Vaccinating children every year is a multi-billion dollar annual business for the pharmaceutical companies. Think about it. The more vaccines they can convince the government to recommend or “require”, the more money they make.
This explains why in the last 25 years the amount of vaccines given to children under 6 has doubled, even though the occurrence of many of these diseases still remains extremely rare. When I was a kid in 1983 the recommended vaccine dosage was 11 doses of 4 vaccines.
American children now get 49 doses of 14 vaccines before they turn 6.
Sometimes as many as 12 vaccines are given in a single visit!
If you think that’s a lot, you should know that even more are in development. Not because we need them necessarily, but because pharmaceutical companies want to sell more vaccines.
And many of the vaccines administered today are for low-risk, non-fatal, or diseases that are practically non-existant in First World countries. Chicken Pox, a disease most of us had growing up, is now a vaccine required by the government. (Insert pharmaceutical executive high-fives here) And it is not even guaranteed to work.
Natural exposure to bacteria, viruses, and germs produces a stronger immune system that can protect you from degenerative disease in later years. Vaccines only provide temporary immunity. Only exposure to and recovery from a disease like chicken pox will provide lifetime immunity. Remember Chicken Pox parties? I’m all for ’em! I would much rather my kids get chicken pox than get the chicken pox vaccine.
Ever wondered what’s in a vaccine? Here’s a partial list:
Lab altered viruses and bacteria; aluminum; mercury; formaldehyde; phenoxyethanol; gluteraldehyde; sodium borate; sodium chloride; sodium acetate; monosodium glutamate (MSG); hydrochloric acid; lactose; gelatin; yeast protein; egg albumin; bovine and human serum albumin; antibiotics; unidentified contaminants, and more.
The most controversial is Thimerosal, a 49% mercury-based preservative still present in some vaccines that has been linked to various brain and immune system disorders, including autism. (Read this post on the dangers of mercury)
And while the pharmaceutical industry has published their own studies “proving” that there is no connection, scores of mothers of autistic children continue to come forward year after year with testimonies of vaccine related injuries, including autism.
Meanwhile the rate of autism in the unvaccinated communities, like the amish, is nearly zero.
According to the National Vaccine Information Center:
In 1970 1 of every 2500 children developed autism.
Today 1 of every 150 children develop autism.
Not only that, but today more children have learning disabilities, ADHD, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and sickness in general.
Since 1983 the amount of vaccines given to kids under 6 has tripled.
Most of the folks who are quick to criticize anyone who suggests vaccines may not be safe don’t know about this:The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
This was passed by Congress to compensate families for vaccine-related injuries or deaths. Yes it really was. The good thing about it is that it legitimized the fact that there are real health risks associated with vaccines. The bad thing is it actually protects the pharmaceutical industry from being sued and uses our tax dollars to compensate victims. Not cool. Read more about it HERE.
Now there are some fierce opponents who say you should never vaccinate your child. But the reality is there are children in third world countries dying for lack of some vaccines. As a parent it becomes a very difficult decision once you are exposed to information like this.
I’ve heard some religious types dismiss this issue and say, “Fear is not from God,” etc.
I agree! So do you let your young children play with knives and matches? Do you leave them alone at the park? Do you let them play in traffic?
Of course not.
As parents we trust God to protect our children from harm, but we also participate in the process.
It’s important to address vaccinations not from a position of fear, but with wisdom; not blindly trusting the government and the billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to operate with your family’s best interest in mind.
Here’s what my wife and I did:
Instead of following the prescribed vaccination schedule we made our own.
Micah did not get the flu shot while pregnant. The last time either one of us got a flu shot was in the late 90’s in college.
Our children did not get the Hepatitis B vaccine, which is given at the hospital within 12 hours after birth. Again, because of thimerosal, it has been linked to an increased risk of neurological damage and even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Pregnant mothers are routinely tested for Hepatitis B. Our doctor told us that if the mother doesn’t have Hep B, the child is not at risk. So we said no to that vaccine.
As for the rest of the vaccines, we waited longer to get the shots and spaced them further apart. I don’t want to impose some rigid system on you, so I’m not going to detail our calendar. I suggest you look at the recommended vaccination schedule, read up on the vaccines risks and side effects, use your own discretion, and make a plan that you are comfortable with.
We definitely don’t like the idea of our children getting bombarded with multiple doses of vaccines in one visit, so we do them individually.
That means more trips to the doctors office and more co-pays, but to us it is worth it.
This is not uncommon and our pediatrician was very understanding and easy to work with.
If yours isn’t, find a new one. Older pediatricians are much more laid back, than the younger know-it-alls.
We do not get annual flu shots for several reasons: Flu shots do contain mercury/thimerosal. There’s no guarantee that the vaccine will even work as they are manufactured from the previous years strains. And they wear off, which is why vaccine manufacturers recommend you get one every year. Exhibit A: We all know people who got a flu shot and still got the flu.
Remember the H1N1 Swine Flu?
The pharmaceutical industry convinced the CDC, Homeland Security, and other government agencies that it would be a global pandemic and so a “public health emergency” was declared. Of course the media had a field day, reporting on it every day for months.
Emergency vaccines like this one are often rushed to market with only a few weeks testing on few hundred people.
Needless to say, with government support and funding, vaccines are a grand slam profit for pharmaceutical companies.
Vaccines: What CDC Documents and Science Reveal A Film by Dr. Sherry J. Tenpenny
Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children by Louis Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland
Unlikely hero Jenny McCarthy has become a champion for the prevention and treatment of autism after she brought her son back from autism. She’s authored three books on the subject and definitely earned my respect.
–Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism (Her own story)
–Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
–Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide by Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel M.D.
Their site is www.generationrescue.org.
Also visit www.ageofautism.com
I knew a post like this would ruffle some feathers, which I’m ok with. I do this to share information that I believe is important. People often ask my opinion on the vaccine issue, so there it is. Immediately after posting this I received some angry messages and comments, the majority of which were from people who didn’t even read the whole article and assumed that we didn’t vaccinate our kids and are telling others not to vaccinate. One person claiming to be autistic even accused me of promoting genocide to rid the world of autistic people. Really?
While those types of comments are entertaining, if they don’t add value to the post, they won’t be approved.
Having said all that, I would love to know what you think.