Can i have peoples opions on get there kids immunised please! just watched a show on TV about reactions etc. and it got me thinking!

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Andrea - posted on 02/09/2009

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Sure!  I'm an RN.  When my kids were getting ready to be vaccinated there was all this controversy that immunizations led to autism.  I did some research and found that, due to the leaps in modern medicine, cases of autism had gone undiagnosed previously.  The one theory was that thimerosol (a form of mercury) in the vaccinations was leading to autism.  Other theories state that autism usually shows up around the time that children are vaccinated.  After some more research, I found out that today's vaccinations don't even contain thimerosol.  As far as other reactions go, my children only ran low grade temps, got cranky (probably due to the inflammation and immune response), and had a lump (usually where they put the dTaP vaccine) accompanied by some heat and redness at the injection site.  It is really scary to think that vaccines may be causing more harm than good.  I recently spoke with one mother who didn't get her children vaccinated and her child ended up catching pertuss (whooping cough).  She was so upset she didn't just get the vaccines.  A lot of people think you will have "herd immunity" if you decide to omit vaccinations, but the reality is that these diseases are still active and a big part of our community today.  My thought process is that the vaccination benefits clearly outweight the risks!

April - posted on 02/13/2009

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The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears. The most thoughtful and brillant book on the controvery of vaccination in children. I suggest you buy and read it as soon as possible Information is power :) Best of luck. Malibu Mom

Jolene - posted on 02/09/2009

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People have to remember that just because doctors say they are safe, doesn't mean they are. And just because you've been told from a different medical professional they aren't may not be completly true either. Homeopathics actully can do a lot of good when a serious illness is contracted. Homeopathic doctors, are doctors! They just don't use drugs to treat, they understand these illnesses and have put in the same clinical hours and study as any other med student does. They will not continue to treat if they believe you should go a different route. When it comes down to it, neither side of medicine has all the answers. I choose not to vaccinate my child, but understand why other people do. And it's not just the 'autism risk' that is concerning. It's like people who do choose vaccinating think thats the only reason people don't want it done. Personally I do not feel comortable injecting my child with all the disgusting chemicals among other things that are in these vaccines. In grade school when they were vaccinating everyone against whooping cough, I was the only one in my grade who didn't receive it. All of my friends who did have the vaccine still all got whooping cough, and I've never had it. For people who say "you should do more research", do you honestly think that people would make such a desision when it comes to their children without doing extensive research first? Of course people are going to make informed desisions when it comes to their kids, weather they are choosing to vaccinate or not!

Valerie - posted on 02/09/2009

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My son came down with what appeared to be a cold at about 1 month old before his first set of immunizations. I took him to the doctor four times, and they kept telling me it was just a virus and it will pass. One day, when I was home, my husband walked in the door. My son was sleeping and he went to check on him. My son was completely blue. I went to the doctor and made them take extra tests to see what was wrong. He had whooping cough. He would stop breathing for 15 to 20 seconds at a time because he would cough so hard and not be able to catch his breath. He caught this specifically b/c a family in our church refused immunizations. So, even though your child may stay healthy, are you willing to spread a virus that can kill someone else? This is the question that every parent should ask themselves. Your child has a higher chance of dieing in your own vehicle than it has from a vaccine. Are you going to stop driving?

Patsy - posted on 02/09/2009

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do they have a family doctor if not your local health unit(center) will do it for free

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Laura - posted on 10/25/2011

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It is not accurate that unvaccinated families spread the illnesses - everyone spreads them, whether vaccinated or not. The only difference is that the vaccinated may not know they have the infection, and thus go out into the world without taking extra precautions. They can also carry the germs around and get ill themselves. Vaccines do not work overall, and it is a personal decision for each family to make whether they are willing to take the risks associated or not. There is no "safe," i.e., serious side effect-free, vaccine, and many of the illnesses being vaccinated for are mild, while vaccinations may be contributing to long term immune disorders. There is still much to learn about these, yet the pharmaceutical companies selling them would rather push them than make sure they are really safe and effective.

Mel - posted on 04/23/2009

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its a personal choice some people have had horrible reactions and died from them others and majority have been fine so you take that chance when you get your kids immunised. however the benefits of immunisation out weigh the rare chance of a problem occuring afterwards. i have done my daughters 2,4 and 6 month injection and she is yet to have the 12 months ones. she is almost 13 months. i have to decide whether i want to give them to her i may i may not

Jakki - posted on 04/23/2009

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Hmmm - I think I'm going to be controversial.



