I have declined all vaccines for my little girl Eden.. I am just wondering how many other Mommys have done the same...

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Kimberly - posted on 02/11/2009

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Abby,
I followed the protocol for my first two children and got their immunizations. No problems worries or concerns. However, with more research and fact finding I decided that not progress with my older two childrens' remaining immunizations. When I had my third child and the doctor got primed demanding that I immunize my son after him having various health problems I really started to doubt and question. Especially when I asked the entire staff be on hand for a discussion in regards to be turned into DHS for not immunizing my youngest. How is it safe to immunize a child that is at risk by putting inactive forms of the various viruses into his body? Would you believe the entire panel could not come up with a safe and valid reason why my son should have been vaccinated. Even now at the age of 5, the same panel can not give me assurance that my son's health would be ok after being vaccinated.
The only reason why I relay this is, because I would rather run "the risk" as some of you have put it, by not vaccinating my children further. I am not putting other school and daycare children at risk, because I chose to protect my child's livelihood. I am fully aware that there is a time and a place for immunizations that the medical society has deemed fit. However, for my family I have decided it is not now.

Rachael - posted on 02/11/2009

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I'm a pharmacist and I have to say I don't agree with not vaccinating... I would space them out if you are worried about overloading, but it is VERY risky to not do any at all.

Kim - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Abby:



Vaccines may have been arouns since everyone was 30 years old or 22 years old but the piont is they have all changed there in unessecasry ingredients in them now it is twice what it was when I was vaccinated. I have seen with my own eyes what it can do to children and it is not worth it!! Eden will have theones I feel are important  and still wont have those unti she is a year old.. Her pediatrician is very okay with it and they can really come up with anything to really scare me bc they have told me that there are only a handful that they really recomend.. .  It is true that vaccines can and do cause damage you see it and hear about it everyday.. I would never be the Mom to put her BEAUTFUL baby into the position bc she has no opinion whether she want to risk getting sick all the time or having allergies or even being autistic or many of the othe side effects that I have seen and watched with my own eyes.. Like I said before there are many children I know that have not been vaccinated at all and theyare all healthy as horses and happy as can be.. Without all of theses so called sideeffects that you can get from not vaccinating.. I am PROUD of my desicion and I have done more then my share of research on this subject..






To the Mom who questioned my religious beliefs that is ignorant and I dont have to answer such silly questions from such a immature person.. I am putting no one at risk by not getting Eden vaccinated and personally what my husband or I believe has nothing to do with you... I also believe that God watches over Eden and myself and He would never let anyone or anything bring harm to my little Angel... 





Abby, I am respectful yet cautious of people who choose not to vaccinate their children.  I personally believe in vaccinating babies and I have done so with both of my daughters, with no harm done.  The only pause I had at any time was the Flu vaccine...my pediatrician only uses the non-mercury based version and all other shots for children no longer contain mercury as a preservative. 



I do want to address the last part of your post though...I am a Christian and faithfully believe in God and my savior Jesus Christ.  You are right when you say that God watches over your daughter...He watches over all of us...but it is not He that brings harm to children -- we as humans sicken, abuse, maim, and harm ourselves.  We demanded our autonomy from God in the Garden of Eden, and He gave it to us.  That meant we no longer have eternal life, but we will die a physical death.  That also means that we will not have a perfect life without harm...as much as we ALL love our children fiercely, bad things may happen to them...because we live in a faulty, sick world.  God would not give your daughter measles, or whooping cough, or the flu to be cruel, but He is aware that children will get sick.  We have demanded our petulant independence and He gave it to us.  Our biggest obligation to our children is to protect them...from ourselves and the faults of our world...and in my opinion that means diseases, abuse, and any other harm.  God gave us plants, animals, and doctors who use those resources to create medicines and processes that heal our sicknesses and our injuries. 



I'm afraid your last sentence sounded a little naive and I would never want to see you become angry at God for something that was this world's fault.

Courtney - posted on 02/10/2009

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But do you really want to inject your child with mercury? Would you allow your child to swallow rat poisen? Both of these are in those shots. Perhaps you should look into what is really in these shots not just the side effects. They are toxic and instead of debating with each other we should make the FDA remove these harmful toxins from our shots NOW! I also don't give my dog shots she was up to date for years and had seizures and medicated. I decided to remove her yearly vaccines and stoped giving her meds for the seizures (this was 4 years ago) She hasn't had a seizure since after 8 years of having them. So yes animals are different but I would hate to see what are in an animals vaccines after seeing the crap they put in humans.

