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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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Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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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.

Jaclyn - posted on 09/14/2010

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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.

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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Food for thought:
http://www.hepatitisblog.com/2009/08/art...
"two of its employees exposed up to 10,000 people and infected at least 26 with Hepatitis A"

List of outbreaks (most recent)
http://www.about-hepatitis.com/hepatitis...
* McDonald’s Hepatitis A Outbreak (Quad-Cities, Illinois)

* Carl’s Jr. Hepatitis A Outbreak
* Chi-Chi’s Hepatitis A Outbreak
* Chipotle Grill Hepatitis A Outbreak
* D’Angelo’s Hepatitis A Outbreak
* Friendly’s Hepatitis A Exposure
* Maple Lawn Dairy Hepatitis A Outbreak
* McDonald’s Hepatitis A Outbreak
* McDonald’s Hepatitis A Outbreak (Quad-Cities, Illinois)
* Quizno’s Hepatitis A Exposure
* Silver Grill Catering Hepatitis A Outbreak
* Subway Hepatitis A Outbreak

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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Are you kidding? Hepatitis outbreaks are extremely common! You get them from Mommy eating at McDonald's then feeding baby. You get it from buying food at the grocery store and forgetting to wash it first, or handling it and not washing your hands. You get it from another baby at day care whose mom/dad did those things with their child. From accidental blood contact at school or at the park. There are several types of Hepatitis, and the problem is that you only have one liver, and Hepatitis wrecks it. I'm all for Hepatitis vaccination! I've had my full B series (twice, as the first didn't cause immunity). My children have all had the B series. 4 of the 5 have also started the A series, as that's foodborne (and VERY common). Our 5th cannot have the A series due to a liver disorder which makes the risk too great. Best of all, once you have Hepatitis, there IS NO TREATMENT. It's all yours. Forever in some cases.

http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4075abc....

Jaclyn - posted on 09/14/2010

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I think there are the odd vaccine that is important (polio etc..) but vaccinating against things like chicken pox and the flu is all about money. Anyone that thinks the pharmaceutical companies have only our best interests in mind need to give their head a shake. It's all about money and nothing to do with ours and our babies 'best interests'. My son is 2 1/2 and he is pretty much up to date with his vaccines. Before I researched it all (H1N1 made me open my eyes) I let him get Hepatitis at 2 mths old, where is he going to contract hepatitis at 2 mths??? If we decided to take him on a vacation say to Mexico then maybe then i would have thought about giving him the vaccine then. I don't trust anybody in a position of authority saying that my son has to get all his vaccines or who knows what will happen! It's beyond ridiculous!

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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http://www.unhinderedliving.com/statevac...

A list of what exemptions are allowed by state (and country, as Australia and Canada are also listed). Also note that when the school is adjoined to a child care facility, they must follow the higher level of requirements when they differ. An example of this is Montana; child care children MUST be fully vaccinated to attend, so if you want your child to attend preschool, they must also be vaccinated as it is a part of the child care. A friend of mine which does not vaccinate her children just found out she cannot enroll her children for this reason.

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Lauren: Diseases are usually the MOST contagious BEFORE symptoms. So once an outbreak is detected and your "healthy child" is sent home he's probably already sick.

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Jennifer-"I am giving my son only the ones he MUST have for school and i give them one at a time every 6 months since he was 18 months."

Then you don't need to give him ANY. Just letting you know.

On the vaccine form for any school, down the bottom you can check the conscientious objector box (in the USA, Canada and Australia are the three countries I know about) The schools make you feel like you need all CDC recommended vaccines but some schools actually get financial benefits for the percentage of students that are vaccinated so it is to their benefit. If your child is not vaccinated and saved from toxins being injected into his otherwise healthy body and strong natural immune system then, if there is an outbreak of some sort in the school, your child will be sent home.... which is a good thing anyway right?

