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Read this and tell me if The American Academy of Pediatrics is saying that vaccines are safe?

I have this pamphlet that I got from dr's office. My dh help me find this information on the internet. The link is below. Isn't he a dear!

"Based on VAERS reports, vaccine safety professionals continuously look for any problem with a vaccine,
study the problem, and decide what to do. And if there is a problem, changes are made as soon as possible.
For example,
If a vaccine is no longer safe, it is no longer given.
If there are new side effects, safety alerts are sent out to your health care providers.
Another way the CDC checks vaccine safety is by studying information about side effects collected from 8
large insurance companies. The Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) helps identify if there are any serious
problems or safety issues from the records of thousands of children."


Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (5)
  • They are covering their collective asses.

    I can't urge you strongly enough to do your own research!! Do not base your decision on opinions. Many people read the same information and have differing conclusions. Our conclusions were that the preservatives are toxic and the interaction between the vaccines can be dangerous; we also feel that teeny bodies can handle only so much intrusion at a time.
    We choose to selectively vaccinate on a delayed schedule. The first vax was after our daughter turned one. We never did more than one vax per office visist. We had the office order single dose, preservative free vaccines; we concluded that the additives to the vaccines and the interactions between the vaccines posed the greatest danger. We skipped flu, chicken pox, and a couple of others. We always read the insert before allowing the shot to be given.
    Good luck.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:14 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • The Information is a Disclaimer. If your child gets sick after the vaccines it is your fault we gave you all the information before hand.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • That is saying that children must be harmed before they will consider changing anything. !!

    Answer by doulala at 2:10 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • The Academy not any other organization that is LEGITIMATE has found that vaccines are unsafe. They do not cause autism, etc. In fact, people are encouraged to vaccinate their children, and it is required if your child attends public school. They don't want kids to start getting polio or any other disease simply b/c a parent was scared by some celebrity or a "study" (that isn't even scientific) into NOT getting their kid vaccinated. A kid or anyone can react to ANY kind of shot, and yea, sometimes things happen, but it isn't unsafe. So yea, basically that is a disclaimer and on the EXTREMELY small chance your child has a reaction, they were just warning of side effects... just like ay other medicine, etc.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 2:14 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • "For example,
    If a vaccine is no longer safe, it is no longer given."

    Which says to me that the vaccines currently given are currently considered safe.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:59 PM on Sep. 18, 2009