Vaccines or No Vaccines??

Rhonda - posted on 04/15/2012 ( 73 moms have responded )

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I have vaccinated both of my children ( 3 years and 15 months) so far, but I am just wondering if everyone else has or will. I have been reading all the side effects and links to autism and it really freaks me out. What's everyone elses thoughts on the sunject?!

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Abby - posted on 04/25/2012

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Am I the only one amazed that Jessica was fine with her children having pertussis (whooping cough)? And didn't seek the treatment or advice of a doctor. Out of all the illnesses you listed that one stood out to me the most. Pertussis can be FATAL! It is very serious. The state I live in is seeing an increase in the the number of vaccine preventable illnesses, mostly whooping cough. At the public elementary school that I work we had one confirmed case, and a handful of "suspected". Thankfully the child with the confirmed case had been properly vaccinated so her infection was "mild". Even so she was stil, very sick for a long time. Thank goodness that girl had been vaccinated and was treated with the proper medication. What if she had not? This is just one example of why we have chosen to immunize both our children. Not just to protect them from disease but to also protect those they come in contact with.

Tamie - posted on 04/26/2012

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One example:



Odds of dying from meningitis 1 in 472,200. for people in general

1 in 467.7 infant deaths, 1 in 231.6 deaths of children between 1 and 4 years old, and 1 in 409.9 deaths of kids 5–14 years old.



Patients with bacterial forms of meningitis are treated with antibiotics, but things may get much worse before they get better. As the drugs kill the bacteria, dead bacterial cells break apart and release toxic compounds called endotoxins into the body. Reactions to these toxins cause some of the worst symptoms of meningococcal disease and are often fatal.



from: http://bookofodds.com/Health-Illness/Inf...



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About 1,000 – 1,200 people get meningococcal disease

each year in the U.S. Even when they are treated with

antibiotics, 10-15% of these people die. Of those who

live, another 11%-19% lose their arms or legs, have

problems with their nervous systems, become deaf or

mentally retarded, or suffer seizures or strokes

from: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/dow...



Odds of having a severe adverse reaction to the vaccine (like death or being maimed) : so far I can' find a number. The CDC just says it's very low. Apparently one should hang around for 15 minutes or so, as side effects are apparent right away.



A good place to do your research :http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side...



To me it's a no brainer. My kids get vaccines, even if/when insurance doesn't pay for them.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/16/2012

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Both mine are vaccinated and will continue to be vaccinated on schedule. All tests done trying to link vaccines and autism have been proven false. Now more and more is coming about genetics, even obesity, being major triggers of autism. No one truly knows.

Amy - posted on 04/16/2012

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Vaccinations are extremely important for the protection of your children as well as your community. As long as there are no allergy concerns, you would be better off vaccinating. Your child might come in contact with someone who is carrying one of those diseases someday because the other person either wasn't or couldn't be vaccinating. Plus, exposure becomes more likely with travel in the future and with other people traveling here. "Global village" and all. I have a son and i had him vaccinated. It is ultimately your choice, however. Lots of good research out there, but always check who is giving it. Try to stay away from extremist type websites and look for neutral parties. Good luck!

Amy - posted on 04/16/2012

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My kids are vaccinated, no one knows what causes autism but the link between vaccines and autism have been disproven.

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Sheron - posted on 02/09/2014

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Everyone who says they have proved that autism is not caused by immunizations is wrong...It is impossible to prove a negative. They can only prove that they cannot find a link between the two... Today. Perhaps tomorrow someone will discover one that has always been there but was simply not discovered in prior research... That's how science progresses....
But I don't need direct proof because truer is indirect proof already...I go with the data that shows that children from countries that require more vaccines than other countries have more incidence of autism per capita.
I think the risk of autism is now 1-25 for boys and 1-40 for girls. That is thousands of times higher than the risk of death from measles or mumps or any of the diseases these vaccines are supposed to prevent. And if you ask me, regressive Autism is a living death. 1in 40... I'll never put my kids at risk with those odds... I'll take my chances with hooping cough as opposed to the living death of Autism... That never ends, you can get over whooping cough....