I don't think I agree with the view that "it's just a parent's choice about what's right for you and your baby". With medical issues, in some cases there are actually be a right and wrong thing to do. For instance, if someone told you that smoking while pregnant was a personal issue that you have to make up your own mind about, you'd probably think "no, the medical evidence shows that it's bad, and you shouldn't do it." Equally, I think that immunisation of children is the right thing to do, unless yours is very weak, sick or premature.



Now I look forward to being shot down in flames!

Flory - posted on 04/22/2009

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Hi, My 3 children anre not vaccinated (for anything) I got myself educated from all points of view on the subject and decided not to do it. You can only make an honest decision after you have all the information. Again, its a personal choice made by common sense and the heart, there is no right or wrong here. I will sare with you the resons why I chose not to : A childs immune system is only complete around 2 years of age, so to giv e a new born baby not one but 5 shots filled with disease is an enormous attack on the nerveous system and body! Not even Mother nature is so cruel as to give you 2, let alone 5 illnesses at once. A childhood illness is in thes days not deadly. Sure, it will take some of your time and tender loving care... but why are we so afraid of letting ourselves be sick? It's the natural way for the body to get rid of unwanted things. If you educate yourself on childhood illnesess, you wil not be so scared of them. The ingredients in vaccines are extremely toxic, I can send you information about this if you wish, but you can also find it on the internet.
A really good site with lots of information (and educational books on the subject) is:
www.thinktwice.com
Again, it's a personal choice, I am not saying you should or should not do it, I am only saying ...get informed and educated so that you can then make a true choice for what is best for your child.
I have lots more information on vaccination (pro's and cons....) and how to do it a little safer if you chose to do it...and warning signs if it should go wrong. My email adress is
florygout@gmail.com

Goodluck!
flory

Bonnie - posted on 04/22/2009

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All persons have fears and concerns and this topic raises many. I think it is a choice that all parents struggle with and then bear the responsibility or consequences of those choices. I chose to vaccinate my children and then when the chickenpox vaccine became available I too chose to allow my children to be immunised, for those of them that had not already had chicken pox. My oldest daughter had a severe reaction to her first series however when they removed the whooping cough component from her following ones was fine and has never had whooping cough. My sons father collapsed on the floor of Nambour A&E dead when he contracted Chicken Pox as an adult. They were growing on all his internal organs including his brain. Thank God they were able to revive him and after an horrific battery of medical proceedures he survived but I decided I would not ever knowledgeably bury my children over something I could in any way prevent. What people don't often know is that chicken pox is far more deadly to adults than children. It was a real wake up call for me.

Lauren - posted on 04/22/2009

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Quoting Ronda:

The evidence is weak in the link of autism and immunization. The risk of a child contracting other more serious diseases is greater. More and more parents are not doing this. More and more families are immigrating from other countries. This opens up the potential for an outbreak of measles, mumps, etc. I know several doctors and have several nurse friends. They all have their children immunized. Check the CDC website and the recent court ruling regarding autism and immunizations.


The CDC has not done the correct studies to be able to truthfully say that vaccines are not related autism. To truthfully say this there would have to be a study group of children vaccinated according to the CDC's schedule, a group vaccinated according to an alternative schedule (Dr. Sears, Dr. Mumper, etc. just to name a few), and a group of children who are not vaccinated. The CDC will not do a study of this nature and therefore the link between autism and vaccines cannot be concluded.

Lauren - posted on 04/22/2009

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i suggest that every parent read Dr. Sear's The Vaccine Book. It is an unbiased look at every childhood vaccine. He breaks down each disease and its vaccine, how common the diseases are, how the vaccines are made, and what each vaccine contains. I can guarantee that at least 90% of you have no clue as to what goes in these vaccines. Although mercury has been banned from childhood vaccines, many of them contain aluminum which can store in the brain and can be toxic. Many also contain formaldyde (yeah, what you used in science class to preserve dead frogs). Some of the viruses used to make vaccines are grown in monkey kidney cells or cow fetal tissue. I am an RN with my Bachelor's degree. I am not some idiot who doesn't want to vaccinate my child because some celebrity told me so. I believe that vaccines are important, but I also believe that our children deserve clean ("green") vaccines and I believe that parents should be educated before they give anything to their children. Would you feed something to your child if you didn't know what was in it? I am going to assume most of you would say "no", so I will say why would you inject something into their bloodstream that you do not know the ingredients of?

