Warm & sunny skies greeted me this morning so I am very happy that semi warm weather has come back for awhile.
As I was browsing my Facebook feed last night someone posted a very interesting link on anti-vaccine facebook group. I felt that this webpage put out there by the CDC was the perfect blog topic.
First off, lets put the web page out there so you know which one I'm am referring to. Take some time to read thru it.
Now, after reading thru this webpage what was the most common factor in each of those vaccines?
Here is that common factor -
- Anyone who has had a serious allergic reaction to a previous dose of "said vaccine" vaccine should not get another dose.
This is even being said about the Hepatitis B vaccine that is given to babies right after birth. How do they even know that they are going to be allergic to that vaccine until it is given? In many cases, babies have died after getting the Hep B vaccine & its chalked up to an underlying condition & not related to vaccine at all.
A strongly held belief by many parents is that if their child isn't feeling well is that their child shouldn't be vaccinated. I've ready many stories where a child wasn't feeling well when they went to the doctor & the doctor went ahead & vaccinated the child anyway. In some cases the child got more ill & sometimes even died. Again the vaccinations were not to blame.
But what does this CDC webpage say about this?
On the HiB, flu shots, Tetanus shots -
If you are not feeling well on the day of the shot that is scheduled you should wait.
Something else that is seen after a child gets vaccinated is the crying. Children crying non-stop after a vaccine has become the norm & acceptable in societies eyes.
The CDCs own vaccination information sheet says -
Some children should not get DTaP vaccine or should wait
- had a seizure or collapsed after a dose of DTaP,
- cried non-stop for 3 hours or more after a dose of DTaP,
- had a fever over 105°F after a dose of DTaP.
But yet when a parent calls into the doctors office & tells them that their child is convulsing, is crying non-stop & or has a high fever they are told that it is a normal reaction. Then when the next round of shots comes around it starts all over again.
As I was reading thru some of the vaccination information sheets, I came across this interesting fact on the MMRV (MMR & Varicella) sheet -
Children who got the first dose as MMRV have had more fevers and fever-related seizures (about 1 in 1,250) than children who got the first dose as separate shots of MMR and varicella vaccines on the same day (about 1 in 2,500).
I've read a few stories where moms of preemies were told that their babies could be vaccinated again Hep B. The CDCs own website says this -
Hepatitis B vaccination should be deferred for infants weighing less than >2,000 grams for Hepatitis B negative moms.
2,000 grams is about 4.4 pounds.
2,000 grams is about 4.4 pounds.
So as we read thru this information we see that there is conflict between what the doctor says is ok & what the CDC is saying.
We also see that the CDC shows that there are reactions to vaccines & sometimes very severe reactions. They say - As with all medications there could be reaction to it - sometimes death.
Yes, there is a risk of death when we are out walking, driving down the road, even taking our kids to school but they are nothing compared to having toxic substances injected into our body.
Ultimately, each parent needs to makes the decision that they feel is in the best interest of their child. I feel this doctor says it best -
Until next time,
#25 - http://www.kidsgrowth.com/resources/articledetail.cfm?id=1151