Kelly - posted on 02/10/2009

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I recommend that everyone gets the vaccinations! Even though there are side effects (look at your Tylenol bottle and any medications you take....they are all there). If they get it, it is more likely that that will hurt them worse than getting the shot. Both of my children have had every shot out there and they are healthy children and had no problems. Out of all the mothers I know that have children who have recieved vaccinations have not had problems and anything we do these days has danger. Surgery, eating foods, taking OTC medications, driving, walking down the street, flying, and many many other things. I just put my trust in God and do what I think is right. I am not saying you are wrong but you need to pray that your child does not get anything from not having the shot. In my sons school two kids who were not vaccinated had the chicken pops and missed a week or so of school...my son did not miss one day because he had been vaccinated. Especially children in daycare/preschool should be because they come in contact with so many things. Sorry if I came across strong, but I just wanted to put my opinion out there. You make your own decisions for your own children I hop I did not step on any toes.

Brianne - posted on 02/10/2009

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... treating animals is in no way like treating humans. I am sure you are aware of how differently we are built and how different our body utilizes everything. To compare humans to canines or felines is not correct. Also, most of the diseases that they vaccinate for (such as Polio) were 99% percent erraticated BEFORE the immunization was introduced. The vaccination actually caused over 300,000 cases of polio (mainly mothers got it from their children who had been vaccinated). I am not an expert and have never claimed to be, but I think its wrong for mothers to think that vaccines are the only way to go. You are bypassing the bodies natural was of fighting off disease by injecting live and dead disease directly into your infants blood stream. Please tell me how you think this ok?? Instead of your child developing natural immunities. Even if a disease liek polio were to re-infect our populations, most people have forced the bacteria to adapt into something that a vaccine cannot protect you from. When that happens your natural immunities have no idea how to fight it because it has been exhaused by constant injections of disease that you are going to get just as sick as anyone else. We are forcing these diseases to become stronger, mega-diseases by over vaccinating. Not all vaccines are wrong, I'm not saying that. Im saying they are creating vaccines for problems that are caused by vaccines, which is only causing more problems. Its a mess. It needs to be fixed. Greener vaccines. Longer gaps between them. Not injecting newborn children with a LIVE disease.

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2009

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If you choose not to vaccinate your children, you'd better hope that most other parents don't make the same decision.  Vaccines protect not only the child that receives them, but by having more than 90% of the children in a group vaccinated, the 10% who are not vaccinated are also protected.  However, if less than 90% of an at-risk group are vaccinated, then the unvaccinated kids are at high risk of being exposed to highly contagious diseases.  I am a veterinarian, so I look at vaccination and contagious diseases from a different perspective.

Courtney - posted on 02/10/2009

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If you decide to go with the shots make sure they space it out more then what the recommend. Also the flu shot really is the biggest scam in the world.
I am a mother of twin girls both on the autism spectrum I don't believe the shots gave my kids autism but I do believe just like gluten and dairy (which they don't eat) it makes them worse then they would have been. The tests that I had done proves how much toxins are in their little bodies and the shots that were given to them contain most of those toxins.

Lisa - posted on 02/10/2009

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I won't give myself a flu shot let alone a child.  Do you folks know what they put in those things?!  We need to work on building up our natural immune systems rather than trying to take shortcuts by putting poison in our bodies. 

Lisa - posted on 02/10/2009

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This is a scary situation.  I feel like it is hit or miss either way.  I did a lot of research and won't get into all of that.  I am immunizing her in a more thoughtful spread out manner.  We gave her the Hib injection series during infancy because I was uncertain about childcare.  It ended up that I used nanny's in our home for her first 2 years.   We did the DTaP series at around 2 yrs.  I still haven't done MMR, but will when she is in school.  She is 3.5 and  in daycare in a private home with only a few other children.  I probalby won't give her Chicken Pox or Hepatitis.  Once they improve the Chicken Pox vaccine so it lasts a life time I may reconsider.  My naturopath recommended we do nothing until she was 4 years old.  She said babies bodies aren't able to process this stuff into thier immune system.  That is why they have to do series of shots.  So what does that tell you?  It's a tough decision, especially if you aren't a sheep and live life blindly.  Oh, if we traveled a lot, I would probably be more aggressive with immunizations.  Good luck to us all! 

