Has anyone decided to not vaccinate their babies?

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After doing a lot of research on the issue we are not vaccinating our 6 1/2 month old son. We will re-visit vaccinating him when he older and see if some of the additives have been removed (mercury has been removed from some of the vaccines but the other additives have not and they are just as dangerous such as aluminum, formaldehyde and very strong antibiotics). Also a lot of the disease we vaccinated against now where decreasing on there own, morbidity and mortality have gone down over 90% in things such as polio before the vaccine was created, do to increase in sanitation and public health programs.

Also I most note that most of the studies done on autism and vaccination reaction where done in labs sponsored by merc a large vaccination manufacturing company. Anyone who reads peered reviewed medical studies knows to look for possible biased research. This is possible biased research. There also have been quite a few studies that have shown a link to autism in children with family history of depression, anxiety and Alzheimer’s. Some doctors and pediatricians don't vaccinate infants with family histories of these diseases as they feel the child will be at an increased risk of developing autism after being vaccinated as an autoimmune response.

Breastfeeding has been shown to be effective at passing on antibodies to some of the disease we vaccinate infants for and offers protection against these diseases, as long at a mother is breastfeeding. There are also much more effective and safer options out there to protect children such as homeopathic nosodes (natural vaccines) and teaching children to live a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition. Poor diet leads to a compromised immune system and unfortunately many parents don’t make the time to make sure their children are eating well, or are misinformed on what actual proper nutrition for a human being is (our society consumes way too much animal protein which has been shown in some of the most in-depth epidemiological studies to compromise the immunes system).

In Canada Doctors are supposed to inform parents of all ingredients in vaccinations and let them make an educated decision on whether not to vaccinate. Sadly most doctors are in violation of this, and misinform parents about the additives in the vaccinations. I know our pediatrician lied to us and told us that only the antibodies where in the vaccines and there where no additives (the student doctor with him seemed a little upset with him lying to us) luckily I showed him the list from health Canada and told him we would rather wait. He shut up and dropped the subject and informed us about the waiver we could sign if we where to put our son in daycare or school so we where not declined.

I think vaccinating a child is a very personal decisions and I think we should not shoot down parents who do vaccinate as they are doing what they feel is best for their child nor should people shoot down those of us who are waiting or not vaccinating as we are doing what we feel is best for our children. I find some of the comments very rude on this post, I am not greedy by doing what I feel is best for my child because you have a different opinion. I think every parent should do their own research and look at both sides of the coin before making this very important dession. I know both my husband and I looked at both the pro vaccination information and the anti vaccination information. Please be careful with some of the anti-vaccination information some of it is very questionable, but some of the pro vaccination stuff is quite biased when you look into the source. There have been quite a few un-recanted peer re-viewed studies on the dangers of vaccinating.

