I am a first time mommy and have some concerns about all the immunizations they give kids now a days. I know that I am not going to allow all of them, but need to find out more information on each vaccine. I know that it is not good to have certain vaccines mixed together and they should be given as seperate shots instead, but i just don't see how it's necessary to give a 1 day old baby the hep B shot. Anyone know where I can get more info? I don't want to talk to the pediatrition because they are just going to tell me that they are all safe and very important. I don't know about all of you but it seems like we were healthier as kids than kids today. We got the chicken pox and were fine we didn't need all these different vaccines and there was a lot less childhood illnesses when we were young. You hear about autism and ADHD so much more ofen now. Call me paranoid but this is how I feel, any advise is appreciated
Answer by fiatpax at 9:42 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
People worry about autism and immunizations and there has been a lot of research. The concern is with the MMR immunization. There just isn't scientific evidence to support the claim that the MMR immunization is the cause of autism or the cause of the increase of the diagnosis of autism. The symptoms of autism just happen to occur at the same age as the MMR immunization is given.
I think the main reason to be concerned is that immunizations are causing the immune system to work in ways that it's not designed to work. We don't know the long term consequences.
Answer by Gailll at 9:52 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
This is a good place to start.
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:55 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
We give babies way too many immunizations for things they don't need. Immunizations are considered for the benefit of public health but they may not be for the benefit of individual health. My grandbaby is 20 mo and all he has had is a td, the tetanus shot they give adults without the p. He had that after 12 mo. Tetanus lives in soil or on objects for decades and is a serious disease that still has a high death rate.
Mothering Magazine is a good source of info and they may have old articles online. They have good discussion boards and there are people that are well educated, not just people afraid. The web site is http://www.mothering.com/
Answer by Gailll at 10:01 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Dr. Sears uses a modified immunization schedule. He still buys into the public health model of immunization.
If you aren't going to immunize your children then you should protect them by not putting them in day care centers and not sending them to school. A generation ago the people that weren't immunizing were the people that were home schooling so that wasn't a problem.
Now more people aren't immunizing but many don't realize if you don't immunize you have a responsibility to protect your child. You don't go to other countries. You don't go to the ER when there is a measles outbreak in your community. You could be sitting in the waiting area for hours next to someone with measles.
Answer by Gailll at 10:10 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:08 PM on Jun. 3, 2010