a friend tht decidednot to as well and her daughter is 14 now she said tht she noticed tht her daughter was always alot healther then most kids tht have been vacenated she neva gets sick reli either. also we have noticed the same we have a friend and her son boarding with us her son is 1 and got vacenated and the kids share a room the hole time we have been here her son gets sick almost evry other week while ours is neva sick apart from once and it was only for 2 days thn he got beter and im not getn at ne1 i just think its evry1s right to choose to or not for those tht do thts fine it wat u thnk is best but for those tht dnt we think its best as my plunket lady said ur damd if you do and your damd if you dnt.

Sarah - posted on 01/02/2010

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I must disagree with the lapse of vaccinations, My son who is now 8 mths old nearly died at 2 weeks old from Whooping Cough, im a firm believer in vaccinations but he was too young at teh time to be vaccinated. This is a disease that can be stopped by something as simple as a needle. he spent 6 weeks on life support and has since had many other related health issues, His life will never be the same, he may never be able to work, all thanks to those who refuse to vaccinate allowing the disease to spread. its not only for the protection of your children but others also.

Erica - posted on 12/26/2009

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i agree with you. although, i chose to get my children vaccinated against the major diseases. with things like the flu's, and chicken pox, i don't do it. shoot! we need some God given immunity, not always the kind from a shot! though, if something does happen and your son needs to go to public school, he may not be able to attend w/o some vaccinations. it's so crazy! we're supposed to have all of the freedoms as US citizens but they don't give us choices about our own and our children's health.

Lise - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Stephanie:

my 4 months old daughter is vaccinated and i never thought twice about it the pros out way the cons to me i would never put my baby at risk of getting something and dying from it when it could of been prevented.my daughter is a sickly baby even before she got her vaccines so i will be going ahead with all of them.i would rather risk her being autistic than being dead. a friend of mine son just got measles yes he was vaccinated but if he wasn't and got them they could of killed him so that has made my mind ill give my daughter her needles no matter what. i had all my needles as a baby so did my 2 siblings and we are all fine healthy and jolly so will be my kids


I'm glad you and your siblings are healthy.  I also had all of my shots, but the number of vaccines given have over doubled since I was a baby.  That's why I have chosen to eliminate some (chicken pox, for example).

Lise - posted on 12/26/2009

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We are delaying most of the shots and avoiding the rest. My LO is 10 weeks old and hasn't had any shots.

Stephanie - posted on 12/26/2009

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my 4 months old daughter is vaccinated and i never thought twice about it the pros out way the cons to me i would never put my baby at risk of getting something and dying from it when it could of been prevented.my daughter is a sickly baby even before she got her vaccines so i will be going ahead with all of them.i would rather risk her being autistic than being dead. a friend of mine son just got measles yes he was vaccinated but if he wasn't and got them they could of killed him so that has made my mind ill give my daughter her needles no matter what. i had all my needles as a baby so did my 2 siblings and we are all fine healthy and jolly so will be my kids

Kristen - posted on 12/24/2009

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There are some interesting viewpoints here. My husband and I decided to wait until our daughter was two before (most likely) selectively vaccinating her. We still are not quite sure (more research to do - and we have family opposition). However, if people choose to vaccinate or not I think it should be the parent's prerogative - provided they do research. Blindly vaccinating (or not) is irresponsible. Research, ask questions, view all of the angles, THEN choose what is right for you and your family.

I also noticed that there were several comments about homeschooling (particularly one or two about children not being socialized.) I don't know how familiar everyone is with homeschooling, but the majority of homeschool families have groups and classes that their children attend with other homeschoolers in their age range. I was homeschooled from 6th grade through high school and I wish my parents would have started earlier. My husband was also homeschooled, and we are both happy, functional, socially aware adults. Some kids don't do as well with homeschooling due to personality or what not, but I loved it, and I hope our children will love it as well. Where we live (Wichita, KS) there are several HUGE homeschool groups with several HUNDRED families each. If you know how to connect there are lots of ways to get your kids involved with other kids!
(So sorry, didn't mean to get up on the soapbox!)

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although you can still get the measles being vaccinated- you only get a mild form and will not die from it, if you are not vaccinated you may very well die from the case of measles you contract. my friends little girl was 2 when she got the measles- a mild form due to the fact that she had been vaccinated. even though you have choosen to homeschool your child- they will still walk down the street or play in a park, they still may very well put the rest of the children at risk or be at risk themselves. it is your choice as a parent but i do along with many believe the pro's outweigh the cons.

