Originally Posted by prosciencemum
Bit of an exaggeration though. There's a mild increase in adult shingles linked to the vaccine which has reduced a childhood disease by 80%. You win some you loose some.
Not vacciniting your child will not help that at all either, as it's related to the levels of varicella circulating in the population. If most children get the jab this will decline, so the only solution is adult shingles vaccine.
Speaking of exaggerations..!
You win some, you lose some?
How about, nearly all well-nourished, previously healthy children who have chicken pox recover without complications?
How about, the chicken pox jab AND the shingles jab come with risks, and a subgroup of children--and adults--will have lifelong severe effects or even die from those vaccines? You win some, you lose some?
How about, HHS has very recently compensated many cases of vaccine-related ADEM, encepalopathy, Guillaine-Barre syndrome, transverse myelitis, etc? You win some, you lose some?
You want to lose some--YOU take all the vaccines you want, give your child all the vaccines you want, and deal with the consequences. But unless you can identify and screen for the subgroup(s) who will have severe adverse effects from the vaccines, let's call a spade a spade, shall we, and admit that we really don't know who is going to react, or why, only that some obviously do. And for those people, it's not worth the risk--so for SOCIETY, it's not worth the risk.
Edited by Taximom5 - 9/25/12 at 9:02pm