Vaccination support heartwrenching story

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Vaccination support heartwrenching story
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Sun, 06-29-2008 - 9:15pm

I work in a hospital and thought I would share this story with you. It is sad just to be prepared. I work in a

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2005
Sun, 06-29-2008 - 9:59pm

" I know these stories happen rarely but it does make a case for vaccines. "

Really what evidence is there that had she had the vaccine it would have saved her?... when there is something called "efficacy" and primary and secondary vaccine failure.

How was her general health prior to coming down with what? Pneumococcal protects against:

IPD is a bacterial infection caused by a type of bacteria called streptococcus pneumoniae (or pneumococcus). This type of bacteria can cause any of the following :

* pneumonia (lung infection)
* bacteraemia (infection of the blood)
* meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord)

Pneumococcal infection is also a frequent cause of ear infections (otitis media).

Pneumonia, bacteraemia and meningitis can sometimes cause death or long lasting complications such as deafness, especially in people with a high-risk medical condition.
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/immun/pnem_conjugate.html

How does pneumococcus cause blisters, numbness and the loss of limbs? I have NEVER heard this before and am genuinely interested in how this occurred.

Where on the recommended vaccine schedule is that pneumococcal vaccine for a 30 year old? As far as I know that vaccine is only routinely given to children.

No vaccine is a 100% guarantee against disease.






iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:02pm

I find this story to be missing some details.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 3:54pm

Hi MTAB, why the new handle?


Terribly sad story.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-05-2008
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:33am
Sorry, but I have to disagree that this story supports vaccination. As other posts say, some details are missing. I'd like to know what basis there is for saying this situation would not have happened had she been vaccinated. Pretty much, only kids are vaccinated these days anyway. (Why is that? I always wonder....But that's for another thread.) I consider all the ill effects of vaccines out there. And I also consider that myself and most people I know didn't have half the vaccines kids get today and we never had all these weird, rare medical conditions. Nope, sorry. No disrespect intended but this sounds to me like another scare tactic we moms would here from the pediatrician when we suggest not vaccinated exactly per the CDC schedule. I still truly believe that SIDS, autism, cancer, etc, etc, etc is much more likely to result from being vaccinated than a rare skin-eating disease from not vaccinating.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 7:18am

These AE's happen far more frequently than what's even reported to VAERS. Hopefully the doctor that wanted to report it did - and if he/she did not - hopefully you did.

Rands

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-2008
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 4:51pm

The patient wqs told directly by the doctors that the vaccine would have saved her from getting the infection. If you don't want to believe it then don't but don't incinuate that what she was told by educated doctors was a lie. Her health was 100% fine before.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-2008
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 4:55pm
Your info is wrong. It is not only children that are vaccinated now days. What about the flu and this pneumonia vaccine - you know the one that would have saved her from this?
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-05-2008
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 9:16pm
I didn't say only kids. MAINLY kids. And where is your proof that if she had been vaccinated this would not have happened? Speculation. Seems to me, it is more likely that she might have been harmed from having been vaccinated.
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Registered: 06-13-2008
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 10:13pm

My proof is the Three seperate doctors that gave their opinion on the case. What is your proof that it would have happened anyways if she had gotten the vaccine? None. It irks me that it won't be agreed that yeah it could happen that a vaccine could actually prevent something from happening. They all have to be ineffective just cause all of you say so.


Seems to me, it is more likely that she might have been harmed from having been vaccinated


Hmmm seems like speculation since you offer NO proof. I will take the opinion of her three educated doctors any day. Sorry. I have more proof than you do.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-05-2008
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 1:00am
That's the problem with vaccines these days. People seem to offer as their "proof" - The opinions of doctors. Sorry. That just doesn't fly with me. Show me the Independent Research Verifying that Vaccines are Safe and Effective. I don't trust the pharma cos. And the doctors derive their information from pharma. Their is conflict of interest beyond belief with the CDC, FDA, etc. So, when a ped, for instance, refers me to the CDC or FDA or AAP websites for vaccine research - sorry, no. I will say that I am not 100% convinced that vaccines are completely bad and ineffective. I will give you that. But, I will not say that they are 100% safe and effective. Absolutely not. And I don't take the opinions of doctors as proof. Too many times I've seen doctors be wrong. They are only human. They are not infallible.

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