vaccinations?

Annie - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 66 moms have responded )

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Hi there, I am expecting my first child in a few short months.

I have briefly spoken to my Doc about vaccinations but I would love some feedback and personal opinions and views from all you mommies out there. Should I have my son vaccinated? Why or why not?

Thanks a bunch!

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Rhianna - posted on 09/26/2009

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I would definately get your little one vaccinated. Just because you don't see the diseases out there very often doesn't mean they're gone. In fact, children have been popping up with measles reciently since they aren't getting vaccinated. I have nursing experience and can honestly say that the risk of side effects is worth keeping your little angel healthy. My little girl has had her first set already and other than some redness and the expected crying she did great. I wouldn't risk my childs future health.

Jamie - posted on 09/25/2009

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One of my children is partially vaccinated, one is not at all. It is a very heated debate and you will get a lot of people that feel strongly each way. I highly recommend reading The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears, doing research, and finding out for yourself how you feel. For me, the risk of side-effects and death from the vaccine itself didn't outweigh the risks of the disease in many cases (here is a good site about that http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/52...). Also, the first vaccine they give babies is hep b, which just makes no sense to me in most cases. The ingredients in vaccinations also turn me off big time (http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail....). Here is a good site with general info about all the vaccines individually http://www.thinktwice.com/allvacs.htm. Here is a great video about the swine flu vax http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?si... Good luck with whatever you choose!

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Aniesha - posted on 10/10/2009

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Quoting Gail:

my two are far too loved NOT to immunise. personally i don't think twice about getting it done. the girls are over 10 mths and never needed antibiotics which i'm more weary of.


I find your post rather offensive, as it's implying that us mothers who don't immunize, don't love our children.  I am sure you love your children, but I love mine also.  There is no level of loving more or less when it comes to a mother & her child/children.  We obviously all do what we believe to be the best choice.

Aniesha - posted on 10/10/2009

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Quoting Jackie:




That is because the chicken pox vaccination doesn't prevent chicken pox.  Your doctor should have explained to you that your child can still get them but they won't get nearly as sick or have nearly as many spots.





 



Not meaning to contradict you, but my sister & I both got chicken pox.  She was not vaccinated, & I was.  She barely got sick, with only a handful of spots & was over it in a few days, whereas I copped the works.  I had them on my eyes, under my feet, my back was totally red, & it went on for a good week or more.



I have heard that people who get mild cases can possibly get it again later on in life, but she's been exposed to it again by other family members & has still remained untouched.

Aniesha - posted on 10/10/2009

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Oh, & also just forgot to add something sorry!
*Hep B has been possibly linked to childhood leukemia.

*When I had my bub, I had to sign forms saying that I didn't want the Hep B vaccine & also Vitamin K, which apparently prevents bleeding into the brain. In the end, I had a shocker of a labour, which resulted in an emergency caesar, & the doctor who performed it highly recommeded the Vitamin K because of the trauma that both bub & I had been through, as he said that I was in the high risk category for him bleeding. With the Hep B, he said he was fine with me not getting that. He said he would recommend it more for babies who would be in daycare in the first 6 months of their life, but that wasn't happening with me.

*Would also just like to add that if someone gave me a decent enough argument to get my son immunized I would do so. I just haven't found that so far. I guess every situation has pros & cons, & I've just chosen what I feel to be the lesser of 2 evils.

Aniesha - posted on 10/10/2009

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Hi Annie,
I have very strong views on this myself. I've personally chosen not to vaccinate. Here's my thoughts on it:
*Although all the doctors & medical people you talk to will have you believe that you are as good as handing your child a death sentence by not vaccinating, they have to say that, because it's in their field. If they advised you not to, it would be like Macdonald's ads saying "Don't eat here, got to Hungry Jacks, it's a much better option".
*Yes, there are risks to not having vaccinations, but there are risks to having them as well. I know that there are a lot more concerns starting to come out now about the link between vaccinations & autism. There are also places overseas that are starting to recommend that you don't give your baby their vaccinations until they are 2 years of age, as they may be too much on a newborn. (They do, after all, get you to stay at the clinics to monitor your baby for a certain time period after the needles, at least they used to) I think it's Japan that they're recommending 2 years of age, but I'm not entirely sure.
*I have a friend who didn't vaccinate her 2 children, and they are extremely healthy. I myself was given all my needles, but by the time my mum got to my sister, she was more informed & decided not to vaccinate. I'm not entirely sure if she had one or two needles, but I know it wasn't the whole caboodle like I got. My sister has a fantastic immune system, whereas I myself catch every bug that is going around & get extremely sick when I get a cold.
*There is a great book that you can read called "Nature's Child" by Leslie Kenton. I think it might be quite hard to get these days, but it talks about how when you get vaccinated, a huge chunk of your immune system is then dedicated to fighting ONLY that sickness, the more needles the more your immune system is depleted, so therefore when something like the common cold comes around, you don't have very much left to fight it off. I was considering non-immunization when I was pregnant & it was this book that I felt gave me very strong reasons to decide the way I have. I highly recommend it.