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2009

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well, I would start with what Regina asked 'why' and go from there. We decided to limit the # for our 14.5 month old son due to all the media 'hype' and agree with the fact that not getting any is also risky. The CDC has stated there is no scientific evidence vaccines are harmful. Our concern was the autism, and higher cases with boys and my 3 yr old brother has it but my dad was also 50+ yrs old when they created him, so I believe the paternal age had something to do with it based upon what i read. Overwhelming and scary, because as parents we want to do the RIGHT thing for our kids!

Meghan - posted on 02/10/2009

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I agree that this is a very personal, and difficult decision.  The only phrase that I would like to address is that "I am putting no one at risk by not getting Eden vaccinated . . . "  This is not entirely true.  Many diseases that either were eradicated or almost eradicated are making a comeback.  This happens for many reasons, including parents that choose to not have their children vaccinated.  As more families make this decision, there are more children who are not immune.  Therefore, these diseases begin to spread again, as children who are not immunized and adults whose immunity has faded spread them.  This is an especially large problem for infants less than 2 months, as they have not received the first DPT vaccine.  I am a pediatric nurse, and I have seen what pertussis does to these little ones.  It is really horrible, and the side effects can be terrible.



I understand both sides, and I also agonized over the decision.  I just want to make sure that people understand all aspects, and that not vaccinating does have risks, for both the child in question and the community as a whole.  In the end, you have to do what you feel is right for your child.

Brianne - posted on 02/10/2009

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Unfortunatly this topic is very personal. Parents that have imunized find it offensive and feel like they have to defend their choice in imunizing. Parents that chose not to vaccinate are different and stepped out of the norm, therfore they are wrong or putting everyone else at risk. This is something that is and will always be a stalemate. You either do or you dont. You will never convince the ones that do, not to and vice versa. As a parent you try to intake as much information as you can, filter out what you think is wrong and try what you think is right. There is no right or wrong answer. As Leah pointed out, there is no umbiased opinion on this subject. Theres the healthcare field, whom get paid by the drug manufactors, and then there is the mothers, fathers and siblings whom have been affected by vaccinations gone wrong. There has been no major independant research done on the side affects of imunizations, the only major research done has been from the drug manufactors themselves and I would immagine they are not just a little biased. Lets respect each others opinions and leave it at that. Niether side will change the others minds.

Tamara - posted on 02/10/2009

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While I understand the concern (I mean who knows what their really injecting into our children???) The alternative risks are just way too high! I teach in a school where the children are ill for various reasons -- in fact, most of them are from other countries where vaccines are not as readily available -- Because I AM EXPOSED, I therefore expose my entire family which is why I have chosen to protect my children and have them vaccinated -- a no-brainer. But lucky for us we live in a free society where you can choose -- therefore, choose the path that you personally feel is best for you and your child -- just know that -- your choices now can and will effect her for life :)

Abby - posted on 02/10/2009

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Vaccines may have been arouns since everyone was 30 years old or 22 years old but the piont is they have all changed there in unessecasry ingredients in them now it is twice what it was when I was vaccinated. I have seen with my own eyes what it can do to children and it is not worth it!! Eden will have theones I feel are important  and still wont have those unti she is a year old.. Her pediatrician is very okay with it and they can really come up with anything to really scare me bc they have told me that there are only a handful that they really recomend.. .  It is true that vaccines can and do cause damage you see it and hear about it everyday.. I would never be the Mom to put her BEAUTFUL baby into the position bc she has no opinion whether she want to risk getting sick all the time or having allergies or even being autistic or many of the othe side effects that I have seen and watched with my own eyes.. Like I said before there are many children I know that have not been vaccinated at all and theyare all healthy as horses and happy as can be.. Without all of theses so called sideeffects that you can get from not vaccinating.. I am PROUD of my desicion and I have done more then my share of research on this subject..



To the Mom who questioned my religious beliefs that is ignorant and I dont have to answer such silly questions from such a immature person.. I am putting no one at risk by not getting Eden vaccinated and personally what my husband or I believe has nothing to do with you... I also believe that God watches over Eden and myself and He would never let anyone or anything bring harm to my little Angel... 

