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Hello all. I wish that I had the time to read all of the postings on this board, but I just don't. Can anyone give me a quick summary of the pros and cons of vaccinating?? My first son had/has a fair number of health problems (food allergies, eczema, and he just had adenotonsillectomy to hopefully reverse sleep apnea and failure to thrive). I can't help but wonder if vaccinating him at too young of an age may have contributed to his problems. I have two sisters neither one of which vaccinated their children (but discussing these issues with them leads to too much tension..). I now have a 7 week old due soon to have his 2 month shots and I really don't want to do it. But, one problem with not doing it is that the daycare centres in our area will not accept children who aren't up to date on their vaccines (government rule in Canada). He will be starting daycare in one year (unless we win the lottery!!), so I have thought about delaying his vaccines. Can anybody help me??
 

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Read my siggy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:. Most of it will be useful to you even though you are outside the US. I have read that the Canadian Constitution does not allow vaccinations to be required; I'm sure an actual Canadian will be along to explain it better (maybe you should select the flag icon below to catch their attention<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">).<br><br><br>
I have a 3.5yo partially vaxed and a 14mo %100 vax free.
 

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Exemptions should be very very easy in Canada.<br><br>
I researched each disease and vaccine and found no vaccines that were worth the risk for us.<br><br>
Dd is totally unvaxed.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Yes, delay, even if you did end up opting for some of the vaccines you need to give yourself time to thouroughly research them. Adverse reactions like high fevers and seizures are rather common, more serious and/or longer term reactions are possible as well. Many of the vaccine preventable diseases are normally not serious illnesses (mumps, chicken pox), others are practically or completely eradicated in North America already (polio), others your child likely won't come in contact with for years if he or she ever does (STD/blood born like HepB).<br><br>
They often have in them, besides bits of the virus that are supposed to be rendered safe one way or another, strong allergens like wheat gluten and egg, toxins like formaldyhyde and heavy metals, and embryo tissues.
 

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"Question 14: Is immunization compulsory in Canada? Does my child have to be immunized?<br><br>
Answer: Immunization is not compulsory or "forced" in Canada, but we do have regulations that help ensure that as many people as possible are protected by vaccines from the diseases they prevent. Some provinces require certain vaccines to be given before a child can enter school, but these are not mandatory in the usual sense of the term. Rather, parents (or children, if they are old enough to give consent) are required to declare a choice of whether to have their child (or themselves) immunized or not. If they choose not to, the child may be told that he or she must stay home from school if there is an outbreak of disease. This rule is designed to keep unimmunized children from getting sick and to keep the outbreak from spreading. School entry regulations also give parents an opportunity to bring their child's immunizations up to date. Health care workers may also be required to have certain vaccinations, such as hepatitis B vaccine and an annual 'flu shot. If they refuse, they may be required to stay away from work during an outbreak. This practice protects their patients, who could be in grave danger if they became ill with a communicable disease."<br><br>
source: Public Health Canada Government site <a href="http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/vs-sv/vs-faq_e.html#14" target="_blank">http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/vs-sv/vs-faq_e.html#14</a><br><br>
It does not mention daycare in particular, but contrary to what most people I run into in my "real life" believe, immunization is not required in Canada - school, daycare, or not... You can probably look further into it by checking into the law for your particular province. Good luck!
 

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i do not see any pros to vaccinating. i know too many people with unexplained allergies, asthma, food intolerances, gerd, add, etc, it all freaks me out way too much.<br>
there is a way out of vaxing if you want to put your child in daycare, you just have to take the time to research it.
 

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Thanks for your responses. I will have to look into what the law says regarding daycare in Canada. My older son was behind on his vaccines (because he was always sick with something and I refused to give him his vaccines when he was already run down). We got a letter sent home from the daycare saying that if he didn't get his last round by a certain date that he would be expelled from the centre!!!<br>
Of interest, my 2 year old nephew (who has eczema too) was just diagnosed with MANY food allergies (dairy, eggs, all tree nuts and peanuts) and he is 100% vaccine free. I still want to blame the vaccines for my son's problems though....but maybe it is just crummy genes!
 

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Do yourself a favor and read the thread Autism and Ages....<br><br>
there is a lot there that is worth noting...
 
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