What is your opinion about vaccinating your children?

Newly Born - Just born, so precious and innocent, still recovering from the journey to a life on earth and already to be prepared to receive a needle with toxical waste, foetal tissue, formaldehyde..etc..
Netherlands
April 3, 2007 1:39pm CST
I recently have been a part of a major discussion regarding vaccination.. And I was wondering about what you are thinking about giving vaccins to your newborns and young children? Like I am also interested into experiences with vaccinated & unvaccinated children.. Did your child experience vaccination damage, if yes; in what matter and what kind?And which parents didn't vaccinate their kids and what experiences have you met from that? I am very curious...
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
4 Apr 07
We no longer vaccinate our son. I did research after two rounds, stupid I know, but I'm a first time mother. Many people just take a blanket statement from a doctor that they are safe. I have experienced first hand from a dear friend that they aren't always safe, her son got seizures after his first round of shots, now he is mentally retarded and still has seizures years later. I feel it's very important no matter what you do, vaccinate or not, to research on your own. www.vaccinetruth.com has a list of exemptions (no they are not required for schooling) and has great anti-vax info. Also thinktwice.com has real stories of vaccine reactions. Mothering.com has discussions on it on their message board. You can also look into delaying the vaccines too. My son is now 19 months old and has a super immune system. Compared to other fully vaccinated children in our family, he gets over the same colds within days while his cousins struggle and usually have it turn into sinus or ear infections. My grandfather who went through the whole polio epidimic even agrees with the non vaccinating choice. My mother will even tell me the MMR vaccine is stupid since kids in her day went through that and survived much like we probably went through chicken pox. Natural life long immunity is best for my family, no vaccine is 100% effective and it may not last for your whole life. I suspect that a lot of adults will be sick from chicken pox in the future since they came out with that vaccine, I'd rather my son face it as a child versus as an adult since it's very scary and dangerous for adults. Whoah that was long but send me a message if you have any other questions!
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• United States
30 Apr 07
Oh my goodness!! You are my hero!! Finally, someone who agrees with me. Thank you... I first began hearing about the danger so vaccines when listening to Dr.Stan Monteith on Radio Liberty. He has a website and you can listen to past shows. My twins are 17 going on 18 months and are doing fine. They walk, run, can say a few words, love to be read to, pick up stuff, throw stuff, hug each other, say Mama and Dada, Papa, baby, bubbles, ball, kitty and are doing good. If they did none of these things, I would be very concerned. My twins were born at 32 weeks and in the NICU for two weeks and in this time given the HEP B SHOT!!! Can you believe this? While their delicate brains are still developing...I do not even recall signing a form giving the nurses the OK. Since then, they have had several Hib shots, DtP several times, polio and chick pox. But, I would NOT give them the flu shot. That for sure I know still has mercury in them. And, I do NOT believe any doctors I come into contact with. Especially if they are PRO vaccines to injure our babies. And I will NOT have my twins get that MMR...that is a saying goodbye to your baby. God Bless you for being an informed Mommy...YOU ROCK in my book..
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
2 May 07
thanx! The next time I have a baby I'm going to write it in the birth plan that he/she doesn't get the hep B shot, I think it should be illegal that they do that without consent!
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
8 May 07
But your child can't attend school when he is older without being vaccinated. Just my opinion, but I think it's safer to vaccinate. You do know that a high fevor can cause seizures and when you are vaccinated the doctors do tell you to keep an eye on a fevor and to give tylenol before or after vaccination so that a seizure doesn't occure.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
Yeah, I am against vaccines. I just wrote a discussion myself on this topic. My twins were bore at 32 weeks and that time in the NICU, they were given the Hep B shot!! Oh my goodness, I do not even recall signing a form telling the nurses they could do this. I mean, my twins were only two weeks old and their brains are still developing... I will not give my twins the MMR at ALL!! I had given them the Hib (3x) and some other ones which are on their charts. My hubby and I went round and round about this vaccine issue. And, it is a issue. Today, my twins are 17 going on 18 months and are doing fine. Praise the Lord!! We will not be giving them anymore shots though. My baby's doctor said we do not have to and, we do have waivers that can be signed for school...many parents do not have their babies vaccinated and they are still able to attend scool. It is a fallacy if anyone thinks their children will not be able to attend. But, I will be homeschooling my twins in preschool.. Yeah, my twins love me to read to them and they play and run and walk and use sippy cups and hug each other...if they did not of this, then yes, I would be worried.
