'vaccine myths' a guide for providers

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Registered: 09-10-2005
'vaccine myths' a guide for providers
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Fri, 07-04-2008 - 6:00pm
http://immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/uci-myths-guideprov

http://immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/2A6F1217513F4E59CA25719D001833F8/$File/myths-4th-edition.pdf

My family are emigrating to Australia soon and with our visa we were guided towards several sites to do with living there. One site was this (I hope the links work) It's a guide for providers (doctors, nurses, health visitors) to counter anti vaccination arguments. From the literature I've read it suggests that my unvaccinated child will not be accepted at school if he isn't vaccinated (you have to get a vax certificate from the council before a child starts school) and have been advised to vaccinate before we travel.
I'm in a quandry now - my mind was made up - no vax - but now I dont know. How do I argue against this? (I'm starting to think maybe I should get single vax spread over time)
I know its a lot to read but are there any glaring errors?
Axx

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Registered: 12-27-2005
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 11:45am
I know a couple of people in Australia who don't vaccinate.

 

Tracy - wife to Ron since 9/9/03, mom to college sophomore, Jason (18), high school Junior Chase
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Registered: 09-10-2005
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 4:13pm

No they aren't compulsory but I think I panicked at the thought of standing in front of an official in a foreign (to me) country and explaining why I haven't vaccinated my son - tut tut.

The booklet says:

"You should take any immunisation documents to the local council to obtain a consolidated Immunisation Certificate....schools will insist on an immunisation certificate"

"When enrolling a child in primary school, parents must provide the child’s Immunisation Status Certificate. This shows whether a child has been immunised against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough and haemophilus influenza type B.

The Child History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (http://www1.hic.gov.au/general/acircirghome) may be used, but is only valid if it contains the statement ‘this child has received all vaccines required by 5 years of age’.

Children who are not immunised can still attend school. If an outbreak of an infectious disease occurs at the school they will be sent home until the danger has passed."

I'm the same with anyone official, I can defend myself re: vax or full term breast feeding with my family, friends or Joe Bloggs in the street but if some one with authority questions me I lose all logic!

Thanks for the reply x

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 1:59pm

Just happy to see another Mama using the term "full term breastfeeding."

This site might help on AU: http://www.avn.org.au/library/

Tash - who is nursing a four year old :)






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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 9:36pm

4th Edition?

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Registered: 11-07-2007
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 10:34pm

"There is NO stringent testing for vaccine safety. Vaccines are administered to HEALTHY individuals, a far cry from the real world."

I was thinking about this today, at random, about how it's great if they can prove that vaccines are safe for healthy people... but what about the rest of us? Ya know, the majority of the population who aren't wholly healthy?

Wonder if they have done tests on people in fair or average health vs good health.

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 10:40pm

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Amen.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 7:25am

I would still question the "safety" in "healthy individuals". Yes, residual side effects can occur within weeks, months, etc... but they can also occur years down the road.

Rands

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 9:22am

I think I've posted this before, but it takes several generations to undue vaccine damage and restore health lines.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 9:28am
Yes, I remember you posting something about that.... I don't think there's actually very many anymore in the genepool which could be considered "healthy" - but, that's just my PO.

Rands

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 11:18am
I know a few.