Aimee - posted on 02/13/2009

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I know you have already gotten a lot of posts, but I would suggest picking up The Vaccine Book, by Dr. Sears.The book is very helpful in explaining the vaccines. I have my son on a different schedule of vaccines. He only receives one vaccine at a time. It is our choice with our pediatrician"s guidance. While he is getting immunized, not just 10 at once. Hope this helps.

User - posted on 02/13/2009

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The evidence is weak in the link of autism and immunization. The risk of a child contracting other more serious diseases is greater. More and more parents are not doing this. More and more families are immigrating from other countries. This opens up the potential for an outbreak of measles, mumps, etc. I know several doctors and have several nurse friends. They all have their children immunized. Check the CDC website and the recent court ruling regarding autism and immunizations.

Sharon - posted on 02/13/2009

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your child has more chance of getting a reaction against meningtiusloose a limb maybe or eyesight from chicken pots or german measuls or worse.  you must have had the rubels injection b4 u became preganant to protect your child or are things so much different here in london and im sure you took folic acid to protect your child but u see some people 1 in how many thousand have a reaction against folic acid.



sharon



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Sharon - posted on 02/13/2009

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hi huni



i have just read alot of the comments on this page and i must say i feel it will be as clear as mud to you in making a deciss ion i am not saying there are children that do not have a reaction against immunisation but 1 in how many thousands and 1 in how many thousand get a reaction against antibiatics or even peanuts you as a parent will do wot u feel is right for you and your child and i hope you make the right  choice for your child



sharon



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Sharon - posted on 02/13/2009

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hi huni



i have just read alot of the comments on this page and i must say i feel it will be as clear as mud to you in making a deciss ion i am not saying there are children that do not have a reaction against immunisation but 1 in how many thousands and 1 in how many thousand get a reaction against antibiatics or even peanuts you as a parent will do wot u feel is right for you and your child and i hope you make the right  choice for your child



sharon



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Sharon - posted on 02/13/2009

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hi huni



your daughter is a star she is so sweet. as a mother of 3 and granmother of 3 all where immunised against everything had all the jabs my son had meningitus at 4 months old and he nearly died imagine that.....and have u ever seen a kid with hooping cough well its heart breaking kids can died from different strains of chicken pot and german mesals would u really put this little angel through that.....cum on huni......things change .....a few years ago they sed eggs where bad for us......they say now that hrt is linked to breast cancer.....they have just bought out an injection that could prevent ur daughter from getting cerical cancer will u tell her wen she is older not to have it. this is given to secondary school girls b4 they are sexually active it cuts cervical cancer by 90 per cent. so i think if u weigh up the pro and cons it says it all dont you think.      if u could fast forward ur life and see that a loved ones live was on the edge but it could have been prevented by a jab would u re wind and give then the jab? think u wud sounds a bit dramatic i know but go for it have no regrets because of ur decisions



sharon



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Maggie - posted on 02/13/2009

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I believe the risks of vaccines outweigh the benefits. A lot of times, vaccines are ineffective and I have talked with people whose children have had awful reactions to the vaccines. I feel it's safer to not vaccinate. 

Megan - posted on 02/13/2009

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I agree with you Jennifer.

After my child had a severe reaction to a vaccine I've done a ton of research. The book that helped me the most to figure out what to do with vaccines for my baby was "The Vaccine Book" by Dr. Robert Sears, a pediatrician. It's very informative and breaks down all the components of all the vaccines offered, and what typical side affects are for each. He doesn't side one way or the other. But it has helped me significantly in becoming more educated instead of blindly following the ADA and trusting that every component they put in a vaccine is completely safe. When I go in to the pediatrician for my daughter's vaccinations, I request a certain brand that doesn't have so much aluminum content. Everyone should read it for themselves and for the health of their child, just to become more educated.

Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2009

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I disagree wholeheartedly. Please read any NON-government funded studies. Or one that isn't funded by Big Pharma. It's a different story.

