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How do you feel about certain vaccinations for your child and why?

  1. JessShow profile image61
    JessShowposted 6 years ago

    How do you feel about certain vaccinations for your child and why?

    I am interested in other people's opinions on this subject because we had a discussion in pharmacology class about this.

  2. Jlbowden profile image90
    Jlbowdenposted 6 years ago

    Hello Jess:

    First of all welcome to hubpages as a newbie! You will definitely like it here and there are a great group of writers who interact like one big family.  I stumbled upon this site by accident as well. Getting back to your question, I would have to say that certain vaccinations are very important for your child. As you may know they do protect against childhood diseases, such as mumps measles and rubella. Also we are entering the influenza season. And it is highly recommended, especially by the CDC that children over 6 mos. of age be vaccinated to protect against the influenza virus. On occasion you may hear bad things about vaccinations as well. One of these issues is that the ingredients that vaccinations are often made with, can cause adverse events in children like Autism. While this may raise a red flag, particularly for some moms, vaccinations for the most part are very efficacious and safe as well.  There still is not enough evidence that points to vaccinations as being the bad guy. They for the most part will protect your child from serious and sometimes fatal disease.  Hope I have helped answer your question.


  3. thebookmom profile image75
    thebookmomposted 6 years ago

    We have always followed our pediatricians advice on getting shots.  Our girls are all current and do get the flu shot.  I even got the flu shot and the whooping cough shots last year in order to help protect our newborn.  i have lots of friends who don't do any shots and a cousin with full blown autisim so i totally get the debate, I just don't want to take a risk with my child.

  4. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    The CDC has never been able to find a link between autism and vaccinations -- in fact, as I recall, the person who found the link has finally admitted to falsifying information. Personally, even if vaccines were definitely linked to adverse events more serious than injection-site reaction in, say, 1 in 100,000 kids -- or even 1 in 10,000 -- my kids would still be getting them. People tend to forget how many kids were killed or crippled by these diseases before there were vaccines for them.

  5. JessShow profile image61
    JessShowposted 6 years ago

    Thank you Jl for the welcome! And thank you guys for your opinions. It is much appreciated. I agree with all three of you as far as vaccinations go. We just got into this really in depth conversation about it in pharmacology class and I thought it would be a good question to ask because I like hearing people's opinions on these sort of things. My son is up-to-date on all of his vaccines. My opinion on this is that, whether there may be certain side effects or not - there always will be and I haven't actually seen any cause for alarm not to get any vaccinations. If anything, they have prevented more than cause severe side effects. However, everyone has there own opinions and beliefs and I respect that as well.

  6. fit2day profile image73
    fit2dayposted 6 years ago

    I don't have children yet, but I am very skeptical of the validity of most vaccines. Many people get sick and a few die from vaccines, but they're still heavily pushed. I feel that kids today are sicker than ever before and receive more shots than ever before.
    I think that no vaccine should ever be mandated and parents should be able to make a fully informed decision as to whether or not to vaccinate. I can't say that all vaccination is bad, but in general the problem is the concept of a one size fits all that does more harm than good for many.
    For instance, I've never gotten a flu shot and have never gotten the flu and I know plenty of people who've only gotten the flu after the shot. Ultimately know what's going into your child's body and the possible side-effects.

    Hope my personal view helps some JessShow

  7. AK-Airmid profile image59
    AK-Airmidposted 6 years ago

    As many of the responses pointed out, this is a topic that people appear to feel strongly about one way or the other.  Many states have passed laws that don't give parents the option on whether to vaccinate or not - at least if you want your child to attend public school.

    As a holistic health practitioner, here is my opinion.  I do not believe it is the vaccination itself that is harmful, I believe it is the suspension agents used in the formulations.  When a toxin like mercury is given to a new born or very young child that has not had the opportunity to develop their immune system, bad things can happen.  Some physicians offer vaccinations that do not contain these toxic suspension agents - but you have to ask for them.  The law may require you to vaccinate your child, however, you do have the right to space out those shots.  Making this choice gives your child's body the opportunity to eliminate the toxins before more toxins are given.  I know it's not convenient, but spacing out even 2 weeks apart is better than overloading their immune systems and causing a potential toxic reaction. 

    Look at it this way, if you compare the amount of toxins in the grouped vaccinations - sometimes up to 6 shots - and compare those ppm (parts per million) to the child's weight - you can see how toxic overload happens.  One MD said a fair comparison would be the toxins in 6 shots would equal 70 shots in an adult. 

    As far as the comments regarding whether vaccines cause autism or any other disorder, the jury is still out on that one.  I just have a hard time believing that if there are no dangers to these vaccines then why is it illegal for a parent to sue a vaccine company and why does the government have a slush fund to cover claims filed by parents.