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Erica - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 209 moms have responded )

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What vaccines do you give to your children and which ones will you not allow? And why....My children have recieved all of them except H1N1 and gardisal. I dont like the research I have seen on the gardisal and the h1n1 I just think was rushed out quickly and not study on side effects. Just curiuos where other stood on this subject

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Kristin - posted on 09/11/2010

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We have NOT given our children, now 4 and 7, any vaccines! My husband is a doctor and he has researched some very interesting data. We need to understand what our bodies do to fight off disease, and if we do get the disease, we now have medicines to cure them! It's better than putting awful toxins into our bloodstream. We are putting harmful substances in our kids bodies that may do damage later in life (or now)! Vaccination is not immunization. Even those drug companies tell you that in a round-a-bout way= kids are not even 100% safe against these diseases when they do get vaccinated. Read about "natural vs. artificial immunity"; educate yourself about "viral load." Know that other countries don't have half the vaccines nor half the problems (disease and death) the US has. I wish the news on TV gave this information, but they don't! I could go on and on and i wish i had the time for you and your precious littles. Please do your own research for your children's sake!! www.thedoctorwithin.com ; www.mercola.com. There are many others. Ultimately, It is up to you what you decide. Just make sure you are comfortable with your choice and have knowlege about both sides. Hugs...

Cissy - posted on 09/10/2010

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NONE. I haven't given my daughter (age 2) any. I guess I am a "hippie" mom. Not really in style or scent (ha!)..,just in my beliefs. My husband is in the medical field, my brother-in-law is a pediatrician and our children will not receive any vaccinations until deemed completely necessary...even then, I will have to have it proven as to why it's necessary.

My daughter has never been to see a doctor. She has only had 2 colds in her entire life (only because I passed them on to her) and she still breastfeeds. She is healthy as can be and I, nor my husband, see a need.

Dorcas - posted on 09/11/2010

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Hello All, I have never posted on this site...but I feel the need to tell you my experience with HPV patients. I was interning at an OB/GYN, and she was the only one in the area that took public aid cases. I was shocked and disheartened by the amount of patients I saw on a daily basis with HPV and the hoops they will have to go through the rest of their lives because of it. The thing is, HPV is transmitted back and forth and you can go through multiple colpos and LEEPS and lesions still appear and cause cancer. And what is most difficult is that our daughter's and their partners will pass the virus back and forth and since men are asymptomatic, it becomes a vicious cycle of GYN visits for the female with the possibility of infertility and cancer. To be honest I have not made up my mind about this vaccine as a mother, but as a healthcare professional I see the devastation of this virus. Just my thoughts....

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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*bangs head on desk* There is no way to boost the immune system. You cannot stimulate the immune system into producing more white cells or antibodies with herbal supplements and vitamin C. The ONLY WAY to increase white cell production is with the use of something called GCSF (Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) which stimulates the bone marrow into producing more white cells. While vitamin C, echinacea, and other "natural" remedies may help an already healthy and thriving immune system by adhering to antibodies and making them slightly stronger (although it's not always the case and doesn't always work) these products IN NO WAY "boost" the immune system. THAT is a myth.

Sherri - posted on 09/14/2010

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I 100% believe that autism is caused by all the chemicals that are in our foods and beverages. I have been doing a whole heap of research and decided that organic is what I am going to do for our family. I can protect them from ingesting pesticides, artificial growth hormones, antibiotics and more. So I started slowly and am working my way up to all the way organic. I think vaccines are getting the blame but I honestly think they have nothing to do with what is going on with our kids instead I would look at what we are feeding them and what is actually going into there bodies every single day. Loads and loads of chemicals and unconsciously we are feeding that to our kids every day.

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Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Is Dr. Sears a hematologist or a oncologist? No? Then I guess he's not really the best source to go to for immunology information, now is he? I TRIED EVERYTHING to boost my immune system and the ONLY thing that worked was Neupogen (GCSF) and it fucking sucks. I am sick and tired of people saying that herbal remedies will save the frickin' day when it comes to infections. THEY DON'T. They are not made to and THEY ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH.

