I don't want to vaccinate my 5 yr old but pediatrician will not see him...

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Krista - posted on 09/06/2011

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Dana's exactly right. The study that showed a link between vaccines and autism was thoroughly debunked. I urge you to talk to your pediatrician about your concerns and to do some serious research on this (and by serious research, I don't mean www.vaccinesarethedevil.com). This is your child's health you're monkeying with, and you owe it your child to make informed decisions.

And like Tara, I too would vaccinate. Vaccines are proven to prevent outbreaks of some very, very serious diseases. As well, if fewer people vaccinate, that increases the odds of those diseases gaining a toehold again. Even just recently, there have been outbreaks of the mumps. The mumps hadn't been around in years, and now it's making a comeback. And it's actually a very serious disease -- it can lead to sterility in boys.

So yes, please talk to a doctor you trust. Talk to a few of them. Do some research using reputable sources. Don't put off vaccinating based on false information.

Julie - posted on 09/07/2011

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The doctor who did the original study between autism and shots made up the data. He has since lost his ability to practice medicine. Vaccination is important not only for your child's health but for other children as well. Here is an article that explains that vaccines are safe and important!!! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/health...

Krista - posted on 09/06/2011

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Sue, I think those homeopathic doctors have a very clear axe to grind, and appear to be very paranoid and biased.

Good lord, vaccines have been around for a very long time. if they were used by the government to control us, then they're not doing a very good job of it, are they?

Here's something that might help: it's a list of all of the possible ingredients that are used in vaccines, and in what vaccines they are used. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkboo...

Yes, formaldehyde is present in many vaccines, but only in tiny residual amounts, from the way the vaccines are made. The amount in the vaccine is actually much less than the amount that your child would be exposed to just from the average amount of car exhaust he would inhale during any given day.

Jodi - posted on 09/06/2011

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By "science" she means there are scientific studies, real ones that haven't had their patient data falsified. There are no scientific studies that show vaccines cause autism. So why are you concerned about your son developing autism? What is it that is causing this concern?

Dana - posted on 09/06/2011

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Sue, the autism link between vaccinations have proven to be false, the study was doctored. I wouldn't let that hold you back from vaccinating.

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Elfrieda - posted on 09/07/2011

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You can find a different pediatrician. If you're on the fence about vaccinating, you could do only one every few months or so and spread them out, that might be a compromise your current ped could live with.

Mandy - posted on 09/07/2011

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I agree, do your own research, the autism link has been dis -proven (even tho my aunty swears my cousin got autism from his vaccinations) but as you say there are a lot of other things in vaccines that you may not want to inject into your child, only you can make the right decision, Also look at what is being vaccinated for, I live in NZ and our vaccination programme starts at 6 weeks and 1 of the things we vaccintate against is teatnus I dont believe a baby so young can get tetanus being immobile so I chose to start the vaccination programme later, she still had all her tetanus jabs and by the time she started to walk around outside etc she had been fully immunized against it, as I say do your research and make your mind up carefully as which ever way you decide you have to live with the decision, we all want to do what is right by our kids

Laura - posted on 09/07/2011

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We all want to make the right choices for our children and incorrect and corrupt studies in recent years have muddied the water for a lot of parents. If your worried then it's worth doing a bit of research on the subject instead of listening to hearsay and speculation. The World Health Organisation would present you with scientific fact rather than opinion.

http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/topics...

Kate CP - posted on 09/06/2011

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*bangs head on desk*

Well, I just accomplished the same goal by smacking myself in the head as I would have by giving my side of the argument:

I have a headache and the OP still isn't going to vaccinate. See how I cut out the middle-man there? Genius. :P

Ssbaggett - posted on 09/06/2011

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I am concerned because I heard from homeopathic/holistic doctors that it is just another way the government is trying to control us and that autism is on the rise due to vaccines. Also, I have heard of formaldehyde is one of the key ingredients in vaccines that links to autism. Sounds bazaar to me so my husband and I were wondering how true it is. Just confused a bit. Tomorrow is the day of vaccination so I am nervous.

Ssbaggett - posted on 09/06/2011

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what do you mean by "science". I am concerned about autism later in life for my son. He has had earlier vaccines with no problems at all. Thank you for commenting!

Tara - posted on 09/06/2011

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If you have done all your research, you can likely find a doctor who will see him. Personally I would just vaccinate, because I believe in the science behind it.

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