So don't feel bullied into vaccinating for the sake of education. It is not necessary. Study the ingredients. Study the diseases including the history of the disease before the 1960's (all were on a rapid decline due to clean water, hygiene and clean food well before the introduction of vaccines in the 60's) and then decide on what ones you want for your child. Happy reading :)

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Oh, Jesus, Sabrina I just read the webpage you posted. Honey, I am so sorry. *hugs*

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Yes, vaccinate. My son died one day shy of his second birthday of pnuemococcal meningitis last spring. (May 2009) The new Prevnar 13 would have saved his life. These diseases are still very much a part of our lives. Yes, some do sound scary, but believe me, your child dying in your arms from a disease that can be prevented by a vaccine, is alot worse. Read his story, then decide for yourself if it is worth the risk of not vaccinating.

http://dylan-mcneil.memory-of.com/Timeli...

Joyce - posted on 09/14/2010

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my children had all there vaccines.and never hads any probloms .its up to you if you have them donebut i would advice you to get them .done .becos a lot of the old things are comeing back .at least thay would be protected .just do what you think .mine were fine .hope this helps

Allison - posted on 09/14/2010

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The only thing different we did for vaccines is to give the MMR and the Chickenpox vaccines at separate doctor's visits due to them both being live virus vaccines.

I was most concerned about the MMR shot and did a lot of research on the statistics of adverse vaccine reactions and instances of non-immunity (is that a word? :) ) compared to statistics of severe complications from the measles disease itself, and decided to vaccinate against that too, despite my fears. (Darn Internet! LOL) He did fine, thank God. :)

I also gave him the H1N1 vaccine, along with myself and my husband, purely for the peace of mind. It is manufactured the same way as the normal seasonal flu vaccine, just a different strain. The pharmacist told me yesterday that had H1N1 been an issue at the time the seasonal flu vaccine was made, it would have been included in that vaccine for 1 shot only. They have 3 different flu strains in the flu shots in my area this year.

Gardasil isn't a worry for me, since I have a boy, but I would look at the information the same way I did with Measles.

My two cents. :)

Dawn - posted on 09/14/2010

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i respect a mothers right to choose immunizations for her children, but it needs to be said that the fact that you can even make this choice is because so many mothers before you committed to immunize their children to make a better life for them and all children to come. life before immunizations was grim. children had a much lower life expectancy. in the cemetary where my family rests, you can see scores of children who died in childhood in the early 1900's. so yes, demand that vaccines be safer for our children, and do your research and weigh risk and benefit. but don't kid yourself into thinking that the 'old days' of deadly epidemics could never happen again. look at what H1N1 achieved last year.

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I would give my child all. I am an older mum and I remember how these illness effect the live of children

Charlotte - posted on 09/14/2010

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None. We did all the research on both sides and decided the additives in the vaccines...formeldahide, mercury (yes still in some including H1N1) and others should never be injected into the bloodstream. After doing the research, I stopped getting the flu shot myself and have had no rheumatoid arthritis symptoms (used to have constant flare ups). Our now 2 year old is at a 3.5 year old cognitive and general development level. If anyone wants articles or stats on what is in the vaccines, let me know.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Okay, I know I'm not going to change any one's mind here about vaccinating if they have already decided NOT to vaccinate but I just want to ask a few questions and maybe point a few things out. Of those of you who DO NOT vaccinate, how many of you home school your children or DON'T send them to day care for personal reasons?

Georgina - posted on 09/14/2010

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What i did is i get all the vaccs expept all the flu including H1N1 and roto virus, he is not in day care so i dont need to get the roto pluss they have recalled it twice..all i did different is i spaced them out as much as i could getting less at each visit i didnt like that they gave so many at one time so he is 17 months now and he is due for his 1 year shots so he is behind im glad i did it this way he never had a reaction not even a low fever

Connie - posted on 09/14/2010

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I personally do all but the H1N1 just because there are so many things that I cannot protect my girls from in this world that I protect them from all that I can. I have seen personally the effects of the virus that gardisal protects against, it can be brutal and life altering. if it can even offer a small protection against it it is worth it. both of my older daughters have had it and my two little ones will get it as the come of age as well. good luck and God bless!