Laura - posted on 10/10/2009

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Quoting Jackie:

I just have a couple of thoughts for you. First one being if it wasn't for those vaccinations we would still be dying by the 1000s from small pox. My second point well its more of personal experience that you may not have thought of... your unvaccinated child is actually putting the rest of the world at risk. My grandmother was at her doctors office for a prenatal appointment when a mother brought in her child who did not have their MMR shot. This child was ill with german measles and passed them on to my pregnant grandmother. Thankfully she didn't loose my aunt or die herself but my aunt was born 100% deaf due to the infection from German Measles. Her disabilities could have been much worse and plenty of people are disabled due to their mothers getting German measles while pregnant. So much so in Ontario Canada if you have a baby and don't have the antibodies they won't release you until you get a MMR booster. My husbands older sister was lost during pregnancy due to German measles. Its amazing what those mild childhood diseases can do to others when a child isn't vaccinated. Just some food for thought.


I personally don't believe we need to innoculate our babies with all the diseases that are out there.  But if you aren't going to vaccinate, you are the ones that have to be more careful, you take the risks.  You can't blame the child if someone else gets sick with the measles or mumps.  Obviously, they were vaccinated either otherwise they wouldn't get sick!  So take your diligence to read about things going around, watch your child carefully, and don't expose them to dangerous illness that other kids have.  For those of you who do vaccinate, what do you have to worry about?  Except for all the toxins and preservatives that are in vaccines.


 

Meagan - posted on 10/08/2009

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Quoting Krista:

Also, look into the use of aborted babies in the development of vaccaines. It is happening and has been happening for decades. One vaccine has been made for 30 years using the same aborted baby who has been "on ice". Really.


I had no clue this was going on.  I looked it up and sure enough you were right.  My husband and I had decided to start our son's vaccinations at 18 months and giving the measles vaccination as a separate vaccine.  I am stunned at this new information.  Thank you for providing it.

Meagan - posted on 10/08/2009

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Quoting Krista:

Also, look into the use of aborted babies in the development of vaccaines. It is happening and has been happening for decades. One vaccine has been made for 30 years using the same aborted baby who has been "on ice". Really.


I had no clue this was going on.  I looked it up and sure enough you were right.  My husband and I had decided to start our son's vaccinations at 18 months and giving the measles vaccination as a separate vaccine.  I am stunned at this new information.  Thank you for providing it.

Brandy - posted on 10/08/2009

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My problem is this, you are told you have to vaccinate but then they make you sign a waiver that says your at fault so either way your at fault.
My second problem, all these vaccines haven't been tested in the combos that they are given.
My third problem, the vaccine they give your 8 week old is the same they give you as an adult for a booster.
My forth problem, the rise in childhood illnesses and diseases.
My fifth problem, all the added ingredients. Dr. Mercola has a form on his web site you can print off and give to your Dr to sign if you can get him to sign it.
Also my brother-in-law is a family Dr. in Wisconsin and he eased my husbands mind by recommending we only get the vaccines that we got as a child. You will be shocked to see the difference in the schedules. My son is 15 months old and will be receiving his Polio vaccine from a single dose mercury free vile. This is his first shot and I am only doing it because I have to HONOR my husbands wishes. I have done my research I just wish other people would do theirs.

Robin - posted on 10/06/2009

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Quoting brandy:

From past experiences with this issue, I personally vote for vaccinations. There have been a number of illness that unvaccinated children have gotten that have been life threating to the child. I also feel that homeschooling a child isn't the best idea because the child will not learn to interact with other children and understand the importance of socializing with children in his age range. There are hundreds of parents that chose not to vaccinate. I personally isn'tone of them.



I personally disagree with the homeschooling aspect, Have you ever even known a home schooled child? My little brothers who are yes 10 and 6 have both been homeschooled and are GREAT kids who are VERY social, there are other ways to socialize them!



I have also known TONS of people who are homeschooled and honestly they always seem the most well behaved and well adjusted adults who are the most polite,



But that has been my personal experience, I think it is all in how it is done!

Robin - posted on 10/06/2009

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I have had my son vaccinated for the normal shots but we decided against the flu and swine flu shots, they can be more harmful than good, we keep very sanitary and I RARELY have ever been sick with that kind of illness in my life and my son at 10 mo old now has NEVER been sick with anything AT ALL.



however I might choose to do so when he starts going to school and is contact with much more.



I think its a personal choice and do what you think is best for your child. It sounds like you are making an informed descision based on research that you have both done, and I think that is wise!

Dana - posted on 10/05/2009

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I have given my 11 month old all his vaccines he has need so far, and he is going next week for his first flu shot. I feel that the pros for the vaccines override the cons.

