Monday, October 12, 2009

To Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate..that is the question

So I'm sitting here with Goobie's immunization record book in hand, debating on whether or not I should allow her doctor to give her the next dose of shots tomorrow... I've been reading the pros and cons of immunizing and have come to the conclusion that I most likely will be altering Goobie's vaccine schedule going forward. It was a hard decision to come to as you're left thinking what would the repercussions be if I do, or don't vaccine, will my child be allowed to attend school if I choose not to vaccinate (The answer in most states is yes if you sign an personal belief exemption) will I put my community at risk if I don't have my child inoculated, etc, etc, etc... but in the end, I think you have to do what you think is best for you and your family.

I have take a stance on altering the scheduled immunizations because I am personally alarmed at seeing the rise in autoimmune disorders such as Diabetes I, rheumatoid arthritis, and bowel disorders among children, and the disturbing rate at which autism is rising; 1 in 66 children will be diagnosed as having some form of autism, and how one in six children are now classified as "Learning Disabled" due to ADD. While yes, there is nothing set in stone to say that vaccines may have something to do with the rise in these ailments, I think there has to be some correlation because the numbers are staggering. There is a growing evidence that implicates vaccines as a causative factor in the deteriorating health of children. While health officials consider a vaccine to be 'safe' if no bad reactions occur acutely, the Center for Disease Control has not done any studies to assess the long-term effects, and I personally don't want to continue putting my child at risk and wonder if my daughter will show signs or some type of disorder in the years to come, and hoping that the dosages she's been injected with thus far will not affect her, God I pray she doesn't...

If you get a moment, please download this article posted in Nexus magazine I'm not here to try to change your mind about immunizing, these are just my personal thoughts on the subject, but I do ask that you please take the time to research what immunizations are all about and make an educated decision based on what you've learned. I know that this is a controversial issue, but I'm really interested in hearing your thoughts on this topic whether you're a parent or not, and if you are a parent have you chosen to vaccinate or not?

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