Tuesday, 4 September 2012

To vaccinate or not…

There seems to be alot of controversy as to whether or not we vaccinate our children. Some feel this should be mandatory whilst others believe we have a right to protect our children. Both sides have even shouted it amount to child abuse – either for not protecting their child from or for subjecting their child to the vaccines.

With the internet being such an important research tool, it is so much easier to find out more about these things than our ancestors were ever able to.

I have been researching this issue alot lately and there is alot of finger pointing going on. Those that have vaccinated their children are blaming those that choose not to as being the source of recent epidemics. There seems to be alot of research that suggests that a huge percentage of vaccinated children are getting these diseases. Doesn’t that say something? Why are those who have had their children vaccinated pointing fingers? Surely if they are vaccinated then they are far less likely to contract said disease? The answer seems to be to increase the amount of vaccinations or as some are suggesting currently, to give these vaccinations from birth. The thing that stands out the most for me on this subject, is that surely this proves if anything that these vaccinations aren’t anywhere near as effective as they are claimed to be. And if they aren‘t as effective then why give even more doses?

And therein lies the problem. We all know we are lied to, everyone has their own agenda, politicians, big pharma, etc etc. If we could truly trust the Powers-That-Be we wouldn’t be in this predicament would we? When we are faced with the truth we can make decisions with total confidence.

And what exactly goes into these vaccines? There are reports of heavy metals, fetal tissue etc. etc. We have a right surely to know what we are putting into our own and our children’s bodies!

Not only do we have the issue of whether these vaccinations work effectively but we also have doubts over the side-effects that some believe come from vaccinations.

As a parent we are asked to trust our medical professionals and give permission for everything they want to throw at us. I for one, do not want my daughter being used as a guinea pig.

Take the cervical cancer jab – if you do your homework you will see that it MAY help protect against a disease that MAY cause cancer. It doesn’t protect against cervical cancer directly. The initial disease in question is something that the body usually deals with by itself. Personally I would like to see the long term effects of this jab before I even consider my daughter having it. ‘B’ is coming up for 14, I have let her decide whether she wants it or not. She has read the research I have shown her, giving both sides of the argument, I want her to be as informed as I possibly can. She has decided that no way is that jab being given to her! After all, they said thalidomide was safe!

I have read many accounts of the possible side-effects of this jab and have even personally encountered people who have experienced them or know someone who has. Alot of it never makes the mainstream media. And many of those who speak out about it are then discredited, throwing doubt on their claims.

The flu jab – again, do your homework. The typical flu jab is created by predicting the 3 most common flu types LIKELY to flare up the FOLLOWING year! How on earth can you predict something like that? Again I have heard of so many side-effects.

And we are not talking about temporary side-effects, alot of those being reported are long term or permanent.

The MMR jab is another controversial jab. Some claim that it causes Autism. I have always felt that Autism is like cancer, we are born with these cells and something triggers them, this is my personal theory. Anyway, what I can tell you is our story. ‘B’ couldn’t have the MMR jab when she was meant to as she was having allergy problems and was on a strict dairy-free diet (amongst other things). As the vaccine was egg-based it was decided too risky to give it to her then. I don’t recall now how it came about, but by the time the other children were getting their booster shots, the Doctor she was under, decided she could have the jab. I didn’t know any better then… I trusted the medical profession! All I can tell you is that when I traced back the start of ‘B’s behavioural issues it took me back to the timeline of when she had the jab. Now I am not saying one way or another that this jab triggered her Autistic Spectrum Disorder but it IS possible. Alot of Autistic children are found to have alot of heavy metals in their systems!

Going back to my earlier comment about blaming unvaccinated children for disease outbreaks, ‘B’ actually contracted German Measles from a little girl who had just had her shot! She was at playgroup and like most toddlers she was very affectionate, she saw her little friend and gave her a kiss and by the next day ended up at the Doctors covered in spots. The Doctor asked if she had been vaccinated, I explained why she hadn’t and he asked if she had come into contact with anyone who had German Measles. I contacted the mum of the little girl, worried that my daughter may have accidentally given her little one German Measles and that was how I discovered that her little girl had had her jab that day. My point? Why not advise parents of recently vaccinated children to stay at home for a few days? No vaccine is 100% effective so surely there is responsibility on both sides?

I am actually now recovering from what now appears to have been whooping cough. It has been a nasty experience, some days I really didn’t care if I didn’t wake up, I have never coughed so hard and so much in my life. I am now approaching my 5th month and am slowly getting there. But having said that, I wouldn’t now be looking to go get myself vaccinated… but that’s my choice and I have my own reasons for that. The problem with whooping cough is that it is only contagious very early on and largely gets misdiagnosed so by the time you realise you have it you have already infected potentially hundreds of people. But again, doesn’t this suggest a responsibility from the medical profession to not just fob people off with the old gem, ‘it’s only a virus’! Better diagnosis would help.

I recently became an Auntie and my brother and his wife and I were talking about vaccinations. I have to say I am so glad I am not a new parent! The dilemma as to whether to vaccinate or not is not a decision I would want to make. Their little bodies are subjected to so many more jabs than ‘B’ was. Ultimately you have to make your own choice and to be able to live with it in the unlikely event that your child either experiences a serious side-effect or contracts one of these diseases. Not a choice to make lightly…

I can’t tell you whether you should vaccinate or not, but what I would say is keep an open mind and do some research…

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