Having said all that, it's totally a personal choice, & although this has been my choice, I am in no way belittling the choices of the mothers who choose differently. I would warn you also that the amount of criticism that you come up against is unbelievable should you choose not to immunize. I have had several medical so-called "professionals" berate me to my face, accuse me of being a bad mother, & asking me if I could live with myself should something happen. I wish that these people would understand that I LOVE MY CHILD! (We all do!). This decision has not been one that my partner & I made lightly. We did the research, talked to people, & talked it over with each other a lot. It was not made on a whim. I applaud you for having an open mind at the very least. Best of luck with your soon to arrive little angel:)

Christina - posted on 10/09/2009

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Hi Annie,
I was asking the same question. I found an article on the Mercola website...It has some interesting facts about vaccinations.... I posted it in the " New Mommies/Mothers of Infants 0-12 Month Olds " community .

Sarah - posted on 10/01/2009

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There are no cut and dry facts if immunizations are the main cause of autism. There is TONS of research being done, but the jury is still out. Like most issues, there is going to be a series of reasons... Genetics, environmental factors, immunizations, etc.

As for the mercury issue, immunizations no longer contain mercury. This was a federal mandate in 2007 (I believe).

Immunizations are important. You need to do your research. But, if you don't have your child immunized, you can run into trouble getting them into daycare and schools. Kids are germ-laden. It doesn't matter how many times your wash their hands, kids still spread EVERYTHING. Even if you never go to a foreign country, another little kid could bring smallpox or another bacteria/virus into the classroom.

At one point, smallpox was virtually eliminated from the world. Now, it is making a resurgence due to parents not immunizing their children. Again, you need to do the research. See what smallpox does to the body, or tetanus. Once tetanus sets in, there is nothing that can be done to reverse the effects.

Heather - posted on 10/01/2009

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I have vaccinated my son. I will not give him the H1N1, because I do not feel that there is enough studies done on this new vaccine. Most of the childhood vaccines have been given over and over again to many children. Yes, some have had mild to severe side effects, but being in the medical field and studying all the diseases that are out there, I personally would feel irresponsible if I did not protect my son to the best of my ability. I have a nephew that has autism (he was born 3 months early). Some say it is because he was born early, some say it was the vaccine. But even with autism, these children can be taught to communicate and live normal lives (take the more publicly televised son of Jenny McCarthy for example). With the right teachers, a child with moderate autism can live a normal life. Not that I'd want to burden my son with the condition, but if you reasearch some of the effects of the diseases that we are vaccinating against, I'd take autism over any of them ANY DAY!!!!

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I think you should aways do it. My son is 10 months, he has had all his vaccinations. He has had fevers, and restless night, and loss of appitie owing to this. But I think it is worth it. I had whooping cough as a baby and my mum said it was one of the worst time she's ever had with me and illness. Babies die from things that are preventable. About the time my son had his first lot there was a whooping cough out break in our area, and so many little babies died. I felt like not doing it, if he got sick, that would be my fault for choosing not to protect him, like leaving him on a change table, or alone in the bath. I never hesitated doing it, infact it never occured to me not to do it.

Chrissy - posted on 10/01/2009

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I do believe in vaccinations and have gotten my 6 month old completely vaccinated. The Hep B vaccine is actually a good vaccine to get as you can contract Hep B anywhere, even in North America. My daughter has not had any reactions to any of the vaccinations whatsoever.

Becky - posted on 10/01/2009

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Quoting kari:

yes yes yes!!!!! there is a law out there now that kids cant go to public schools without some vaccinations.



My kids all have religious waivers from receiving vaccines and ALL attend public schools.

Becky - posted on 10/01/2009

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Quoting Chantelle:

I was not vaccinated as a child and am fine, I did though have whooping cough as an adult and it was awful, I couldn't imagine how a newborn could cope with this terrible disease. My mother was not vaccinated and during her pregnancy she caught german measles which caused my brother to be born blind, this could possibly have been prevented.

I vaccinated my children because I feel it is the right thing to do with my family to prevent disease. My son has autism but I do not blame vaccinations as in my case it is genetic, and he displayed many signs of autism before receiving these vaccinations. I can't say for sure if vaccinations do or don't cause autism in other children though, maybe it does.

There are ingredients in these vaccinations that make many parents cringe at the idea of putting it into there childs blood stream, but think about the cosmetics we use, there are stacks of ingredients in them that would turn us all off wearing make up but most of us still wear it right? Or even products we cleanse our skin with! Ingredients that cause blindness, eczma, psoriasis and dermatitis, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face and so on and so on. And food, that's a whole other story, we consume these chemicals etc... All I'm saying is that there are many nasty ingredients all around us in things that we are using everyday but we still use them. They are just not in vaccinations!