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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Kate, Dr. Sears disagrees. He's not alone either.
Echinacea - this natural herb will enhance your own immune system. Many research studies have proven its effectiveness. Click here for dosing information for you and your kids.
Vitamin C - this simple vitamin can fight off invading germs. Younger kids up to age 6 will benefit from around 250 mg per day. Older kids and adults can take 500 mg per day. Available as a powder, chewable, or capsule. Click here to read more about it.
Fruits and vegetable supplement - the immune-boosting properties of nature's food is remarkable. If your kids won't eat enough fruits and vegetables, I recommend Juice Plus fruit and veggie supplements. Click here to learn more.
Zinc - this mineral is a safe and effective way to boost the immune system. Children up to age 6 years can take 10 to 20 mg per day. Older kids and adults can take 20 to 40 mg per day.
Probiotics - the common name used for this is Acidophillus. These are healthy bacteria that live in our intestines and help with our immune system. The best species of probiotics are lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. Available as liquid, powder, and capsules, children and adults can take as directed.

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I guess we all get want we want to out of reading that article. I (anti vaccine) read that article and thought 'hmmmm doesn't look like the vaccine proves itself here' and you (pro vaccine) read the article and decided that that means we should vaccinate more. Both of us have made our decisions because we are scared of the alternative choice based on experiences we have had, what we have read, the studies we have seen (which are limited) and who we have spoken to.
There are some interesting points made in this forum http://www.polkmoms.com/forum/topics/vac...
and a hair-raising article by Tedd Koren at the bottom. Let me know what you think...

A - posted on 09/14/2010

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Kate, I agree with you to a point but those "chemicals" we are exposed to everyday....some of those are also in those vaccines. People except others to "go green", eat organic, not pollute the earth.....yet they want people to directly put those chemicals in our children via vaccines. There's always the excuse that its so minimal it doesn't matter, but when you're injected multiple times it can add up. Just use the Aluminum for example. (and I may not be quoting this exactly, but the idea is the same) in IV's for adults some medical organization says you shouldn't have more than "x" amount of aluminum in the IV for adults to be safe. Yet, in vaccines, the amounts for BABIES is MORE than what is safe for ADULTS. I can see where parents are concerned....



You're right that correlation is not causation but until we know the cause we can't exclude anything, including vaccines.





People are always down on people who don't vaccinate their kids because that leaves their children at risk. I feel parents should accept getting sick as a possiblilty and therefore not take their children out if they don't want to take the risk. Are these same people nagging on parents who formula feed their children?? Maybe, maybe not. If not, maybe they should because formula fed infants, on average, are sick more often, leaving more of an opportunity to make other children sick. Just playing devils advocate here.

Lauren-



We're going to be going about 8 hours total fly time, 11 hours including layovers from MT to Orlando FL. Very nervous for the flight because my little guy does NOT like to sit still..... !!

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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"the 9000% increase you indicate is largely made up from the factors I have outlined."
We don't know that; it's all guesswork right now. There is SO much about autism that is not understood, and every angle needs to be investigated thoroughly.

Yes, I understand some are immunocompromised, but there are ways to boost the immune system, like Vitamin C, zinc, echinacea, probiotics, etc. And I'm sorry, but my children won't be sacrificed for "the greater good." Nope.

Sandra - posted on 09/14/2010

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Erica,
I had 3 girls, and3 boys. The two older girls made their own decisions. The 2 year old I gave her
the H1N1 as well as I took it too. I had one of my sons who caught strep throut, which later turned
into scarlet fever. Two weeks later!! Anyway my point is you can't be to safe, and my peditrician said he gave it to his 2 yr old twins. The reason I brought up my son we had to wait to find out
if he could over have kids of his own. I'm happy to say he now has a little boy. My kids range
in ages from 36years down to 2yrs.

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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Vaccine related herd immunity is a myth because MOST people in the U.S. have not had boosters, and are therefore unvaccinated. The shots wear off before 7 years have passed. Yes, most babies ARE vaccinated, but they don't make up the majority of the population. Now if illnesses like chicken pox or measles were naturally contracted, then herd immunity makes sense and actually applies! Really? A 9000% increase solely attributable to better diagnostics. Okay then. :D I agree there are toxins in everything these days, and it's wise to avoid what you can. For me, that includes shots. Why add to the load? The ingredients are repulsive to me, and cannot possibly improve health.

