I sent out a mass email today asking people for their stories. Was a child of theirs injured or did they decide to not vaccinate due to something they witnessed or heard? I will be continuously be updating this section as I receive more.
I wanted to share my story with you. I also feel VERY STRONGLY about vaccines and I talk about the issue with everyone I know. I don't have a lot of specific information, but I want to learn more so I can educate the people I'm speaking with. Even if I succeed in getting them to start asking questions, that's a huge accomplishment. Lucky for me, I have yet to encounter hostility with anyone. I have been able to convert some of my friends. That makes me feel like I've made a difference in their children's lives.
My first son was immunized on the regular schedule through 12 months. Four days after the MMR and other shots he received at his 12 month visit he came down with hives all over his body. The hives would come and go for about 2 weeks. I knew that this reaction had something to do with the shots, but the Dr. said it was unlikely since it started 4 days after. But it hasn't happened again and I have not changed anything in his diet or environment since. He always seemed different as a baby, sometimes just going off into space and having a glazed over look.
Just before this episode, he had started saying mama and ball, but after the 12 month shots he stopped speaking altogether. He has been in Early Intervention Speech Therapy for a year and is just now starting to string 2 word sentences together. He will be 3 in March.
I also have a 13 month-old son that I decided not to vaccinate and the differences between him and his brother are very noticeable. My youngest seems so much more advanced at this age than my oldest did. And he also has been much healthier. It seemed like within a week after every time my oldest got his shots we were going back to the Dr. because he was really sick.
My personal belief is that my oldest was beginning to develop autism and if I had kept with the vaccination schedule, he would be, at the very least, somewhere on the autistic spectrum.
When I was pregnant with my first, I began to seek out information about vaccinations. I had read something and I wanted to check into it more. I am such a research junkie. But, it was so overwhelming for me and I became distracted as I had many things to do in preparing for my son's birth. I didn't give it further thought as I had asked my mother about it and she said I should definitely vaccinate. I thought she should know what's she's talking about since she works in the medical field (Since I've shared my research findings with her and she saw firsthand my son's reaction, she now does not believe in vaccines for children). I wish I would have done my research before, but I didn't and I am grateful that my son has not been affected too much by the shots that he did receive. It could have been much worse.
I started thinking about potential problems with vaccines when I began working with children with special needs and wondering about the explosion in autism and learning disabilities, as well as things like allergies and asthma. I read, "Evidence of Harm" and decided I would do a lot more research before I had my own children.
Fast forward a few years - I became pregnant and started reading everything I could about vaccines. As soon as I educated myself, I realized that I could never allow my precious baby to have these known toxins injected into him with my permission!
In hindsight, after much reading and discussion with my specialist, we have determined that my chronic skin condition was in fact triggered by the Hepatitis B vaccine series.
I started questioning the vaccines when I became pregnant with my first child and everyone cautioned against eating certain fish because of the mercury content but yet the same health professionals encouraged the flu vaccine which contains mercury. I saw a disconnect there that raised big red flags for me and that's what started me on reading as much as I could and doing a lot of thinking about the whole issue.
I also see, as I work in Pediatrics as an RN, a lot of autoimmune disorders in children which I don't think can be explained just by the diet and environment we now live in. IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) is up 50-60% in the last 10-15 years. It is very scary.
My son, is not vaccinated, and is very healthy. My next child, due this Summer, will not even get the vitamin K shot. It's sad that I feel I have to defend MY stance of not vaccinating instead of those advocating for vaccination or those vaccinating. And to be able to do so takes a lot of reading. I have not personally experienced the anger directed towards non vaccinating parents, even at work, but I feel I'm prepared for when it does happen.
I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 1...also a nurse in a rural health clinic in NE Michigan. My grandson, Wyatt, 19 months old has never received any vaccinations and has the strongest immune system I have ever seen. He had a runny nose one time when he was 4 months old, that's it! My son and daughter-in-law have had several upper respiratory infections during Wyatt's lifespan and Wyatt has never contracted their illnesses. He has run fevers at 3 different times, but never got sick. The natural immunity of heat (fever) fought the virus/bacteria. In our clinic, we see hundreds of children suffering from ear infections, upper respiratory infections, rashes, hives, bowel problems, autism, to name a few and every one of those children have received the recommended doses of vaccines. I see a link between vaccines and the onset of disease.
I urge everyone to think twice before administering toxins into their children. I cannot advise patients at work to avoid vaccines but I can here. Websights of interest about vaccines: Dr. Sherry Tenpenny, Dr. Andrew Moulden, thinktwice.com
My story re vaccines, amalgams, mercury poisoning, autism is too long and too heart wrenching to spill in a single post. The med/gov has poisoned us, insulted us, exploited us, and yet few are even aware of this. For real good information and my own history, visit http://mercuryxxpoisoned.com/
Since my daughter was born I have been researching the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. My mom and I recently read one of Neil Z. Miller's Books, `Vaccines, Autism and Childhood Disorders', thirty-three years later I have discovered my own survival story. I was born in 1974 and at the time the vaccination schedule was very different then what it is today. I had 6 shots from birth to age 4. Today our children are getting 36 shots from birth to age 6.