Sha'rie - posted on 12/08/2013

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My daughter WILL NOT be getting Vaccinated. This is why...
•Vaccines are grown on ABORTED FETUSES. (We are VEGANS and do not believe in the use of DEAD BABIES. If no one got abortions, vaccines could no longer be created.)
•Due to improper filtering, a monkey virus (SV40) was included in the polio vaccine. SV40 is highly carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and is linked to brain tumors, bone cancers, malignant mesothelioma (lung lining cancer) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
•Vaccines are not completely tested.
•The DR who recommends the vaccine gets a nice fat bonus.
•They tell you to wait 15mins at the DR's office after getting vaccinated bc it's likely that your child can DIE and they want to be able to take care of it easily.
•Side-effects of vaccinations are anaphylaxis, paralysis and DEATH.
•Vaccines contain formaldehyde, mercury, borax (ant killer) antifreeze, acetone (nail polish remover) and animal tissues.
•Since the creation and Countrywide use of vaccines, CANCER is now the 2nd leading cause of death in children, and as vaccination levels rise, so does cancer rates for children.
•Vaccines are linked to autism, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, leukemia, ADHD, etc.
•Herd immunity is a myth! Outbreaks have occured in 100% vaccinated populations.
•In one school, out of 137 children who contracted measles, 98.7% were vaccinated.
•73% of pediatricians do not vaccinate their OWN children, but don't mind experimenting on yours.

Well, not mine. We make homemade wipes to prevent the alcohol touching her sweet touchy, we use cloth diapers to avoid the chemicals from disposible diapers, we use an organic liquid castille soap that costs $38 per 4oz bottle (Johnson & Johnson's are full of chemicals, just look at the back of the bottle) if you think I would really let them inject toxic poison into my child, you're crazy.

Go to a government site and look at the ingredients, then google all of the big words, it's insightful.

It's not bc I'm vegan, or crazy, or paranoid, it's bc I love my daughter more than life itself.

So many people have children who die of vaccines that they have a fund that pays you off if the chemicals kill your child. You think that stuff could never happen to you, but it can, and I'm not willing to take that chance.

I've conducted research about vaccines for 3 months before my daughter was even created, and I am confident in my decision.

I'm not telling you what to do, but I am telling you to do your own research. The CDC has a handbook that guides parents into getting vaccines, they will try to bully you, they tell you if something happebs it's all your fault, they will make you out to be a bad parent or neglegent, do not let them. They want that check.

Erin - posted on 06/06/2012

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I used to trust vaccines back when they were required to test the vaccine first then use it, but not anymore. I refused the H1N1 vaccine for my kids because I believe it was a scam, second they literally tested the drug on our kids when it came out. The drug was NOT tested before they used it on our kids. 11 children in Iowa died from the mist more than the number of children who died from the flu. My friends daughter was almost killed y the mist he eyes rolled back in her head and she was almost unconcious from it.

The flu vaccine is actually only effective against asian flu and it is not proven to actually work. Despite lies from the government, doctors and drug makers, the vaccine can and does cause the flu. My mom works in a nursing home where many of the residents die of flu immediatley after having recieved the flu shot, where not flu was present before the shot was given. In addition the shot almost killed my mom because they did not bother to ask her if she had an allergy to latex. I aboslutley believe autism and vaccines are related the sudden epidemic increase in autism is enough to prove it to me. Gaurdacil (not sure if I spelled that right) has no been linked to causing cancer, and immonodifficiency in girls that is irreversable. So no I refuse to allow these lunatics to shoot my kids with deadly drugs to make a buck.

EVERYONE I know who takes the flu shot gets sick from it everysingle time, they get chronically sick for days on end and in addition are also more siclkly than me and my kids. My son who has had virtually no (new era) vaccines is NEVER sick, I am never sick. I see no merit to the claims these drugs are "vaccines".

Jessica - posted on 05/31/2012

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I know autisum isn't caused buy vaccines cos my son has a for of autisum and i was never vaccinated and neither was he is just is something that happens but the chemicals an stuff but into vaccines just would make anyone wonder why your child would need it put in their body!

User - posted on 05/31/2012

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Autism is a genetic mental disorder that can not be caused by anything but genes. The reason kids aren't suffering from measles and mumps is because we get them vaccinated.