We as a family do not eat processed foods, we are gluten free/ sugar free and no high fructose corn syrup, certain food colorings or anything like that. All organic uncured lunchmeats which are nitrate and nitrite and sulfite free. Fresh fruits and veggies and fresh meats is the way to go. Vitamin supplements help. We also have chosen not to vaccinate our 4th child. Nor further vaccinate any of our other children. I have one with Asthma and an egg allergy so the flu mist and flu vaccines are out anyways since the virus used in the vaccines is grown in eggs.People with food allergies also need to be careful with certain vaccines. Never know if the vaccine contains traces of known food allergens or is grown in one.I myself am allergic to mushrooms and all other fungus(never had a yeast infection in my life GO FIGURE) i am also allergic to medications or foods containing sulfa, sulphites etc. ( makes it hard to find an alcohilic drink that I can have Hence I dont drink often.lol) My son and one of my 3 daughters have egg allergies my son has celiacs disease as well as Aspergers Syndrome and all the rest of us have Gluten intolerances.My oldest daughter as well as myself are lactose intolerant. Its hard to get used to a whole new way of eating when most grocery stores promote more processed food choices than fresh and organic food choices. :o)

Kari - posted on 09/30/2009

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yes yes yes!!!!! there is a law out there now that kids cant go to public schools without some vaccinations.

Ashley - posted on 09/30/2009

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my son is 10 and a half months old and he is vaccinated and so will all my other children. i agree with the side effects i.e. fever, fussy, even vomitting are well worth keeping my child safe. my son couldn't have regular formula because he had a very sensitive tummy and there is a vaccine that you shouldn't give kids with sensitive tummies but i got it anyway and for about a week afterwards he was really sick throwing up, high fevers really fussy and i did it the next time too. i want to protect him from anything and everything that i can. good luck deciding what to do and whatever you do decide it was is right for you and your family

Carmen - posted on 09/30/2009

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Oh Annie, first of all congratulations. This decision is only one of many that YOU will have to make for your children. I see vaccinations as I see any other drug.......you have to weigh benefit vs. risk. I'm sure that some children's little bodies do react poorly to being vaccinated, but the majority of them tolerate them without difficulty. And when your child has an ear infection you'll have to decide if you want to give them anti-biotics, which can possibly cause anaphalaxis, a potentially fatal allergic reaction, usually doesn't occur, but it's possible. Bottom line is that we, as mothers, all want what's best for our children. You're the only one who can decide what's best for your child. Me personally, both of my children (age 2 1/2 & 1) have had all of the recomended vaccinations, with the exception of the H1N1. I still get nervous every time they get a shot, but I just have to trust my instincts as a mother. I have decided, however, not to vaccinate my children against the H1N1. It's just a little too new, and a little too rushed for my comfort, not to mention the swine flu vaccine disaster in 1976. Good luck with your decision

Dawn - posted on 09/30/2009

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Quoting Mandy:



Quoting Chantelle:

I was not vaccinated as a child and am fine, I did though have whooping cough as an adult and it was awful, I couldn't imagine how a newborn could cope with this terrible disease. My mother was not vaccinated and during her pregnancy she caught german measles which caused my brother to be born blind, this could possibly have been prevented.

I vaccinated my children because I feel it is the right thing to do with my family to prevent disease. My son has autism but I do not blame vaccinations as in my case it is genetic, and he displayed many signs of autism before receiving these vaccinations. I can't say for sure if vaccinations do or don't cause autism in other children though, maybe it does.

There are ingredients in these vaccinations that make many parents cringe at the idea of putting it into there childs blood stream, but think about the cosmetics we use, there are stacks of ingredients in them that would turn us all off wearing make up but most of us still wear it right? Or even products we cleanse our skin with! Ingredients that cause blindness, eczma, psoriasis and dermatitis, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face and so on and so on. And food, that's a whole other story, we consume these chemicals etc... All I'm saying is that there are many nasty ingredients all around us in things that we are using everyday but we still use them. They are just not in vaccinations!





You have made a valid point. i worry more about evironmental toxicans such as those in plastics than vaccines.



 



Yes, you're right Mandy. Did you know there is mercury in mascara  and some black hair dye.  There is this website that will show all the cosmetics and how toxic they are http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.p...



 



Very valid point Chantelle.





 

Dawn - posted on 09/30/2009

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Quoting Mandy:



Quoting Chantelle:

I was not vaccinated as a child and am fine, I did though have whooping cough as an adult and it was awful, I couldn't imagine how a newborn could cope with this terrible disease. My mother was not vaccinated and during her pregnancy she caught german measles which caused my brother to be born blind, this could possibly have been prevented.

I vaccinated my children because I feel it is the right thing to do with my family to prevent disease. My son has autism but I do not blame vaccinations as in my case it is genetic, and he displayed many signs of autism before receiving these vaccinations. I can't say for sure if vaccinations do or don't cause autism in other children though, maybe it does.

There are ingredients in these vaccinations that make many parents cringe at the idea of putting it into there childs blood stream, but think about the cosmetics we use, there are stacks of ingredients in them that would turn us all off wearing make up but most of us still wear it right? Or even products we cleanse our skin with! Ingredients that cause blindness, eczma, psoriasis and dermatitis, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face and so on and so on. And food, that's a whole other story, we consume these chemicals etc... All I'm saying is that there are many nasty ingredients all around us in things that we are using everyday but we still use them. They are just not in vaccinations!