Jodi - posted on 09/14/2010

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"And since herd immunity relating to vaccines is a total myth, I fail to see why my non-vaxed kids can harm anyone else."

How so?

Jodi - posted on 09/14/2010

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"And you may think that not vaccinating affects others adversely, but I disagree."

Actually, Kate just provided an example for you, so I respectfully disagree with you on this one. There are ALWAYS going to be a percentage of the population who are either too young for the vaccines or have immunity issues. This percentage of the population IS affected by those who choose not to vaccinate because society relies on herd immunity (90% vaccination rate) to protect those who can't protect themselves.

"I really think a 9000% increase in autism cases in that time period needs to be looked at!! "

I absolutely agree with you, but correlation does not equal causation. The number of reported cases of autism DID increase dramatically in the 1990s and early 2000s. This increase is largely attributable to changes in diagnostic practices, referral patterns, availability of services, age at diagnosis, and public awareness. They have not ruled out environmental risk factors, and they could be a very real consideration, but the 9000% increase you indicate is largely made up from the factors I have outlined.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Lauren: Herd immunity is NOT a total myth and it's important that people get vaccinated if they can be. Correlation is NOT causation. Why has autism risen so much? Because we've broadened the spectrum and we diagnose more children with autism who, in previous years, were just labeled as being different or even psychotic or schizophrenic. The things we eat daily, the chemicals we cover ourselves with, and the rise in environmental toxic waste has more to do with the rising health problems, NOT vaccines.

Carissa - posted on 09/14/2010

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My children have had all their scheduled vaccines here in Australia but not Swine flu or regular flu, im wary of them and also believe they were brought out too quickly....this was also compounded by the fact that this winter the health deptartment actually cancelled flu shots for under 5 year olds because of adverse reactions.....not good!

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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How far are you flying? I went from California to Hawaii to Guam....oy.
I'm not angry, just a bit defensive since I've been called everything from a moron to a child abuser to a flat earther on the topic. Ugh. I'm NOT stupid, and it took a long time and a lot of reading to come to my decision.
Jodi, the CDC list of vaccine ingredients lists human albumin, among other things. That's human DNA, and it's not been studied as to how it affects us when injected. That is one of my biggest issues about shots, that I feel they are not properly tested, and any risks are seriously played down. When parents who KNOW their kids are damaged from vaccines are viciously belittled, I get upset. Can you really blame me for that?
And you may think that not vaccinating affects others adversely, but I disagree. Firstly, I believe vaccines bear some responsibility for the increase in many illnesses in our nation in the last 30 years (timing correlates to the vaccine schedule nearly quadrupling), like cancer, type 1 diabetes, autoimmune disorders, allergies, and autism. I really think a 9000% increase in autism cases in that time period needs to be looked at!! I don't believe vaccines cause all cases; heck, my friends' sons are autistic and vaccine-free....but there is no solid evidence that it does NOT cause it in some cases. Hannah Poling anyone? She surely can't be the only kid out there with a mitochondrial disorder. ;) And since herd immunity relating to vaccines is a total myth, I fail to see why my non-vaxed kids can harm anyone else.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Yes, Lauren (Bierer) I was vaccinated as a child and I need to have my boosters updated. Like I said, and you quoted, I HAVE NO IMMUNE SYSTEM. I have chronic, severe neutropenia and my neutrophil count is about 1,300 when it SHOULD BE over 7,000. So yes, viral and bacterial infections are a real threat to my life. I had a cold a year ago and I was in the hospital for 2 weeks. When I was 17 I was admitted to the hospital because the natural bacteria that is found in your intestines grew too rampant and caused a raging infection. They don't know why I developed this condition at the age of 15, but I did, and I live with it daily. I can't eat sprouts (I love sprouts) I can't eat shellfish, any meat I eat has to be just about burnt so it's safe for me to consume. I don't wish this on any one as it's made my life damned hard. THAT is why vaccinating is so important for kids AND for the community. Those of us (and that includes normal children who, by nature, have weakened immune systems) who can't fight off infection really do RELY on heard immunity.

Jodi - posted on 09/14/2010

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"This is an intensely personal decision and I respect informed choice in the matter."