Happy - posted on 05/30/2012

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You do OT have to vaccinate for your child to go to school in the US. Every state has exemptions. We do not vaccinate our children. It is based upon years of research and soul searching and a decision that we believe is best for our children. EVERY parent must do the research and do what they belive is the right thing for their child, as with every aspect of parenting.

Jessica - posted on 05/29/2012

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My son and nephew are in school and the schools have see they are not vaccinated and they are fine with that, it is illegal for your child to not get an education so if the schools are telling you wont get in if your child is not vaccinated then there is something very wrong there! Ppl did not go running to the docs every time there kids were sick years ago and if you can work out what is wrong with your child and you can bring the temp down then there is no reason to take your kid out to spread the germs around for everyone who is in a doctors office!

Ann - posted on 05/29/2012

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I agree with others, the links between vaccines and autism have turned out to be false. I vaccinate mine. I know a few people who decided not to vaccinate their children and once kindergarten came around they had to take them in to catch up on them all.

User - posted on 05/26/2012

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A delayed schedule has worked best for me, although, recently we found out my daughter is very allergic to a few of the vaccines. Always vaccinate, however, do not follow the hype. You can reduce side effects by giving only 1-2 shots at a time. If that is not going to work for you and your pediatrician, try 2-3.

Also, Varicella and MMR should always be given by themselves. For most, they are harmless, but those who will have a reaction, it is best to know what caused it and your child sensitivity.

Cyndel - posted on 05/25/2012

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My opinion is get educated, know what all the ingredients are, and what they are for, what the side affects are and how often they occur. Learn about the diseases they prevent.
Then decide.
If you decide to vaccinate then my advise is get your kid allergy tested against the ingredients in the vaccines as there is reason to believe most serious reactions to the vaccines are actually serious allergic reactions to individual ingredients in the vaccines

Kristi - posted on 05/25/2012

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I have vaccinated my almost 3 year old daughter and started the day she was born. She is up to date with all her shots and will not need anymore until she starts Kindergarten. Im not sure about other states but Im almost positive kids need to be vaccinated to go to school. I needed my daughters shot record to enroll her into preschool. As for NOT taking your kids to the doctor when they are sick. That is insane. Just because a child is sick doesnt mean they will get shots. My daughter has been sick and not once has she gotten shots to make her better. She has been on antibiotics. If you are not a doctor or dont have formal training I dont think its wise to try and get your kids well without seeking medical advise. When my daughter gets sick her fevers always spike above 103 and they last for days. I dont take any chances and she sees her pediatrician. When babies/toddlers have high fevers like that there is that chance of brain damage, dehydration, seizures. Shes also had rashes where she has been covered from head to toe. She was miserable. Why would you want your kids to be miserable? By day 2 of her being sick she is seeing her doctor. Unfortunately theres not always something that can be done and the illness just needs to run its course but Im NOT a doctor and I trust her pediatrician so I would rather pay the co-pay and sleep easier at night.

Cassandra - posted on 05/20/2012

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There are no links to autism. And any side effects are rare most are localized (soreness, redness at the injection site). The benefits, not only to the child but the community, far outweigh any risk.

Kelly - posted on 05/19/2012

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I have had my daughter (15 months) vaccinated. The link to autism was proven to be false and the scientist who ran the study claiming the link admittedly to fudging the numbers. I do feel that it is a personal choice just like any other part of someone's parenting style and for myself-it's not worth the risk of her getting a serious illness for which the vaccines protect. If you think about it, they've been vaccinating for decades and the rise in autism has only skyrocketed in the last 10 years.