You have made a valid point. i worry more about evironmental toxicans such as those in plastics than vaccines.



 



Yes, you're right Mandy. Did you know there is mercury in mascara  and some black hair dye.  There is this website that will show all the cosmetics and how toxic they are http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.p...



 



Very valid point Chantelle.





 

Dawn - posted on 09/30/2009

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Quoting Mandy:



Quoting Chantelle:

I was not vaccinated as a child and am fine, I did though have whooping cough as an adult and it was awful, I couldn't imagine how a newborn could cope with this terrible disease. My mother was not vaccinated and during her pregnancy she caught german measles which caused my brother to be born blind, this could possibly have been prevented.

I vaccinated my children because I feel it is the right thing to do with my family to prevent disease. My son has autism but I do not blame vaccinations as in my case it is genetic, and he displayed many signs of autism before receiving these vaccinations. I can't say for sure if vaccinations do or don't cause autism in other children though, maybe it does.

There are ingredients in these vaccinations that make many parents cringe at the idea of putting it into there childs blood stream, but think about the cosmetics we use, there are stacks of ingredients in them that would turn us all off wearing make up but most of us still wear it right? Or even products we cleanse our skin with! Ingredients that cause blindness, eczma, psoriasis and dermatitis, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face and so on and so on. And food, that's a whole other story, we consume these chemicals etc... All I'm saying is that there are many nasty ingredients all around us in things that we are using everyday but we still use them. They are just not in vaccinations!





You have made a valid point. i worry more about evironmental toxicans such as those in plastics than vaccines.



 



Yes, you're right Mandy. Did you know there is mercury in mascara  and some black hair dye.  There is this website that will show all the cosmetics and how toxic they are http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.p...



 



Very valid point Chantelle.





 

Dawn - posted on 09/30/2009

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Quoting Mandy:



Quoting Chantelle:

I was not vaccinated as a child and am fine, I did though have whooping cough as an adult and it was awful, I couldn't imagine how a newborn could cope with this terrible disease. My mother was not vaccinated and during her pregnancy she caught german measles which caused my brother to be born blind, this could possibly have been prevented.

I vaccinated my children because I feel it is the right thing to do with my family to prevent disease. My son has autism but I do not blame vaccinations as in my case it is genetic, and he displayed many signs of autism before receiving these vaccinations. I can't say for sure if vaccinations do or don't cause autism in other children though, maybe it does.

There are ingredients in these vaccinations that make many parents cringe at the idea of putting it into there childs blood stream, but think about the cosmetics we use, there are stacks of ingredients in them that would turn us all off wearing make up but most of us still wear it right? Or even products we cleanse our skin with! Ingredients that cause blindness, eczma, psoriasis and dermatitis, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face and so on and so on. And food, that's a whole other story, we consume these chemicals etc... All I'm saying is that there are many nasty ingredients all around us in things that we are using everyday but we still use them. They are just not in vaccinations!





You have made a valid point. i worry more about evironmental toxicans such as those in plastics than vaccines.



 



Yes, you're right Mandy. Did you know there is mercury in mascara  and some black hair dye.  There is this website that will show all the cosmetics and how toxic they are http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.p...



 



Very valid point Chantelle.





 

Dawn - posted on 09/30/2009

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My baby is 6 months and has been vaccinated and I have seen no problems. Is your baby a boy or girl. Autism effects a much higher percentage in boys. The only shot that was linked to Autism was the MMR shot and the Doctor who raised that question has now taken back his accusation. Buy the Sears book. All shots are outlined with pro/cons. There are also alternative vaccination schedules that spread them out if you are still not convinced. I do think some of these shots are not necessary like chicken pox. We all had them as kids and it wasn't so bad. Just a little flu-like symptom and a bad ugly rash. I was super worried about vaccinations and I really looked into it. My doc recommended and she has 3 young boys of her own that are fully vaccinated. That's my take...

Toni - posted on 09/29/2009

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ps. there has never been a 100% proven medically researched link between vaccinations and autism. All the paper work from the hospital said this, as well as the book I have from the sick kids hosptial of ontario, canada . ( one of the top childrens hosptials in north america.)

Toni - posted on 09/29/2009

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I say yes. to not only protect your baby but other kids too, if your child was ever to get sick.. you wouldnt want them to pass on an illness that could have been prevented to another child... this is my opinion thou.. theres so much information out there, its hard to know what to digest.. go with your gut feeling and what is right with you and your family.

