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Can you tell me what YOU know about vaccines?

And where did you learn this information?


Asked by outstandingLove at 2:27 PM on May. 31, 2009 in Kids' Health

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Answers (14)
  • 17) Possible side effects not acknowledged by the manufacturer

    18) Effectiveness of the vaccine

    19) How many boosters are required

    20) What is the vaccine meant to do (many are not meant to prevent infection or transmission)

    21) Number of cases reported in the USA each year

    22) Number of deaths from the vaccine and the disease each year in the USA

    Only after answering these can you truly make an informed decision on vaccination. Also keep in mind that you DO NOT have to vaccinate to have your children in public school. Every state has at least a medical exemption, majority have a religious exemption, and a few have a philosophical exemption. If you started vaccinating and then changed your mind you can still get an exemption because your religious beliefs changed.

    Answer by aeneva at 8:46 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • My daughter is now 13, so my reasearch is a bit dated. In general, it is the preservative the vaccines are in, along with the interactions of more than one vax, that have the potential to harm a child. We choose to delay vaxing until age 1; do one vaccine per office visit with single dose, preservative free vaccines. We skipped a few (like chicken pox). And we eat mostly organic, mostly homemade, most vegetarian foods. And I don't shave.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:24 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Everything I know is in Dr. Sears Vaccine book. I know that mmr is live virus, because my pediatrician told me.

    Answer by apexmommy at 5:33 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • I can't list all that I know in this little box or 40 of them. I know what I know after about 10 years of research and study as well as talking to many therapists, doctors and even officials from the CDC...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:48 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Oh, and I would never vaccinate!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:48 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Having a bit of a scientific background most of the information I know about vaccines is from reading and evaluating scientific studies. I know that vaccines are effective against the diseases they're suppose to treat. I understand how herd immunity works. I understand the concept of "dose makes the poison" with the "toxins" in vaccines. I know that most of the scientific studies indicate there is no causal relationshp between vaccines and autism. I know dispite the scientific data many parents don't trust institutions and try to do research on their own. Hopefully they are capable to adequately evaluate the information they find. I know schools should spend more time teaching people how to evaluate information - that's the skill we're going to need in the future.

    Answer by eringobrough at 8:34 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • This is a decision every parent needs to make and I ask that before you do you answer the following questions truthfully for each disease that currently has a vaccine recommended for it:

    1) Name of disease

    2) Description of 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) Percent of persons infected that develop serious consequences

    8) Transmission route of the disease

    9) Current prevalence of the disease

    10) Treatments and effectiveness

    11) Name of the vaccine (may be multiple ones)

    12) Company that makes the vaccine

    13) Vaccine ingredients

    14) Is it a live virus vaccine

    15) History of the

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Here are some websites to get you started on your search:

    Answer by aeneva at 8:47 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • I can answer all of the above questions for all of the diseases that the CDC recommends for my children. I got most of the information from the CDC and vaccine manufacturers themselves. Anything else?

    Answer by aeneva at 8:49 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • I also can't fit all I know into this tiny box.
    But the most important and simplest things I know are:
    *they're filled with toxins and pathogens
    *our bodies are not able to handle being surprise-injected with them, especially children whose immune and other body systems are underdeveloped and whose blood-brain barrier isn't fully formed until 2.
    *the general concept of shots weakens the immune system
    *they're not the end all, be all of disease prevention, there are far more safe and effective ways to keep a child healthy
    *they're connected to many, many short & long term medical problems ranging from diabetes, allergies, epilepsy, encephalitis, death, and many more

    and some other stuff, too.

    Answer by jellyphish at 9:23 PM on May. 31, 2009