Ladyallwayzz - posted on 05/19/2012

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we vacinated our 1st born up to the age of 9. she was borderline autistic, so everyone kept telling me, but I wasn't familiar with the signs, and I wasn't convinced, still...she became very ill, with a cough that sounded like whooping cough. we took her to every doctor, specialsit, top of their dept. in NYC, and all they did was put her on anitboitics. inhaler, and steroids. they told us she would have this problem for the rest of her life. well, we fianlly took her to a Holistic woman(sister of a friend) and she was able to detox her, build up he immune system, and although she had to put her on a strict diet for a year, she was able to unlock, and free our daughter, not only fo the "allergies" but of the autism. what does this have to do with Vaciines? it turned out that the vaccines she had received were fighting against eachother, and causing these problems. her sister came down with similar problems right after I took her to get vaccinated for kindergarten. I had to take her to the holistic woman(and told her nothing about the vaccines, cause I still wasn't convinced) and she tested our daughter, and asked me if I had doen this recently. I said yes, for kindergarten. she had to undo the vaccines. Thank God we were introduced to this woman, who saved our daughters. My oldest became a social butterfly, we homeschooled them after that, and the oldest is now a kindergaten teacher with inclusion children, the youngest in in college.

Dora - posted on 05/18/2012

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Charlene I am so sorry that your son had such a horrible reaction. No child should have to go through that. If you do decide to vaccinate your 2nd child then just remember you have the right to space them out as much as you choose to. I did this with our 1st son..only 1 shot a month and any multiples we requested the singles only. He just turned 4 yrs old the other day and is now up to date. We are now doing the schedule for our 2nd son. Also by spacing them out, if your child does have any side effects at all you will know exactly which shots negatively effected them. After doing my research it is extremely scary as to the ingredients in the vaccines. But the thought of losing my child to a preventable disease out weighed the side effects in my eyes. Also we only allowed the vaccine to take place that month as long as our child as 100% healthy, no sneezing, no sniffles, no coughing, no fever, no congestion, etc........ So obviously there were a couple of months that we have to skip.

Heather - posted on 05/18/2012

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My kids 4, 8 and 10 have all been vaccinated in an effort to protect them and aid in the prevention of these things re-entering the population.

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I vaccinate my son because the benefits of vaccinating outweigh the negatives. Also, the claims that vaccinations are linked to autism are false.

Sadie - posted on 05/16/2012

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The Gut acts as a barrier when we ingest toxins reducing the amount actually entering the blood stream. Children injected do not have the natural protection of the gut to filter toxins.

Sadie - posted on 05/16/2012

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I have read journals and books on this subject and have made my decision. If you want a book to read then The truth about vaccines By Dr Richard Halvorsen is an interesting read with an alternative schedule.

Beverley - posted on 05/14/2012

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I say vaccinate all the way. So many diseases have been almost eradicated because of vaccines, and because people are choosing not to vaccinate, some of diseases are coming back (i.e. Measles). Do your research, but I would rather my son have the vaccine, with the low risk of side affects, than to have to suffer through some disease that is completely preventable.

Jessica - posted on 05/11/2012

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well it's up to the individual what you choose to do but i just cant justify sticking needles into my child to put toxic chemicals into their new born system and hope my child dont have a side affect! i decided not not vaccinate but i did decide that if my child gets sick i will look after them and help them to the very best of my ability and not rush to a doctor everytime my child gets a cough or cold or rash, i do the research i get the medicines i use the natural oils and i help them which is how i looked after my 2 when they got whooping cough last year, there are natural ways to vaccinate you child with home remedys which consits of no needles but you would have to look it up it's got no chemicals in them i'm pretty sure!

Dora - posted on 05/11/2012

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When I became pregnant with my 1st little cutie I immediately began researching vaccines. What I found was horrifying. There are many many toxic chemicals they use as ingrediants. I started getting anxiety over the issue. I then began interviewing pediatricians. I came across 1 pediatrician who explained vaccines like this, It is scary but it is scarier if your child contracts a disease/illness that could of been prevented. She worked as a doctor in a few 3rd world countries and told me how a lot of those children suffer through and die from the diseases/vaccines that we can prevent here in the US. My husband and I weighed the pros and cons. We came to the decision to have our 1st cutie vaccinated by receiving only 1 single shot per month. In our eyes we would rather have a child with disabilities/deal with the side effects then have to bury a child because of something that could have been prevented. After reading about a few outbreaks of measles, etc....we are glad we went through with it. We did the 2nd for our 2nd little cutie. Our pediatrician was the one who recommended the single shot a month if we were concerned. All and all what I recommend as a parent is to go with your gut. Its your child and your decision.