Robin - posted on 09/29/2009

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My children are not vaccinated but there are a lot of reasons. When you do your research you will see that there is a lot of unhealthy ingredients in the shots. There is still debates on autism and sids. In my research in china they had a his SIDS rate so they stopped vaccinating there children until they were two and there SIDS rate dropped I do not call that a coincidence. Most doctors are very set in there ways but if you do research you will see that even doctors do not research what they give your children in most cases. When the CDC says do it they just do it with no questions asked. I do not think all doctors are bad but I do think that most doctors are only doctors because it makes them a lot of money so they could really care less. But it is very true about vaccinations they are harmful to the human body. But not all of them are bad like the tetanus shot if you have to get it do not hesitate that is very dangerous. But I do not know if you really believe in God but If you think about it most of the sickness that they give you shots for you only get once. If your body builds up a strong enough immunity you will never get again. And one more thing in one of the shots when they ask you if you are allergic to egg they are not talking about chicken egg they put aborted baby fetus in the shot. I am not trying to tell you what to do just try to give you things to research when you are doing it but when I researched my husband and I did both sides not just one that way when we made are decision we knew what was going on. But vaccinations are not bad just what is in them can harm children. I hope you did not take any offence to this I was not trying to be offensive. Just some food for thought or you can do what one of my friends do make them only give them one at a time. Instead of giving them all at once doctors do not like doing this but if you are will to find a pediatrician that agrees with what you are doing and the way you do it you will not have any problems .

Tara - posted on 09/29/2009

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My children are vaccinated...personally i dont believe in the link between autism & vaccines.

Gail - posted on 09/29/2009

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my two are far too loved NOT to immunise. personally i don't think twice about getting it done. the girls are over 10 mths and never needed antibiotics which i'm more weary of.

Sheryl - posted on 09/29/2009

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I am weary of vaccinations. There have been some studies that link vaccinations to autism. I always ask questions before the shot is given because there are some positives to vaccinations as well.--mercury level, why does my child need this, what are possible side effects----basically, find a good doctor and know what your getting every time. Good luck!

Angela - posted on 09/28/2009

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Depending on where you are Canada or US, I would seek the advice of a Homeopath as their methods are safer.

Bianca - posted on 09/28/2009

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Hi, My daughter is nearly 18 months old and yes she is completely up to date with all her injections. There is no way I wouldnt have had her immunised as the pros far out way the cons. Its personal choice but I am glad I have had my little girl immunised.

Ashley - posted on 09/28/2009

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i was and still am getting my daughter vaccinated against my mother in law's intution, but i made them not give her so many at once now days they want to give children 4-6 shots at a time and that is not right...

Krista - posted on 09/28/2009

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I have chosen not to vaccinate my children for a multitude of reasons, but I recently became aware that many vaccinations are made on the tissues of and carry the DNA of aborted babies. VERY TRUE! I belive tt's MMR that has been produced for the last 30 years from the same 30 year old aborted baby, on ice of course.

I became extremely cautious when it became mandatory for just born infants to be vaccinated for a disease contracted through risky lifestyles, sexual intercourse and intraveinous drug use. No, not aids, hepatitus b.

Also, the unbelievable nuber of toxic injections "required" by the age of 3 is outrageous. When I was a child, there were only a few, maybe 8-10, now its 22 or 23, and they keep adding more! How can this be a good thing. With the way we now have drug resistant strains of illness, super bugs and what not, I just could not see myself volunteering my children at such a vunerable age to be experimental gunea pigs. Believe me, I am quite unpopular. I don't know about your state, but in mine there is NO LAW requiring my children to be vaccinated. I'm not sure most people are aware that it is entirely voluntary. The risks were just to high for me, I have faith in the way the human body was designed.

Melody - posted on 09/28/2009

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My son received his vacs on schedule till 6 months when I finally decided to tell my doc no we are waiting for the rest and only getting one at a time and 6 months apart. My son had violent projectile vomit after each of his first 3 sets and our doc tried to shrug it off and say he probably had something before we came in. Vacs are important but I think delaying them is a much better approach then not getting them at all.

Sara - posted on 09/28/2009

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Quoting Becky:

Here is a video I just found where there is a doctor stating that the levels of mercury in the swine flu vaccine are way more toxic than any other combo vaccine out there including the levels of mercury contained in seafood. And he himself will not allow his own children nor himself to be vaccinated.


the single dose vaccines for H1N1 contain no mercury...just to set the record straight.  Anyone considering it should ask your doctor which they are using.



 



From Dr. Sear's website:



 



Sanofi Pasteur’s injected vaccine: Approved for ALL age groups (infants 6 months of age through adulthood and the elderly). It comes in several forms:





Prefilled single ½ dose syringe with NO mercury – for infants 6 thru 35 months of age. Prefilled single full dose syringe with NO mercury – for anyone 3 years and older.

Single-dose (full-dose) vial with NO mercury – for anyone 3 years and older.

Multidose bottle (contains ten full doses or twenty ½ doses) WITH 25 mcg of mercury per full dose – for anyone 6 months and older (infants 6 to 35 months would get a half dose (0.25 ml), 3 years and older would get the full 0.5 ml dose).



Other ingredients include: the viral proteins, egg proteins, gelatin, formaldehyde, polyethylene glycol p-isooctyphenyl ether, sucrose.

CSL’s injected vaccine: Approved for anyone 18 years and older. It comes in two forms:





Prefilled single-dose syringe with NO mercury.

Multidose bottle with ten doses WITH 24.5 mcg of mercury per dose.



Other ingredients include: the viral proteins, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, calcium, taurodeoxycholate, egg protein, 2 antibiotics, and beta-propiolactone.


