Vaccination schedule- what did/do you...

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Vaccination schedule- what did/do you...
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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 7:25pm

Vaccination schedule- what did/do you do?



  • I have not/ will not vaccinate my child at all based on current information
  • I follow an alternative schedule but my child will eventually receive all vaxes
  • I follow an alternative sched. and we do/did not vaccinate for certain illnesses
  • My child receives/d all vaccinations on time according to the CDC schedule
  • We started to vaccinate on schedule, then stopped due to research or AE
  • We started to vaccinate on an alternate schedule then quit due to research or AE
  • I have not made a decision yet.
  • other.


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Registered: 04-28-2007
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 7:37pm

I would prefer not to do the Chicken Pox vaccine because I think it's absurd, but in the state of NJ if your child is in daycare or any kind of schooling, they have to have it, unless you have religious reasons.
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That's where I sign off on religious reasons on all of them, but still pick and choose what vaccines my kids get. That is a relationship between me as their mother and their doctor. The daycare/school, doesn't need to know what they are and aren't vaccinated against once you sign the waiver.

Dee

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Registered: 10-27-2009
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 1:10pm

We've vaccinated our son according to the traditional schedule, and he's never had any problems. He and I are both getting the H1N1 vaccine next week, too.

Vaccination is something I take very personally. I have a Primary Immune Deficiency, which is a genetic disorder and noncommunicable. Not only am I incapable of making antibodies to certain diseases (measles and mumps are two that I know definitely, although Hep B may be another), but if I get one of these diseases, my immune system may not be able to fight them off, and I could die. This means I depend upon herd immunity to keep me safe from any of these illnesses.

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Registered: 05-18-2005
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 3:02pm

We vaccinate on schedule.

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 9:40pm

Liam (9) had everything up until age 2, no boosters after that.
Cian (6) had everything until age 2 except MMR
Roan (2.10) has only had a single polio and her first flu shot (preservative free).

My oldest two have autism (HFA and Aspergers). I do know there's a genetic factor in play here, but my oldest also stopped talking/babbling after he received the MMR and Varicella at the same time (he regressed for a few weeks before beginning to babble again). You can see in his photographs after about 15 months his face has the flat affect and he doesn't start smiling for the camera again until he was close to age 4.

My 2nd ds had 7 words by the time he was 2 1/2. I never really saw a regression but by then I was skeptical enough.

My dd, will talk the hind leg off a donkey and although I'm not as anti vaccine as I was, I am still incredibly picky.

Dee

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 9:51pm

"I do know there's a genetic factor in play here,"

I hear people say that often, and I'm curious - where does that idea come from? As far as I know, there has been no evidence, that is why I asked :).

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 10:34pm

Anecdotal evidence exists. Autism can "run" in families.

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 10:46pm

Well, I have one first cousin (maternal side) that has an ASD diagnoses (he's now 22). One of my uncles screams Aspergers as does his oldest dd (she is now 18). In hindsight my Maternal Grandfather also was more than likely comorbid Aspergers and a mood disorder.

My oldest, despite his regression also was quirky from the get go....never slept, wanted to nurse 24/7, chronic ear infections, infant asthma, sensory seeker etc. He just regressed worse after his MMR and Varicella.

Granted that is all anecdotal, but sadly until they find the gene, that is how it is. Btw: I sense there is no autism "gene" but an auto immune gene that remains dormant that once triggered (via enviro toxins, vaccines etc) can cause myriad disorders: adhd, autism, anxiety disorders as well as other developmental delays and learning disabilities.

My dh has type II diabetes and was dx relatively early (36), all his uncles and his Dad also have type II diabetes; I would argue genetics played a part there too:)

Dee

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 11:48pm

I can not find another person in my family who was diagnosed with Autism, except my brother. So there is always other anecdotal evidence, it's 50/50. Either you do or you don't have other family members with it. I have looked, my parents did before me (but that was before the internet existed).

I used to believe that it was solely genetic, and now I've stopped believing it could even be combination of genetics and other factors. Often, there are too many obvious coincidences that are ignored by those who do the studies.

My brother got the DPT, I doubt it had Thimerosal, but I could be wrong. Even so, I think the act of vaccinating is harmful, period. Which vaccine is the trigger? The answer can be: "any" or "all", or a "combination". They don't know, they have not done the studies using all or, for that matter, a "ombination".

Anyway, if they really wanted to convince people to vaccinate, they would produce people who were never vaccinated but Autistic. They don't do that.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 12:26am
What are your thoughts on this survey? It's obvious that vaccines play a role, but there were also unvaccinated children with autism, asperger's and PDD-NOS (the second link contains the numbers).
http://www.generationrescue.org/survey.html
http://www.generationrescue.org/pdf/survey.pdf














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Registered: 07-17-2005
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 12:44am

My thoughts?

If GR can do it then why can't our federal government?

I mean...they can't blacklist THEMSELVES now can they??? Gee, I've heard all their complaints about how they can't find any never-vaccinated kids, but clearly - here they are. Now why not do the study? Is the outcome THAT terrifying?