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Vaccines are not affective. They actually supress the immune system. Ear infections and sids come at the same time as vaccinations. There is a mumps outbreak in NY and these people were vaccinated. The cdc (center for disease control) and mmwr (gov) says just b/c you got vaccinated does not mean you are immune. Vaccines do not last in the system. Maybe 5-7 years? Just having a doctor tell you how rare reactions are (big difference between actual reactions and acknowledged reactions; when you claim every bad reaction around the time of vaccination is a coincidence, of course reactions are rare) isn't enough. On cdc they say if a child dies after a vaccine then there is someting wrong with the child and not the vaccine. Er docs have had comlaints that when babies come in and are having sesiers they usually say we just came from the pediatricians office is that related and they say no, but start to realize after hearing that over and over it might.
Smallpox -It has been 200 years since the smallpox vaccine and it has not gone away. Small pox is a skin infection and does not affect organs. Death rate is 4 percent. Small pox like any disease takes its course and goes away. Small amounts were vaccinated and it was going away due to sanitation, etc..
Polio: protects against polio, the vaccine is also known as IPV ..Polio/ Aborted Polio Idaho and Utah never vaccinated against Polio. Sometimes the vaccine was causing the disease. Sometimes the live virus has caused the virus and more. Since 1991 no polio so why 5 polio vaccines?? 1 maybe, not 5. This is a dirty shot cultured in monkey kidneys.
HepB: protects against hepatitis- unless she's a drug user or a prostitute she has no risk of getting Hep B. 50 percent who get it do not know they have it. Kawasaki disease was caused in a newborn after getting the shot. Can cause diabetes. A newborn does not need. Has Aluminam and mercury.
DTaP: a combined vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) - Stop breathing! Diphtheria is a toxin, and most strains do not release the toxin. Was 3 cases in past 20 years and can be treated w/ a simple antibiotic. They do not need 5 shots for this! People died from this before our use of anitbiotics. They are not mecury free and have Aluminan.
Tetanus toxic can not live in oxygen. In farms (manure). Tetanus hemoglobin antibody shots are avaliabe. Neonatal teanus is for 3rd world when they used unsterile utizles for delivery. If you need a teatanus shot you can have it w/in 2 weeks. That is why if your unsure you can leave and check records. Tetanus Toxoid is fermalihide. Tetanus Immune is the second shot avaliable. Over immunization is very dangerous. Metrinidizal and Pennicelin can treat this. Its not benin. Can get it even when vaccinated.Can wash the Tetanus out!! Should let it blead to get it out! Peroxide is the best!
Pertussis (whooping couph)- Could be scary for a young baby because of small airways. Unfortunately, the shot is very reactive (probably the culprit in most of the SIDS) and the shot also has a high failure rate. Per vaccine info from drug companies, infants aren't fully protected until they have received at least 3 doses (6 month shots) and by this age they can usually handle pertussis with no issue. Raw organic honey is a good remedy for this. 6 death per year from this. 112 die from falls. Side effects from the vaccine are worse! The first vaccine (whole cell) was so dangerous a less dangerous vaccine was avaliable in 1937 but was not released untill recently when enough people were injured and responded. Brain damage can not show up for years. Third world countries still use the old one. A celluar is the new one and has been around since 2001.

Hib: protects against Haemophilus influenzae Type b - most common thing is hearing loss. Hib marengitis. The vaccine did work. This is not a toxoid. It is gone, but the vaccine does show it causes diabities. There is no HIB to fight so it hits the pancerus. Not for infants. Journal of Pediactrics says the aluminum is very dangerous.
PCV: protects against pneumococcal disease - Pneumococcal
MMR: protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles). Causes autism and gov says it is coincidence.. can separate. Causes a ton of stomache issues. Mumps is VERY rare. Rubella is VERY rare, more like a rash. Rubella is a live vaccine so advoid people who just had vaccine. Measles
RV: protects against infections caused by the Rotavirus. Original vaccine was taken off of the market because it caused death due to bowel issues.
Varicella: protects against varicella, also known as chickenpox. Only last for 7 years. The vaccinated kid can give to non vaccinated.Children are getting shingles b/c of vaccine. Shingles is a from a vaccine and they are making a vaccine to protect us against vaccine.
Influenza: protects against influenza (flu) - The gov says you still get the flu with the vaccine. There is the regular and the flu mist. The flu mist has the live virus and msg.
Meningitis for colledge kids.

You have mercury (it's still in there) aluminum, msg, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol etc. By six months of age they get 51!
Prevnar is linked to so much. Trouble breathing.. is because of the HIB

HepB: protects against hepatitis
DTaP: a combined vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)
Hib: protects against Haemophilus influenzae Type b
PCV: protects against pneumococcal disease
Polio: protects against polio, the vaccine is also known as IPV
RV: protects against infections caused by the Rotavirus
Influenza: protects against influenza (flu)
MMR: protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)
Varicella: protects against varicella, also known as chickenpox
HepA: protects against hepatitis A

at birth Hep B and K
1 month Hep B
2 months Hep B + DTaP + Hib + Polio + RV
4 months DTaP + PCV + Hib + Polio + RV
6 months Hep B + DTaP + PCV + Polio + RV
12 months MMR + PCV + Hib + Varicella + Hep A
15 months DTaP