Jackie - posted on 02/09/2009

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I am wondering why you did that as well. I am a mother of 2 children and they are caught up on all the vaccines. If you plan on sending your child to school those are required to have. Look at us. I am 30 and vaccines have been around since I was born maybe not all of them but most of them have been and I am healthy as can be and nothing has happened to me relating the vaccines. Back in the olden days people were dying by the thousands for some of the health proplems these vaccines were made to prevent, and you do not here much any more of people dying for these diseases. I think and this is my thought only that there is a greater health risk with out having them done. Good luck with what ever you decide to do.

Leah - posted on 02/09/2009

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Amanda:

my point was to point out how aggressive you are being over something that you have no control over, and never will. you can think that not immunizing is a poor decision. that is your opinion and you have every right to it. and do you really believe that the reason parents aren't having their children immunized is because they can't get over themselves? they aren't doing it for themselves. they're doing it because it is what they believe is right for their children, which is THEIR right as their parent. to tell someone their beliefs are wrong is an incredibly selfish thing to do. everyone in this forum is right to somebody, just not everybody. not vaccinating = enabling diseases to become an epidemic. vaccinating = possibly rising the autistic population. so what's wrong with the decision to WAIT to have your child immunized until you feel their little body can handle it?



everyone wants to say "go talk to your health care provider." and everyone assumes that only means your family doctor. how about in addition, go talk to a chiropractor. see what they have to say. i can guarantee that they can give you TONS of resources that point you in the direction of not immunizing. and you know what...BOTH sides have motives. doctors want to get paid for giving those immunizations, so of COURSE they're going to tell you that your son/daughter has to get them. and chiropractors would rather see you in their office on a regular basis so that they can get paid, too. you will never find an unbiased opinion on this topic.

Renee - posted on 02/09/2009

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I think that you should look at each immunization on it's own. There is no reason your infant needs to have the hepatitis B vaccines right now however, the MMR is important in young children and there have been recent cases. I don't believe you should have to do all the immunizations but if everyone does what you are doing we will be back to having all the diseases.

Larissa - posted on 02/09/2009

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We immunized our first daughter and she was sick ALL the time starting from her first shots at 2 months. We finally stopped giving them to her at 18 months and surprise! all her allergies(that they said she would have till she died) and ear infections( that not even tubes could stop) stopped. When we had our second daughter two years later we decided not to immunize her at all and it was the best decision we have ever made. She has never had more then a cold while I watch kids her age deal with flu, bronchitis, pnuemonia and more every winter. We(of course) had medical reasons and proof to back the decision but we have never doubted it. The proof is in our girls. Oh and side note...you DO NOT have to immunize your children for them to go to a public school or daycare. You simply have to fill out a form stating that you object to it and you understand the school is not liable for anything. Believe it or not there are many reasons why this form is necessary so they have to provide it.

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2009

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Quoting Leah:



Quoting Amanda:


My question for the mom who started this blog...Do you or your husband drink? smoke? Have pre-marital sex? Do you take any other medications? Or eat junk food? Are you considered overweight? Guess what if you answer "Yes" to any of these you've already damaged your "Temple" for God!

Get over yourselves....Vacinate your Kids!!! Quit putting the rest of the world in danger of loosing a young child because of your Choices!!!!






and i'm sure your "temple" is undamaged? i'm sure you would be on the other end of the spectrum if your child aquired autism from careless vaccination use.






I never said that I believed my body is "a temple of God's"..its not in my beliefs!

Brianne - posted on 02/09/2009

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I understand people not wanting there child to play with other children that are not imunized. I even respect it. But as a parent you need to protect your children from whatever you think is dangerous. If children without imunizations are dangerous to you then you need to take whatever steps you need to take to protect them. You can remove them from class, daycare and playgroups. I understand this. The government of Canada has made it acceptable for children without immunizations to attend public school, so if that is something you dont want your child around then you need to make changes in your childs surroundings, but please dont be abusive to those who chose a different choice then you. Its not wrong, its different.

Cecilia - posted on 02/09/2009

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I woul not dream of not vaccinating my children... vaccines were created for a reason!!!

Emily - posted on 02/09/2009

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First, Hep B is contracted through bodily fluids; this is not limited to drugs and sex.  While the chances of a baby coming into contact and exchanging fluid with a person who has Hep B is slim, the whole point is that there is a chance (all it takes is an open wound and an irresponsible infected person).  Why risk your child's health?



Second, there is no hard evidence linking autism to vaccinations.  There is speculation from a few doctors however the majority of mainstream doctors do not believe there is a link.  Much more study and research needs to be done in this very controversial field and until proven otherwise I personally believe that it is much safer to have my children vaccinated from contracting preventible diseases.



