And p.s. pro-science, pro-evolution non-vaxing moms here can fill a stadium.
I did not make my decision to not vaccinate my child based on websites with agendas or unsubstantiated claims. (well to be fair "official" government websites such as the CDC and pharma company websites do have just as much or more of an agenda and propoganda as anti-vax websites)
From reading the CDC's website (ingredients lists, information sheets on each disease, and graphs of how common all of the diseases are in my region) , Manufacturer's product information inserts, and reading the VAERS reports I came to the conclusion that 1) the risk of my child catching the diseases and 2) my child actually suffering permanent damange from "vaccine preventable" diseases was small and I will take that chance rather than inject my child with products which (straight from the product inserts) "have not been tested for carcinogenic, mutagenic, or fertility impairment potential" as well as contain several toxic chemicals that do not belong in the human body.
From the Prevnar vaccine product insert:
THIS VACCINE WILL NOT PROTECT AGAINST S. PNEUMONIAE DISEASE CAUSED BY SEROTYPES UNRELATED TO THOSE IN THE VACCINE, NOR WILL IT PROTECT AGAINST OTHER MICROORGANISMS THAT CAUSE INVASIVE INFECTIONS SUCH AS BACTEREMIA AND MENINGITIS OR NON-INVASIVE INFECTIONS SUCH AS OTITIS MEDIA.
CARCINOGENESIS, MUTAGENESIS, IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY
Prevnar® has not been evaluated for any carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or impairment of
Pregnancy Category C
Animal reproductive studies have not been conducted with this product. It is not known whether
Prevnar® can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or whether it can affect
reproductive capacity. This vaccine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
It is not known whether vaccine antigens or antibodies are excreted in human milk. This vaccine
is not recommended for use in a nursing mother.
Prevnar® has been shown to be usually well-tolerated and immunogenic in infants. The safety
and effectiveness of Prevnar® in children below the age of 6 weeks or on or after the 10th
birthday have not been established. Immune responses elicited by Prevnar® among infants born
prematurely have not been adequately studied. See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION for
the recommended pediatric dosage.
CDC vaccine ingredients list:
CDC vaccine info page: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm
"Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows."
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: http://www.vaers.hhs.gov/info.htm