"The computer records from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, obtained by Gannett News Service using the Freedom of Information Act as part of a four-month study of federal immunization policy, reveal: Of 253 infant death cases awarded more than $61 million by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in the 1990s under the compensation program, 224, or 86 percent, were attributed to vaccination with DTP, the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) shot. In these cases, mortality was originally attributed to SIDS in 90, or 40 percent, of them. Of 771 total claims filed by parents from 1990 through mid-1998, 660, or 86 percent, contained assertions that DTP was the cause of death. And 43 percent were classified by medical authorities at time of death as SIDS

"Delay of DPT immunization until 2 years of age in Japan has resulted in a dramatic decline in adverse side effects. In the period of 1970-1974, when DPT vaccination was begun at 3 to 5 months of age, the Japanese national compensation system paid out claims for 57 permanent severe damage vaccine cases, and 37 deaths. During the ensuing six year period 1975-1980, when DPT injections were delayed to 24 months of age, severe reactions from the vaccine were reduced to a total of eight with three deaths. This represents an 85 to 90 percent reduction in severe cases of damage and death. (Ref21)."---Raymond Obomsawin, M.D.
"Vaccines are my pet peeve in life. The only "SIDS" case I have had in my practise (20 yrs, 800 births) was a little boy named Sam. His Mom had him in hospital with no meds and no intervention. She was someone I judged to be "too conservative" for me to mention the risks of vaccines. Her baby had thrush at six weeks, so she took him to the doctor and he received an antifungal treatment for the thrush, then she drove to the public health clinic and he was given oral Polio and DPT shot. He never woke up for his 3:00 am feed . . . . . I'll never forget getting the news he was dead. I told his Mom about my judgement of her and my cowardice to tell her about vaccine risks, and she slammed her fist into the kitchen wall. I promised her I would do everything I could to stop this health holocaust and to never let another client vaccinate without information about the risks."---Jan Tritten, editor Midwifery Today Magazine

Skye - posted on 02/22/2010

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I agree, we as parents have the freedom of choice for our children, and I am grateful that we do. From research that I have read, some of the resurgence of diseases is stemming form abject living conditions, over crowding, lack of access to clean potable water, inadequate septic/sewage removal or treatment, adequate nutrition and other issues. These are human rights issues, not vaccine issues.

I have many friends that nevr had any vaccines, they had the normal childhood illnesses (as did I-mumps, chicken pox, measles) and they are no worse for it. So many health problems now are related to our failure to develop natural immunities to illness and disease. We fear being sick instead of understanding it. While I in no way wish pain or discomfort on anyone, having a fever is there for a purpose. Too often we rush to give Tylenol or Advil and in the process we negate what the bodies natural response is meant to do and we jepoardize the health of the liver and kidneys which is showing up with much more frequency and causing serious concern in the medical community.

Candice - posted on 02/22/2010

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To the people who don't vaccinate their kids - you are selfish. What if your child gives a new born baby whooping cough or something serious? What if your child becomes so ill they end up retarded or dying. Seriously, I haven't heard one decent answer on why someone wouldn't vaccinate their child. AND WHAT are the chances of your child having an adverse reaction to vaccination, not very high.

