How much time did you spend researching items on your baby registry? Many expectant mothers spend hours doing research on which crib is the safest, or which car seat has surpassed the most rigorous crash tests, which toys will help a baby learn and develop….
Now, how much time did you spend researching vaccines? Many expectant parents and parents of young children spend no more than a 30 second conversation discussing vaccines. Typically, the pediatrician will tell the parent which shots their baby will be getting and when they will be administered. Parents have no idea that these shots are optional. They believe that these shots are “safe” and have no side effects. Parents believe that these shots equal guaranteed immunity and will absolutely prevent disease.
What parents don’t know is that they should be spending just as much, if not MORE, time researching vaccines than half of the items on their baby registry.
Would you give your child a medication that listed SIDS, seizures, and autoimmune disorders as a side effect? No, probably not. Did you know that nearly every single vaccine listed on the recommended CDC schedule lists SIDS as a side effect?
For a doctor to tell a parent that vaccines are “safe”, it is like a salesman telling a prospective buyer that the car he is trying to sell is the “best” there is. The problem with doctors saying vaccines are “safe” is that the word “safe” is subjective. In the doctor’s opinion they may be safe but according to a parent that is educated as to the ingredients and side effects, the vaccine is in no way, shape, or form safe. Just like the salesman saying that the car is the “best”, it may be the “best” to him but in reality we all have our own opinions. If an educated buyer walks into a car lot knowing the ins and outs of cars, he is not going to be persuaded by a salesman who is merely using his subjective tactics to convince a prospective buyer. An educated parent will not be misguided or persuaded by doctors.
So, where does a parent even begin to find out the truth about vaccines? Well, I have done extensive research- and yes, actual research obtained from books and speaking to medical professionals… I didn’t just type “vaccines” into a google search engine and read whatever was out there.
Here are some facts about vaccines:
- Every vaccine contains neurotoxins, chemicals, and poisons. Every. Single. One.
- Vaccines are NOT a requirement to attend public school
- VACCINES DO NOT GUARANTEE IMMUNITY TO DISEASE!!! Even the manufacturer of the vaccines states that there is no guarantee vaccines prevent disease. They cannot legally say that vaccines prevent or lessen disease.
- Even if you received a vaccine for a particular disease, you can still catch that disease. The recent pertussis outbreak has proven that even those who are immunized can still get sick (it is believed that 80% of those who contracted pertussis were already vaccinated against it, according to this article).
- Vaccines are derived from animals and human cultures. MANY VACCINES ARE DERIVED FROM ABORTED FETUS CELLS! Yet, many people who are against abortion still allow their children to receive vaccines! Explain that hypocrisy to me..
- It is a requirement that you are to receive information on the vaccine you or your children are about to receive; Medical professionals, however, are not required to give you the insert from the manufacturer (which is where all of the pertinent information is listed). I strongly recommend that you request from the doctor’s office a copy of the manufacturer’s INSERT and read it over. Much of what you read in the insert is eye-opening and alarming.
- Vaccines are only believed to provide immunity for approximately 5 years, which is why boosters are recommended. This is because vaccines contain a mutated strain of the disease, not the actual thing. If you contract an actual illness/disease, typical immunity is 30+ years versus the 5 years that vaccines “provide” (and I use the term “provide” lightly)
… and I could go on about vaccination facts. What cracks me up is when people tell me, “Well, I feel better giving my baby the shots because then I know he is protected. I couldn’t dare risk him catching an illness.”
What I want to say to that is, “HELLO, Wake up! Where do you get this information?? Did you know that GETTING A VACCINE DOES NOT = IMMUNITY!!” Also, when a baby gets a vaccine, their immune system is compromised from having to fight off the injection! That’s why it isn’t uncommon for children to get fevers after a shot.
Many friends have said to me, “Well, vaccines MIGHT prevent the illness, so that’s why I chose to vaccinate.” My response to that is, Okay. Well, vaccines also MIGHT NOT protect against illness. However, they WILL pump neurotoxins, chemicals, and carcinogens into your child’s body. If your child was not vaccinated, he may not catch the illness. Or he may catch it. It is the same risk you take whether you vaccinate or not. However, if you don’t vaccinate you can guarantee that your child will not have neurotoxins, chemicals, and carcinogens pumped into his bloodstream. Take a look at the list of vaccine ingredients from the CDC’s website and see for yourself.
