To vaccinate or not vaccinate??

Stephanie - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 months, going on 4. He had his 2 month vaccinations but recently ive been given several websites about vaccinations. I'm so confused about what to do and his 4 month appt is in 4 days. I'm not sure i want to give him anymore vaccinations, spread them out or just go ahead and give it to him. I read about disabled and DEAD kids , kids with autism, etc... because of these vaccinations. Its been explained to me by relatives and even in articles that DOCTORS have written saying that the vaccinations are not working like they should be and we are compromising our babies organs...

:( What should i do??

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Carrie - posted on 09/23/2010

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I believe in vaccinations and am thankful for them... however, I disagree with the timing of them. My cousin, who speaks five languages and worked top secret as an interpreter for the government (so we are talking no dummy here) has a daughter who she is convinced got autism from the shots. Within weeks she changed dramatically. Again... not against them... but I have two young ones and I am waiting until after they are at least one to give them... I just think that 2,4 and 6 months is way too young... I want to give their bodies a change to get strong first! Then I will spread them out...

Amy - posted on 09/23/2010

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My 18 mth old daughter goes by an alternative schedule where we pushed those 2,4,6 mth vaccines back to 6,8,10 mths. We are also waiting to get the MMR til 2. Our pediatrician recommended doing it that way because it's less dangerous to the child's system. Also, the hep B shot will not be given til she is of school age. Emma is the healthiest kid I know, been sick only twice. If you dont feel comfortable w/ getting his shots so soon, you can always postpone them. No one can say for sure whether vaccines can be harmful or not to a child's system. A guy we knew got his flu shot and became paralyzed so no one can tell me that they are 100% safe.

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Vaccines do not cause autism and would you really want to risk your child getting the diseases and also possibly spread them to other children?

Aicha - posted on 09/22/2010

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Vaccines do not cause autism. and they protect against deadly diseases

Iysha - posted on 01/16/2010

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Vaccinations don't cause autism. Autism is genetic and is usually diagnosed after a year old and before then, most babies dont show any signs. vaccinations are not dangerous. They are made to teach the immune system to detect and destroy a particular foreign body. The "bad" reactions are no more than a slight fever, or redness at the injection site, maybe a little vomiting...nothing serious. Vaccines help keep our children safe from very bad diseases. Imagine if your child got whooping cough because you decided not to vaccinate him...It will be way more severe without the vaccine, so severe that he could die from it. In almost half the cases of the infants who contracted whooping cough, their parents were the ones who infected them.



Without vaccinating our children, It won't be long before these diseases, the ones we have vaccinations for but aren't using, come back to haunt us. If you have a problem with giving your child all those vaccinations at once because it is a lot of pokes your child has to endure at once, talk to your child's pediatrician and ask which he/she would reccommend you wait on. My daughter's pediatrician said that He would really recommend my daughter getting the normal round of vaccines and the seasonal flu and H1N1...but I felt that it was a lot and he said that we can instead not give the Hep B until a later appointment and give her the H1N1 because the H1N1 virus is brutal on infants and he had seen many cases of it. So, she would have one less shot. Turns out they didn't have the seasonal flu shot in her dose, so she got the Hep B one and not the flu shot.



Your doctor will work with you and tell you what is best for your child and advise you on what to do. Maybe you can talk about spacing the vaccines out a bit if you'd feel better about it.



There is far more evidence of vaccines doing well than there is on vaccines doing harm. Vaccines don't hurt very many people at all. If you take all the cases where a vaccine MIGHT or MIGHT HAVE NOT been the cause for an illness or disorder and compare that number to all the people that have gotten a vaccine, you will find that the number of cases where there MIGHT have been an issue/reaction that was bad is very small compared to all the people that have gotten vaccinated.

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Lucy - posted on 08/08/2013

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Hold them off until at least age 2 to avoid Crib Death, if you still want to vaccinate go for the safer schedules such as Icelandic, Swedish or Singaporean, or you could draw up your own using the help of this site which is recommended by many doctors for those wanting a safer schedule http://www.smartvax.com/

Never take more than one vaccine per month and never give Paracetamol before/after vaccines. Never vaccinate a sick child

Crystal - posted on 05/19/2011

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i would continue to vaccinate him i have two kids both vaccinated on time every time and are perfectly fine not vaccinating him puts him at major risk esppecially being so young things that can cause an older child discomfort can kill an infant pertussis, chicken pox rotavirus just a few i do know a couple people who spread them out so thats always a better option than not doing them at all

Emily - posted on 09/23/2010

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Bottom line for me is, vaccines help more people than they hurt. Years ago, kids would routinely die from illnesses that are now prevented by vaccines. Most of those websites use scare tactics. I would take them with a grain of salt. There have been lots of studies recently that show vaccines do NOT cause autism.

Frances - posted on 09/22/2010

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My family doctor would not give any vaccinations until six months of age. My kids got some immunities from breastfeeding anyway, so they started their shots at six months old.
My brother has autism and he showed signs of being abnormal at only two months old, before he had any shots.

Kristin - posted on 09/21/2010

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You need to do what you feel most comfortable with and go with your gut. Do the research, from all sides, doctors, naturopaths, homeopaths and decide what you are comfortable with and dont make a decision based on societal pressures. personally, i chose not to vaccinate my baby, i was not comfortable with, it didn't make sense to me to put the ingredients that are in vaccinations into a baby's new, still developing body. i have a friend who decided to delay them because giving them shots so young made her uncomfortable.

Iysha - posted on 01/16/2010

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Yeah, I wasn't going to give my baby the H1N1 or Flu shot but the fact that there were a lot of people getting the H1N1 virus in our area and that my usually very, 'ok, whatever you want to do" kind of doctor was like, "I would seriously recommend her getting it." I knew it would be a good thing, especially since she's in daycare and we have people in the house that go to work with sick people and go to large schools. But yeah, I agree that the flu shots aren't necessary but it is important to get vaccinated for things like polio and such.

Nicole - posted on 01/16/2010

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Vaccines do not cause autism. I know it is hard to inject your perfect baby with diseases but it is to protect them. We cannot risk certain diesease coming back to the population by not vaccinating. I'm assuming you were born in the US and had all your vaccines and are fine? Usually side effects are mild like crankiness or cold like symptoms. I would not, however, give my baby any uneccessary shots like H1N1 or even the regular flu shot.

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