Skye - posted on 02/22/2010

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As all my babies were breastfed, they did not need any vaccinations. Breastmilk provides for a natural immunity when exclusive. I waited until they were at least 1 or older to get the ones I felt they needed (and 1 at a time-none of those vaccine cocktails) to have and I have children in school without all the "required" vaccines and they are very healthy active children. When they turn 18 and decide to pursue other ventures (military, world travel, etc) then they have made their own choices to obtain more or not. There has also been a rise in Autism possibly associated with vaccinations, so be certain of what ones your child gets and what manufacturer and ingredinats are involved-yes you CAN request that it NOT contain Thimersol-mercury based that is. There have been extensive problems with the Varicella vaccination as well. All earlier dosages were found to be too weak or ineffective requiring boosters. My kids all had chicken pox and several also had the H1N1 with no complications and minimal down time. Matter of fact, bith were pretty easy to deal with and now they have lifetime immunity!

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That was awesome information guys! Thanks! I was vaccinated against the whooping cough and got it years later. My father was vacinated against hep b and got it from a blood transfusion. It says on the cdc that just because you get a vaccine you are not vaccinated. I am still up in the air on this subject, but I have not heard one person say that their child was not vaccinated and they regreted making that decision. I am actually shocked by that. If someone can say that, please message me! I had three posts on three diff sites acting this question and out of all of the non vaccinatied kids, they are all healthy. I mainly hear more so than the vaccinated ones! I respect the opinion of the people who said they believe in vaccination, and see their point. At least the ones that were not rude and ignorant. I am certain a lot of people were offended by the actions of some of the people who posted, and for that I appologize. I did not think a simple question would cause adults to act in such a imature fasion. To put things in perspective, more infants die in the bathtub than from these diseases we speak of, or the vaccines or the they are supposed to protect us from. I guess mother of the year comes from common sense, I wish there was a vaccination protecting children from the worlds ignorance. I would make sure she got that vaccine.

Skye - posted on 02/22/2010

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If one child not vaccinated spread this, how did those that were vaccinated become infected? The lack of obtaining needed boosters once vaccinations are given can be very serious and it shows how ineffective some of these vaccinations can be depending on when they were given. For the record, all of my children got the chicken pox from children that WERE vaccinated and came down with it from the vaccine.

Heidi - posted on 02/22/2010

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We do not vacinate either and I too found some of the comments very rude as well. This is a free country. Also my husband was not vacinated for anything till he moved to the US and then he had to have the mmr but that was it. He had the measals and mumps as a child and it wasn't even that bad. I have seen and heard so many things about the shots and what they do to children. We will not get them untill they are older and maybe not even at all. My girls had the whooping cough when my baby was only 3 weeks old, He didn't get it and if you catch it early it is treatable. So its not really a problem anyway.

Heidi - posted on 02/22/2010

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I am sorry, but just because you vacinate doesn't mean you won't get it. I had all my shots as a child and I still got a few of the things. They actually don't keep you from getting the deseases. I had the whooping cough shot and still had it very badly as well.And I was even pregnant. I coughed so much for so long. I had it way worse than my 18 month old did.

Jane - posted on 02/22/2010

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I have had both of my boys vaccinated on schedule & so have all my friends & their kids & no major reactions to them. The states have a very aggresive vac. schedule but you can have them spread out. As far as the outbreak of mumps out east the original carrier was not vaccinated & carried the mumps virus (it can be spread & in the system for up to 2 weeks before any signs of it show) so this boy spread it to everyone he came in contact with for 2 weeks while he was @ camp. Alot of the kids that got it did not recieve their booster for mumps (boosters are very important). There is no guaruntee in life on anything so to say that the vaccine didn't work would be ridiculous. It only takes one child not being vaccinated to begin a spread of a illness & I wouldn't want to be responsible for 100's of kids getting sick just because I didn't vaccinate my kids.

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My child had a reaction.. I am selfish because I am scared? Really? I can not believe how rude people can be. My doc said he thought it was related to the second hep b shot. I have spoken to people who have had their kid become brain dead (retarted is not a kind word to use) due to a reaction.

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yes, I am in the states. The notes were from a er doctor who said she kept having kids coming in to the er having seziuers and the parents kept stating that the chld just had their shots. She said for years there was nothing linking them and then becan to realize that there were.

