3 children-all vaccinated

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Registered: 05-14-2008
3 children-all vaccinated
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Sun, 05-25-2008 - 10:24am

I have 3 children, all vaccinated and all healthy with no signs of AUTISM. I am soon to have a 4th who will also receive every vaccine my pediatrician (who went to years of medical school) recommends.


To the parents who choose not to vaccinate (just in case the vaccines are causing autism)...you might want to consider a few other things.


1. Better stop taking your children outside. The sun causes skin cancer and though clothing and sunscreen can be effective in blocking some UV rays, they may not stop all....better just not to risk it.


2. Better stop giving your kids any antibiotics. Yes, they might just stop an infection but they often have nasty side effects like diarrhea...better to just let the disease take its course and hope the kid makes it.


3. Finally, and I think the most important. Better stop driving your children anywhere. Car seats or not, fatal accidents can still happen...better just not to risk it.


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Registered: 10-18-2007
Sun, 05-25-2008 - 12:18pm

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Congratulations on your soon to be new addition. My family physician does not recommend any vaccines, and she also went to medical school. She is also not arrogant enough to think that there is no knowledge to apply, or gain from millions of years of human history that extends beyond the 19th and 20th centuries.

The rest of your post doesn't really deserve a response, so I'll pass... maybe someone else will bite. Have a good Memorial Day holiday.

-- Jamie


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Registered: 10-03-2005
Sun, 05-25-2008 - 1:07pm

I'd like to add....(sarcasm in FULL effect!)


your home could have faulty wiring & if your house catches fire we could die


watching tv could give us bad eyesite


eating too much junk may make us fat


I'm so tired of being bashed.

Lilypie 3rd Birthday Ticker

 

 

 

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Registered: 12-27-2005
Sun, 05-25-2008 - 2:10pm

I have 2 vax'd and 2 unvax'd ....


Our previous pediatric group actively promotes NOT vaccinating (and if it weren't for insurance changes, we'd still be going there).

 

Tracy - wife to Ron since 9/9/03, mom to college sophomore, Jason (18), high school Junior Chase
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Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 11:15am

I have 3 children, all vaccinated and all healthy with no signs of AUTISM. I am soon to have a 4th who will also receive every vaccine my pediatrician (who went to years of medical school) recommends.


**Welcome, and congrats! My children's doctor went to medical school too - and fully supports my decision of not vaccinating. Those that choose not to doesn't necessarily have concerns of just autism. In addition, there's many other reasons that those that don't vacc choose to do so based not solely on side effects.


Rands

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 7:45am

Michele,


Don't be distressed my dear... anyone that comes in talking about sun and cancer, lack of antibiotics, driving and wrecks (etc...) is someone that truly doesn't get it, as something that was made very self evident. So things like that just make me grin! Don't get stressed - be happy that you know the initial post is all bunk and nothing more than another reincarnation... :-))

Rands

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Registered: 09-18-2007
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 5:00pm

I have two kids. My 13 year old son is fully vaccinated based on the schedule from his infancy. I also have an infant and decided that I wanted to make an informed decision regarding vaccination. I am not biased towards either side and am trying to find as much information as possible before I put substances into my infant (yes, I do this before taking any new medication as well).

My concerns regarding vaccines extend far beyond autism. One of biggest concerns is the aluminum in the shots, which is a neurotoxin and has been linked scientifically to Alzeheimer's Disease. Other concerns involve seizures (a common side effect), death, automimmune diseases (such as lupus and rheumatory arthritis), blood disorders, neurological disorders, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc.

Yes, there are risks to everyday life. As parents we try to minimize those risks by having our children ride in car seats, wear helmets, baby proofing the house, etc. Sure, accidents and deaths still happen, but we try to limited problems by being educated and making the best choices possible for our children. This also applies to the medical field. We want our children to be healthy and we want to make informed decisions regarding the medical care of our children. Doctors can make errors and they also have their own biases and opinions. In looking at pp, some doctors advocate for vaccinations and others are against them or only recommend some and not others. Therefore, it is our job as parents to look at that information and make an appropriate decision for our children.

It is your choice as a parent to blindly trust your pediatrician and it is my right as a parent to question my doctor and gather information. Just out of curiosity, why are you so angry and hostile?

Cindy

DD 02/21/2008
DS 04/09/1995

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Thu, 05-29-2008 - 8:04am
Nicely written Cindy. I didn't have the patience or desire

Rands

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 11:04am

"This also applies to the medical field. We want our children to be healthy and we want to make informed decisions regarding the medical care of our children. Doctors can make errors and they also have their own biases and opinions. In looking at pp, some doctors advocate for vaccinations and others are against them or only recommend some and not others. Therefore, it is our job as parents to look at that information and make an appropriate decision for our children.

It is your choice as a parent to blindly trust your pediatrician and it is my right as a parent to question my doctor and gather information."

Cindy, that was really well written and I totally agree.






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Registered: 09-18-2007
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 1:28pm
Thanks

Cindy

DD 02/21/2008
DS 04/09/1995

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Thu, 05-29-2008 - 1:45pm

Thanks, I am fortunate enough to have a doctor who respects my need to make an informed decision. He gives me information without pressure. I also work in a field where professionals often have a difference of opinion regarding the needs of the same child. Sometimes as the professional, you seek out the advice of others in your field. With the many advancements in medication and the HMO industry overworking doctors, it would be impossible for a doctor to be up to date on everything. My doctor always refers to the physician's desk reference when prescribing medications to make sure he has the appropriate dose. He does not have everything memorized.

In Dr. Sear's book, "The Vaccine Book," he states in the preface: "Doctors, myself included, learn a lot about diseases in medical school, but we learn very little about vaccines, other than the fact that the FDA and pharmaceutical companies do extensive research on vaccines to make they are safe and effective. We never learn what goes into making vaccines or how their safety is studied. We trust and take for granted that the proper researchers are doing their jobs. So, when patients want a little more information about shots, all we can really say as doctors is that the diseases are bad and the shots are good." With that said, it is important for parents to check the research. I have a graduate degree and am very educated on how to critically evaluate research and I prefer to look at the data myself and know who is conducting the research and where the money for the research is coming from.

I will never forget what one of my professors told me, who conducted a lot of research through UC Irvine. He informed me that many research studies are skewed because when they are funded, there is pressure on the researcher to provide the results that the company or group funding the research expects to get. So, research really needs to be evaluated with a critical mind.

Cindy

DD 02/21/2008
DS 04/09/1995

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