Novartis’s injected vaccine: Approved for anyone 4 years and older. It comes in two forms:







Prefilled single-dose syringes with a trace amount of mercury (less than 1 mcg because 99% of it is filtered out).

Multidose bottle with ten doses WITH 25 mcg of mercury per dose.



Other ingredients include: the viral proteins, sodium chloride, phosphate, egg proteins, two antibiotics, betapropiolactone, nonylphenol ethoxylate.


MedImmune’s live virus nasal spray vaccine: Approved for anyone 2 years through 49 years of age. There is no mercury.

Other ingredients include: the live viruses, egg protein, MSG, pig gelatin, arginine, sucrose, potassium phosphate, an antibiotic,



Sara - posted on 09/28/2009

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I have chosen to have my daughter vaccinated on schedule. I did a lot of research and felt that it was the best choice for my daughter and our family. I think a good resource is "The Vaccine Book" by Dr. Sears. I found it very helpful and still chose to vaccinate. I feel vaccinations are safe and needed. I have to say that on a personal note, it scares me how many children are not being vaccinated these days. The rate of disease has been lowered due in part to something called "Herd Immunity". Chosing not to vaccinate your children is a public health issue, because it will reintroduce disease back into your community. So, it's not just a personal choice because it has the potential to affect other families in your community. If you child is healthy and does not have any contrainidications to being immunized, then I absolutely believe that they should be. I don't know about you, but I'd never forgive myself if my child was killed or maimed from something that could have been avoided.

Tanya - posted on 09/28/2009

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I would also recommend The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears. He has great factual, un-biased information in there. My son is vaccinated, but he is on an alternative schedule rather than the CDC's schedule and there are some that I have delayed and some that I have refused altogether. I'm not comfortable with vaxs but I'm also worried about NOT vaxing, so the best compromise I could find was to do as much research as I could and then do what I thought was best. Good luck.

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Just remember though that your natural immune system isn't always going to protect you from disease. I think it's great that some children have very healthy strong immune systems but not all children are this lucky. My oldest has had all his vaccinations, has autism and has an amazingly strong, healthy resistant immune system. He is rarely sick. I think you just need to do as much research as you can, weigh up all the options, discuss any concerns you have with your doctor and then follow your gutt instinct. However, I do agree with the comment Mandy said about she would rather have a child with autism than a child with a fatal disease. I couldn't agree more.

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Research and I mean RESEARCH this yourself! Don't take other peoples opinions about YOUR child or let them make decisions for you. Period.

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This is a hot topic that many people get very upset about. So I'm going to try to step on too many toes in offering my opinion. My personal feeling is that you should vaccinate. I have vaccinated both of my kids. The big thing is being aware of what types of vaccines are being used by your pediatrician (there are different formulations out there). Do the research and find out what the risks are for the vaccines being used by your pediatrician and make a decision. Something to think about in weighing risks is that people not vaccinated for various reasons has led to an increase worldwide in some very dangerous illnesses (polio, measles, etc). You have to weigh the risks and the advantages yourself. My grandma almost died from diphtheria as a child, she's very glad that we have vaccinations that we have these days. The links to autism were from one vaccination and the study that said that was funded entirely by families who were suing vaccine makers. Both sides have "studies" that were entirely funded by personal agendas. You have a long road ahead of you in research. Good luck!

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My feeling is that you should do your own research about each disease/vaccination. Take what people say but you need to form your own opinion.

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Quoting Ashley:



Quoting Becky:




Quoting Ashley:

My son is vaccinated. I personally believe that children should be vaccinated, as diseases that can be prevented SHOULD be.
It has already been proven that vaccines are not a cause of autism, which some people still believe. But I guess something has to be blamed for some people to feel better.
This is a heated debate though, and you will probably run into some extreme opinions from both sides.
But as a mom to one sweet boy, I am all for vaccines.
Congrats on your baby!








It most certainly HAS NOT been proven that vaccines do not cause autism... The CDC says that but who funds them>??? Yep The pharmaceutical companies who issue the vaccines! My sons autism came about after a bad reaction to DTP. He was advanced in motor skills and already potty trained and talking in complete sentences until that horrid day of his severe reaction to a VACCINE and after the vaccine he stopped talking, stopped wealking and stopped using the potty. He has since been in speech therapy and language thereapy since then, occupational therapy nd physical therapy and is now in therapy for anger management because of the frustrations he feels with not being able to communicate his feelings. So do NOT tell me that it has been proven becuase it most certainly has not.








 








 








Here is a link about the flu vaccine for starters: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...








 








 








One about Vaccines and Autism








http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...








 








Congressional Report on Autism and Vaccines








http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...








 








Autism and Mercury








http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...








 








 








MMR Doctor Links 170 Cases of Autism to Vaccine








http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...








 








 








 








US Congressman Calls for Vaccine Recall








http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...








 








 








Just to get you started....... read all this then tell me that my sons Autism has NOTHING to with vaccines.....









I was NOT trying to start a fight.  I was merely stating my opinion on this issue.  There is no reason you need to get all snippy. 






I hope your son is/will be a high functioning autistic child.  I wish my friend's daughter was.  She does not believe immunizations caused her daughter's autism. 