Becky - posted on 02/21/2010

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Charlene, I am in Canada too, and our vaccination schedule is different here. Hepatitis vaccinations are not given until children are school aged unless the child is high risk, and the Rotavirus vaccine is not given at all. At least not where I am. Also, there is no mercury in any of the childhood vaccines that are given here, except for influenza vaccines. (I know you didn't say there was, Summer did.)

My boys have both been fully vaccinated as per the schedule they have here, with the exception of the influenza and H1N1 vaccines. I've never bothered with the flu shot, and with H1N1, I wasn't comfortable with the fact that it contains Thimerisol or Squalene, which has never been tested on children under age 6.

I grew up in a third world country. I have seen far too many children die of very preventable diseases, because vaccinations were not available. I will do everything in my power to prevent that happening to my children.

Charlene - posted on 02/21/2010

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Summer, are you in the states? Because I am in Canada and my daughter hasn't gotten NEARLY as many shots so far at six months. Also, after her six month shots, her next set are not until 18 months. I do not blame you one bit for choosing to delay or alternate the schedule. Also, my daughter did not get her Hep B shot yet.. here she doesn't get it until older.



I just have to say though, that some of your info is off kilter and there are a couple things that are just plain wrong in that long post.



The study saying that there is a link between Autism and MMR vaccines has been RETRACTED. It was falsified and the person behind the study has admitted to that.



The info that you have posted about the DTP vaccine is irrelevant as it is a different vaccine now. It is now DTaP.



There are more ways to contract Hep B than being a drug user or a prostitute. That whole statement is just wrong, ignorant and offensive to people that have Hep B and are NOT either of those things.



Shingles can occur in people who have had chicken pox, not just people who have had the vaccine. Also, Chicken pox could very well be extreme. When I had the chicken pox I had to be hospitalized and almost DIED. I had pox down my throat, inside my ears, in my nostrils and even under my eyelids. I'm not saying that it is always like this but no one is capable of judging just how bad chicken pox will be in each child.



Also, the reason why so many of these diseases have very few reported cases in recent years is BECAUSE of the vaccines. If no one vaccinated or even if a significant amount of people didn't vaccinate, these diseases would start popping up all over the place.



I'm not trying to attack you or say you are a bad mom for not vaccinating. It's obvious why you are hesitant, due to your daughter's reaction. It's just that I don't like hearing things like 'Hep B vaccines are only necessary for prostitutes and addicts', 'Chicken pox is a harmless illness' and 'MMR vaccines cause Autism'. NOT TRUE.

Jodi - posted on 02/21/2010

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Summer, I just read your comments about what happened to your daughter when you did vaccinate, and the reasons why you are seeking more opinions.



Can I just comment that IF you want a particular type of response, rather than many of the generalised responses you initially received, you should put as much relevant information into your original post as possible.

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Summer, that is a lot of info to chew over. I am vaccinating my daughter, she's just over six months old and due her next shots, and after reading this I'm going to have a good talk with my doctor before she has her shots.
Thank you.
And I think its great that you are informing yourself about your decisions on behalf of your child. We should question decisions about our children's health and well being. Well done.

Megan - posted on 02/21/2010

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THere is another thread about this somewhere one here where a mom post stuff she had found online about not vaccinating, I don't know if it is credible stuff though cause I don't agree with her point of view and I never read what she posted.

As for my family, I will be getting my daughter vaccinated but not all of them. I personally have seen the effects of polio and measles so she will be getting at least Polio, MMR, Dtap, and most of the other standard vaccines.