Jenna - posted on 05/10/2012

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Before vaccinations, children died of horrible diseases. Those diseases are vaccine preventable and many have mostly disappeared. They are only making a comeback because some parents selfishly refuse to vaccinate. I've even heard the theory that they want their child's immune system to be stronger and that's why they don't vaccinate. It's too bad they can't have a conversation with a parent from 100 years ago whose child died of a now vaccine-preventable disease to see how well their child's natural immunity works against such diseases. They clearly don't understand how a vaccine works. A vaccine works with your immune system to help it build antibodies to diseases so that when and if they are ever exposed to that disease, their body has the ability to fight it off. Vaccines in fact make the immune system stronger.

My five children are vaccinated. I myself am going in for a booster of the pertussis vaccine soon.

Cocoaandcode - posted on 05/09/2012

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I have my kids vaccinated but I choose which ones. I don't like them to get the newer vaccines, just the ones required by WHO standards.

Katherine - posted on 05/06/2012

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Spacing them out is much better than not getting them at all! I didn't but that's just me. Didn't really know I had that option at the time.

Danielle - posted on 05/06/2012

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I am conflicted how I feel about vaccinations.



My son is 4 and has all his vaccinations up to date, and it was shortly after he received his 12 month, and H1N1 vaccinations that he started to regress and is now Autistic. I know there are studies disproving Vaccinations from causing Autism, but I feel that everyone's brains develop differently and could have different sensitivities to the chemicals in the Vaccinations.



I'm not saying that Vaccinations have caused his Autism, but there is no denying that there have been situations, where in rare cases, Vaccinations have resulted in severe reactions fom the recipient. I don't feel confident enough to say either way if my child's Autism has been influenced by this factor.



We are pregnant again, and I think we will take Dr.Sears approach, and space them out.

A child gets something like 4-6 Vaccinations at a time! In the first year, a baby receives a crapload of injections. I would assume the first year is when a babies brain is most fragile.

When we vaccinate our second we will space them out every 6 months, getting the serious Vaccinations out of the way first, and no more than one or two at a time.

Katherine - posted on 05/06/2012

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that the level of reported measles cases in the United States is at a 15-year high. The report urges parents to get vaccinated and to vaccinate their children in order to help prevent further spreading of the disease.

So far a total of 118 measles cases have been reported across 23 states. The disease is mostly spread through travelers coming back from South Asia or Europe - over 10,000 cases were reported in France during the period from January through mid-May.

Jenni - posted on 05/06/2012

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Jessica, I don't think the concern is that everyone is in danger of contracting these disease but those who are unvaccinated; whether by choice, they are too young (newborns/infants), and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. With the increase in parents opting out of vaccinating in the last 10-20 years since the vaccine scares started. As would be expected, diseases that were once thought to be all but eradicated in our developed countries are now making a significant come back.

Then what happens is those who are unvaccinated contract a disease, they go to the hospital and put those who cannot be vaccinated yet or at all due to medical conditions at risk. That's how these diseases are coming out of remission. In countries where the rate of vaccinating is high, cases of preventable diseases (through vaccination are low), where rate of vaccination is low, these diseases are more common. There is a direct relationship. The lower the vaccination rates get through the fear mongering and pseudoscience of natureopathic placebo doctors trying to sell their natural products and convince you modern medicine is dangerous, the more at danger our societies become to these once eradicated disease.

Jessica - posted on 05/05/2012

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If all the kids are getting vaccinated against all these diseases and there are the few that don't why are you worried about the disease coming back and getting everyone? The reason your getting your kids done is so they don't catch these sicknesses isn't it?

Teresa - posted on 05/05/2012

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I would not even think of not vaccinating my children. The previous post said it all for me. I've never beleived there was a link to vaccines and autism. The dangers of children not being vaccinated are much higher and those that don't could help the diseases make a come back. there's a reason you don't hear much of kids getting the diseases that vaccines are made for because most are vaccinated, it's the ones that aren't that could potentially bring them back.

Jenni - posted on 05/05/2012

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All 3 of my children are vaccinated and I am also up to date on my vaccinations. There has been 22 studies preformed to address a link between autism and vaccines. All but 3 showed no link. Those 3 were later found to include fraudulent data and research. I am confident in vaccines, of course like any other medical product they are not without risks of side effects and of course parents should consider those. If you have a family history of reactions to vaccines or your child has certain allergies to the ingredients in some vaccines, this should definitely be discussed with your doctor.