Rebecca - posted on 02/13/2009

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Immunizations do NOT cause Autism. There are no scientific studies that show any link between any type of vaccination and autism. It was suggested that you search "dangers of vaccinations". These website are created by fear mongers. Should you believe the preaching of Jenny McCarthy, she once claimed her son was a "Indigo Child" (a belief that because of his eye and hair color he communicated with spirits and people on a different dimension) - try that on for size! If you want to read REAL, scientific research regarding the health and safety of vaccinations, use Google Scholar (this search engine specifically searches through bona fide medical/scientific research, not hear-say or personal blogs). I worked as a recreation counselor for adults with developmental disabilities, so I understand the challenges of having a child/adult with autism (and other disorders). That said, I have a three month old son whom I intend on fully vaccinating.

Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2009

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This comes straight from the FDA website...Please read...http://www.fda.gov/CBER/vaccine/thimeros...

"In its report of October 1, 2001, the IOM's Immunization Safety Review Committee concluded that the evidence was inadequate to either accept or reject a causal relationship between thimerosal exposure from childhood vaccines and the neurodevelopmental disorders of autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and speech or language delay. Additional studies were needed to establish or reject a causal relationship. The Committee did conclude that the hypothesis that exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines could be associated with neurodevelopmental disorders was biologically plausible."

Chrystal - posted on 02/13/2009

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I also had concerns about immunizing my children as well.  I am registered nurse and some times that is more of downfall than an advantage, sometimes you just know too much.  However, I had them both immunized and they were just fine.  What the TV shows don't tell you is that is a very rare percentage that have a reaction.  But the reaction is usually better than the disease itself.  In my opinion i would voice your concerns to your peditrician and let them give the facts on the majority population. 

Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2009

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I have a child with autism and I have a neurotypical child. I was not GIVEN the options to wait until my child was older to immunize. It was just something that was thrust upon you at the time of a visit. If I had it to do all over again, I'd wait at least 1 year before ANY immunizations were given AND I'd separate them all out at least 2 months apart, which is what I did with my daughter. There is something to be said with WHY the government decided to remove the Thimerasol in vaccines after the connection to autism was first laid out on the table. While I don't believe the vaccine gave my son autism, I do believe it happened AFTER his weakened neurological system was given a shot containing mercury. Neither one of my children get the flu shot either because it's the only shot that contains mercury STILL, although I believe the nasal spray is excluded. Plus my daughter had a several local reaction to the DTaP.

Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2009

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After my son had his 2 month old vaccinations he experienced an abrupt halt in direct eye contact, he stopped talking to us, and he started hitting himself repeatedly.  We took him to a child neurologist at Dupont Children's Hospital.  The doctor told us that he was exhibiting behaviour within the autistic spectrum as a result of  the vaccinations.  He suggested that my son never have multiple vaccinations again, that they must be spread out, and that I was going to have to make the judgement call because it could happen again.   My son recovered from the autistic behaviour.  I stopped vaccinating him.  There is a book you should read by Neustadter.  I believe his first name is Randall or Randolph but I'm not sure.  He wrote about vaccines, all of them, and gives a detailed account of the history on each and every one.  It's an excellent read, and helps you to make an educated decision.  Another disturbing aspect of this story is that even after my Pediatrician at the time became aware of what had happened to my son she still tried to talk me into continuing to vaccinate my son and on top of that she told me that if I decided to stop vaccinating that I would not be welcomed back to her practice.   Furthermore she told me that the health insurance companies will not pay her unless she can prove that she's been pushing vaccines so I had to sign a form saying that I denied the vaccines.   What I learned from all this is that the drug companies, the pediatricians, the health insurance companies are all inner twined and they don't always have you or your childs best interest at heart.  In the end it's a business, and the drug companies will stop at nothing to make sure they make their money back on these vaccines.  You are the only one that has your child's best interests at heart not your doctor and definately not the health insurance companies or drug companies.  Please do your research!  It's a sad thing that drug companies are allowed to use the American public as their guinea pigs.  When a drug comes out on the market or a vaccine there is always a risk because drug companies do not have the time or money to try the drug or vaccine out on an animal long enough to know what's going to happen and even then it's a risk because animals are not humans.  I could go on and on.  I was not willing to allow my son to become one of those kids that pays for the rest of his life with a debilitating disorder in the name of the higher cause of eradicating disease.  Remember that, that's how the doctor's are indoctinated to think that it's O.K.  it a couple children suffer or die for the sake of a greater cause.  The sad part is it's not just couple of kids who are suffering.  No other country has the vaccine schedule that ours does.  They're already aware of the dangers of injecting multiple diseaseses into a young one and have stopped doing it.  Japan for instance, after they stopped vaccinating their children until they turned 3 their rates of autism plummeted!  Furthermore the U.S. sent vaccines that were pulled off the shelves because they contained highly toxic mercury and sent them to third world countries who as a result of that experienced a spike in autism!

