Has anyone WATCHED Vaxxed ?

Cassandra - posted on 05/02/2016 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Has anyone watched the documentary ? If so , what are your thoughts? Better yet , what are your thoughts regarding vaccines . Specifically the MMR vaccine .

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Sarah - posted on 05/02/2016

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I have watched it, as a school nurse who has to talk to dozens of "opt out" parents I felt seeing what they saw was important. There are so many reviews of the documentary available that you don't have to sit thru it to get the idea. It is a huge anti-vaccination documentary. It makes all sorts of claims about autism, and the evils of vaccines but it doesn't back the claims up with science. Most frustrating is the claim that all of the research that has been done to prove vaccines are safe is the work of "crooked drug companies" and a duped media community. that the CDC is a corrupt organization. It goes on and on.

I am firmly pro-vaccine. My own father had polio in 1930 and lost 5 siblings to polio as well. He survived but was mildly disabled his whole life.
The MMR vaccine has been demonstrated to be safe in many large-scale studies. The option to break up the vaccines and do them at separate times is certainly viable, but to don't vaccinate at all? Irresponsible.

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Sarah - posted on 05/03/2016

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First the Hannah Polling Case was in 2002, in 2011 the CDC issued its statement:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concern...

The outcome of the Poling case was:
"Hannah Poling clearly had difficulties with language, speech, and communication. But those features of her condition considered autistic were part of a global encephalopathy caused by a mitochondrial enzyme deficit. Rett's syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, fragile X syndrome, and Down's syndrome in children can also have autistic features. Indeed, features reminiscent of autism are evident in all children with profound impairments in cognition; but these similarities are superficial, and their causal mechanisms and genetic influences are different from those of classic autism."

If you don't want to believe the CDC then what about the AAP
http://www2.aap.org/advocacy/releases/au...

Look I have a niece and nephew on the spectrum; I see the pain it causes them and they have Ivy league educated parents; can you imagine being a PhD and a PhD/MD and having two special need kids? They did their research. My sister is published in the field (Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg PhD).

The bottom line is vaccinating you kids does not cause autism. Were there flaws in the studies on both sides; yes. But if vaccines really caused autism it would be far more pandemic. There is an increase in diagnosis, yes, but that is due to better criteria and earlier screening for ASD. When we look back, my father (never vaccinated) was probably on the spectrum. Just no one knew what to look for in the 1040s.

Cassandra, I do my research I do it every day. When I have a parent present me with information I check it out. I feel I owe it to my students to exhaust the possibilities. Why is it no one thinks increased ASD is related to all the artificial coloring and preservatives in our foods? Or the chemicals in our water, the hormones fed our meat supply? There are so many maybes, no one really knows. I keep learning. What I have learned I to vaccinate my kids. Polio was considered eradicated for a time in the 1990s not anymore- thank you very much anti-vaccine coalition. I am not blind to the risks but I am more open to the benefits.

Cassandra - posted on 05/03/2016

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Hannah Polling won her case against the US Government . The US GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE VACCINES HANNAH RECEIVED TRIGGERED HANNAH'S AUTISM . Did you know that ? Their are hundreds , thousands of cases like Hannah's all over the world.. Their is a VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM who has paid out more than 4 billion dollars in damages. Just a little FYI ... The research is there. It's just a matter of actually doing the research your self ..

Cassandra - posted on 05/03/2016

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Tell me again , We're are you getting your information from ? The CDC right ? What a joke .It is obvious that you are BOTH very CLOSE MINDED .
As mothers, it's very disturbing to see this.
Just a foot note , DR .THOMPSON IS 1-5 HEAD SCIENTIST FROM THE CDC and Dr.Wakefield is gastroenterologist and medical researcher .I will take their word over yours ANY DAY ! :)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/03/2016

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Sarah, my friend, you are a gem. I don't think you could pay me enough money to deal with those parents!

Thank you for what you do. Thank you for being THAT school nurse who cares so much that you go over the top with your education and preparation. We have one of those ladies here, too...her name is Kirsten, and I'm going to miss talking to her when Scott graduates this year!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/03/2016

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Seriously, it's been shown, time and again, that the children on the spectrum AFTER being vaccinated were actually on the spectrum PRIOR to the vaccinations, but the parents either chose to ignore the signs, or the signs were not as present as they were after vaccinating.

Autism, and being on the spectrum, is not an immediately obvious condition, and most times pops up with no warning. Vaccines have been proven to NOT be related, so these anti-vaxers need to prepare themselves scientifically.

So, rather than promote a film with no scientific backing, find one that proves what you want to point out.

Cassandra - posted on 05/03/2016

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I know their isn't any scientific proof linked to Autism and vaccines , but is it coincidence that many mothers are all saying the exact same thing ? I'm not anti vaccine , My daughter is vaccinated but it does concern me when you have more than thousands of mothers claiming they had perfectly healthy babies and upon receiving the (MMR) their was a regression with their babies. People have allergic reactions to many things , why cant vaccines be ones of them ? I sincerely think their is something going on . I take a mothers concerns very serious . I recommend watching the film !!!!!!! If you are vaccinating your child you should know about the health risks concerning these vaccines your injecting your child with .You have head scientist Dr. William Thompson who openly came out and said that the CDC FALSIFIED RECORDS LINKING VACCINES TO AUSTISM. Why the f**k would he risk his career for that ?

Sarah - posted on 05/03/2016

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Shawnn, I would not advise watching it as it really was such propaganda. I kept hearing from my anti-vaccine parents, "well on Vaxxed they say this.. or that.." so I had to watch it.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/03/2016

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I'll start to consider anti vaccination arguments when they can be backed up with scientific proof.

Until then? Nope, won't watch it, because it's blatantly an attempt to turn us back to 3rd world conditions.

Vaccinations (most) are necessary.

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