INFORMED choices are a good thing. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation out there, such as vaccines CONTAINING aborted cells and tissue......



And also, keep in mind that the choices you make to NOT vaccinate your children do actually affect other people.

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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:) Then get some sleep. There will be other debates on here, no doubt, the same subject even. I'm not belittling you for your decision not to vaccinate, but am grateful the majority still do. No need to get angry, because nobody will be changing anybody's stance on the issue.

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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Debating is can be fun, yes, but not so much when you're still jetlagged from a long flight and your baby fought sleep like mad. OOF. I want a nap!

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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I don't have to prove a thing to anyone but myself. I have researched both sides of this issue, and do not believe vaccines work or are safe. My kids, my choice, and no one will care about them as much as I do. Why should I listen to the pharmaceutical corporations and their buddies at the CDC and AAP? It's all about money to them, and I want no part of it.
Let the insults begin...but I'm not sitting here lobbing snide comments about pro-vaxers, so try and keep it civil. This is an intensely personal decision and I respect informed choice in the matter.

Jennifer - posted on 09/14/2010

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And really, the vaccination concern isn't just about kids and how they handle it. There is some research that suggests a link between flu vaccines and alzheimers disease. I'm honestly not surprised considering all the drugs out there that have caused injury and even death. Fascinating stuff really:
http://www.newswithviews.com/Richards/by...

A - posted on 09/14/2010

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Just an interesting side note....The research I've done shows if you wait about 5 minutes after birth to clamp and cut the cord, the baby will get enough vitamin K through the cord and the Vitamin K shot after birth is not necessary.

Jodi - posted on 09/14/2010

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LOL Erica, a vaccination thread ALWAYS creates a debate :) But hopefully you got some helpful info in amongst it all!!

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Jodi--

Regarding the Catholic aspect, this is the info I have found. The way I interpret it means either choice is acceptable.

The Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, and the U.S. and British bishops conferences have studied the issue in detail and concluded that using the vaccines is morally permissible. However, once a person learns that certain vaccines are morally tainted, there is an obligation to seek out ethical alternatives where possible and to make objections known to health care providers and vaccine manufacturers. In addition, parents are entirely justified in citing a "conscientious objection" to tainted vaccines being used to immunize their children, particularly when the vaccine is not for a substantially threatening illness (Chickenpox, flu). Parents have a right to demand ethical alternatives be used or reject the vaccine if an alternative is not available.

A number of noted prolife activists have weighed in on both sides of the issue. Some have encouraged parents to use and demand nothing less than morally acceptable vaccines 7. While others like Jack Wilke, M.D., former National Right to Life Committee president and Bernard Nathanson, M.D., prolife activist and creator of "The Silent Scream" have opined that using the vaccines is morally allowable 7,8.

What is unanimous among all commentators on the subject is that everyone ought to know of the facts surrounding the vaccines, and prolife citizens should make an effort to persuade - even pressure - vaccine producers to eliminate their tainted products in favor of ethically acceptable products.

http://www.rtl.org/prolife_issues/LifeNo...

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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Lauren, if you had read the entire content of this thread, you'd know why. She explained it fully at least twice.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Yes, it's because immunity can wear off with age. As soon as I'm able to I'll be getting vaccinated again (I can't right now because I'm pregnant).

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Kate "Because she could carry it home to me and I have no immune system. If I get whooping cough it's a very real possibility that I could die. "
Have you been vaccinated? Shouldn't that keep you safe?

Jodi - posted on 09/14/2010

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That's what I was thinking Amy, that it is an issue that no-one is getting boosters as adults.

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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@Lauren. Yup. Did. Which is why it's now recommended that adults get boosters.

Jodi - posted on 09/14/2010

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For those with "moral" issues with the rubella vaccine as a result of this:



June 2005, Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life



"In the case of vaccines produced with aborted fetal cell lines for which no alternatives currently exist, it is morally permissible to use them “on a temporary basis” and “insomuch as is necessary” to ensure the health of individuals and the population as a whole."



