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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question in many people’s minds. The facts are extremely confusing and difficult to sort out. When a woman becomes pregnant, this is something that is often discussed prior to birth and something that a lot of parents do a great deal of research on. Out of fear, many children go unvaccinated for their entire childhood.
The vaccination controversy has been going on for years now. People are afraid that vaccinating children may cause them to develop autism or may even cause death. Doctors understand these risks, but say vaccines are safe and claim that the threat of the diseases that children are vaccinated against balances out the risks. As a parent, it is hard to know what is right for your child. Unfortunately, no one but you can make the decision for your child.
Recently, we have been seeing larger outbreaks of diseases that doctors had hoped would disappear with the extensive use of vaccines. Unfortunately, many of these diseases are getting new footing because many parents are too afraid to get their children vaccinated. This leaves these children susceptible to the very diseases that vaccinations would have protected them from.
Discoveries about the dangers of vaccines and the possibility of vaccine damage have made parents cautious of vaccinating their children. Many believe that vaccinations may cause ADD, autism, and other learning disorders, so they won’t vaccinate. Leaving children unvaccinated puts them at risk of getting diseases and this threat must be weighed with the threat of any mental damage.
Since the advent of vaccines, their popularity has grown greatly. Certain ones are recommended or even required for school attendance. By law, certain states require certain vaccines. Other vaccines are of course optional. For example, I have never gotten a flu vaccine and don’t need to under any law or requirement.
For your child there are many factors to consider before choosing vaccination. You may want to look into possible risks for deciding either to vaccinate or not to. Both can have substantial health risks to your child. Only you can make the decision for your child, make sure that it is a decision that you do not take lightly. It could have a long lasting affect on your family.
One of my mom’s friends is a very protective mother. When she had her second child, she decided to go for a very natural birth. She had her child at home with the help of a midwife. Since the child was born without the use of drugs or anything else, she decided that the medical treatment of this child would continue to be natural.
She had read about vaccine damage that occurred when mothers chose to vaccinate their children as infants. She opted to not get her child vaccinated because she wanted to avoid the harmful affects that these vaccinations might cause for her child. She made this choice even after her first son had gotten all of his required vaccinations.
I’m sure that you’ve heard all the commercials on TV and on the radio reminding you to get your flu shot this year. I personally have always found flu shots silly. I think that they weaken your immune system and are just as likely to give you the flu as protect you from it. Recently, I discovered one more reason to hesitate before getting the whole family flu shots.
The flu vaccinations that are being given this year may contain thimerosal. This is a mercury based preservative that has been taken out of most other vaccines that might be given to children. While there is no definitive data that says that this stuff is dangerous, there is some concern that it might be harmful because a small amount of mercury is in the formula.
Vaccines are a pretty hot topic these days. There are studies on whether or not they can lead to much bigger and scarier problems than the vaccine was originally created for due to some of the key ingredients, such as mercury in some cases. Even while there are promises that mercury is no longer an ingredient, some reports are claiming 80-90% still have mercury in the mix.
It becomes a bit difficult to navigate through the risks. While your doctor insists you need a flu shot, you might find yourself wondering what the risks of the vaccination truly are, and whether or not it’s worth it. While a child born in 1995 could only be protected from 9 diseases, our kids now can be protected from up to 17, facing parents with the huge choice: to vaccinate or not vaccinate.
When the vaccination, Gardasil, first hit the medical world, every single girl was pressured to get this shot. I was about 17 years old when it first came out to the public, and both my family doctor and my gynecologist were nearly bullying me into getting it. Their badgering me actually made me feel like they didn’t trust me, since they demanded all sexually active teens get this shot, and I had told them I didn’t fall into that bracket.
I’m now 24 years old and I’m still being bullied into the shot, and I’m still refusing it. What they fail to mention in the doctor’s office is that the vaccine doesn’t magically push away cancer and that some women have dire reactions to it and have vaccine damage after the fact. They also failed, at least in my case, to mention it was against HPV and wasn’t a miracle shot.
In the past few years, scientists have dis-proven the Autism-vaccine fear many times. A lot of scientists are confused by how many people are still too fearful to get their children vaccinated, when immunizations have saved lives over the years. One reason this fear might still be alive is the continued coverage of vaccine critics and opposition.
The first time people were concerned about vaccines was in 2001, when Thimersol was removed or reduced to trace amounts in vaccines due to well-documented cases of children and mercury. This type of mercury had been used to preserve vaccines since the 1930s. Since removing or reducing Thimersol, the rate of kids being diagnosed with Autism continued to rise in the same trend as before.
There are many routine vaccinations that are well-known, but there are other lesser-known vaccines that are typically only administered in certain situations. One of the most prominent of these vaccines is the rabies vaccine. Though only 55 cases of human rabies have been diagnosed since 1990, tens of thousands of people have received rabies vaccinations as a precaution.
Typically, people who work with animals such as zookeepers or veterinarians will receive a preventative rabies vaccination. More commonly, the rabies vaccine is administered to someone who has been bitten by an animal. If the vaccine is applied in time and the wound is cleaned, it can help significantly with preventing rabies itself.
The Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme is an act in the United Kingdom’s government that is used to compensate families whose children are proven to have dealt with vaccine damage. Though autism is excluded from the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, it does cover allergic reactions that are uncommonly caused by vaccines, though they do still exist.
In particular, the MMR vaccine has come under fire in recent years. Though there is an enormous amount of evidence stating that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism, there have been instances of vaccine damage leading to epilepsy, convulsions, and brain damage. Families are compensated to a certain extent by UK law when this sort of thing happens.