Personally, I am not playing Russian Roulette with my daughter’s life. There have been no studies done to determine the long term effects on the safety of the current vaccine schedule. Vaccine Injuries are real and not something that I want to subject my daughter to, Think what you want, but I find it alarming that children nowadays have so many autoimmune disorders, autism, ADD, ADHD, allergies, etc… If you compare the number of vaccines that children received in the 80s to the number of vaccines kids receive now, it is alarming. If you look back in history many vaccines and drugs have been deemed “safe” and “recommended” by the CDC and the FDA. How many times have drugs been recalled? How many people did it take to get hurt and suffer irreversible damage before these drugs were recalled and taken off the market? Childhood cancer rates are higher now than they ever were before. Hmmm, coincidence? I think not.
Pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued or held liable for adverse reactions to vaccines. In fact, the government has protected pharmaceutical companies by establishing VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) where parents can report adverse reactions and can try to get a settlement out of them. How suspicious is it that our government set aside millions of dollars to pay out on claims for vaccines that cause damage and harm and yet tax payers cannot go after the drug companies themselves… Oh wait, those same drug companies are the ones who give doctors bonuses for administering vaccines…These vaccines that are so “safe” and “recommended” have millions of dollars set aside to pay out on vaccine injury claims.. sounds totally legit, right?
Pediatricians have tried to tell me that the ingredients in vaccines are “safe”. Once again, there is that stupid word. I argued with one doctor because he tried to tell me that the mercury found in vaccines was no more potent or harmful than the natural amount of mercury in an everyday diet that includes fish. Hmmm.. Really? What 2 month old baby do you know is eating fish?? I don’t know of any. So that 2 month old who will get a vaccine loaded with mercury is supposedly consuming a diet that consists of fish? Um, no. Furthermore, a person will eat food and so the toxins, such as mercury, are passed through permeable organs and eliminated in fecal matter. The actual amount of mercury absorbed into your body after you digest the food is minimal compared to what is actually found in fish. What about vaccines? Vaccines take neurotoxins and pump them directly into your blood stream. No permeable organ there to decide that the toxins needs to be eliminated from your body.
Speaking of toxins in vaccines, it leads me to my #1 reason why people who choose not to vaccinate are not crazy: the blood brain barrier. What is it, you ask? Well, it is best explained here. Essentially, it is a bloodstream barrier in your brain that is formed by age 2. What it does is prevents neurotoxins from settling in the brain and spinal cord. Prior to age 2, the blood brain barrier is not properly formed and therefore toxins can penetrate the brain. Despite the fact that this barrier is not formed until age 2, doctors still feel it is “safe” to allow a 2 year old to ingest 32 vaccines containing carcinogens, neurotoxins, and chemicals. Those carcinogens, neurotoxins, and chemicals will settle in the brain because the blood brain barrier is not formed entirely.
Given all this information it is obvious that parents are misled to believe vaccines are harmless and guarantee immunity. So who is to blame here? Parents for not doing their part by researching vaccines? Or medical professionals for administering vaccines without full disclosure? I blame both parties. As much as it is the parent’s job to do research, let’s face it- most parents trust doctors to provide sound medical advice when providing medical care for children. Most doctors’ offices provide educational information to parents on topics such as SIDS, proper hygiene/caring for children, not to smoke near children (or at all, period.), etc… but yet the educational info on ingredients and additives in vaccines is never mentioned when it comes to administering shots. In my opinion parents are to blame for not questioning and medical professionals are to blame for not providing the info.
As stated by Dr. Robert Sears, author of The Vaccine Book, in an interview with CNN, “more and more parents want options. If we don’t provide them with options they are comfortable with, more parents will opt out of vaccines altogether. We will then see more and more disease fatalities and complications” (2008). I couldn’t agree more. I am not going to get bullied or persuaded into any decisions, medical or otherwise, when it comes to raising my daughter. Know your rights. Every single state has an exemption you can sign that will allow you to opt out of vaccinating your child.
I feel it’s time for society to wake up. Women should spend less time creating baby registries and more time researching the medical care that their child will be receiving. Vaccines can play a vital role in your child’s health; in my opinion the worst thing a parent can do to their child is be negligent when it comes to researching information on topics (particularly vaccines) that are most important for a child’s overall health. It isn’t fair for an innocent child to be subjected to vaccines all because a parent has not given proper consideration and weighed out all of the benefits prior to exposure.
Ignorance is not bliss. Too many parents out there do not know what vaccines are comprised of or that they even have the option to refuse vaccines! Help spread the word- Share this blog entry with them!
If you are a parent or expecting mother who wants to gain valuable information on vaccines, please visit some of these links or check out these books:
Robert W. Sears. The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library). ISBN-10: 0316017507
Stephanie Cave. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations. ISBN-10: 0446677078
Mayer Einstein. Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Shots. ISBN-10: 1881217361
Robert S. Mendelsohn. How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor. ISBN-10: 0345342763
If you are still considering vaccines, but are unsure as to what approach to take, please read my blog entry on alternative and delayed vaccine schedules.