And if this wasn't necessary, maybe I should look into the others, you know? So I started researching.
But it is definitely a very personal decision, and I will be the first to say that some of the diseases are scary. I would highly suggest you do some research!
My Dd now has Type 1 Diabetes. It is linked with that Comvax vaccine. Totally breastfed, organic food, healthy household, cloth diapered baby and all of a sudden she has this auto-immune disease? It's not in our families either.
My theory now is (just like the mom's in the Autism community) that it's just not the aluminum, mercury, etc... in the vaxes. It's the baker's yeast, the aborted fetal cells, and all the other CRAP and preservatives they put in all the vaccines, that any little tiny kid could be sensitive too and then they are never the same. And this is why I am not vaccinating.
Kristin, Lactivist and co-sleeping SAHM. My daughter is 6 yrs old, and my son is 22 mos old. Would love baby #3
The Hep B is my biggest problem. It smacks of MONEY. There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to give a healthy new born baby with no risk of Hep B a Hep B vaccine. NONE. But they do it. Why? "They" will say public good, i.e. they couldn't get the drug addicts and prostitutes to get vaccinated so they decided to start at the beginning with those who get vaccinated every day. And, hey - look at the money to be made.
And Chicken Pox. I don't know of anyone who had permanent damage from Chicken Pox (except for those annoying scars - I have one right in the middle of my forehead!). Why would we need a vaccine against a disease that is annoying? "Annoying" isn't life threatening.
And they are adding more everyday. Just this year they added Hep A (2 shots) and Rotavirus as well as a Chicken Pox booster.
I don't want my babies to get sick...but for now, until the CDC reestablishes itself as a organization that actually cares about KIDS not about covering up - we will not VAX.
Besides, I don't know a SINGLE ADULT who would allow themselves to get SIX SHOTS on the same day - yet we do it to our babies and wonder why they scream and scream and scream....
Army wife - Mama to Liam (9/07), Laine (5/09), and Eliza (7/11)
Since then, 3 + years later, I've not found any convincing reasons to vaccinate. It's not only the chemicals and crap in the vaxes, it's the way vaxes circumvent the body's natural immune processes, the dismal safety record and questionable clinical trials, their dubious efficacy (hurray, a lifetime of boosters anyone?), the contaminants in the animal matter (gross and disturbing), pharma's drive for more profit and toady peds (hmm...why should we have all these vaxes on the schedule--oh because we can!), and the way common childhood dieases are marketed to be plague-like (wow, how did I ever survive mumps, chicken pox, and whooping cough?)...
Plus, I've thought about the thousands of kids who have suffered vaccine reactions. I don't care if the CDC, medical establishment etc. says that vaccine reactions are "rare" and 1 in a million or whatever riduculously low number they quote. The fact that injecting these substances into healthy kids is enough to kill and maim some of them is enough to make me say no thanks. It really can be like Russian roulette. I choose not to bother playing at all.
Mother to DD#1 s/b @40w 2003 for unknown reasons; DD#2 10.5 years old; DS 7 years old
A personal choice--your son's!
We researched the heck out of vaccines and just knew that it was not something we would ever do.
I belive the immune system is perfect without injecting diseases, heavy metals, neurotoxins, monkey viruses and aborted fetal tissue into the blood.
especially of a tiny baby.
Okay, that's not the real reason, but it is the truth. I was not vaccinated nor were any of my 4 siblings. But, I did my own research and found out what al of the PPs have said to be true.
Every state except West Virginia and Mississippi have both medical and religious (WV/MS-medical only)...while many have medical/religious/philosophical exemptions.
Requirements for these exemptions vary by state...but it's what we've used since I stopped vaxxing DS#1.
Religious grounds for most states means a personal religious belief. Nothing more.
We have a religious exemption and my grandson goes to public school. No one knows but the school nurse and the principal. His mom is a teacher in the same school district. No problems ever.
I have two more grandchildren in another state and they are completely vaccine free and will most likely attend a Montessori School soon. We don't foresee any problems since dd has friends whose kids are also vax free and go to that school.