Luschka - posted on 09/14/2010

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I could never live with myself if my child suffered because I blindly followed and had her vaccinated against my gutt instict - especially since she's so sensitive to even the SLS in Johnson & Johnson baby products.

It's easier for me to NURSE a sick child, than remove stuff that's been injected into her

Alicia - posted on 09/14/2010

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No vaccines at all and my children are super healthy. I have never recieved any vaccines growing up as well. We will have the children vaccinated if there is an outbreak in our area, but see it pointless to inject our perfectly healthy children with vaccines. My mother is a Chiropractor and my brother is a Pediatrician and have told me some scary things, so we choose not to. Of course, we carry Germ-X where ever we go!

Jo - posted on 09/14/2010

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I vaccinate, the risks are too great not to. I could never live with myself if my child suffered because I had not done so.

Dawn - posted on 09/14/2010

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I am a nurse, and I have pretty much followed my state guidelines for vaccines. I have a good relationship with my girls' doctor, and have asked him frankly at office visits if he is vaccinating HIS children with this one at this time, and he answers me honestly. Sometimes it's a 'no'! Kids have to have pretty much all of them by the time they start school at age 5. Some are given in a series (like three seperate does of Hepatitis B), so they are spread out for a reason. And as a parent, you have to approve each one, and you can decide if and when they get them. I know many moms who wont vaccinate at all in the first year of life, and then they catch up. Unless your kids are in a very big school in a very populated area, I wouldn't bother with flu shots, that's my opinion only. (H1N1 is included in this year's flu shot that is now available). Good handwashing that was really pushed hard in the schools last year is what prevented us from being hit so hard with swine flu. It was nothing to be messed with that's for sure. Continue to encourage good handwashing with your kids, always. I would DEFINITELY steer clear of Gardisil... there is WAY TOO MUCH marketing going on with that and not nearly enough convincing evidence. Don't be a marketing victim. Be VERY wary of new vaccines. Drug companies are bottom-line people just like every other big business. If they make you afraid and protective of your kids, they've got you. Talk frankly with your pediatrician (they can be pushy too) and google this stuff for your own information.

Joanna - posted on 09/14/2010

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My son has gotten all vaccines except H1N1 and flu shot. I think the H1N1 was rushed out and not studied enough. I think all the hype was based on people's fear of getting sick. Anyway, I haven ever done flu shots for myself and don't plan on giving them to my son. The vaccine doesn't cover all strains of the flu and I can honestly say I haven't had the flu since I was a kid. I prefer hand washing and eating right instead in this area. :-) Gardisal I haven't done much research on yet. But we aren't quite ready for that yet (son is 15 months).

Heidi - posted on 09/14/2010

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So far my daughter is up to date on vaccines but she is 9 months old. I won't allow flu, H1N1, and unsure about chicken pox still. I read up on every vaccine and I agree with you about the gardisil. It doesn't seem safe enough to give out unless they fix the problems in the next 12 years my daughter wont be getting that either. She is due for her MMR next time along with some others but i have scheduled it so she only gets the MMR then back in a month for the others due to the links to autism when combined with other vaccines. My doctor has been very helpful and hasn't belittled me cuz of my decisions which is uncommon since my first doctor made it seem like I was crazy.

Martha - posted on 09/14/2010

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My youngest son he is 7 yrs. has had no vaccines as we have heard so much about different cases of vaccines causing health problems. I have a friend who did the Gardasil vaccine and got so sick she didn't take the booster. She has two healthy children but after her personal vaccine became pregnant and her third child has had numerous medical issues.

Lisa - posted on 09/14/2010

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WOW Cissy thats very interesting that you haven't give your daughter any vaccines...I think that the pharmaceutical companies make millions every year selling these products and scaring us to believe we need to be vaccinated...sadly my first child did have the routine vaccinations :-(

Luschka - posted on 09/14/2010

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So is the reason everyone is so againt vaccines because of the possbility of autism?

