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Worried parents want to know if we're pumping our kids full of vaccines too soon and with too little regard for what's in those medicines.Pocono Record file photo

June 01, 2008


Parental_advisoryCompiled By Generation Rescue, June 2008


* In the 1980s, children received 10 vaccines by the age of 5. Today, they receive 36.

* Vaccines have never been tested in combination, meaning that adverse events that may happen from receiving too many vaccines at once are unknown.

* CBS News recently reported the U.S. government has paid more than 1,300 brain injury claims in vaccine court since 1988.

* In March 2008, a federal court ruled that vaccines caused autism in an 8 year old child, the first of more than 5,000 pending cases.

Know Your Rights

* You can choose how your child receives vaccines --you do not have to follow the Center’s For Disease Control’s schedule. It is a recommended schedule, not a mandatory schedule.

* In every state except West Virginia and Mississippi, you can obtain a waiver for vaccinations based on philosophical reasons, religious reasons, or both. See a map here and learn more at

Use Caution and Safety in Approaching Vaccinations

* Consider delaying vaccines until your child is 18-24 months old.

* Do not vaccinate if your child is taking antibiotics.

* Consider no more than one vaccine per doctor’s visit – never let a doctor “catch-up” vaccines.

* If you plan to get the MMR vaccine, ask your doctor to give it in three separate vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella.

* Consider giving high doses of Vitamin C (3,000-5,000 mg per day) on the day before, of, and after vaccination.

* With the measles vaccine (MMR), consider high doses of Vitamin A (5,000 IU or more) on the day before, of, and after vaccination.

* If your child experiences any developmental delays, stop vaccinating until you learn more.

* If your child has an adverse reaction to a vaccine, stop vaccinating until you learn more.

* Always ask to see the vaccine insert, and never accept a vaccine that uses the preservative Thimerosal (mercury). Note: most flu shots today still contain Thimerosal.

Consider an Alternative Vaccination Schedule for Your Child

Go to GENERATION RESCUE  for details. Three potential schedules are included:

* Denmark’s current vaccine schedule.

* The vaccine schedule used for American children in the 1980s.

* A schedule designed by a surgeon from the University of Washington, Donald Miller, M.D.

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 8:58 AM Very informative info.  I hope some people read it and at the very least realize that they DO have a choice!

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Jun. 9, 2008 at 10:19 PM I marched on Washington Wednesday and was one of thousands on the Capitol lawn.  I can tell you that here in WV, the ONLY exemption is medical and the health dept has the right to reject it if he/she doesn't feel it's "acceptable."  If you want your kid to go to public school here, then you vaccinate (unless you can find a doctor to write you an "acceptable" exemption).  Great post, I wrote one about the march, too. A Day in the Life of an Activist - CafeMom

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