DPT was given at 2 months, 4 months and 6 months
Oral Polio was given at 4 months and 6 months
Measles was given at about 12 months
My mother told me that I was developing normally and walking at 12 months. I received the measles vaccine three weeks after my first birthday. About 3 weeks after the injection I had a fever of 105 degrees was not able to walk anymore and became lethargic. I was in the hospital and diagnosed with Osteomyelitis. The doctors told my parents they did not know what the cause was and that it was very serious and life threatening. Many years later we have discovered what we think to be the cause of this sudden condition.
As my mother wrote in my baby book, "February 1976 - Casey has a bone infection in her ankle. We were told that she may be in the hospital for a month and thankfully was released after a week. She had many x-rays taken and many blood tests. She adapted to hospital life beautifully considering she was on IV's off and on for three days and then because it kept falling out, had to get shots of antibiotics in her leg four times a day. We thank God she recovered so quickly."
Osteomyelitis is an acute or chronic bone infection, usually caused by bacteria. The infection that causes osteomyelitis often is in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via the blood. 1
Neil Miller is a Medical Research Journalist and the Director of the Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute. As he describes and explains to us, "The measles vaccine has a long history of causing serious adverse reactions... Severe afflictions affecting nearly every body system - blood, lymphatic, digestive, cardiovascular, immune and nervous, respiratory and sensory-have been linked to this "preventative" inoculation. " 2
Margaret A. Burgess also writes in the Internal Medicine Journal the very connection between measles and adverse reactions including osteomyelitis. 3
Other interesting facts to mention:
The Measles death rate was decreasing significantly on its own before the vaccine was introduced. After the introduction of the vaccine, outbreaks of Measles happened in vaccinated populations.
It is clear to me that I survived a severe illness as a result of the measles vaccine. I am very concerned with the partnership of government and the pharmaceutical industry. Over the past 25 plus years our children have been exposed to a windfall of toxic exposure including the mass expansion of vaccinations. We as parents need to take control, and protect the health and wellness of our family. There is already enough evidence that vaccines are not safe and not effective. Please do not take my word for it, investigate it for yourself, your family and your children.
The following is a Safety Bulletin from http://www.nvic.org/
VACCINE REACTIONS MOTHER'S DESCRIPTIONS
High Fever (over 103 F°) "His temperature was 105 °. I had to put cool towels on him to bring it down."
Skin (hives, rashes, swelling) "There was a big, hot, red swollen lump at the site of the shot that stayed for weeks."
High Pitched Screaming "It was a pain cry, a shrill scream and lasted for hours and nothing would help."
Collapse/Shock "She turned white with a blue tinge around her mouth and went completely limp."
Excessive Sleepiness "He passed out and we couldn't wake him to feed or do anything for over 12 hours."
Convulsion "Her eyes twitched, her chin trembled, her body went rigid and then would shake."
Brain Inflammation "He just laid in his crib with his eyes wide open then would arch his back and scream and go unconscious. Now he has seizures."
Behavior Changes "She won't sleep or eat. She throws herself down and screams for no reason. She was sweet and happy and is now out of control. She changed into a totally different child."
Mental/Physical Regression "My 18 month old son stopped talking and walking after those shots. He developed severe allergies, constant diarrhea, ear infections and was sick all the time."
Blood Disorders "She got big purple bruises on her skin. The doctor told me she was bleeding because her blood couldn't clot."
Other (such as loss of muscle control, arthritis, paralysis, sudden death)
If your child's health deteriorates after vaccination, your child may be eligible for federal compensation. Vaccine reactions should be reported to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) by calling 1-800-822-7967 and to NVIC's Vaccine Reaction Registry at http://www.nvic.org/.
National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
204 Mill Street, Suite B-1 Vienna, VA 22180 703-938-0342
Today 1 in 450 children is diabetic.
Today 1 in 175 children is autistic.
Today there are 3 million learning disabled children.
Today there are 9 million asthmatic children.
Today there are 4 million children with ADHD.
Today the CDC and AAP tell pediatricians to give children 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age 6 with the first dose given at 12 hours old in the newborn nursery. At 6 months old a child can receive 8 vaccines on a single day. At age15 months, a child can receive as many as 12 vaccines on a single day.
America and America's Children are in the midst of an epidemic of chronic disease and disability. Today, the Centers for Disease Control admits that 1 American child in 6 is developmentally delayed.
In the past 25 years, the number of American children with learning disabilities, ADHD, asthma and diabetes has more than tripled. Autism increases range from 200 percent toover 5,000 percent in some states.In the past 25 years, the number of doses of vaccines that pediatricians give American babies and children under age 6 has more than doubled. Outstanding Question: Is the atypical manipulation of the immune system with more and more vaccines in early life setting some children up for chronic disease and disability? Is less better?
In 1969, 1 in 7,100 children were diabetic.
In 1970, autism affected 4 in 10,000 children.
In 1976, there were 796,000 learning disabled children.
In 1979, there were 2 million asthmatic children.
In 1997,there were 1.6 million children with ADHD.
In 1980, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said children should get 23 doses of 7 vaccines by age six years with the first vaccinations given at 2 months old. 4
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1 - http://www.nlm.%20nih.gov/medlinep%20lus/ency/%20article/000437.%20htm
2 - Vaccines, Autism and Childhood Disorders, Neil Z. Miller
3 - Margaret A. Burgess (1986) BOOK REVIEW Internal Medicine Journal 16 (5)
4 - National Vaccine Information Center http://www.nvic.org/
Maryland Coalition for Vaccine Choice