But overall, in my opinion and in the opinion of the vast majority of physicians and other medical experts, the benefits to being vaccinated far out weigh the risks of not vaccinating. I also come from a country where childhood vaccinations are free, there are also some countries where they pay you to vaccinate. So I don't buy that it's a money-making scheme that the anti-vax camp claim. I think this claim is conspiratorial at best.

Donna - posted on 05/05/2012

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I vaccinated my 2 girls (4 and 3 year old), i see it if you can prevent suffering to your child then do it, there is nothing worse than seeing your child ill...

Lori - posted on 04/30/2012

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We vaccinated our daughter (2 1/2) and plan on vaccinating our son (3 weeks) when it comes time.

Anna - posted on 04/28/2012

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Believe me, Jessica, I have done my research (studying to be a medical officer). However, the information I gleaned led me to the conclusion that the vaccines are the safest course of action, for myself, my family, and the rest of society. I do agree with Laura about having the choice to space out vaccinations, I did think it was a little excessive to do so much at one time, and from my experience most pediatricians are more than willing to accommodate (if one wasn't I would start looking for a new one anyway). My point, as I stated in my post, is that whether you decide to vaccinate your family or not, science has proven that they have saved lives and allowed humans to explode in population, as well as lengthened life spans. To pretend otherwise would be naive.

Jessica - posted on 04/28/2012

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Number one your child could end up blind from having measles if you do not look after them correctly and keep them out of direct sunlight if you do not know this then you've got to do your research better, number two you are getting a new born who has only just entered the world and jamming their bodies with bacteria an chemicals before they can even build up an immune system three whooping cough carriers are not only the people have had whooping cough but also people who have been vaccinated a 3 month old could catch it from any one just like winning the lot to it could happen to anyone! Four it does not make you irresponsible if you question weather to vaccinate or not to vaccinate it makes you smart because your not just doing what everyone thinks you should do I means your educating yourself on the matter at hand which is a lot better than following and not really understanding!

Anna - posted on 04/27/2012

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Children are more exposed to those chemicals in their every day environment than they are in a single vaccine. The formaldehyde found in vaccines is a good example. There is more formaldehyde in your average local municipal water source than there is in a single bottle of your typical vaccination. What's irresponsible is saying that the issue of vaccinating your children is only about your family. For instance, say an unvaccinated person catches a preventable disease, like whooping cough. That person gets sick, suffers, and then gets better. There is a very good chance that person is going to become a carrier of the virus. Now, that person goes out into society and hangs out with people, spreads a few germs around. A 3 month old newborn comes along, too young to be vaccinated against whooping cough, and contracts the virus that this carrier has spread. That 3 month old dies of respiratory complications. At the same time, a person who cannot be vaccinated because he/she has a compromised immune system also comes into contact with this carrier. This person also contracts whooping cough, and suffers greatly for it. An older person who had been vaccinated at some point in his/her life is also exposed, but the vaccination has weakened and this person never got a booster. This elderly person also contracts whooping cough, and dies of respiratory complications. Even if those hypothetical people were to have survived, their risk of carrying it on to someone else is substantial.



That is how diseases like the Bubonic "Black" Plague, the Spanish Flu, Polio, the Hanta Virus, and many others were able to wipe out large swaths of human population. Even the woman known as Typhoid Mary is testimony to this; she never experienced a single symptom of the typhoid fever she was carrying, but she passed it on to 53 people, 3 of whom died. And, as a side note, your children are at greater risk of being killed in a car accident than experiencing complications from a vaccination by a WIDE margin.



I myself have been vaccinated for everything under the sun while in the military, and haven't ever experienced a reaction beyond normal, and reported, side effects. It is fact, proven, scientific, verifiable fact that vaccinations save lives. Not just yours or your kids, but your neighbors and coworkers, their families, their friends.

