My brother and SIL are due with their first baby soon and my mom wanted to go visit them with the baby is born but he is telling her that if she doesn't go get a booster shot for Pertussis that they don't want her coming. At first she was all ready to go get the shot and didn't even think about it......I suppose I should have just let her do it, but I had to open my big mouth....
All I did was show her the vaccine ingredients on the CDC website and that was practically enough to make her NOT want to have the vaccine....but I also showed her on the CDC website that the booster was not approved for people 65 and older (it also said that it was perfectly safe but not fully tested yet so it just isn't "approved" yet ) but then when she googled it last week, it said that the FDA (who we all know, if they approve it, it MUST be safe ) all of a sudden decided that they approved it.
So I also showed my mom that vaccines are culture in either human or animal tissue and that was another turn off for her. My mother has never been vax'ed in her life, my grandmother raised 10 kids(including my mom) and didn't have any of them vax'ed, not even a Tetanus shot for my uncle when he was 10 and needed stitches.
My brother has a Phd in Physics and thinks that I am crazy for not vaxing my kids and thinks I have brainwashed my mother. Everytime I try to talk to him about it, he says I have to scientific study to prove my fears and that all my fears have been debunked (the word he used).
He sent us this long email with a couple of websites but it's all from the CDC or this other website Vaccine.org or something like that. I didn't see any scientific research proving that vaccine ARE SAFE!! I don't know of any actual scientific research that has been done to prove that they are UNsafe either but for me it is just common sense.
He also said that the amount of all the chemicals and preservatives in these vaccines are so minute that our body just gets rid of it all. And he also sent me another link to a website saying that there is more aluminum in breastmilk and formula that in the vaccines that a child would get by the time they are 6 mos. old or something like that.
Anyways, can someone help me with something "scientific" that I could show him. He is being so closed minded!! He is saying that we are causing all the outbreaks and putting all the vax'ed people at risk. And he also had to throw in for good measure my use of alcohol hand sanitizer and that it's the reason for all the super germs and that why can I use hand sanitizer but vaccines are not ok.
Thanks for listening to me vent!!