Charlene - posted on 02/21/2010

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Both my kids are up to date with all the vaccinations. But NOT the Flu shot and most definitly NOT the H1N1 shot. We don't get the regular flu shot cause everytime we got one in the past we still ended up getting the flu, and the times we didn't get it, we didn't get the flu. Now about the H1N1 shot, We never planned on getting the shot or our kids the shot right from the beginning, for many reasons. My MOM on the other hand did get the shot, she got it at my kids pediatrians office she works at part time, they held a clinic there. Her bosses at the doctors office she works at full time did not get it. Anyway 10 days after the shot she woke up with the whole left side of her face PARALYZED. Can not blink her eye, use her mouth and now she has ringing in her ear and needs sleeping pills and an eye patch to keep her eyelid closed. Also she has to put eyes drops in her eys all day. She saw a Neuroligist, had nerve testing done on her whole left side of her body, twice, MRI, CT scan, they said her case is very unusal and its VERY LIKELY caused be the shot, and it has been reported to Health Canada. So after this happened to MY MOM, we were very happy that we and aour kids did not get the shot, cause if it can happen to her then who's to say that it couldn't happen to me our my children? I"m not taking the chance. There are LOTS of bad side effects that I really think people should read before they get the shot. Thank God there are more good cases then bad with the vaccine. I could go on with this but I won't, for those who haven't gotten the shot yet, please research before.

Sara - posted on 02/21/2010

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I really like my kids. A lot. So... I vaccinated and breast fed them.

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....and how dare you call me a bad mother. Mother of the year award here I come? I hope so, and I hope the same for you.

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Sharon, What modified schedule?? I am thinking of doing that or just delaying.. I can not believe I am getting attacked by trying to find out what is best for my little girl. She stopped breathing after her second hep b shot. She is okay. I am not.

Sharon - posted on 02/21/2010

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No, I chose to have my children vaccinated via a modified shot schedule because they're so much cuter alive.

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I can if you really wanted to see it. I am on here because there is research showing this, and I am looking for the right answers. I am not on here to get attacked...

Tara - posted on 02/18/2010

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I've vaccinated both my girls (my youngest just had her 4 month shots). I've always felt that I'd rather have my girls have a reaction and be able to live through something like whooping cough or tetanus than not vaccinate them and risk them dying because of something I could prevent.



I also think that if you are worried about vaccinations it is better to go with an alternate (spaced out) vaccination schedule rather than not vaccinate at all - if you don't vaccinate you are not only putting your child at risk, you are putting other children at risk, children that are too young to receive the vaccination at risk, pregnant women and their unborn children at risk, elderly people at risk, and anyone with a suppressed immune system at risk. I'd rather protect my kids, and, in doing so, help protect others who may not be able to get vaccinated for medical reasons or who are immune-suppressed.

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Just wondering, can anyone who does not vaccinate point out a credible, reliable source that shows that it is in your child's best interest not to vaccinate?

I have yet to see any moms on COM who are able to show credible sources that would make anyone feel that not vaccinating is safe for a child.

Wendy - posted on 02/18/2010

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I agree with Danielle. The reason most of the diseases we vaccinate for are rarely seen in the US is becasue of vaccinations. These diseases can come back if we stop vaccinating.

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People who do not vaccinate their children are asking for trouble. You are "hoping" that the children who are vaccinated do not get sick, therefor your child will not get sick. Just because the diseases we are vaccinating against are not rampid in the country does not mean somebody won't "catch" it and spread it along. You are playing with your children's health. What happens 20 yrs from now when a non-vaccinated child grows up maybe catches one of these diseases? Not something I would want to go through or watch my child go through. Cassie - You're going to trust in God that nothing happens - Get Real!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/18/2010

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Ok, so here is the thing. (this is exactly how I started another completely different conversation today) I have been a Vet Tech for 10 years. I have seen aweful things from abuse, to bad surgeries, to hit by cars...neurologic diseases...but the saddest is when an animal comes in shaking uncontrollably from there central nervous system being fried from a contagious disease. A disease that could have been avoided from a simple series of vaccinations. I have seen many animals suffer terrible deaths from different diseases that could have been avoided, and how devistated the owners are. If it is that difficult to deal with an animal, how horrible would it be to see my own CHILD suffer from lack of vaccines? How obsene it would be to be told that I could have saved my childs life just from a simple injection? I am 33 wks prego with my second child. I deffinately will be vaccinating again.....but I will spread it out more. Good luck...please be sensible.....your child not getting vaccinated is a potential for spreading disease.

