Care to give us a citiation on the actual level of risk of ANY reaction from each vaccine. (Hint: it's not infinitesimal). Nevermind the combined risk from the entire schedule.
My baby matters. They don't matter more or less than any other baby, but let me remind you that ALL in society need to be vaccinated (in a vax system) not just babies, you do NOT build a lifelong immune system with infant vax, you cover the infant for some years, until they need to get boosters, which would continue through the lifespan. Babies just comply the most and complain the least (unlike say, adults). Thimerisol is still in the Vax Schedule for adults and is still given in annual Flu Shots, including Prenatally. In the Swine Flu Year, when H1N1 and Annual Flu were given seperately, a pregnant woman complying with CDC recs would have received 75mcg of Thimerisol, more than any pregnant woman in previous history (unless somehow she got THREE Rhogham shots during pregnancy in the 1980s). They took it out of the Childhood schedule and doubled down on the Prenatal Schedule. Now the more educated women can request Thimerisol free Flu shots but the CDC position is that there is no difference and Public Health Clinics do not generally stock Thimerisol Free Flu Shots, making it a class issue.
Plus the claim is that it is largely excreted. So where does it go, when you consider all the Thimerisol in the world's vax supply that is not environmentally inert.
What is the 'investment' if the risk is negligible? If there were truly NO or negligible risk to Vaccination, then no one would be sweating it. It isn't like people are upset that there are too few people in the VIP lounge. If Vaxes were truly risk free, then Vaxing parents would just feel sorry for those of us who don't access them, they wouldn't be all like 'NO FAIR' because what would be unfair about it? An investment requires RISK, that is the nature of an investment.
Edited by dinahx - 5/5/13 at 9:13am