No - but the posibility of a lot of other things. Such as death, even.

Luschka - posted on 09/14/2010

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"it is not as widely publicized, as it should be, how easily young girls can get the HPV virus these days" Or you could teach your child to keep her legs closed and not have random sexual partners before she's old enough to be ready, thereby reducing the chances of HPV.

From the Gardasil website:
GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cancer or genital warts.

Luschka - posted on 09/14/2010

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The funny thing about that is that during the 'great influenza' plague of 1918 more people died from the vaccine than from the illness - just google 1918 flu pandemic vaccination deaths for frightening information, so to say that vaccines prevent 'the plague' is incorrect. Specifically since the plague was caused by diseased rats running rampant in a city where people used to tip their toilets out the windows on to the street. We've kind of moved on from that.

The problem with mass vaccination is that while we vaccinate against one strand, viruses mutitate and we can't keep up with them

Lauren - posted on 09/13/2010

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Jodi, I put in that they are strong and healthy because many people assume unvaxed kids are somehow cesspools of disease. :) That's all.

Jodi - posted on 09/13/2010

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Geez Erin, where did you get all your information? I'm sorry you had your experience with cervical cancer, but there is a lot of inaccurate information in your post. I am not saying that getting the vaccine is an issue, just want to make sure the facts are correct!!



Fact: before the vaccination, at any one time, only around 3-4% of women were infected with the HPV that is prevented by Gardisal. Not exactly most people.



Fact: MEN DO NOT HAVE AN IMMUNITY!!!! They get infected too. They are, however, immune to cervical cancer, for obvious reasons. HPV may eventually be cleared in most people with well functioning immune systems (this includes men AND women). It appears that in some cases the virus does remain in the body indefinitely, producing symptoms if the immune system weakens



Fact: HPV infection relating to cervical cancer is primarily transmitted by sexual activity. It is EXTREMELY unlikely to "catch" HPV that causes cervical cancer from a door handle (although I am not one to judge someone else's sexual fantasies).

Erin - posted on 09/13/2010

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I would absolutely not think twice about giving your child the Guardasil vaccine. It is not as widely publicized, as it should be, how easily young girls can get the HPV virus these days. I know because I went through it last year by having an abnormal pap smear. I ended up having to have multiple surgeries to get parts of my cervix removed, and luckily by a miracle, which my doctor told me I probably wouldn't be able to, I am pregnant with my second child.

The problem with the HPV virus is that most people have it these days, you can even get it from a door handle. In men, they have almost immediate immunities to it and it has no negative effects on them. But with women, it takes way more than that to get out of our systems. Either by scraping the cells off the cervix, having parts of the cervix removed, or even possibly needing a total hysterectomy. It is also a very quickly moving disease, my pap smear came back with bad cells, I got them scraped off, and 6 months later when I went back they had turned into cancerous cells. Keep in mind I am only 25 years old... to get cervical cancer at that age is not something that anyone would ever want to go through, it is a very painful process.

Just food for thought. In the end it is totally your decision, just thought you might want to hear one person's experience with this awful disease. I wish they would have had this vaccine available when I was younger and was the age to get it, but it wasn't readily available or known about. I am going to give my own 4 year old daughter the vaccine as soon as she is of age to get it, in my mind it is always better to be safe than sorry and at this point if they have something that can prevent cancer there really was no choice to be made in the first place.

Jodi - posted on 09/13/2010

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What do strong and healthy kids have to do with it? My kids had theirs and they are strong, healthy and hardly ever sick either. It is irrelevant.

Lauren - posted on 09/13/2010

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None, my family does not do vaccines at all. My kids are extremely strong and healthy, and I have spent many hours researching the shots from both sides. I'm confident with my decision. :)

Kelly - posted on 09/13/2010

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My daughter is 16 months and has gotten all the recommended vaccines, including H1N1. The research I read on it seemed to be very similar to the regular flu shot except for the strain itself. For us it was worth it just to have the peace of mind to know she was protected.