“The Pontifical Academy for Life rejects the claim that Catholics have a moral duty to refuse the rubella vaccine on the grounds of conscience and Catholic teaching. It encourages Catholic parents to vaccinate their children against rubella and other serious diseases despite the unfortunate origin of the cell lines used in the manufacture of the vaccines.”



I know not everyone with moral issues is Catholic, but I thought the Catholic church reasoning would address it well.

A - posted on 09/14/2010

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Jodi, thanks for the details on the aborted fetal cells. Many people still have a problem with the rubella part of the vaccine because of this. Personally, I can see why they have a problem with it. It's a very hard decision for parents and the best thing we can do is provide accurate information for an informed decision. We all want whats best for our kids; sometimes we just have a different idea of what that is. I'm sure pro-vaccine parents would reconsider if their child had a debilitating reaction to a vaccine, and anti-vacciners might reconsider if their child died from a VPD.

Jodi - posted on 09/14/2010

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@ Lauren

"Kate, there IS aborted human cells in some vaccines. Sorry."



Lauren, sorry, there are NOT aborted cells in vaccines. Allow me to explain why that is a common misconception.



From the CDC:



The rubella vaccine virus is cultured in human cell-line cultures, and some of these cell lines originated from aborted fetal tissue, obtained from legal abortions in the 1960's. No new fetal tissue is needed to produce cell lines to make these vaccines, now or in the future. Fetal tissue is not used to produce vaccines; cell lines generated from a single fetal tissue source are used; vaccine manufacturers obtain human cell lines from FDA-certified cell banks. After processing, very little, if any, of that tissue remains in the vaccine.



So if there is any tiny residual cellular material in a vaccine, it is from cell lines. Although those cell lines originated in aborted fetal tissue decades ago, there is no aborted fetal tissue itself in the vaccine.



And yeah, I'd be interested in this scientific information you have about the cure for polio, too.......



In fact, I'm really curious as to where you did your research, because it sounds to me like you have a lot of inaccurate information.

Amy - posted on 09/14/2010

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My son has received all of the recommended vaccines on schedule. I am not concerned that they will adversely affect him; quite the contrary, I believe that this will protect him.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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WHAT?! There is NO CURE for polio! The cure for *SCURVY* is vitamin C. And no, there is no aborted human tissue in vaccines. You can look at the Merck MMR vaccine and it says there is human cells in it, but it never says EMBRYONIC cells. The only embryonic cells in vaccines come from cows and baby chicks (eggs). And my kids still won't be playing with unvaccinated children if I can help it. It's a risk I'm not able to take.

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That's another thing I considered when vaccinating- is there a cure? If not....I'm more likely to get the vaccine. Yeah, no cure for polio.

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Kathy, you misread my comment. I never said there were aborted fetal cells IN vaccines. But, they ARE used to produce the vaccine. This is simply a fact. No, you're not injecting aborted cells into your child but they are a part of the process.

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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Kate, there IS aborted human cells in some vaccines. Sorry.

And my kids are all over the place; they play with kids who are in daycare, and with kids at church, the library, the beach, etc. They have plenty of chances to contract a VPD. As for polio, I'm really not too worried about it for several reasons. It's not been wild in the U.S. for several decades, probably because our water is mostly clean and polio is most commonly passed via fecal-oral route from dirty water. Also, over 95% of polio cases are asymptomatic; only .1.-2% are paralytic. AND, a high dose of injected Vitamin C cures polio. ;)

Sherri - posted on 09/14/2010

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Amy Lea wrote:
Not every state has a "Conscientious Objector" option, either. Ours only has Religious (which must be proven) and Medical (which must be proven).

Same here Amy and I am so thankful for it.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Okay, first of all: THERE IS NO ABORTED HUMAN TISSUE IN VACCINES. Moving on...
The reason I asked about home schooling is because many parents who don't vaccinate say "I never vaccinated my kids and they never got sick" and it turns out they home schooled their kids. To me, it's rather obvious that the chances of coming into contact with a dangerous pathogen like polio or whooping cough is pretty low if your kids don't go to school or day care.

This is another reason why my daughter goes to private school. Private schools, because they are a privately run business, can decide who they will and won't admit to their institution and this includes people who don't vaccinate. I'm sorry, but I don't want my daughter coming into contact with people who aren't vaccinated. Why? Because she could carry it home to me and I have no immune system. If I get whooping cough it's a very real possibility that I could die.