Melinda - posted on 10/05/2009

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Elizabeth, for the time-being, this is still a free country and the welfare of a child is up to their parent. It's their choice to make, and if you ask for it to be any different - even out of fear - then you're asking for socialist country, which I guarantee is not something you want. The vaccines have been altered in the last 24 years, you don't have to take my word for it, you can find vaccination books at any bookstore and do the research yourself. You don't have to like the choices others make, but you do need to respect them and whether kids are vaccinated or not, there's always risk that they will get sick but I really and sincerely hope that you can show compassion when something terrible like that happens, regardless of who it happened to. I may not believe in vaccination, but if you came on here and stated your child was sick or your child had died for ANY reason, I'd mourn with you, I'd pray for you and your family, and I would try to help in whatever way possible. Don't harden your heart where you can't feel the pain of others, even if you think they deserve it to a degree - ALL people deserve compassion and support and freedom. Don't you realize that if the government made it mandatory to get vaccines, that it's never going to be enough - they'll soon make things mandatory that you're against as well. It's not about the choice itself, it's about having the freedom to make it and people that live in fear are the ones who seem to be asking for their freedoms to be taken away, without even realizing it. History repeats itself, read up on what happened to people who believed in freedom in the U.S.S.R. back in the 1960's, read about their lives at that time. I realize that we aren't in this exact situation yet, but we ARE heading in that direction and it's only a matter of time, there's already many similarities. And I don't know what faith you are or if you have one, but if you do, you can pray for safety and health over your child and if they do get sick, you can pray that they be healed. And to address your first paragraph, if you're in a doctor's office, that means your child is probably already sick - which means 'compromised' and going from home to the doctor's office...your child probably came in contact with MILLIONS of germs and most people don't come out with "Hi, how are you? By the way, I don't vaccinate my child." and I doubt if you'll greet them with a "Hey, how's it going? Do you vaccinate your children?" while waiting in the waiting room. There would be no way you could prove it to be anybody's fault, in this situation, that your kid got sick and it definitely doesn't give you the right to falsely accuse another parent with another sick child in the doctor's office and go so far as to take their home and everything they've ever worked for away from them. How would you feel if someone not believing in vaccinations tried to pull that stunt on your family and tried to blame you and your kid for theirs being sick? It's pointless and dumb and frankly, down right hateful. I realize your emotions were probably raging after reading some prior comments and you might've been too angry to think all this through thoroughly, so I'm going to give you the benefit-of-the-doubt that you are really not the type of person you've portrayed yourself to be in the above statement.

Sara - posted on 10/05/2009

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Elizabeth, there are many more parents in the US who have children with neurological disorders than there are parents whoiern have died from the many diseases which vaccines claim to prevent. Chemical agents (which Janessa has already touched on) present int the vaccines pose a much more serious threat to a child than the agents of many diseases. The CDC had to mandate a few years ago that the mercury content of typical vaccines be lowered because there were more and more cases of neurological disorders becoming apparent in young children.

Many children in Africa are dying from disease not solely because a lack of vaccines, but because of a lack of proper hygiene and medical care.

There are many statistics out there that claim the rate of disease has gone down since the introduction of vaccinations... but look at our medical field back then, and look at the norm of public and personal hygiene. There weren't always literary demands to wash your hands, doctors or nurses smoked in the hospitals, etc. Even when someone does contract a serious disease today, it is less serious beause there are many medical interventions that can be taken... things as simple as an inflammatory treatment can make the disease a lot more bearable, and short-lived.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/04/2009

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If I take my child to the doctor and some parent brings in their unvaccinated child,who is sick with a disease that could have been prevented,and my child gets this disease cause he's not old enough for that vaccine, then that parent better have the best damn lawyer in the US cause I will sue those parents for all their worth!!!

And I was vaccinated when I was a baby and I'm 24 now and have maybe been sick a handful of times...I can count them on my one hand!!!!! So putting sickness and vaccination together is stupid!!! I know a person who hasn't vaccinated her son an he's in and out of the E.R. almost every month!!! When your child contracts polio and dies, you can blame yourself and carry the burden of it the rest of your life...and when your sick child infects newborns and they die,you can also carry that burden too

parents won't vaccinate their children but if ya travel out of te country would you not get the recommended shots?? I want these parents to go to Africa and see all those children that die due to disease that could be prevented with a vaccine!!! And these parents that don't vaccinate their children still go get a flys shot or a Tetnus shot and even their Hepatits shots...why get these if your not going to protect their children!!!!