I don't know for sure about Gardasil, but I'm sure by he time she is ready for it we'll make up our minds.

Doris - posted on 09/13/2010

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I agree, vaccines are important. The son of a friend of mine did not believe in vaccines and her son had a bad bout with measles that left him a diabetic. As for gardisil I think think that is between you and the your doctor. I have heard of no side affects from friends who have had the series.

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To the poster who said there was no swine flu epidemic I would like to know how all those deaths from swine flu are to be explained and please tell the poor bodies of my son and I that we didn't get hit but an epidemic flu. My kids have had all recommended vaccines as I have PERMANENT hearing loss from complications of the measles. Is it worth it to risk permanent side effects of a disease if it is preventable? As for Gardisil I went ahead and had my daughter get that done too. Research in order to market these drugs is extremely extensive even if there are times when it doesn't seem that way and preventing cancer to me is a big things as I have a very very high family history of many kinds of cancer. Everything I can do to protect my family is just routine here.

Iridescent - posted on 09/13/2010

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No immunity is life-long. This includes natural immunity. Katherine is exactly right. We have one child that has lost all his IgA antibodies. Did you know this is rather common? Losing all your neutrophils is much more rare, but still very serious. Even without these conditions, you lose immunity to infections you had as a child once you get older. Just like losing vaccine immunity, requiring "booster" shots.

Iridescent - posted on 09/13/2010

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@ Katherine, yes I did. :) The third comment I posted on this thread was in regards to that. It is, again, new research, but nobody knows how many cases it is responsible for. There are a ton of genetic conditions underlying autism, and the neural proteins would be a congenital defect responsible. It would be nice to find out what the cause of it is (the neural proteins being misfolded), but I doubt it's responsible for all the cases.

Ashley - posted on 09/13/2010

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Kristin - it is true that they guess every year which strain to put out. And the year before last they guessed wrong. They try to make an educated guess as to which one will be most rampant and they have numerous and highly technical equations to do this with based on the population and which flus they are seeing in the spring and summer. However, ALL of western medicine is an educated guessing game. I have learned that over my 4 years with cancer. No doctor has the ability to look into your body and read what your body needs. It is ALL just based on what they have learned, what they research and what they feel will be best for each individual.
Yes, it IS best to eat healthy, take your vitamins, exercise, stay within a healthy weight range, lower our exposure to toxins in our life. That is ALL very important. For every one - in every area of health. That is important to avoid getting cancer, heart disease, degenerative brain disease, etc. HOWEVER, unless you believe that our population is completely out of control and we need to go back to a completely natural way of life where over half of the children born don't make it to adult hood because of childhood diseases (there is a movement out there like that) then your argument is honestly not valid. The reason we developed these imunizations is to combat these diseases. Yes, we need to build up antibodies. But vaccines is one of the way your body can do that. That is why we give them. Also, your body can choose to stop producing them at ANY time.
It is true that all diseases mutate. It is true that things like overprescribing of antibiotics in the 70's (for non-bacterial colds, etc.) and antibacterial handwash, etc. HAS helped create stronger forms of disease. BUT vaccines have almost wiped out polio on the face of the earth. It is only found in ONE country on earth (and they aren't required to vaccinate there). Small pox is irradicated. I could go on and on.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Better/...
This is a VERY good book written by a surgeon about the American medical tradition and some things that are terribly wrong with it and what we are trying to do better. Each chapter is dedicated to a different subject. In one chapter he visits surgeons on the front lines in Iraq. They have found wonderful new ways to bring our troops home even after horrible injuries. But we have not found ways to deal with the impact on their lives when they are affected beyond comprehension. One chapter is dedicated to the 2 nurses in a hospital who's job it is to ensure that thier secondary infection rate stays down: translation - people wash their hands, and keep things sterilized.
ONE CHAPTER is dedicated to the polio outbreaks in India and how they keep them from spreading to the rest of the world. The teams in place to deal with them, the people who respond to them, the children who are affected by them and how. How it spreads and how they find "patient zero" - one child gets it from a cousin in a small village, then flies back to his home city - during that flight and in the airport there is the possiblity of spreading it ALL OVER THE WORLD if the people he comes in contact with are not vaccinated. Seriously. This is a true story and is very educational.

