I know that is a lie. I also know that it is very difficult to get accurate statistics about vaccine injury. Does anyone have any scientific literature I could send to her?
However, to expand that and say that no one has ever gotten a reaction is absurd. MMRV has caused non hypoxic seizures, DTP used to cause the same (although the seizures are a thing of the past with acellular Pertussis). And any individual can have a reaction to anything.
That's like saying no one has ever had a reaction to peanut butter. It's just not true.
Don't waste your time trying to "educate" her. She is just being difficult.
The bigger question though is why are you even trying to convince her? She is just pulling stuff out of thin air in a desperate attempt to get you to change your mind. Just stop playing the game and get off that rollercoaster.
I can't even believe your ped would make such a ridiculous statement.
As an aside, isn't that a brilliant scam? Parents and patients who vaccinate pay the damages to vaccine-injured children, instead of the makers of the injurious vaccines.
|From 1988 until 2008-01-08, 5,263 claims relating to autism, and 2,865 non-autism claims, were made to the VICP. 925 of these claims, one autism-related (see Proceedings), were compensated, with 1,158 non-autism and 350 autism claims dismissed; awards (including attorney's fees) totaled $847 million. The VICP also applies to claims for injuries suffered before 1988; there were 4,264 of these claims of which 1,189 were compensated with awards totaling $903 million.|
The VICP is notoriously unfair and ineffective, but it does demonstrate that vaccine reactions are very real. VAERS is a better resource, IMHO, but make sure she knows that pediatricians aren't obligated to report vaccine reactions to the database and the CDC estimates that fewer than 10% of vaccine reactions and injuries are reported.
To be honest, though, I wouldn't bother to debate such a complicated issue as vaccines with someone who is so grossly and willfully misinformed. Yikes.
Loving wife and mama to my sweet little son (Fall 2008) and a beautiful baby girl (Fall 2010)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. --George Bernard Shaw
Go with your gut, follow your heart.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
There you have it - I was wondering if she was deceptive or ignorant before, now I know it is the first.
mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones