Adverse Reactions to Immunizations by Kids in the U.S.

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
April 1, 2008 4:12pm CST
Annually about 30,000 kids have adverse reactions to immunizations. 30% (around 6,000) have life threatening reactions. Just to put it in perspective, 1,490 are killed with guns, and 4,176 are killed in car accidents. http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/iso/vaers/#1
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• United States
1 Apr 08
It is a shame that something that has helped our quality of life so much, is now proving to be taking some of our children's lives and disabling others. I wonder if like antibiotics our systems are building up immunities to the antibiotics. I know that the world was set up in a way that nature takes care of over crowding, and while I don't want to seem uncaring or cruel in anyway I just have to think that maybe some of these diseases were here for that reason. I sure would not want to lose one of my children to a preventable disease, but what happens if all the antibiotics start doing this to our kids, will we still let them be vaccinated or will we go back to the old fashioned, cross your fingers and hope? We have made great strides in the medical field, over the past 100 years, and I know we have a better life because of it, and I am grateful, but nature does have to have a way of balancing things out. Oh I cringe even when I type it!!!!
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 Apr 08
We just need to keep in mind that nothing we put in our bodies is completely safe... no matter what the propaganda says.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
1 Apr 08
While I do believe some vaccinations really are important to have there are other vaccinations that really do scare me. There have been a lot of studies that link the MMR vaccination to autism. This is pretty scary if you ask me. I have a friend on one of my local message boards and her kids have had severe reactions to their vaccinations. She has triplets. Her triplets were perfectly healthy until they had their MMR vaccination. Two out of the three of them had severe reactions to the vacine and are now autistic. This mom is going to have to deal with this for the rest of her life. I now find myself questioning a lot of the vaccines. Like the chicken pox vaccine. I know some people who have had pretty bad cases of the chicken pox. But I've known children who have had an even more severe case of chicken pox from having the vaccine. Instead of getting tiny scratchy bumps these children had very large whelts all over their body that lasted much longer then a regular case of the chicken pox. Now I'm not saying people shouldn't vaccinate at all. I'm just saying parents need to really educate themselves about their family history and what is in these vaccines. Family history can really tell you a lot about which vaccines you should avoid. I just think too many parents blindly trust their doctors and inject their children with whatever these pharmecuetical companies are pushing out there.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 Apr 08
I agree, no one should force someone to not get their kids vaccinated, but no one should force them to either. Chicken pox vaccination is just wrong headed. My wife and I were among the parents who had a "chicken pox party". When our neighbor's kids got chicken pox, we took ours over to play. That we we knew when our kids would get chicken pox, we were prepared for it. Now they never have to worry about it again. And you know, there are still wrong headed nurses and doctors that tell us we should give our kids chicken pox vaccinations anyway? lol
@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
1 Apr 08
That's interesting info. I've heard of some parents refusing to have their kids immunized, and I think it's based on that type of info. My kids never had any problems, but when I was about 7 years old I had a reaction to the old TB test. (Where they stabbed your arm with something and you had to watch it over the next few days to see if a lump developed). Well I got a lump and they did a second test - which I'm not sure if it was truly conclusive or not, but they put me on medicines for a year, will regularly scheduled chest x-rays. Turns out the final diagnosis after all that - I had gotten too many TB tests with not enough time in between therefore they caused a false positive reaction. They then said I could never have another TB test again else my whole arm would swell up.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 Apr 08
Thanks for sharing your experience. You bring up another problem with immunizations. All to often, if the shot records aren't available, the health department or doctors will choose to immunize anyway. That's just stupid and wrong!