My son received his two month shots. He was given Pentacel, along with the other vax recommended by the doctor. I had always been for vaccination....but after the first set of shots, my mind started going. Not only did the high pitched, terrible crying from my son break my heart but the amount of chemicals he got at once concerned me. He didn't seem to have any reactions besides being excessively sleepy...but it worries me nonetheless. They say the chances of your child having a negative reaction to an shot is very very rare, but what if that one in a million happens to be my baby?
I bought Dr. Sear's "The Vaccine Book" and have started reading. I never knew the amounts of certain toxin they contained! Not to mention the plethora of animal/human/aborted fetus DNA in them. I can't help but feel that is unhealthy, morally offensive, and a huge concern for my son's well being. I've been told the autism/vax link was debunked. I still worry. Injecting your baby with DNA from other humans and animals won't cause any developmental/health problems? I find it hard to believe.
I'm only 25 and everyone around me tries to push vaccinations. I believe some vaccinations ARE important! But I believe some aren't. Dr. Sear's book (what I've read so far) has stated that many diseases are very rare and not a imminent threat to my child, such as diptheria, polio, hep b. I hate that you cannot get a pertussis shot without the additional diptheria and tetanus. I read that the Pentacel shot in combination with the other suggested vax is over 700 micrograms of aluminum which the FDA clearly states is over the safe limit. How can they inject a tiny baby with all these chemicals, and sometimes the same amount that they can give a 200 pound man?
I'm very confused as to how I go about this. My son is due for his four month checkup/ vax next week and I am panicking. I am considering doing a selective vax schedule, but am not sure which are the most important for my baby receive now. I want to protect him from the most threatening disease, but I want him to be safe and to receive the least amount of animal/fetal tissue and harmful chemicals.
I apologize if I sound uninformed and if I am all over the place!
I just need unbiased, educated advice and suggestions on the safest route for vaccinations.