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#1 of 6 Old 03-16-2012, 10:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have never vaccinated my son to date.  He is 4-1/2.  My husband was diagnosed with MS which affects him cognitively after contracting the Chicken Pox for the first time as an adult(38 yrs old)  His MS diagnosis was made within 60 days of the Pox.  Mom has asthma and allergies.

 

I am worried for my kids naturally.  I have a niece who is on the autism spectrum. 

 

I wonder what are the shots most suggested and dosage.  I had been thinking of the DT for our son.  is there a specific brand anyone can suggest???  I did read the insert from our doctors office and it seems he would only need 2 doses to be immune vs. the 3 they typically give.   What would be the important ones for him to take.  Polio/Mumps???

 

 

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It's a very personal choice.  What one parent might consider most important could be very different from someone else.

 

I would highly recommend researching each vaccine and the diseases they are designed to prevent.  

 

Where do you live?  In the US, MMR is not available in separate components, and I think DT is always given as DTaP or Tdap.

 

For me, polio isn't even on my radar and I wouldn't bother with it as a selective vaxing family, but your risk tolerance may be different than mine.  If your concern is chicken pox, varicella might be the most logical one to start with.


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I think it might be more important for you to explore links between vaccination reaction, MS, and autism.

One thing they all seem to have in common is vitamin DS deficiency.

www.vitamindcouncil.org has a lot of interesting information on all of these.

Seems like D deficiency can make the immune system extremely vulnerable to viral-triggered autoimmune reaction. If your hubby received a flu shot or any other kind of booster in the month or so preceding the chicken pox, I'd be suspicious that that played a role as well.

My own experience was that I developed shingles within a month after receiving 4 vaccines as an adult. For some people, if they have been exposed to chicken pox but never mounted a proper antibody response, they could have a severe case of chicken pox years later rather than shingles.
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I'll recommend the Dr. Sears Vaccine book.  He's actuallt pro-vaccine, but he really presents a realistic perspective about the threats of each disease.  IMO. 

 

Good luck on whatever you decide. 

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http://vactruth.com/vaccine-inserts/

 

Here are some questions to answer for yourself in deciding about vaccination:


1. Name of the disease
2. Description of the disease
3. Length of time from initial infection to end of all symptoms
4. Infectious period
5. Normal symptoms of the disease
6. Known serious consequences of the disease
7. Proportion of persons infected developing serious consequences
8. Transmission route of the disease
9. Prevalence of the disease
10. Treatments of the disease and efficacy of those treatments
11. Relevant research about the disease
12. Name of the vaccine
13. Company that makes the vaccine
14. Contents of the vaccine
14A. The significance of whether or not the vaccine is live
15. History of development of the vaccine
16. Known side-effects of the vaccine and rate of incidence of those side-effects
17. Possible side-effects not yet acknowledged by the vaccine maker
18. Relevant research into the vaccine
19. How effective is the vaccine at preventing the disease?
20.What is the vaccine meant to do? (Many vaccines are not meant to prevent infection or transmission).
21.Number of cases reported each year.
22.Number of deaths reported each year from the vaccine and natural disease.

Here are some sources to help you out:

Vaccines: The Risks, The Benefits, The Choices 1/18 DVD, By Sherri J. TENPENNY-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OORHqEedtUY

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html (download the current issue)

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pink-chapters.htm

http://vaers.hhs.gov/pdf/PackageInserts.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/G/cases&deaths.pdf

WHO GRAPH-http://apps.who.int/immunization_monitoring/en/globalsummary/timeseries/tsincidencepol.htm

Inside Vaccines- http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/

http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/graphs/

http://het.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/05/04/0960327111407644.full.pdf+html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/G/cases&deaths.pdf

http://vaers.hhs.gov/index

http://www.thinktwice.com/sids.h

 

 

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Thank you so much for ta  king the time to respond.  Yes Vit. D is big in our family.  For my husband and our kids.  I was told the only thing they have proven to help prevent the autoimmune disorders would be for the kids to get enought vitamin D3 before their 12. 

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