Melinda - posted on 10/04/2009

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Hi Melissa - My husband and I opted not to get my daughter vaccinated and she is literally the HEALTHIEST child I've ever met and I work with kids for a living. She's had 2 colds in 2 years - That's All! My friends' children, on the other hand, who have been vaccinated are ALWAYS sick...one week it's "the sniffles", next week it's "a bug", the next week it's "a cold/flu", etc etc Then they have to have antibiotics which gives them thrush so they stop the antibiotic only to go into a secondary infection since their immune systems was compromised by the medication - It's insane! I, too, have read about the ingredients in these vaccinations and there's no way that I'd voluntarily inject that crud into my child's veins. And I know many of you are saying 'oh I did it and my kids are just fine' - well that's great that they're fine, right now. Some children do have stronger immune systems that can fight off the viruses they're injecting but others don't and you don't really know which one your child is without injecting him/her...and I personally don't think it's worth risking. I "flat-lined" at one year old after they injected me with the DTP shot, I had to be resuscitated and I couldn't risk my daughter in that same way. Also, I have an old classmate right now who just received the 'Swine Flu Vaccine' who's laying in the ICU of a hospital suffering from Gullian Barre Syndrome which has left her paralyzed and though most people make a recovery from this - she'll have to go through lots of physical therapy and possibly surgery...and while she's trying to regain feeling from the neck down again let's think about her 2 year old son who now doesn't have much of a mommy and who knows how long it will take for him to have her back. By the way, the Swine Flu Vaccine was given out in the 1970's and was the cause of hundreds of people developing the Gullian Barre Syndrome. They say this one is more efficient but seriously, they've been "working on it" for what 4-5 months? Yet, after many decades they can't find a "cure" for cancer or AIDS? Really?! The fact is that as the parent of your child, it's your responsibility to do the research yourself so that you can make an appropriate decision for YOUR child...don't trust the media, friends, or even your doctor....this is your decision. I know that my husband and I made the right decision for our daughter and Melissa, though you might get a lot of negativity because of your decision, in the long-run you are doing your little one a favor so don't feel alone on this. :)

Elizabeth - posted on 10/04/2009

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I work in the medical field so I am pretty educated on vaccines, more than most people...what happens if ya delay the MMR or not get it at all and your child contracts either measles, mumps, or rubella, and dies....you have NO ONE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF for being stupid and not vaccinating...I rather take a small risk of my child developing autism, even though theres not 100% proof that its caused from vaccines, than have my child die....people have been getting the MMR vaccinations for how many years and just now parents decide to blame the vaccine for their children having autism...maybe some of those parents just wanted someone to blame! If ya dont want to vaccinate your child, maybe they should go check out other countries that dont vaccinate and see how many children die young!! Good luck to all those who dont vaccinate and their children die of those diseases...they will have no one to blame but themselves and I will enjoy my child who is vaccinated and healthy and living!

Sarah - posted on 10/04/2009

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Quoting Janessa:

My husband and I decided against vaccinating our son. Anyone out there share this view??

My husband and I decided against vaccinating our 2 month old son. We prayed about it after reading article after article and books on the topic. I believe that vaccines our linked to a number of health problems in children and adults. Is there anyone else out there that shares this view??



My son is also two months old and my husband and I have been doing our research for the last year on vaccinations.  At our doctor's appointment this past week, my doctor wanted to give my son his shots, but I refused.  After much careful thought, consideration and research, we have decided to delay some vaccinations and to not get some others.   I am also looking into getting vaccines separate, as opposed to these "cocktails" where they have 3 in 1.  From what we've been reading, the MMR vaccination has the strongest link  (not conclusive I know, but too many "coincidences" for my liking) to autism, but only in boys.   That will be one of the vaccinations that we will delay as long as possible and perhaps even visit a private clinic where they will give the shots as separate ones, not all together.  For those people who freak out at parents who do not vaccinate their children, I say go educate yourself before saying another word. 

Elizabeth - posted on 10/04/2009

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if you dont vaccinate and your child was to die from a disease, you have no one to blame but yourself!!!!!!!!!!!! Its stupid not to vaccinate and theres a reason those diseases dont exist anymore and thats because of vaccinations!!!! Parents are stupid for not vaccinating their children..its like your signing a death setence for your child! I am vaccinating my children because I dont want them dying from a disease that could have been prevented with a shot!

Kylee - posted on 10/04/2009

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Yes, they can attend school, you have to fill out a form that it is for religous reasons.

Kylee - posted on 10/04/2009

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We are doing the same. I have done a lot of research on this matter. I support you. High levels of mercury can cause autism and retardation. Especially the MMR vaccine at 18 months.