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• Netherlands
12 Aug 07
I agree fully with you, I don't believe in vaccinations either and I really wished I had known before! I now know what I know and I do think it's not good for your health overall.. not on a short term and not on the long run! I will not have my kids anymore vaccinated, and our youngest son will not be vaccinated at all, he is on transfer factors, really a phenomenal product I ran into while doing research on vaccins!! check out my shop, for more info on Transfer Factors; http://www.missmac.4healthdirect.com you'll be amazed..
• United States
7 May 07
I'm a nurse. I get frustrated when healthcare personnel minimize or deny the risks of vaccines, b/c they are real. Some kids are harmed and even killed by vaccines. BUT, most of the diseases we vaccinate against are much more harmful. I choose to vaccinate my kids b/c I've seen the alternative.
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• United States
3 Apr 07
i believe wholeheartedly in vaccinations because they work. We don't have all those diseases running rampid now BECAUSE of the vaccinations. So people actually are having the option to not vaccinate because of the very thing they are against-vaccines. Yea there can be side effects, there's side effects with every medication you may take too. And honestly, i've never heard of anyone i know having any side effects (other than a sore arm lol). But I'd feel terrible if for some reason my child got the actual disease becuase I decided to be ne-age or trendy or "different" and not get them vacinated. These diseases are NOT eradicated, they are still around us. I have a friend who isnt vax'd and in the 4 years i've known her has gotten ill twice, she got the measles once and something else the other time (i cant remember) but it was things that everyone else was vax'd for. At least the measles arent life threatening in this day and age, but she still felt like crud and it disrupted her life. I just wouldnt feel secure knowing my kid was open to all those infectious diseases, I want them vax'd for peace of mind.
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• Philippines
22 May 07
Based on my experience, I believe that vaccinations really help in protecting our children from certain diseases. Vaccinations do not guarantee complete protection, but it nevertheless strengthens the immune system of children.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
24 May 07
how does injecting aborted fetal cells and formaldeyhde strenghten ones immune system?
• India
4 Apr 07
vaccinations are the safest way to prevent diseases. Prevention is always better than cure. It is also a social responsibility because your child is likely to pass on a disease if not vaccinated.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
24 May 07
your vaccinated child can still pass on diseases since no vaccine is 100% effective
@grobust (114)
• India
4 Apr 07
Im a medical student and im very sure that all new born and children should be vaccinated.If you don't want your kid to get later some dreaded disease like tuberculosis,measles,diphtheria,polio,tetanus,mumps etc.. It's better to do vaccination as it at least reduces the risk of getting the infection to minimum.I have seen new born and children getting vaccination in my medical college and there is no significant damage that can be caused by it.The risk of damage associated are minimal provided a competent nurse or health professionals are doing it.
• Netherlands
12 Aug 07
Have you heard of Vera Schreiber, you might read her books on vaccinations... she is a specialist on vaccins, so eat your heart out sweety.. You also might have heard about the new names for polio, euh.. a typical polio, due to vaccinations...Or maybe you did hear of the new name for maezles, the a-typical form; 5th or 6th illness... Vaccins are based on visions and understandings of the working of the immunesystem from eons ago... It's compareble with riding a horse and a wagon on a highway with no speed limits or try to play a dvd in a video recorder.. check this site for your interest on the working of the immune system; http://www.transferfactorinstitute.com or for Transfer factor product information; http://www.missmac.4healthdirect.com I love to see your comments on this,
• Japan
17 May 07
i don`t have a child yet but i know that vaccines do good for babies. i myself have been vaccinated at least 3 times as what my mom said when i was a baby. of no arguments, i am in a very good health condition during my growing up years until now. the pain is really traumatizing i may say but its just a matter of getting through the process. nurses are good enough to divert the attention of the child to the piercing process not realizing that the needle has already been inserted.considering how vulnerable babies are on birth complications, vaccines are really indispensable for babies nowadays.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
8 May 07
I have both my kids vaccinated. They can't attend daycare or school if they are not vaccinated. Some states require it and it's a must that all parents have to vaccinate in most places. I don't know any school that will allow a child to attend school without being vaccinated and I want my kids to go to school and I want them healthy. My kids never experienced anything bad..
