Originally Posted by Deborah
Again, what I think is going on is that parents are not totally rejecting vaccines by any means, but they are moving towards a certain amount of delaying of vaccines and in some cases towards selecting vaccines. There is only a small group going for total rejection and I suspect that the majority of that group consist of parents whose children had really bad reactions. Although there are some who fall into the "study first, inject never" approach to vaccines, thank goodness.
The CDC sees delaying vaccines as the first step on a dangerous road into vaccine rejection, alternative medicine and who knows...eating local...
Sort of like the first puff of mary jane being a direct route to heroin addiction
I agree with your take on what is going on, completely.
Interestingly, when we had our first child, I had this nagging thought in the back of my mind, "Why does his perfect little system need shots of chemicals?" This was when I had pulled myself out of the military doctor mess that nearly killed me, and I began seeing a naturopath to become healthy again. I selectively and delayed vaccinations in my first couple of children. I didn't even know why I wasn't interested in vaccinating, or why I didn't buy the scare tactics that they would be harmed without them..I just knew.
Then, I began researching vaccines. My last 4 children have never had a shot, and have never been to a doctor for any reason. My older ones never suffered a reaction, I just never felt good about playing with their immune system. Once I realized why I didn't feel good (because vaccines injure the immune system and other body systems, as well) I could put the pieces together.
I wish I wouldn't have given my first children any vaccines, even selective, at all, but I'm thankful I stopped years ago when they were small. No one had a reaction, and I still chose being against them for our family.
I think it's interesting how other parents arrive at their no-vax stance. Unfortunately, I've heard too many sad stories. People seem to research car seats, daycares, feeding choices, etc (which is good) while pregnant, but vaccines? They just do it..because honestly.."caring parents do".