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Quoting Jackie:

I just have a couple of thoughts for you. First one being if it wasn't for those vaccinations we would still be dying by the 1000s from small pox. My second point well its more of personal experience that you may not have thought of... your unvaccinated child is actually putting the rest of the world at risk. My grandmother was at her doctors office for a prenatal appointment when a mother brought in her child who did not have their MMR shot. This child was ill with german measles and passed them on to my pregnant grandmother. Thankfully she didn't loose my aunt or die herself but my aunt was born 100% deaf due to the infection from German Measles. Her disabilities could have been much worse and plenty of people are disabled due to their mothers getting German measles while pregnant. So much so in Ontario Canada if you have a baby and don't have the antibodies they won't release you until you get a MMR booster. My husbands older sister was lost during pregnancy due to German measles. Its amazing what those mild childhood diseases can do to others when a child isn't vaccinated. Just some food for thought.



 



wasn't your grandmother still immune to german measles? I just had my second baby and here in germany (lol) they check the mothers on that and if not they get a refresher





 

Jenny - posted on 09/28/2009

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to be honest i believe in vacinations. i had both my children done and i know that in the uk because a wide number of people chose not to those certain diseases have increased in number. the small risk of complications are not as bad as the chance that my children are at risk of catching diseases that they could be safe against. its not just them your protecting its other children to. but thats just my opinion and i dont know anyone who hasnt had their children vaccinated.

Tarah - posted on 09/28/2009

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i will not give my kid the flu shot either.andi wont get it... took much crap in it and just not soething i was comfortable giving him

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Quoting Sarah:

I think vaccines are a personal thing all you can do is read the research and make your own decision using the knowledge you have at the time. My daughter has had some vaccinations and I have refused others this was based on the research available at the time to me. I am in the healthcare profession and have not made these decisions lightly. Some of the studies available do show some link to autism but have not been replicated to the same conditions to prove or disprove the findings. Noone has the right to say you are endangering your child by vaccinating or not vaccinating it is a personal choice to what you believe is the best for your child, I don't think there are any rights or wrongs in this field. So long as you have done the research and can hand on heart say your not jumping on a band wagon your decision is the right one for your family


I couldn't agree more!

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Quoting Kim:



Quoting Janessa:

My husband and I decided against vaccinating our son. Anyone out there share this view??

My husband and I decided against vaccinating our 2 month old son. We prayed about it after reading article after article and books on the topic. I believe that vaccines our linked to a number of health problems in children and adults. Is there anyone else out there that shares this view??






I do not share this view at all. Children who do not get vaccinated against diseases can cause other children to die who have not yet been vaccinated due to age. I believe this can happen with the measles. I am putting my child in a daycare when he turns one and the daycare has strict rules on vaccinations and will not allow children that do not have proof of being vaccinated to attend. I think this is great as I don't want my child to be put at risk!!!





Here's what you are forgetting.  Children who ARE vaccinated also get measles and can spread it.  We had an outbreak here when I was pregnant with Madi.  Guess what, 40% of the people who got the measles had been vaccinated.  We aren't "causing children to die" more than vaccinated children are.  Unfortunately, that's just how the vaccines work.

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I think vaccines are a personal thing all you can do is read the research and make your own decision using the knowledge you have at the time. My daughter has had some vaccinations and I have refused others this was based on the research available at the time to me. I am in the healthcare profession and have not made these decisions lightly. Some of the studies available do show some link to autism but have not been replicated to the same conditions to prove or disprove the findings. Noone has the right to say you are endangering your child by vaccinating or not vaccinating it is a personal choice to what you believe is the best for your child, I don't think there are any rights or wrongs in this field. So long as you have done the research and can hand on heart say your not jumping on a band wagon your decision is the right one for your family

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Quoting Becky:



Quoting stacey:

i have 3 kids my youngest is 6 months old,i get em all vaccinated they are healthy kids & yes i think even though u are vaccinated against some stuff u can get it still BUT not as savere, also have u ever seen a baby who is suffering with croup???? its terrible i seen it on tv a couple wants the law where she lives to be changed, for the age at which 8 week old babies get there 1st vaccination to 6 weeks....her little girl was 6 weeks old & got croup, she ballooned twice her size, coughed till she was red in the face struggled to breathe, & all they could do was hold her,& kiss her try to calm her down but unfortunatly she passed away.....all im sayin is vaccinations are to lessen the chances of gettin sick & possibly dying from the diseases, i wouldnt want my kids 2 contract a disease which they might not have got had i gave them vaccinations....im happy I will never have to see my kids suffer because i didnt get there needles... did u ever get very sick after U were vaccinated?????? its selfish not to get them done, they are preventable diseases why risk u childs health by what u read in a book.....