So if you choose not to vaccinate that's great for you and your family...but your kids won't be playing with mine. Sorry. :/

Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010

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To answer an earlier question, my children (one partially vaxed and one vax-free) are not in daycare since I'm a SAHM. They will likely be homeschooled, but if we choose public school, we will simply sign the exemptions.

Loren - posted on 09/14/2010

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My son stopped getting shots at 3 and my daughter hasn't had any ! To many things wrong with what they put in them and i feel uneasy about them !

Polly - posted on 09/14/2010

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We have been told for years that MMR is a safe vaccine. I have argued with Health Care professionals that I was not happy, Now, case law has suggested that our gut feeling was right. I have 5 children. One is 'fully' vaccinated. At 17 he has, and has had since 2, excema, asthma and everthing coming his way. The other four - a tiny bit of excema when I use the wrong detergent. Think carefully before you believe the hype that we are fed by the big pharmaceuticals. I am not saying they are bad and I believe the employees genuinely believe in the products (as do doctors) but it is not the only way.

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I've read some books on this, specifically the vaccine book by the sears. Its a very difficult decision. You're taking a risk either way, really.

I didn't start looking in to it until my son was almost a year old. So he was fully vaccinated up until his 1 year check up. At that point, I decided to wait on the MMR and the (if I remember correctly!) Hep A shots. I plan on getting them later in his life. But since he is not in daycare and not in school yet, the chances of him getting something or infecting someone else is pretty low. I wanted to wait on those two because of the increased risk of seizure under 2 for the Hep A, and all the drama on the MMR being a triple live virus shot and the Autism, etc. (Note: I don't think the MMR causes Autism, but I do feel there may be a link and it could bring it out in children who are already genetically predisposed), and because of the aborted fetus tissue used to make the MMR.

I have also now, since he's been 1 year, started separating out the other shots if there are high chemicals or aluminum in them. I have never given him a Flu shot (regular or H1n1) and don't plan too. I"m really torn on this and it has been a very difficult decision, and I don't hold it against a parent either way what they decide for their kids. I do kind of feel on one had to just let our bodies work naturally the way God made them, but I also see how a parent wants to protect their child. But I would also feel awful if I gave my child a shot and they had one of the rare reactions that threatened their life or severely damaged them. I think we need a lot more research going on about this. People say we should trust organizations like the CDC and FDA, but how often do you see drug recalls on TV? Does the government really screen these as well as they should? Who really knows for sure....?

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If you live in Canada, I agree. I live in the US. We are not on the list of low incidence of Hepatitis A outbreaks. The only ones that are: Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. In regards to Hepatitis B, I can see exactly why they routinely start immunizing at birth. It takes up to 160 days to show symptoms, and many things can expose you. So if you're a pregnant woman exposed (unknowingly) to Hepatitis B, give birth, and your baby is then exposed, within that 160 days, there is a 90% chance your baby will have Hepatitis B. That's a huge risk for a disease with no treatment, especially when the vaccine is effective.

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Hepatitis A vaccines are not approved for 2 month old babies. They are not given at all until at least 12 months old, an age when they are starting table foods and it is fully appropriate.

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Hepatitis A, caused by the hepatitis A virus, occurs most frequently in developing countries, but also causes sporadic cases or outbreaks in industrialized countries. The most common route of transmission is fecal-oral. The incidence of hepatitis A varies with geography, and economic and environmental conditions. The epidemiological pattern of the disease has changed with improvements in hygiene and economic conditions. The incidence and prevalence of hepatitis A has decreased, while the average age of exposure and subsequent infection has increased. The present report describes the current status of hepatitis A in Canada. The incidence rate of reported cases in Canada varies from over 10/100,000 (1991) to 3.6/100,000 (1998), and is higher in males, 4.7/100,000 (1998), than in females, 2.5/100,000 (1998). The highest reported hepatitis A rates are in age groups 30 to 39 years and 40 to 59 years, and in British Columbia. Such information is important for assessing current immunization approaches and for decision-making about new preventive strategies against hepatitis A in Canada.

I just don't think a 2 month old baby needs the vaccine.

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