There are going to be lots of articles found online about both sides of this issue.  From what I have read, I stand on my opinion that immunizations do not cause autism.  Stated in this article: http://www.dukehealth.org/HealthLibrary/... that children who shows signs of autism tend to do so around their toddler years, or consequently, around the time of the MMR vaccine. 






There have been autisic children before vaccines, and there will continue to be autisic children whether or not they are vaccinated now.






I suppose this kind of controversy is like any other.  People will have their own opinions.  I do respect your opinion on this.  I ask that you do the same. 






I will continue to vaccinate my son.  I believe that if I can prevent some diseases that I will do so.  I was vaccinated as a child and I turned out fine.  I imagine so did most people.  I am also assuming that some parents who choose not to vaccinate their children were in fact vaccinated themselves.






But no matter.  This is my personal opinion.






I wasnt trying to be snippy, it just irks me that people can be so closed minded. I do not believe that ALL autistic children are that way because of being vaccinated. In Fact I truly believe that My sons condition WAS caused by his vaccines, He has been tested and has no metabolic disorder like most of the children who show signs of autism AFTER vaccinations. Autism does not run in my family and no one else in my family as far back as I could trace has EVER has any autism or symptoms of autism. Mercury in vaccines depletes the childs body of needed vitamins as does the measles portion of the MMR vaccine. A deficiency in this vitamin is normally what kids with autism are also deficient in.  IN the case of my son there was no way of knowing he would have such a severe reaction to the thimerisol in his vaccines. No one ever thinks to test a kid for an allergy to a toxic substance anyways. If you choose to vaccinate your child morepower to you. I will not. And I surely hope that all parents who DO vaccinate would at least make sure their kids were not exposed to thimerisol. There are vaccines out there that DO NOT contain thimerisol you just have to ask for them and the combined vaccines like DTP and MMR can be ordered as separate doses given at separate times to avoid allof this. Yeah there are still going to be kids with autism regardless but if you check statistics the incidences of autism has risen as the amounts of vaccinations our children have received. Check it out the proof is there.

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I also started to vaccinate my kids against my mothers intuition. Out of my 3 children, the one that stopped being vaccinated at 6 months is my healthiest child. At age 15 he has never had to be on antibiotics to get well. I believe it is because his natural immune system is working the way God designed it to work! Just visited Jamie's link http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/52... Excellent!!!

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Quoting Chantelle:

I was not vaccinated as a child and am fine, I did though have whooping cough as an adult and it was awful, I couldn't imagine how a newborn could cope with this terrible disease. My mother was not vaccinated and during her pregnancy she caught german measles which caused my brother to be born blind, this could possibly have been prevented.

I vaccinated my children because I feel it is the right thing to do with my family to prevent disease. My son has autism but I do not blame vaccinations as in my case it is genetic, and he displayed many signs of autism before receiving these vaccinations. I can't say for sure if vaccinations do or don't cause autism in other children though, maybe it does.

There are ingredients in these vaccinations that make many parents cringe at the idea of putting it into there childs blood stream, but think about the cosmetics we use, there are stacks of ingredients in them that would turn us all off wearing make up but most of us still wear it right? Or even products we cleanse our skin with! Ingredients that cause blindness, eczma, psoriasis and dermatitis, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face and so on and so on. And food, that's a whole other story, we consume these chemicals etc... All I'm saying is that there are many nasty ingredients all around us in things that we are using everyday but we still use them. They are just not in vaccinations!


You have made a valid point.  i worry more about evironmental toxicans such as those in plastics than vaccines. 

Chantelle - posted on 09/27/2009

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I was not vaccinated as a child and am fine, I did though have whooping cough as an adult and it was awful, I couldn't imagine how a newborn could cope with this terrible disease. My mother was not vaccinated and during her pregnancy she caught german measles which caused my brother to be born blind, this could possibly have been prevented.



I vaccinated my children because I feel it is the right thing to do with my family to prevent disease. My son has autism but I do not blame vaccinations as in my case it is genetic, and he displayed many signs of autism before receiving these vaccinations. I can't say for sure if vaccinations do or don't cause autism in other children though, maybe it does.



There are ingredients in these vaccinations that make many parents cringe at the idea of putting it into there childs blood stream, but think about the cosmetics we use, there are stacks of ingredients in them that would turn us all off wearing make up but most of us still wear it right? Or even products we cleanse our skin with! Ingredients that cause blindness, eczma, psoriasis and dermatitis, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face and so on and so on. And food, that's a whole other story, we consume these chemicals etc... All I'm saying is that there are many nasty ingredients all around us in things that we are using everyday but we still use them. They are just not in vaccinations!

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Quoting Becky:



Quoting Ashley:

My son is vaccinated. I personally believe that children should be vaccinated, as diseases that can be prevented SHOULD be.
It has already been proven that vaccines are not a cause of autism, which some people still believe. But I guess something has to be blamed for some people to feel better.
This is a heated debate though, and you will probably run into some extreme opinions from both sides.
But as a mom to one sweet boy, I am all for vaccines.
Congrats on your baby!