The human immune system in it's natural state is a far superior disease-fighting mechanism than anything humankind has come up with, or will come up with as far as I'm concerned. Nature had it right the first time, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Plus, you couldn't pay me enough to inject a random assortment of poisons and primate dna and whatnot into my child. No freakin' way. We'll take our chances with the horrible scourges of chicken pox and mumps over that nonsense any day.
Happy to be a mommy and teacher to D , born 1-17-06 via and A , born 10-6-08 with a
Really, though, the default state is to not do it - I would need to be convinced TO do it. Thus far, I haven't been (see previous statement on laziness and lack of in depth research), and what I have found hasn't led me to trust the vaccines. There's hysteria and fearmongering on "both" sides of the issue in my opinion (as well as a lot of reasonable and passionate and intelligent discussion), and I don't really want to deal with it, so I default to the default of not vaccinating.
And I know vaccine proponents point to people like me to go all "oh noz!!!!" and support their argument that nonvaxers are all ign'ant sheeple, just like we nonvaxers do the same about those who choose to trust their doctors and their government on the issue rather than do their own research, but I don't really care. This works for our family, I take full responsibility for the choice (as does my partner), and that's all that matters to me.
Happy to be a mommy and teacher to D , born 1-17-06 via and A , born 10-6-08 with a
For us, after researching, it was blatantly apparent that the risks do not outweigh the supposed benefits. There have been NO long term studies on vaccines. None. None to see if they do lead to neurological disorders, to access their effects beyond just a few months or a year.
This is so clearly a medical experiment. I refuse to let my children be experimented upon.
We have traded acute illness for chronic illness in recent times. I don't think that's an upgrade.
I have researched the issue,and it has put my mind at ease about my decision. But my main reasons arnt nessesarlily based upon research so much as supported by it.
My favorite aunt was vaccinated in the 1920s and went into anaphyllatic shock in the doctor's office. I have a niece who is vaccinated and has juvenile arthritis; My nephew is vaccinated and has ADHD and diabetes, all conditions related to the immune system and linked in some way to vaccination. Obviously my family has a history of some problems with immune reactions to vaccines; why stick all of us then? I survived measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, roseola, rubeola, and the flu many times.
I am suspicious of any condition that is linked to chronic diseases and faulty immune system. I suspect vaccines everytime.
Vaccination comes from a faulty concept of artificial immunity that bypasses the natural barriers to disease and creates a faulty immune response that varies from one individual to another. We are all individuals and react differently to different environmental contamination and situations. That is why one child will die, another child will have allergies, another will have autism, and another will be fine.
We are all different.
"One can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato
Why would I inject my baby with dangerous foreign material in hopes that it would prevent him from possibly getting an illness that he is extremely unlikely to be exposed to and, if he is exposed AND contracts the illness, would most likely survive with no adverse effects?
The schedule is ridiculous. I've yet to hear of one person who's actually researched vaccination and still followed the schedule that way it's written. And there's no logical reason why a tiny baby should recieve that many vaccines in one visit anyway.
The road to mandatory vaccination is frought with illogicial reasoning and outright lies. Yet non-vaxers have to fight tooth and nail and are required to justify their decision.
by in large, we feel that it is overvalued and overutilized, and that other methods should be used instead.
for the most part, we believe in good, healthy living with good nutrition, a clean environment (but not over clean because you need a little dirt!), plenty of rest and movement, emotional connection and intellectual stimulation, as well as spiritual practice. we believe this is the foundation of health.
from there, herbalism is a good resource for boosting immune response, etc.
and from there, we value traditional chinese medicine ahead of allopathic medicine, and so we have looked into this system extensively. they don't generally vaccinate, but they do have an herbal process to increase the immune function of the child and prevent extreme infection and create natural antibodies. it's a "sort of" vaccination theory.
and then, of course, there is always the option to utilize allopathic medicine if we need it. but we look at these other elements and see that this may be more appropriate first, and we can always vax later if we feel that we want or need to.
The second reason is because of all the ingredients that are used in these vaccines. In some of the vaccines, they use baby fetal cells from aborted babies. They also use formeldahyde, aluminum, and other cancer-causing chemicals that I simply can't justify injecting into my baby's little body!