Just not sure

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Registered: 06-20-2008
Just not sure
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Fri, 06-20-2008 - 4:38pm

My husband and I have been hearing a lot about autism and vaccinations. We just aren't sure what to do.


Our son has a rare genetic disorder -unbalanced translocation of chromosome 6 and 10- doctors have told us they've never seen a person with this disorder that had no health problems. So far he's not had any serious problems, and we want to keep it that way. We've held off on the shots since we started hearing about this, at least till we can find more information. I've been looking but no one seems to have any straight answers. We really need to know what is thought to cause autism. We've mostly heard that it's a preservative that's used in these shots.


Can anyone help explain this to us

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Registered: 10-10-2003
In reply to: elochai
Sat, 06-21-2008 - 8:40am

the CDC says vaccines do not cause autism although the goverment refuses to look into it. in 2003 there was a block hidden in the homeland security bill protecting the pharmacy companies from law suits onvaccines and autism. my son was fineuntill his were repeated. in2003 they removed murcery fromvaccines so they should be ok nowhere are some sites.


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Registered: 09-18-2007
In reply to: elochai
Sat, 06-21-2008 - 8:43pm
I would recommend reading Neil Miller's book "Vaccine Safety Manual." He complied a great deal of research and it is very recent, April 2008. He does touch on the autism issue.

Cindy

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

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Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: elochai
Sun, 06-22-2008 - 9:37am

Be advised... mercury has not been removed in all vaccines. Some vaccines still list a "trace" amount, though it's not clear at what "trace" means (though the flu shot still contains the same amount as before (those which are not mercury-free) - in addition - other ingredients are coming to the forefront of problems associated with them. IE., aluminum - alzheimer's - formaldahyde - Lou Gehrigs'.

Rands

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Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: elochai
Mon, 06-23-2008 - 10:52am

"I would recommend reading Neil Miller's book "Vaccine Safety Manual." He complied a great deal of research and it is very recent, April 2008. He does touch on the autism issue."

I agree. Excellent book which I have only read a few chapters in so far.

In your case, I think you need to speak to someone with knowledge of that specific health condition (as rare as it is) - you might find that the vaccine will be dangerous or you might find that the disease if caught might have more pronounced symptoms than the regular population.

Having said that, vaccines are tested in ideal populations healthy and for that reason alone I would hold off or not have them.

I also find this web site really useful - it links to information from credible sources (CDC, vaccine package inserts, the pink book, studies, etc): http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/?page_id=13/back_to_basics/

Good luck with your decision,






iVillage Member
Registered: 06-20-2008
In reply to: elochai
Tue, 06-24-2008 - 1:14pm
Thanks for all your input. It deffinately helps :0)
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Registered: 10-10-2003
In reply to: elochai
Wed, 06-25-2008 - 9:41am
how doyou get your kids in school with no vaccines?
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Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: elochai
Wed, 06-25-2008 - 9:52am

I'm assuming you mean public schools? ie., K-12? If that's what you're referring to, vaccinations needed for school is a myth. The term "mandate" has been replaced for the word "recommended". Exceptions are the states of MS and WV.

Rands

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Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: elochai
Wed, 06-25-2008 - 9:56am
Here is a link to exemption information by state: http://www.909shot.com/state-site/state-exemptions.htm