I have 4 kids and my first 3 were fully vaccinated except my 2nd 2 kids were on a delayed vaccines schedule and my son had a VERY adverse reaction to the DTP and started regressing in his speech and motor skills and is now diagnosed as Autistic on the higher end AKA Aspergers syndrome.  There is no vaccine for croup and all my kids have had it. All they do is give them pediapred (steroids) and maybe a nebulizer if they are wheezing. My 3rd child didnt get her first shots til she was 6 months o old and by the time she was 2 she was caught up. my 4th child will not be vaccinated at all.  There is evidence out there that proves the link between autism and vaccines and the combined vaccines and even some single vaccines still contain mercury.  Check out dr Mercolas site at Mercola.com and read the proof for yourself. he is also on facebook as well as myspace. You would be surprised at  what is in these so called "safe" vaccines I only hope I can reverse the damages they have done to my 3 older children before its too late. I have religious exemptions for all 4 of my kids from ever receiving any more vaccines and they all attend public school with no problems.






You keep saying there is a clear link between Autism and vaccinations.  This is not true.  The age that autism surfaces just happens to be around the same time as you would be vacinating your child.  This belief of the link between the 2 has been researched, and research has shown that this is not the case.  If so, there would be so many more cases of Austism.  As for the rate of autism going up, it is because they are now better understanding autism, and therefore are recognizing it and labelling it, whereas before, it would not have been labeled.  Because people spread fear like this, it prevents others from making proper informed decisions.  Like others have said on this post, the immunization is to protect your child, as well as others.  there is a reason why you cannot attend school without immunization.  I just hope your children are never exposed to anything that can harm them, because unless you keep them in a bubble in your house, you never know what people are carrying.  There are alot of people who are here from other countries, where these diseases are very present, and they could be carrying the diseases without having symptoms.

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Quoting Janessa:

My husband and I decided against vaccinating our son. Anyone out there share this view??

My husband and I decided against vaccinating our 2 month old son. We prayed about it after reading article after article and books on the topic. I believe that vaccines our linked to a number of health problems in children and adults. Is there anyone else out there that shares this view??



I do not share this view at all. Children who do not get vaccinated against diseases can cause other children to die who have not yet been vaccinated due to age. I believe this can happen with the measles. I am putting my child in a daycare when he turns one and the daycare has strict rules on vaccinations and will not allow children that do not have proof of being vaccinated to attend. I think this is great as I don't want my child to be put at risk!!!

Paige - posted on 09/28/2009

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I do not share this view, I believe that getting your child vaccines is very important.. I guess we all have different opinions etc but I would definatley not ever decide for my child to not get their vaccines..!

Chantelle - posted on 09/28/2009

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So basically you can either not vaccinate and hopefully your child will never contract a fatal disease or you can vaccinate and risk having a serious side effect. That basically sums it up.

I think it's great that everyone has an opinion, but just remember to please respect other peoples beliefs and values. It's about offering help and advice not getting into a heated debate and arguing about the issue.

Kierre - posted on 09/27/2009

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yes and no. I too have read up on the subject. I put off the shots until my kids get older. They are better able to handle the antibodies and they had fewer reactions. Here in CA they have to have all before they start school at 4 or 5trs old.
Our Pediatrician said it was ok to wait since we do not travel and we were not at risk. He said they prefer doing them while they are babies because it is easier, for them to administer. As kids get older, they tend to cry and squirm more! So I support your choice!!

Shannon - posted on 09/27/2009

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I figure to each their own. Your kids, your decision and each individual's decision is right for them. I work in healthcare and I agree with (most) vaccinations and as long as the majority are still vaccinating, herd immunity will still work so it will be ok for those who choose not to. That way everyone's decision is still the right one, no matter which side of the coin they are on. Mind you, this is all just my oppinion.