Vicki - posted on 02/12/2009

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I have been in the health care field for almost 18 years now.  I have worked as a nurse for the past 5 years.  I have 2 wonderfully healthy children and I can tell you that they don't have all of the state recommended vaccines.  I do actually pick and choose which ones they will be getting.  They do not have the Hep A or B series along with a few others.  It is all a personal choice. 



In fact there are still a few vaccines out there with the ingredient others were talking about.  They are really trying to get away from it but there is still some. 



I will not judge you as long as you don't judge me.  I am a good parent and I made the choice.  They can always decide for themselves later on if they want to get them.  I myself have had to get the Hep B series 3 different times in my life already.  I work in the healthcare field and thus it is required for me.  I had the chicken pox when I was younger, have had tieters(sp) drawn before and was fine, now I find out that it is recommended I get the vaccine.  If it is not required for my position at work, I will not be getting it.  I also don't get the flu shot for myself or my family members. 



As for the other person that made a comment what would a homeopathic person do if their child gets sick - you deal with it just like anything else.  There is no guarentee that even with a vaccine your child wont' get it - it reduces the chance.  My aunt had stage 3 breast cancer and she opted for natural treatments.  At her last doctor visit and scan - she is cancer free.  We all have choices to make. 



 



I wish you the best on making the choice for you and your family.  It is a very personal choice and nobody can say if it is right or wrong for you.

Debra - posted on 02/12/2009

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Personally I would never forgive myself if my child came down with something I could have prevented.  Some of these illness are life threatening

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2009

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Quoting Karolyn:

Can i have peoples opions on get there kids immunised please! just watched a show on TV about reactions etc. and it got me thinking!




Hi! Definatly get the immunizations! Better safe than sorry, in my opinion.



My son, T.J., is autistic and has received all of the vaccines.



I've done of reading on Autism, attended many Symposiums and talked to alot of docotrs about when it happens in the brain and can there be such a thing as "cured". Autism occurs when the brain is in the developing stages of the growth in womb, and shows up when the child is supposed to be at a certain stage and is showing signs that they are not. The "stims" that these children do are coping stratagies to be able to contend with the sensory input of the world around them. To put it down to vaccinations is that it shows up at the same age-usually between 6 months and 5 years and it can happen to both boys and girls.



My son is 17 years old and continues to get the vaccines he needs-we just have to go about things in ways to make it easier on him.



He is a joy, as are all children, we just have to look at the world with a different bend, is all.



He is a mid-range and is considered non verbal.



Anywho, hope that this helps.

Vikky - posted on 02/12/2009

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My personal opinion.  It's your choice entirely.  Don't let someone dictate to you what your child should and shouldn't have.  For example, i'll get some shots done, but others I will tell the doctor i'm opting out of.  For example, my 8 month old daughter had a mild case of Measles the other week, she's not due to get her shot until 12 months for that, but it's a triple antigen and i really don't like that idea, so i'll be telling the doctor i'm not comfy with that as she's also already had measles. 



 



I think it's your choice, if you're really interested, get on the net and find some statistics for both for and against them, and make your choice from there.  If all else fails, go with your gut!

Karolyn - posted on 02/12/2009

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I googled dangers of vaccines thanks it is very interesting read lots of Drs. opinions on there!

Karolyn - posted on 02/12/2009

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There are some good points here on both sides! I do agree with Sarah on the disgusting thing they use to make up the vaccines! Tracey and Abby i will check out them sites too, my kids are immunised daughter is fully son not fully only had what they can for there age so far! Thanks everyone for your opinions gee what a great response!

Kirstie - posted on 02/12/2009

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I have four kids 2 with autism, I had them all vaccinated and until a month ago hadn't even heard about vacines causing autism. I have also heard genes play a part in autism, so maybe ingredients in the vaccine react with the bad genes?? Who knows I'm not a scientist. It would be interesting to find out if any unimmunised kids have austism though wouldn't it??

