NOBODY EVER TALKS ABOUT THE CHILDREN WHO DIRECTLY CONTRACT DISEASES FROM VACCINATIONS

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Registered: 03-15-2011
NOBODY EVER TALKS ABOUT THE CHILDREN WHO DIRECTLY CONTRACT DISEASES FROM VACCINATIONS
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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 4:22am

I keep hearing, "nobody from my generation knows what POLIO can do", I am 31-my husband is 32, he contracted POLIO from the oral vaccination as an infant-you can imagine our HORROR, on HAVING to vaccinate our kids.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 12:01pm

contracting polio from the OPV was indeed a problem, one that occured in less than 1 in a million vaccinees (which isn't much of a consolation if your DH was that one). This is why the inactivated polio vaccine, IPV was introduced, so not only was vaccine induced polio talked about, but concrete action was taken and a new and safer vaccine introduced and you can vaccinate your children without having to fear polio.

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Registered: 08-06-2005
Sat, 05-07-2011 - 10:36am

When I was considering vaccines for my last two kids, born 1993 and 1995, I was appalled to learn that there had not been a case of polio in the USA that had not been caused by the vaccine, in 20 years!

 

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Registered: 07-11-2007
Wed, 05-11-2011 - 4:03pm

The reactions you are talking about are known and very rare.