Becky - posted on 09/26/2009

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Hello again!! LOL Janessa!! Along with choosing not to further vaccinate my 3 older kids or to even start vaccinating my 13 month old, we are going Gluten free sugar free in our way of eating. Not only is my now 10 yr old son Autistic whith all his symptoms occuring right after his BAD reaction to DTP, but he also has Celiacs Disease. Sugar is bad forthe immune system and makes it weaker so it only makes sense that if I amnot vaccinating I am not putting sugar into my body or that of my children. Itsnot easy to eliminate sugar or gluten but its soooo worth it,. The health benefits are awesome and the weightloss is phenomenal. Your body doesnt need added sugar. You can get natural sugars in fresh fruits and veggies. We stay away from all processed foods which is smartbecause if we arent putting those chemicals into our bodies thru vaccines why Eat them in our foods? Dr. Mercola is n Facebook and also has a wealth of information about eating right for the immune system and not vaccinating and all about the swine flu and all kinds of other things. Mercola.com is the name of the site. Becky

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Quoting Jackie:

I just have a couple of thoughts for you. First one being if it wasn't for those vaccinations we would still be dying by the 1000s from small pox. My second point well its more of personal experience that you may not have thought of... your unvaccinated child is actually putting the rest of the world at risk. My grandmother was at her doctors office for a prenatal appointment when a mother brought in her child who did not have their MMR shot. This child was ill with german measles and passed them on to my pregnant grandmother. Thankfully she didn't loose my aunt or die herself but my aunt was born 100% deaf due to the infection from German Measles. Her disabilities could have been much worse and plenty of people are disabled due to their mothers getting German measles while pregnant. So much so in Ontario Canada if you have a baby and don't have the antibodies they won't release you until you get a MMR booster. My husbands older sister was lost during pregnancy due to German measles. Its amazing what those mild childhood diseases can do to others when a child isn't vaccinated. Just some food for thought.


there is also a BIG difference in the ingredients of yesterdays vaccines as compared with todays vaccines. Check out the statistics for autism then versus now and see what i mean then check the cdc own website to see when they added mercury the autism rates jumped up sky high and when they removed it from vaccines  the autism rates dropped. now its there in the vaccines again in "trace" amounts. If the vaccines were made safer without allthe toxins in them they would be much safer and more parents would choose to vaccinate.

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Quoting Jackie:

I just have a couple of thoughts for you. First one being if it wasn't for those vaccinations we would still be dying by the 1000s from small pox. My second point well its more of personal experience that you may not have thought of... your unvaccinated child is actually putting the rest of the world at risk. My grandmother was at her doctors office for a prenatal appointment when a mother brought in her child who did not have their MMR shot. This child was ill with german measles and passed them on to my pregnant grandmother. Thankfully she didn't loose my aunt or die herself but my aunt was born 100% deaf due to the infection from German Measles. Her disabilities could have been much worse and plenty of people are disabled due to their mothers getting German measles while pregnant. So much so in Ontario Canada if you have a baby and don't have the antibodies they won't release you until you get a MMR booster. My husbands older sister was lost during pregnancy due to German measles. Its amazing what those mild childhood diseases can do to others when a child isn't vaccinated. Just some food for thought.


there is also a BIG difference in the ingredients of yesterdays vaccines as compared with todays vaccines. Check out the statistics for autism then versus now and see what i mean then check the cdc own website to see when they added mercury the autism rates jumped up sky high and when they removed it from vaccines  the autism rates dropped. now its there in the vaccines again in "trace" amounts. If the vaccines were made safer without allthe toxins in them they would be much safer and more parents would choose to vaccinate.

Becky - posted on 09/26/2009

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To the original poster, I am with you 1000% I am not vaccinating my kids anymore and my 4th child will never have any.

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Quoting Emma:

I am choosing to vaccinate my daughter and in my opinion what you do with your child is your own decision. Although this decision not only effects your child but others as well. I know some of you look at what is in the vaccines but can you really stop what goes into your child there are so many airborne diseases about. I mean look at the recent swine flu epidemic, to think it was just the regular flu that has been mutated. The only people including the children that died from this all had UNDERLYING health issues I know this as a close friend of mine passed from this he was 7(not vaccinated). Ask yourself "What would happpen if I didn't vaccinate my child and they caught something and all I could do is watch them slowly deteriorate? Its not a nice thing to watch. Why did they enforce vaccinations in the first place?


I am surethis child did not die from Swine flu because he was not vaccinated.... for one thing even vaccinated children are dying from swine flu and the swine flu vaccine has not even come out yet. There is evidence ALOT of it that the swine flu vaccine is no more effective than the regular flu shot only much more damaging with the added ingredients. The swine flu isnt something new. Its been out there for a while I read an article from 2000 about swine flu and the vaccine they had then and decided not to distribute it so apparently this is not something new..... we all could have had swine flu before and never knew it and just brushed it off as regular flu since noone seemed to remember the swine flu from years ago.