Danielle - posted on 02/18/2010

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I did vaccinate my 2 kids, after the whole autism scare i admit I was a little reluctant to vaccinate my second child, but after doing a lot of research and praying I did decide to vaccinate just bc of the simple fact that if he did fall ill with a major illness at least I know in my heart we did every thing to protect him from it! He will 2 march 28th and is about as noramla as any 2 yr old can be. If he winds up with autism then that is just Gods plan, we cant point fingers at doctors who vaccinate they are doing what is necessary for these kids. For the ones who decide against it, thats fine to. this is why we are given choices. Once the decision is made you deal with what comes, its as simple as that.

Julie - posted on 02/17/2010

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Summer,

Based on our peditrician's recommendations, we gave him DTaP (2 mo., 6 mo., 9 mo.), IPV (polio) (2 mo.), Hib (2 mo., 6 mo., 9 mo.), and PCV (2 mo. & 12 mo.). Looking back, I wish we would not have done so many at 2 months - 6 vaccines are a lot for a tiny baby's body to deal with at once.

Cassie - posted on 02/17/2010

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Vaccinations do NOT cause autism. There is absolutely no link so it should never be part of a decision to vaccinate.

Julie - posted on 02/17/2010

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We started vaccinating our first son on the normal vaccine schedule, but when we discovered he had autism, we began to rethink our decision. With our second son, we did allow him to have some vaccines, but not as many at one time. After reading the book "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe & Effective?" by Neil Z. Miller, we decided to stop having them vaccinated (at least until they are older). I would encourage every parent to read this book. It is full of facts and figures about each vaccine and is intended to help parents make an informed decision, not tell them they should or should not vaccinate their children. We currently live in Texas and my son was able to enroll in preschool, I just had to sign a waiver form for the vaccines we did not want him to have. I am still waiting to hear back as to whether or not the boys will be allowed in the child care on base (my husband is in the military also). You also need to make sure that you find a pediatrician that will see patients who are not immunized (some will not).

Cassie - posted on 02/17/2010

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My parents decided not to vaccinate me and my 3 siblings when we were little, and to this day we haven’t had any health related problems because of that decision. So when I had my daughter I decided on an all natural birth, and not to vaccinate her. To this day she’s the most adventurous, educated, and healthy four-year old I know.

My parents and I always ask us why we chose not to vaccinate our children, and they assume that you’re not doing everything you can to protect your child. You have to make the decision for yourself and what it best for your family. God will protect my family, and in that I will have faith.

Jodi - posted on 02/17/2010

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Of course I vaccinate - have you seen a baby with whooping cough? The results of polio? Meningitis? Why would you not vaccinate against diseases such as this?

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I vaccinated my three against the normal ones mmr, polio, meningitis etc but i refused the swine flu jab didnt trust it enough.

Connie - posted on 02/17/2010

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There are so many things in this world that I cannot protect my kids from that I feel obligated to protect them from the things I can...

Tracy - posted on 02/17/2010

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Considering that drs are seeing diseases crop up that haven't been seen in 2 generations, and aren't realizing what they're seeing.... Yes. I'd rather vaccinate my kids against measles, pox, scarlett fever, polio etc than run the risk of them catching it and getting gravely ill.
As for the flu and H1N1, no. And we rarely take antibiotics either.

Natalie - posted on 02/17/2010

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Nope, my husband is in the military and we have to get our kids vaccinated. They will not allow them in school if their shot records aren't up to date.

Off base we don't have to, but we have to show something that states we have religious reasons or something and that's why we choose not to do it.

But i think i would get them vaccinated either way. At least against the major stuff. Not the flu or even H1N1 (there we have a choice)

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