Third, and this has been said in almost every forum in the Circle of Moms; we need to support and respect each others decisions.  Yes, the purpose of posting here is basically to argue your point if you disagree with someone, however, it should be done in a respectful and meaningful manner.  Let us not forget that every single poster has something in common; we are all mothers and none of us want to harm our children or anyone elses for that matter.  We all do what we believe is in the best interest of our children and our families; we follow our own instinct and when we need help, we turn to others for advice.  That being said, there is no reason or merit for being mean or cruel or to insult each other.

Leah - posted on 02/09/2009

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Quoting Amanda:


My question for the mom who started this blog...Do you or your husband drink? smoke? Have pre-marital sex? Do you take any other medications? Or eat junk food? Are you considered overweight? Guess what if you answer "Yes" to any of these you've already damaged your "Temple" for God!

Get over yourselves....Vacinate your Kids!!! Quit putting the rest of the world in danger of loosing a young child because of your Choices!!!!



and i'm sure your "temple" is undamaged? i'm sure you would be on the other end of the spectrum if your child aquired autism from careless vaccination use.

Leah - posted on 02/09/2009

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and as for the decision to not vaccinate only being a religious decision - that's bologna too. didn't our ancesters come to america for freedom from the forced religion and practices in other countries? if i am an educated parent and can demonstrate that education to my health care provider, there is no reason that i should still be forced to have my child immunized because i'm not religious. it's a personal decision and personally, i think its terrible that there are people out there that TRY to force you in one direction or the other. its a fine line between law and morals and i wish people in this country, AMERICA, would learn to be more open minded and willing to accept that not everyone thinks the same way they do.

Leah - posted on 02/09/2009

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i love the questions about "prooving" that you had your child(ren) vaccinated. no one can tell you how to parent, and thus, no one is going to tell you that you have to inject your child with anything you don't want in their little bodies. i chose to not vaccinate. to take my son to child care all i had to do was get a note from the doctor saying that we chose not to vaccinate him at this time. i will have him vaccinated later in life, but not when he's this little. my biggest complaint about vaccinations is shooting new borns up with Hep B vaccinations before they leave the hospital. lets review, how is hep B contracted? through needle drug use and sex. is my new born going to be doing either of those things? hell no. don't get me wrong, modern medicine is great - i'm studying to be a nurse. but it sometimes makes you wonder how the human race EVER survived without vaccines...it was possible then, and it still is. naturally aquired immunities are the best immunities.

Tina - posted on 02/09/2009

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Quoting Sara:

I think it's odd that you think that because your child will go to private school that you think she will not be in contact with germs. Just because you are watched carefully, doesn't mean that you will never get sick. And just because you go to private school doesn't mean you won't get sick.


Also, lots of people are saying that you can choose not to vaccinate for PERSONAL reasons. It is not for personal reasons, but for RELIGIOUS reasons. If you sign the form that you are not vaccinating for religious reasons, but take other medications for headaches, antibiotics, etc, then you are lying.



This is not true. I've seen the form and you do not have to state that it is religious in nature.

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2009

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What about my right as a parent to protect my child that is not ald enough to recieve all her shots yet? What gives you the right to put my child at risk?

I understand people's concerns with all the alledged side effects...but I gurantee the percentage of people who's lives have been saved because they were vacinated is much higher than the one's who had ill side effects. Chances are your child would be fine.

Emily - posted on 02/09/2009

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Quoting Brianne:

I have been reading this and I have to say I am very dissapointed in the negative responses. This group was created so that we could ask the tough questions and get open, respectful responses. Not be cruel and mean. Vaccinations are a tough decision for a lot of parents. Its not just the actual diseases that are in the immunizations that most parents are concerned about. Its the other ingredients that they dont even tell you are in there that concern people.Thimerosal (a preservative comprising 50% ethyl mercury) was phased out of most of the vaccinations but the influenza and the hep B vaccine still have it in them unless you ask specifically for one that doesnt have one in it. I imagine most parents didnt do this and just received the regular one. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. I asked my doctor about it and he let me know that because myself, m mother and my grandmother were all vaccinated ( the vacines were very different from what I go to what they are giving to our children) that children born under me or even under my children will be born with natural immunities because of the immunizations myself and my mother and grandmother received. Irregardless of any of this, putting anything into your child that you are not comfortable with is very personal. No one can tell you what is best for your child besides you and your spouse. Its inapropriate to think that you would have the right to decide what is best for someone elses child. Yes, if having your child be arould a non-vaccinated child bother you than that is your right and you need to control the environment that your child is in. I also understand that, but please be respectful of another mothers personal choices. Lets remember we are all here to help each other. Being a parent is hard and we all need to stick together.