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Quoting stacey:

i have 3 kids my youngest is 6 months old,i get em all vaccinated they are healthy kids & yes i think even though u are vaccinated against some stuff u can get it still BUT not as savere, also have u ever seen a baby who is suffering with croup???? its terrible i seen it on tv a couple wants the law where she lives to be changed, for the age at which 8 week old babies get there 1st vaccination to 6 weeks....her little girl was 6 weeks old & got croup, she ballooned twice her size, coughed till she was red in the face struggled to breathe, & all they could do was hold her,& kiss her try to calm her down but unfortunatly she passed away.....all im sayin is vaccinations are to lessen the chances of gettin sick & possibly dying from the diseases, i wouldnt want my kids 2 contract a disease which they might not have got had i gave them vaccinations....im happy I will never have to see my kids suffer because i didnt get there needles... did u ever get very sick after U were vaccinated?????? its selfish not to get them done, they are preventable diseases why risk u childs health by what u read in a book.....



I have 4 kids and my first 3 were fully vaccinated except my 2nd 2 kids were on a delayed vaccines schedule and my son had a VERY adverse reaction to the DTP and started regressing in his speech and motor skills and is now diagnosed as Autistic on the higher end AKA Aspergers syndrome.  There is no vaccine for croup and all my kids have had it. All they do is give them pediapred (steroids) and maybe a nebulizer if they are wheezing. My 3rd child didnt get her first shots til she was 6 months o old and by the time she was 2 she was caught up. my 4th child will not be vaccinated at all.  There is evidence out there that proves the link between autism and vaccines and the combined vaccines and even some single vaccines still contain mercury.  Check out dr Mercolas site at Mercola.com and read the proof for yourself. he is also on facebook as well as myspace. You would be surprised at  what is in these so called "safe" vaccines I only hope I can reverse the damages they have done to my 3 older children before its too late. I have religious exemptions for all 4 of my kids from ever receiving any more vaccines and they all attend public school with no problems.

Lisa - posted on 09/26/2009

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I agree with you. I do think that the stuff in the vaccines (not the inert virus or bacteria itself, but the other stuff) does do a lot of damage to a person's immune system. Vaccines don't stop a person from getting the disease, they help your body to recognize the disease and make antibodies sooner so that the illness is more mild.
If your immune system is strong and given good support when it does encounter a bacteria or virus it can effectively fight it off.
However, the vaccines while giving your body a heads up on what antibodies to make, also bring along with them other materials that are very bad for your body, things that actually weaken your immune system, making it more difficult for your body to launch a proper response against foreign materials. Add to this all the additives in our foods, including pesticides, and environmental pollutants and our bodies are overwhelmed.
so even while I agree with you, I have still vaccinated my two older children against a few diseases--diseases that I researched and thought would be more detrimental to my children's health to fight off then to get the vaccine for it. so my boys have polio and tetanus shots. terrible I know. :)
my daughter has yet to have a single shot of any form. she's 2 and weaned. I'm thinking we are going to hold off on hers, until she's 4ish.

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I agree with jamie...the swine flu vaccine has not been properly tested and has skipped over the appropriate levels of government lab testing that most vaccines have to go through because of the delcared pandemic world crisis. In my opinion...since healthy children are getting it and it seems o be quite mild like a regular flu...I would almost prefer my daughter to get the flu and build up antiobodies to it that way instead of a risky vaccination. Of course if she had the underlying heath problems that would make her more at risk with swine flu I may take a different route, but as it stands, no swine flu vaccine for either of us!

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Quoting Emma:

I am choosing to vaccinate my daughter and in my opinion what you do with your child is your own decision. Although this decision not only effects your child but others as well. I know some of you look at what is in the vaccines but can you really stop what goes into your child there are so many airborne diseases about. I mean look at the recent swine flu epidemic, to think it was just the regular flu that has been mutated. The only people including the children that died from this all had UNDERLYING health issues I know this as a close friend of mine passed from this he was 7(not vaccinated). Ask yourself "What would happpen if I didn't vaccinate my child and they caught something and all I could do is watch them slowly deteriorate? Its not a nice thing to watch. Why did they enforce vaccinations in the first place?


You may want to watch this video on the swine flu vaccination.  More people are dying from the vaccination than the flu.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1z7KSEny...

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I am choosing to vaccinate my daughter and in my opinion what you do with your child is your own decision. Although this decision not only effects your child but others as well. I know some of you look at what is in the vaccines but can you really stop what goes into your child there are so many airborne diseases about. I mean look at the recent swine flu epidemic, to think it was just the regular flu that has been mutated. The only people including the children that died from this all had UNDERLYING health issues I know this as a close friend of mine passed from this he was 7(not vaccinated). Ask yourself "What would happpen if I didn't vaccinate my child and they caught something and all I could do is watch them slowly deteriorate? Its not a nice thing to watch. Why did they enforce vaccinations in the first place?

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