It most certainly HAS NOT been proven that vaccines do not cause autism... The CDC says that but who funds them>??? Yep The pharmaceutical companies who issue the vaccines! My sons autism came about after a bad reaction to DTP. He was advanced in motor skills and already potty trained and talking in complete sentences until that horrid day of his severe reaction to a VACCINE and after the vaccine he stopped talking, stopped wealking and stopped using the potty. He has since been in speech therapy and language thereapy since then, occupational therapy nd physical therapy and is now in therapy for anger management because of the frustrations he feels with not being able to communicate his feelings. So do NOT tell me that it has been proven becuase it most certainly has not.






 






 






Here is a link about the flu vaccine for starters: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...






 






 






One about Vaccines and Autism






http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...






 






Congressional Report on Autism and Vaccines






http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...






 






Autism and Mercury






http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...






 






 






MMR Doctor Links 170 Cases of Autism to Vaccine






http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...






 






 






 






US Congressman Calls for Vaccine Recall






http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...






 






 






Just to get you started....... read all this then tell me that my sons Autism has NOTHING to with vaccines.....





I was NOT trying to start a fight.  I was merely stating my opinion on this issue.  There is no reason you need to get all snippy. 



I hope your son is/will be a high functioning autistic child.  I wish my friend's daughter was.  She does not believe immunizations caused her daughter's autism. 



There are going to be lots of articles found online about both sides of this issue.  From what I have read, I stand on my opinion that immunizations do not cause autism.  Stated in this article: http://www.dukehealth.org/HealthLibrary/... that children who shows signs of autism tend to do so around their toddler years, or consequently, around the time of the MMR vaccine. 



There have been autisic children before vaccines, and there will continue to be autisic children whether or not they are vaccinated now.



I suppose this kind of controversy is like any other.  People will have their own opinions.  I do respect your opinion on this.  I ask that you do the same. 



I will continue to vaccinate my son.  I believe that if I can prevent some diseases that I will do so.  I was vaccinated as a child and I turned out fine.  I imagine so did most people.  I am also assuming that some parents who choose not to vaccinate their children were in fact vaccinated themselves.



But no matter.  This is my personal opinion.

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Thank you ladies for all of your feedback.
I appreciate and respect each and every personal opinion expressed.

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I would vaccinate.



I do not believe that vaccines are the only cause of autism. However, I'd rather have a child with autism alive than a child with a fatal disease because I did not vaccinate.



This is just my opinion and I respect that each mom has to do what they feel in their heart is best for their family.

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Here is a video I just found where there is a doctor stating that the levels of mercury in the swine flu vaccine are way more toxic than any other combo vaccine out there including the levels of mercury contained in seafood. And he himself will not allow his own children nor himself to be vaccinated.

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Quoting Ashley:

My son is vaccinated. I personally believe that children should be vaccinated, as diseases that can be prevented SHOULD be.
It has already been proven that vaccines are not a cause of autism, which some people still believe. But I guess something has to be blamed for some people to feel better.
This is a heated debate though, and you will probably run into some extreme opinions from both sides.
But as a mom to one sweet boy, I am all for vaccines.
Congrats on your baby!



It most certainly HAS NOT been proven that vaccines do not cause autism... The CDC says that but who funds them>??? Yep The pharmaceutical companies who issue the vaccines! My sons autism came about after a bad reaction to DTP. He was advanced in motor skills and already potty trained and talking in complete sentences until that horrid day of his severe reaction to a VACCINE and after the vaccine he stopped talking, stopped wealking and stopped using the potty. He has since been in speech therapy and language thereapy since then, occupational therapy nd physical therapy and is now in therapy for anger management because of the frustrations he feels with not being able to communicate his feelings. So do NOT tell me that it has been proven becuase it most certainly has not.



 



 



Here is a link about the flu vaccine for starters: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...



 



 



One about Vaccines and Autism



http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...



 



Congressional Report on Autism and Vaccines



http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...



 



Autism and Mercury



http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...



 



 



MMR Doctor Links 170 Cases of Autism to Vaccine



http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...



 



 



 



US Congressman Calls for Vaccine Recall



http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...



 



 



Just to get you started....... read all this then tell me that my sons Autism has NOTHING to with vaccines.....

Becky - posted on 09/26/2009

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Check out Mercola.com and add Dr. Mercola on facebook. There is so much information on his site. I have chosen not to vaccinate my kids nd so has my sister. Seems its just as dangerous to vaccinate as it is to not vaccinate. In my opinion it worst on the immune system TO vaccinate and eating sugar also weakens the immune system.

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Quoting Chelsey:

My daughter got very sick after her first MMR shot. SHe broke out in hives and had a fever of 104.5. It was horrid. I am not saying that Kids should not be vaccinated I am saying that their needs to be more precautions with the vaccinations. And Half the parents I spoke to said that their kids still got the chicken pox even after being vaccinated.


That is because the chicken pox vaccination doesn't prevent chicken pox.  Your doctor should have explained to you that your child can still get them but they won't get nearly as sick or have nearly as many spots.

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