Very well written and very well put.

Brianne - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have been reading this and I have to say I am very dissapointed in the negative responses. This group was created so that we could ask the tough questions and get open, respectful responses. Not be cruel and mean. Vaccinations are a tough decision for a lot of parents. Its not just the actual diseases that are in the immunizations that most parents are concerned about. Its the other ingredients that they dont even tell you are in there that concern people.Thimerosal (a preservative comprising 50% ethyl mercury) was phased out of most of the vaccinations but the influenza and the hep B vaccine still have it in them unless you ask specifically for one that doesnt have one in it. I imagine most parents didnt do this and just received the regular one. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. I asked my doctor about it and he let me know that because myself, m mother and my grandmother were all vaccinated ( the vacines were very different from what I go to what they are giving to our children) that children born under me or even under my children will be born with natural immunities because of the immunizations myself and my mother and grandmother received. Irregardless of any of this, putting anything into your child that you are not comfortable with is very personal. No one can tell you what is best for your child besides you and your spouse. Its inapropriate to think that you would have the right to decide what is best for someone elses child. Yes, if having your child be arould a non-vaccinated child bother you than that is your right and you need to control the environment that your child is in. I also understand that, but please be respectful of another mothers personal choices. Lets remember we are all here to help each other. Being a parent is hard and we all need to stick together.

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2009

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One other question...Just curious did you have a natural birth? Did you take pre-natal vitaims? Why protect your child while in your womb, and not in the world?

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2009

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My daughter went to daycare, she was not old enough to get all her shots yet. And there was an older child thats parents were "Green" and did not vacinate there child. I was not informed of this until my child had been attending for several months.



The state came to inspect and informed the daycare provider that I was to sign my rights and permission for my child to attend the same daycare as this other child. I refused to sign allowing my child to attend with this child. The state came back and told my provider if I refused to sign then I had to find a new daycare. Because they could not keep the unvacinated child from attending because then it would be considered discrimination based on "Religon". What a bunch of crap, what about me who chooses to protect my child?

To those of you who choose not to vacinate WAKE UP! You are putting not only your own child, but others at risk! You can't keep your kids in a bubble their whole lives. Do you plan on taking them out into the world someday? Well let me tell you they can catch many preventable illnesses from a shopping cart. Maybe someone else used the cart before you stuck your kid in it, or you touched it, and then touched your kid, and they weren't vacinated...and guess what they are sick with an illness but don't know it yet. Your kid is going to get sick!!!



My question for the mom who started this blog...Do you or your husband drink? smoke? Have pre-marital sex? Do you take any other medications? Or eat junk food? Are you considered overweight? Guess what if you answer "Yes" to any of these you've already damaged your "Temple" for God!



Get over yourselves....Vacinate your Kids!!! Quit putting the rest of the world in danger of loosing a young child because of your Choices!!!!

Caroline - posted on 02/09/2009

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Have you tried pure vitamin E oil to reduce the scaring, I had a very large scare on my forearm and used it once a day and with in 6 months it reduced greatly. I still have the scare but I feel happier with it now.

Jill - posted on 02/08/2009

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Not vaccinating puts your child at greater risk. There are many of these diseases coming back because people have gotten complacent. We have a large immigrant population that brings these diseases back. They wont spread if our children are properly vaccinated.



 



Also I am an RN my mother choose not to get all of my vaccinations as a child and that put me at risk as an adult in my choosen career.

Sonja - posted on 02/08/2009

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It actually is a state law and varies by state. Some only allow exceptions for religious or medical reasons (with proof), others allow exception for parent choice.

Tiffany - posted on 02/08/2009

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Abby, please be aware there are germs everywhere, not just daycare. Your daughter being watched by family members is not keeping her safe from germs. I could not imagine risking my daughters health and potentially her life by not vaccinating her. It is obviously your choice to utilize vaccines or decline them. I pray that your daughter stays healthy and does not pick up a serious illness that she cannot fight off.

