I am aware that newborns don't receive most vaccines. I do have one fully vaccinated child, and I still have his vaccine card. It saddens me every time I see it :o( I do not like the idea of newborns receiving any vaccine, and I think 2 months old is still waaaaayyy too young. At least wait until the child has a more developed immune system, which, by the way, scientists still do not fully understand.
"Hey, let's shoot up an immature immune system with something that is designed to create an immune response, but oh wait--we don't fully understand the immune system to begin with. But we KNOW that vaccines don't cause (or trigger) all these autoimmune diseases and other problems." Yeah, I'm not buying it. I need a little more research to feel comfortable about the relationship between vaccines and the immune system. How do they affect the system years later? If immunity is supposed to last years, then couldn't an autoimmune disease develop years later as well? I think so.
As for the herd immunity ethical issue......it's a conflict of beliefs. I do not believe in sacrificing the health of my child to possibly protect yours. Yet, some of you seem very comfortable with the idea of risking my child's safety to protect yours. See, there's harm going both ways here. It's so hypocritical to pressure us to vaccinate, because you're asking us to harm our children so that other children won't be harmed by illness. Harm from the vaccine versus harm from the illness. Harm is harm is harm. Who gets to decide what harm will be done to whom? Forcing everyone to vaccinate will surely continue to cause harm in the form of vaccine reactions. You are asking us to harm our children, so others won't be (theoretically) harmed by illness. Why do you get to make that decision for us? Are we not also members of this community? So, only you get to decide what's best for the community, at the expense of my kids? This is hypocritical.
**Side note: This is why we need to keep our medical freedoms, because once laws dictate our medical choices, it's all over with. You will lose your freedoms along with us who don't vaccinate. We all lose.****
I don't like vaccines, I don't agree with them, they are always tainted with something terrible, I sure as HECK don't believe the governmental agencies that tell us they are safe. We do know that some vaccines shed, and could make the weak folks very ill. Is this why the unvaccinated are vilified? Because vaccinated people shed the disease and the unvaccinated catch the disease, then spread it back to the young, weak, and folks whose vaccines didn't work? Do you see the problem with this?? Vaccines are still spreading diseases!!! Vaccines don't fully protect either, so the vaccinated can still get sick!! The recently vaccinated can shed disease on the weak!! Yet, the unvaccinated kids are to blame here? Why don't the recently vaccinated have the spotlight on them? Because vaccines are the Holy Grail of the medical system--an outdated, harmful system that needs improvement.
I guess vaccines only create immunity. They do not cause adverse reactions. They do not trigger health conditions. They do not adversely affect the body in any way years later. They ONLY create immunity to bad germs and diseases, and that's all. They are never responsible for anything bad. They are magical!
Or, we could all become *pro science*, always question, and strive to improve these harmful practices. Admit there is a problem with the current vaccines, and work towards improving them. Realize that each person is unique, and understand that vaccines could trigger a negative response, even years later. Do not subject my child to these harmful practices, when there is still so much to learn.