Nicole - posted on 02/12/2009

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my personal opinion is immunisation is fantastic i have seen a adult be diagnosed with hearing loss due to not being immunisised at a young age. better to be safe then sorry

Chanté - posted on 02/12/2009

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WOW. I wasn't sure whether to give my son his measles vaccine because of all the controversy-Now i'm even more confused!!!



He has had all the vaccines that was required and a few extra but I've been really concerned about his next vaccine (measles).



I've done lots of research and still hadn't made up my mind-there are good arguments for both sides.

Danyel - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Andrea:



Sure!  I'm an RN.  When my kids were getting ready to be vaccinated there was all this controversy that immunizations led to autism.  I did some research and found that, due to the leaps in modern medicine, cases of autism had gone undiagnosed previously.  The one theory was that thimerosol (a form of mercury) in the vaccinations was leading to autism.  Other theories state that autism usually shows up around the time that children are vaccinated.  After some more research, I found out that today's vaccinations don't even contain thimerosol.  As far as other reactions go, my children only ran low grade temps, got cranky (probably due to the inflammation and immune response), and had a lump (usually where they put the dTaP vaccine) accompanied by some heat and redness at the injection site.  It is really scary to think that vaccines may be causing more harm than good.  I recently spoke with one mother who didn't get her children vaccinated and her child ended up catching pertuss (whooping cough).  She was so upset she didn't just get the vaccines.  A lot of people think you will have "herd immunity" if you decide to omit vaccinations, but the reality is that these diseases are still active and a big part of our community today.  My thought process is that the vaccination benefits clearly outweight the risks!





This is EXACTLY how I feel about it.  The risks of your child getting chicken pox, pertussis, etc are WAY higher than the chances of your child having a bad reaction or "getting" autism.

Lori - posted on 02/11/2009

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I haven't done any personal research but I've heard compelling arguments for both cases.  I chose to vaccinate my daughter because I hadn't done the research to warrant not doing so, I knew she would be around other kids at some point and I didn't want to risk the opportunity cost of not doing so.  I did delay for two months while I debated and her Dr. made me feel like a horrible parent.  He practically yelled at me.

Sarah - posted on 02/11/2009

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My concern is injecting our precious little babies with a concoction of chemicals, preservatives, and live blood from aborted feotuses or pigs blood, at such a young age, Think about it, you don't even give a baby water or juice, their bodies are only designed to handle breastmilk, or formula if breastfeeding is absoloutly not possible.

It baffles me that people can think this is ok for them at such a young age.

Alot of the diseases they are immunised against aren't really around any more in developed countries.

After ALOT of research and torment with myself I decided to do homeopathic immunisations for my son, I feel that his immunity has benifitted from this decision because he has gradually built up is natural resistance to things, without being overloaded and weakening his system. He is a VERY healthy happy 9 month old who has not had more than a runny nose for a couple of days (not temp, or grizzles at all) his whole life.

When he is older and his system stronger I may chose to vaccinate against some of the more prevalent diseases.

It's a personal choice, and I believe as long as you do your own independent research and make informed decisions, you will do whats best for your own child.

Kim - posted on 02/11/2009

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I am a firm believer that every child should be immunized! I am a registered nurse...I've worked in ER's and in a pediatricians office and have seen very sick children because their parents didn't believe in immunizations. Some people think that there is no need for vaccinations any more because the instances of the diseases is so rare, but that is not true. The reason the diseases are barely seen are because of the vaccines. Pertussis has been making a come back...I know a teacher that just spread her pertussis to several of her students because her son was exposed at his school...another child was not vaccinated. The entire grade had to be given medication to prevent it.

As far as the autism link...there is no proof of it. My nephew has just recently been diagnosed as having Aspergers at the age of 5. My sister is now sure in her mind that it was caused by his 5 yr old Kindergarten shots. I do not believe this at all! I've been telling members of my family and friends that he has some form of autism since he was 1. Now my family is trying to get me not to vaccinate my 3 mo old daughter and my 2 yr old son because they don't want it to happen to them. I still had my daughter vaccinated at 2 months because I am that firm of a believer!

Victoria - posted on 02/11/2009

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When we took our son to have his first shots, my husband was quite concerned and asked a lot of questions. The Health nurse told us one thing that stuck with us and that was. If our child has a reaction to the small amount of the disease that is in the shot then think how seriously they would have the actual disease if they came into contact with it. That kinda made up our minds. A small reaction to the shot is much better than them possibly dying from the disease.

User - posted on 02/11/2009

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I think that you MUST get your child immunized. There are way to may risks and they have removed the stuff they thought was causing Autism.

Erika - posted on 02/11/2009

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I believe kids should be immunized but I am all for spacing it out over a little longer period depending on individual circumstances. For instance, I am a SAHM and my 2 yr old son is not often around a lot of other children in situations where disease is easily spread. He does not put things in his mouth and is VERY obsessive about keeping his hands clean. Thus, had I known it was an option, I would have requested to space out doses of some of the vaccines a little more. However, children who are in daycare or in families with older children who are in school would probably be safer having vaccinations as scheduled by CDC standards. Since I am no medical researcher, I always feel that it is in my child's best interest to follow whatever instructions the professionals give me in regard to keeping my child healthy and happy.

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Myself and my 5 brothers never got immunised..I am 16 and have never had any serious illness, Although i do get my 19 month old son immunisation just because doctors reccommend it. But yeah what ever you feel comfortable with :)

Abby - posted on 02/11/2009

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It is important to research this fully before making decisions. I have an 8mnt old son and while I was pregnant I did TONS of research. Based on everything I read and various health care professionals I spoke with, I could not vaccinate my son. The risks out-weighted the benefits greatly. Almost 1% of all children develop autism as a direct result from vaccines. Children have died and had seizures as a result too. As a mother, I could not choose to immunize him. But, it has to be a decision you can live with. I encourage you to google "Dangers of vaccines" and see what you come up with. RESEARCH it LOTS!!!! Do what makes you feel comfortable.

Zenaida - posted on 02/11/2009

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but is really important i'm a nurse and inmunization u can protect to highly contagiu os and deadly deases ur little one can respond well

Tracy - posted on 02/11/2009

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It is your decision on vaccines, but I will give you my opinion. My daughter is ok even though she got her vaccines when she was younger. However, I am not giving her anymore vaccines because of what I have learned about them. The vaccines have things in them that cause a reaction that also are linked to autism. You can look up info about vaccines at www.thinktwice.com. There are links that will explain the reactions and later reactions to the vaccines to help you decide.

Natalie - posted on 02/10/2009

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Thousands of kids get vaccinated before one has a negative reaction, but the media isn't going to report the thousands who do fine. The risk of children getting seriously ill from the diseases that vaccines prevent are much worse than the reactions to the vaccines.

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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My children have had all of there jabs and my thinking is prevention is better than cure!!

Lynn - posted on 02/10/2009

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Quoting Karolyn:

Can i have peoples opions on get there kids immunised please! just watched a show on TV about reactions etc. and it got me thinking!




Hey!  I can understand the concern but I do think all kids need to be vaccinated.  Just my opinion.  My kids are vaccinated.  I just believe it is necessary.  Have a good day.

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My son is almost 18 months old. I discussed my concerns about not only the autism link but also about the overload to his little system from the combination of so many immunizations at once. My doctor was very supportive of my decision to space out the shots, and to even hold off on some until my son is older. Talk to your doctor..he/she should be willing to address your concerns and come up with solutions that work for you and your baby. Use common sense when you take your child out, and carry antibacterial wipes for things like shopping cart seats and handles, and you can minimize the risks of waiting on the immunizations.

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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Any small reaction is much better than the real diseases they save our children from. I am so glad I got vacines for my girls. I have several family members that are world travelers and have been exposed to the effects of unvacinated populations. It is realy heart breaking. My oldest daughter had one of the worst cases of chickenpox imaginable. It was in every part of her body, we were very scared she would be blind for a while. Now they have the vacine and her younger twin sisters have both had it.

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2009

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Autism link or no autism link, since the moment my now 12 year old daughter went into seizures following her one year DPT shot, I knew I was done with vinfant vaccines. Whether the autism link is ever proven or not, it IS proven that vaccines are full of all kinds of toxins and chemicals that are not meant to be in their blood.

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i am also spacing out my son's immunizations. And not doing the combo shots. He gets one shot at a time and about once every 2 months. Whether or not he could have a bad reaction, or a higher chance of developing autism, i just think less is better on his little body. He is one now, and completely healthy. My doctor seems to be a bit annoyed with me for being more more difficult but she works with me, just ask for what you want. It is your child...sometimes in my experience Doctors can make you feel like your not the one in control. 

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