Just wondering if anyone went to the vaccine seminar Monday. I have been meaning to go for ages, and I keep ending up busy on the night. I would love to hear about it if anyone attended.<br><br>
oh oh! me me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
do you have any specific questions or do you just want to know the general info he gave?
I attended their vax seminar last summer and was thoroughly *unimpressed*. I went hoping i would get a lot of information about various diseases and vaccine side effect issues to help me weight the benefits/risks of each one.<br><br>
Instead I heard a lot of pontificating and not much substance. It was a waste of our time to go - the only helpful thing i got was how to write an exemption letter for IL religious exemption. Otherwise i find the vax forums on here 100x more informative than the seminar.
I was going to, but ended up not going because I would have had to go by myself w/ DD who is an 18 month old who loves to run and hear the sound of her own voice. I really wnt to go the the next one and I want to make sure DH goes w/ me and my mom can babysit.
I guess my specific questions would be, which, if any, vaccines do they consider beneficial? If they recommend delaying, until what age? What reasons do they give for delaying/not vaccinating?<br><br>
Of course, I already have answers to these that I have come to from doing research over the past year and a half, but I am always curious as to what Dr.'s say about it.<br><br>
I would also love general information.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess my specific questions would be, which, if any, vaccines do they consider beneficial? If they recommend delaying, until what age? What reasons do they give for delaying/not vaccinating?</div>
That is the info i wanted too, but that's not what the seminar focused onand when i asked those types of questions i didn't get clear answers.<br><br>
It was more on how to write your exemption, support for non-vaxing, and why the vax industry and gov't agencies like the CDC and AAP cannot be trusted due to conflict of interest with financial ties between the two groups.<br><br>
Dr. Eisenstein talked a lot about this one legal principal that says if one part of a person's testimony in court is untrue then their whole testimony is thrown out and invalid - and that is how he feels about Big Pharma and the gov't. Until they can provide justification for vaxing newborns against Hep B then he won't listen to anything else they have to say b/c of the legal principle i described above.<br><br>
Dr. Eisenstein made a point to say that Homefirst supports the parents in doing what they want hether its full, partial, delayed, or non-vaxing. But besides that there was no specific guidance and i did not find it helpful for selective/delayed vax families.