• United States
4 Apr 07
I'm about to have my first child and this is a hard decision for me. But I believe overall that there are more risks involved in not vaccinating. Plus, there are just so many institutional obstacles to overcome if you don't vaccinate your child. It's not worth it unless you have some real solid proof that not vaccinating is safer and healthier. However, I'm defianlty not going to vaccinate my child for something like chicken pox. It's almost never life-threatening and I'd rather my child build natural immunity to disease as much as possible.
@jeanena (2003)
• Bucklin, Kansas
4 Apr 07
All of my 5 were vaccinated and never had any problems with them, my grandson has also started his and was fine.Well maybe a minor fever and thats about it, a little tylenol or ibuprofen takes care of that and any aches and pains.Where i live you cannot put your children in school without vaccinations.
• United States
4 Apr 07
My son is almost 11 months old and he has had all the shots that he's supposed to up to this point. I do believe in vaccinating your children. I know some people that don't want to and that's fine with me if that's what they wish to do because it's their child. I just want my son to stay healthy and not get sick so that's why I have it done.
• Australia
4 Apr 07
Im all for it!! In Australia, we get paid just over $200 when the child is 18 months old and is fully vaccinated. The money doesnt phase me though. All of my children have been vaccinated on the days that they were due to be. Id hate for my child to get a disease when it couldve been avoided.
4 Apr 07
Rather vaccinating your kid is seriously an important thing to do because you are playing with a kids life. As there are few vaccinations that are really important for the kids
@diannebcrs (1549)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
when i was a kid, my mom always had us go to clinics for vaccinations. it was for our protection. it always made me feel safe coz we were made immune from hepatitis, polio, and other diseases that would have otherwise been very damaging. when i was a kid, i used to hate it coz the needles stung like heck but now that i've grown up to be a really healthy individual, i feel grateful that i got immunization.
@ackars (1942)
• India
4 Apr 07
Its absolutely necessary for all the children.Its needed to provide the children immunity against all the common killer and disabling diseases in the nature..We cant give vaccination against all the diseases which can affect babies/children..But we can prevent them from being getting affected by the major disastrous ones arpund like polio,hepatitis etc...
@mlgb_24 (638)
4 Apr 07
i think it's a good practice to vaccinate children to prevent serious infections when they grow older. there side effects, yes, but only little ones. if it is being done in your country free, then that's good for you..in some countries you need to pay for it.
• China
4 Apr 07
I was a young child many years ago,in my memory, i had some kinds of vaccination. And now, i also believe that it is very necessary for young children. Because they are too weak to protect themselves. To some extent, it's helpful for them. We are adults, we should do something to protect them.
@gloria777 (1678)
• India
4 Apr 07
Vaccination is very important because it prevents the child from many incurable diseases such as Polio, Meningetis, Hepatitis, tetanus. So don't take it as silly.
• Germany
4 Apr 07
We have both our daughters complete vaccinated. It really gives us peace of mind -otherwise, we may have to be very careful with whom they come in contact with. Like going to the playground or visiting friends - one never knew if the other child is feeling bad or not. Our eldest is visiting Kindergarten since more than half year and thank God she is not bringing home any sickness apart from common colds a few times. Vaccination in my opinion is a form of protection for the children because in our modern world there are simply too many forms of viruses and diseases spreading around and it is good to know that they are at least protected.