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    Vaccinate Your Child: Yes or No?
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
    One of this year's top news stories was regarding the study on vaccines causing autism being based on fraudulent information.

    This story rekindled the "Should you vaccinate your child?" debate all over again.

    So, let's see what our members think.

    Should you? If not, why not?

    (Reminder: Play nice! This can be a very divisive discussion.)
    shoxy responded:
    Many children start showing processing disorders and such as toddlers. Their bodies may not handle some of the ingredients in the vaccines well and push them over the edge so to speak. That being said, we have chosen to wait to vaccinate untill our daughter is going to start school in order to make sure her body is handling everything well. She isn't in daycare so it's not as if she is daily being put w/other kids who can pick stuff up. We also don't plan to do the full load of vaccines. We are going to choose the ones we feel are the most intensely important. The United states has the highest amount of vaccines given to kids that I've researched. I feel we are a bit overly vaccination excited as a country.

    That's my two cents.
    Allaya9 responded:
    We are already starting our little man on the vaccination schedule and has been handling them well. I was vaccinated as a child and it caused no ill effects. My mom was insistant on vaccinations since she lived during the time when there was no polio or MMR vaccine. She caught measles as a child and almost died. It's because of vaccinations that those terrible and sometimes fatal diseases have been rarely seen. I do understand if a parent chooses or their child has a disease or allergy that they can not get vaccinated. But for me I consider it a risk not worth taking for him to catch whooping cough, measles, etc. Just my two cents.
    An_242149 responded:
    If we stop vaccinating against diseases that could potentially lead to death perhapse the world population will fall below 7 billion J
    tothebeach4 replied to An_242149's response:
    Oh geez... I'm sure you made this comment purely for the "shock and awe" effect... but seriously?! You're suggesting parents not vaccinate their children to thin out the world's population??.... PUHHAHAHAHAAA... WOW! Why don't we just start "spaying" and "neutering" people... hahaha... oh me... I needed that laugh.

    Anyway... back to the original question... YES, you should vaccinate your children. Why? Because it's the smart and responsible thing to do.
    ImMe26 responded:

    We wait til they go to kindergarden to vaccinate. Why ? I had very bad reactions to immunizations, so im very cautious.

    But we do vaccinate.
    cshyronia responded:
    I say vaccinate .
    3point14 responded:
    Yeah, if the only studies showing vaccinations were bad are proven to be false...I don't understand why people would still think it was bad to vaccinate their kids.
    MrsLouis2001 responded:
    No, I homeschool and I don't agree with putting all those ingredients into my childrens bodies. And my children have never been sickly kids either.
    An_242273 responded:
    I am the mother of 5 children. Vaccination of children is very important. Polio used to kill children until they came up with a vaccine. When you do not vaccinate your children you put not only your child at risk but other children as well. Now children are dying from Whooping cough because these parents decided not to vaccinate.
    rwcjd87 responded:
    Well first off I am not a parent but I was a nanny for many years and took kids for there vaccinations all the time and I always tought about this. I have spent a good bit of time studying this topic (I have a degre in Human services and one in Disabilities and I have done many papers on this topic one of witch was my thesis) and this is what I have found. There was autism before there was vaccinations, when they took a group of 5000 kids some had got vaccinated and some had not. Some of the kids in the group got autism and the persent of the autistic children that where vaccinated was the SAME as the group that did not get vaccinated! The thing people don't understand is disibilities are not random they are caused by the same thing ex Down Syndrom the extra chromizon so because we know that then if we say vaccinations cause autism than all children that have been vaccinated have autism and that statment is not true at all. If we stop vaccinating because we belive a lie then the only people that get hurt are kids that can't defend themselves. Vaccinate to keep up the hurd amunitie so that in protecss babies that are to young to get vaccinated and the sick. If you don't your just putting others in danger and hurting your children!
    emoore37 replied to rwcjd87's response:
    There can be consequences either way. I would personally wait to vaccinate until my child is about to go into school because at that time most of the allergies are known. I think putting ingredients into a child's body that could potentially kill them because of allergies is not necessary. Granted I could feed my child something that they could possibly be allergic to.
    ameliameastman replied to MrsLouis2001's response:
    Do your children get to play and be around things that are harmful to them? Because I hope they don't go step on a rusty nail somewhere in the back 40 and you don't get them a hep. shot. It's been working for years... Don't put them in anymore danger than what needs to be.
    ameliameastman responded:
    Vaccinations are a MUST! They didn't come up with these preventative measures for NOTHING! My great grand parents would be furious to find out that their siblings could have been saved because of a preventative injection. What the injection does is helps your childs body BUILD ITS OWN DEFENSE (antibodies) to PREVENT against these harmful diseases. Injections does not cause autism nor do they hurt your child its helping their immune system.

    My child is one and will receive ALL possible vaccinations I would do anything to protect my child. Plus she also has seen a chiropractor since birth to regulate her growth and keep her completly healthy.
    Anon_143246 responded:
    I agree that vaccinations are a must. What if a vaccinated child came in contact with your child with something like pox,whooping cough or something dealier and your child is not vaccinated and their body is too weak to fight off the virus by then. Its better to prepare then to wait and see what happens. that is why God gave us our instincts and common sense to use the resources here on earth. Just becuase one stays home becuase they are homeschooled or afraid of this and that doesnt mean you will be safe. What if the "pizza" guy has that infectious spore?

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