Thursday, August 11, 2011

Childhood Vaccinations...Are They Really Saving Our Children?

Lately in the media there has been a lot of coverage regarding childhood and teenage vaccinations.  We are a nation that is shot-crazy and I am especially concerned with the CDC's latest campaign to vaccinate teens and preteens against Meningitis.  Being in the medical field I know how truly rare Meningitis deaths are among this group, though it does happen.  But do a few deaths warrant vaccinating our entire teen population?   I found an article at Natural News that discusses the danger of childhood vaccinations and the bullying pediatricians who threaten parents with legal action if they don't comply.  Please read the article and let me know how you feel about this!  Here is the article, enjoy...

(NaturalNews) Just when you think some progress is being made for allowing exemptions from required vaccination schedules, along comes a threatening policy statement from a group that does most of those vaccinations. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) has issued a position statement opposing secular exemptions from vaccinations.

Already, many pediatricians are refusing healthcare to children of parents, who oppose heavy vaccination schedules.

Pediatricians Are Vaccine Crazy

The vaccination schedule begins at birth with the Hep B shot, which is followed by two more Hep B shots before two years of age. Hepatitis B is transmitted sexually or with hypodermic needles. Even if the mother is not at risk, the Hep B shots are pushed on newborns.

Two other vaccinations come as three different doses in one package. And those are given more than once before age six. They are the MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) and the DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) vaccinations.

Including the two inoculations that inject three vaccines, there are a total of fifteen different vaccines inoculated into a child well over 30 times by the age of six. Those shots aren't cheap, and they are hazardous. The USA requires more infant vaccinations than any other nation, yet it ranks 34th in infant mortality.
Now that you've read this article, how do you feel about getting your own children vaccinated?  I'm personally glad that my children are now in their mid to late 20's and when they were young we simply didn't have all these vaccinations the CDC and pediatricians are pushing at our children.  I do not believe that all the vaccinations our children are getting are necessary.  I would love to hear what you think about this ongoing controversial issue!

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