Daft - posted on 02/08/2009

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I too have worked with unvaccinated kids that contracted measles and are now severely brain damaged,ruining not only their livesvbut the whole the whole families lives.
My own experience is just with chickenpox.....we were offered vaccination in Australia but didn't do it. When Amy contracted chickenpox I thougt " good, lets get it out of the way" but she was soooo ill with it ( her sister breased through it) and is so scarred she looks like she had smallpox not chicken pox. She doesn't like undressing for swiming as other kids call her "Dalmation" if she has the slightest hint of a tan....scars don't tan.

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I have 2 children when i worked in A&E i watched the death of 4 children that I clearly remember and I remember the words of the doctor, when then they handed over and filled in the paper work If the child/ baby had been vacinated they would not have died!!!!!!!!!!!!! for those who think they are lucky and that there children will not contract an illness that could kill put yourself in the mothers shoes when they were told their children had died. Is it worth the risk to vacinate in england there is NO clear evidence that there is any links even with MMR vacine reserachers have shot their mouths off with out correct information and scared the whole nation into confusion!!!!!! Its all about freedom but I am scared for every child in hospital today and tommorow who had the chance and that chance was not taken and for the children who do bring the diseases and infections into my childs school nursery and play group have put everyone at risk.

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I know there has been many celebrity moms come out that vaccinations are not safe.  I feel that not to vaccinate your child is scarier.  I am a nurse and I have seen unvaccinated children suffer from illnesses that could have been prevented.  Please talk to your health care provider about vaccinations.  Express all your concerns and listen to what they have to say, then make a choice.

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I know there has been many celebrity moms come out that vaccinations are not safe.  I feel that not to vaccinate your child is scarier.  I am a nurse and I have seen unvaccinated children suffer from illnesses that could have been prevented.  Please talk to your health care provider about vaccinations.  Express all your concerns and listen to what they have to say, then make a choice.

Tammi - posted on 02/08/2009

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I know there has been many celebrity moms come out that vaccinations are not safe.  I feel that not to vaccinate your child is scarier.  I am a nurse and I have seen unvaccinated children suffer from illnesses that could have been prevented.  Please talk to your health care provider about vaccinations.  Express all your concerns and listen to what they have to say, then make a choice.

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our belief in religion is based on your conscience yes?
why would you need an institution other than yourself to tell you how to think? you have your own mind yes?

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Hey y'all!
I live in Texas, and I believe this is true of many other states as well. You can be exempt from vaccinations for "reasons of conscience" including religious reasons.
And, I think everyone here has concerns regarding reasons of conscience. This isn't some willy nilly decision parents make. We firmly are ALL making the best decision we possibly can, for these people we love most. Regardless of which decision we all come to in the end, we are doing the best we can. Some of us feel that the risks associated with vaccinations (that we have personally experienced in whatever way in our own lives) are more risky than the alternative. And for those that choose to vaccinate the risks of the diseases are more risky than those from vaccinations.
I think that an important lesson as parents, is to understand, that only we, can make the best decisions for our children. And respect that the decisions we each make individually are the best, and that forcing your opinion on others in not a healthy way for any community to function.
There are so many scare tactics used by the powerful and wealthy, and uneducated, that I think it wise to examine anything that is pushed very heavily.And then make your best educated decision. I for one, will respect folks for that. Whatever they decide! Even if it's different than my decision.
One love!!!
Kristin

The below info is from the Department of State Health Services:
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/sch...
Exemptions to Immunization Requirements:
Link to domain outside of TDH.Chapter §97.62 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) describes the conditions under which individuals can seek exemptions from Texas immunization requirements. Exclusions from compliance are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, and active duty with the armed forces of the United States.

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Well if you look at it that way then.. Iam a very religious person My father and brother are Pastors I have been raised in church and it has always been apart of my life and Edens.. The Bible says that the body is the Temple of God and you shouldn't harm the Temple.. So in a way vaccines can and can do harm to your body wich is the Temple of God so I can sign the vaccine form and decline for religious reasons without lying... 

Abby - posted on 02/08/2009

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Well if you look at it that way then.. Iam a very religious person My father and brother are Pastors I have been raised in church and it has always been apart of my life and Edens.. The Bible says that the body is the Temple of God and you shouldn't harm the Temple.. So in a way vaccines can and can do harm to your body wich is the Temple of God so I can sign the vaccine form and decline for religious reasons without lying... 

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