Kate CP - posted on 09/13/2010

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NATURAL IMMUNITY IS NOT FOR LIFE!!! That is NOT how immune systems work. You should reach my post from earlier. Immunity to a virus or bacteria is not based on HOW you acquired the immunity but whether or not your body feels it's necessary to keep producing those antibodies.

Kristin - posted on 09/13/2010

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YOU DECIDE: FLU SHOT OR NOT?
Taken from book "The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination is not Immunization".....Influenza is a virus that has the ability to be constantly reinventing itself throughout the population during a single season. A vaccine supposedly contains some version of the causative agent, in a weakened form. With influenza, by the time the virus is isolated, cultured for manufacture, and distributed to the population, the virus that is causing the current incidence of influenza has usually changed to a form completely unaffected by the vaccine.

The sicker the individual, or the greater the number of people with the virus, the faster it mutates. This is known as gene amplification (Garrett, pp 578, 580, 614).

There is a guessing game vaccine makers play every year when they try and predict which version of flu virus to include in the vaccine they are preparing for the next "flu season" several months later. The virus is able to mutate so quickly even within one seson that there is a pretty slim chance of a close match between the version of the virus in the vaccine and the one that is "going around." (Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report 14 May 1993).

This doesn't even take into account the unique form influenza virus takes within each person. Yet with flu shots, it's one size fits all - everyone gets the same vaccine. If it really worked, you wouldn't have to come back next year. Natural immunity is for life. The body is not given the chance to put immunity together for itself.

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My mother and several other people I know work with Autistic children. The first thing I would say is that I am sorry you feel that he is a burden on you or society. I'm sure he will contribute in many ways. Second of all, Many people in the field feel that there are several reasons for people worrying that vaccines are causing autism - and they actually have NOTHING to do with the vaccines themselves: here they are:
1. Autism is more highly diagnosed now than ever, becuase there is a broader scale of it. It used to be Autism or no Autism, now there are several different varying degrees of autism, including aspergers, etc. (some even feel it's overdiagnosed).
2. The time when Autism sypmtoms start being noticable happens to coincide with the same time kids get their most shots. Toddler age. Up until this age, most kids are about the same - same kind of language skills, same kind of emotional expressions, same kind of development. It is at this age that we diagnose multible disabilities. Yet those other parents aren't running around blaming vaccines. These children have Autism when they are born - they don't develop it later, after some vaccine or some kind of exposure to some chemical. And if you want to blame a chemical or other exposure, why not look at the millions of other chemicals we put into our children - until toddler hood most parents are much more protective of their kids, feeding them organic food, baby food, breast milk, etc. Then all of a sudden it's McDonalds, playland, juice, high fructose corn syrup, candy, cake, etc. There are numerous possiblilities that could have the finger pointed at them here.
3. This is the age that the doctors specifically screen for Autism because it is the easiest to diagnose at it's earliest to get early intervention. Until this age (18 months or so) you can NOT really diagnose it, because, again, of the language and developmental barriers. So yes, a lot of children are diagnosed at that age. It is NOT because of the vaccines, it is because of a concerted effort of the pediatricians in this country to diagnose early and get the very best early care for kids that need it.

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I knew that! They have one for meningitis to though.

@Amy did you see the link I posted about misfolded nueral proteins being the cause of different autism disorders?

Tracey - posted on 09/13/2010

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I am not against vaccines because of autism, I am wary of drug companies emotionally blackmailing parents into giving them their product on the grounds that it is for their (usually) children's health.
My consultant told me that my son's autism was an extreme reaction (at age 2) to his father losing his job!!

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