Laura - posted on 04/27/2012

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Just the aluminum in vaccines alone is MUCH TOO high and commonly used as a preservative in all vaccines for young children and even more so in the time-saving combo-vaccines(avoid at all costs!)...Studies are shown that Aluminum levels have only been tested in IV medicines for those needing intravenous medicines in hospitals but NOT in vaccines...WHY? Read Dr Sears book! He has done ALL the non-bias and pain-staking research for us and it's available at our fingertips! I choose to spread the vaccines out and to pick and choose based on the educated and well-researched info stemming from this study and many others..The body has no known way to rid itself of the cumulative metals aka aluminum in our bodies. We are over-injecting Aluminum into our children before they even have a chance in life...get real people! Do your research..! And we wonder why all these alzheimer's patients have high levels of metals, aluminum and Estogens(produced when your body doesn't know what to do with a chemical) in their brains versus those without alzheimer's? Der!

Laura - posted on 04/27/2012

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@Kerry it's actually irresponsible TO vaccinate...if you read all the evidence...too may unknowns,,,

Catherine - posted on 04/27/2012

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People who say that vaccinations are "totally safe" are parents of children who did not have a severe adverse reaction to them. Adverse reactions to vaccinations are well documented. Unfortunately not all cases are investigated and included in the stats which gives the impression it is less common and suggests that vaccinating is safer than non vaccinating. Protecting our children from every possible disease is every parents desire. Further studies into the safety of current vaccines and changes in the programme as well as safer methods of providing protection should be encouraged.

Kerry - posted on 04/26/2012

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It it is so irresponsible not to vaccinate. They are totally safe and it does not cause autism. Measles on the other hand can put your child at risk of blindness or severe complications.

Laura - posted on 04/26/2012

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Spread them out and read Dr Robert W Sears book, THE VACCINE BOOK - Making the right decisions for your child.....It helped me immensely! It's an easy read and vaccine guide. Makes sense of all the conflicting info....a mommy must-read!

Paula - posted on 04/26/2012

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I have 3 children who have never been vaccinated. As long as you do your research and know the risks of vaccinating and feel comfortable with your decision then that is what matters.
I personally do not feel the benefits outweigh the risks, but that is me. Besides the viruses themselves, vaccines are loaded with chemicals, neurotoxins, and foreign proteins, which are not normally found in the blood stream. It poses questions, "could an increase in chemicals and neurotoxins (brain toxins) relate to an increase in brain imbalances like ADD, ADHD? Or an increase in proteins in the blood stream relate to the increase in food allergies?" There are too many studies that have not been done. What about studying the health of the unvaccinated? How can vaccines be shown to be effective if there is no comparison?

Jessica - posted on 04/26/2012

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That is right and NO I have not insulted anyone who has vaccinated their child or believes that is the way to go! I'm from a very large family and they have not been vaccinated an we are all still alive! I think do your research and learn how to deal with the sicknesses if you choose not to!

Janice - posted on 04/26/2012

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I think if anyone in your family has ever had a serious reaction then you may want to see about getting them all separate and then if you see signs of a problem with your child then do not do any more vaccinations.



I chose to vaccinate my children because the risk of serious complications from vaccinations is lower than the risk of serious complications from the diseases.



If money wasn't any an issue then I probably would ask to have my children on a more spread out vaccine schedule since it bothers me that little babies are bombarded with so many shots so soon. However, my insurance wont cover it that way.



IMO - generally vaccines do not cause autism, in an very small percentage of children they have a severe reaction which can possibly trigger autism. However, I do think autism is something you are born with and the shots are just the trigger in a very small group of children.

Jessica - posted on 04/25/2012

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I know it was from a vaccinated child because the mother of the child told me her child had it and that he was the only child in my sons class coughing on everyone but once my son started to cough I took him out of school! I was never vaccinated an I caught all those sicknesses that my kids did and my mother used the same technique I did to help my kids!

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Jessica, how do you know your child caught those illnesses from children who were vaccinated against them? Granted some children can become carriers regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated, but the chance is so negligible in someone who is vaccinated, it's really not at all probable. I'm glad your children are okay, but I personally wouldn't want to play with that fire. I currently live in a part of the world that still sees outbreaks of totally preventable diseases that kill people, and most folks here don't have access to the kind of preventive care that's offered in the States.

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