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Q&A: Modified immunization schedule?

I'm afraid of my baby getting so many shots. Can I put her on a modified immunization schedule? Is it safe?

Re: I'm afraid of my baby getting so many shots. Can I put her on a modified immunization schedule? Is it safe?

The Bump Expert

When babies are born, they inherit specific types of antibodies from their mothers, which help fend off different diseases (this is nature's way of protecting babies when they're most vulnerable). Starting around six months of age, these antibodies start to diminish, and almost completely disappear by one year of age. Ideally, during that time, babies are exposed to the "wild" diseases the maternal antibodies had protected them against, and will start to make their own antibodies -- the beginning of their immune system.

We give vaccines -- which are either parts of the viruses or bacteria (called antigens), or weakened live viruses -- to our babies before Mommy's antibodies completely disappear. That's why it seems like babies get so many shots before six months. Another way to think about it: When your baby is five months old and picking everything up and putting it in his mouth, he's already exposed to more antigens than all the shots combined!

As far as a modified immunization schedule, there are many pediatric offices that accommodate parents' requests, but the human body is amazing enough that even a baby's immune system will produce antibodies in response to the antigens in the vaccines without becoming overwhelmed by them. As for whether a modified schedule is safe, the published schedule of immunizations has been tested on tens of thousands of babies with proven immune response, but the altered schedule has no such proven assurance. So I say, follow the schedule and give your baby the vaccinations, as this is the best protection you can give.

Dr. Cheryl Wu

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Most of us were immunizied as kids, why the fear now?

thewhi |

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Because when we were immunized we got 7 shots, not the 36 (http://www.generationrescue.org/documents/SPECIAL%20REPORT%20AUTISM%202.pdf) that are required today. BTW, the US requires more vaccines than any other westernized country, yet still has the highest infant mortality rate... As for Dr. Wu's answer regarding the testing of the published schedule. The vaccines have been given to thousands of babies but there has never been testing on infants testing the combination of vaccines. Each vaccines is tested individually for safety

TheSnyders07 |

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I'm scared to give my child all those shots at once. I have had two cousins that got there babies shots like your suppose to and now they have Autism. They need to "green" the shots. I don't want mine to have it. So it's a little scary.

ashleyfd |

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There is also fear of immunizations because most people believe that the high levels of mercury in the shots are what may cause Autism. While Doctors will not take responsiblity for this accusation (hello...they'd have a handful of lawsuits on their hands) most mom's are starting to modify or space out immunizations to hopefully moderate the amount of mercury a baby is exposed to. There is a reason pregnant women cannot have fish and other things with mercury in them. Doctors and researchers need to wake up.

jendueck |

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Are there ways around immunizing? Are there other options? My mother told me that I had a terrible reaction to my shots and now I'm terrified...Suggestions?

NY Shannon |

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You are absolutely wrong. Every single vaccine licensed in the United States has to undergone testing in combination with the currently licensed vaccines in order to receive FDA approval. You can find this information in the PI (prescribing information) of all vaccines. Furthermore, the vaccines we get today are manufactured with much better technology so that our children are actually getting much less antigen in the 36 shots than we did with just a 7 shots years ago. When you have a cleaner vaccine with less antigen, it is is much less overwhelming to the immune system.

cdr2009 |

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I highly recommend reading Dr. Sear's "The Vaccine Book" it is very informative, but it doesn't push one side or the other. I know there is controversy over this issue, but personally I think you owe it to yourself to make a well informed decision based on current research. Dr. Sears does offer a modified vaccine schedule. I have found that my pediatrician is quite supportive of my selections. He doesn't seem to give me to much hassle, you just need to know what you want and why you want it! Give the book a read...it's good!

Erica |

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We have our daughter on a modified immunization schedule, i had the same concerns as you. Polio? are you kidding!?! A great book for you to read is the Vaccination Book by Dr. Sears, it gives you both arguments so you can come to your own decision. It also has some alternative and modified schedules that you can follow. Another thing is that you have to make sure that you doctor is on board with you. We actually had to switch docs because our first one was not willing to follow our wishes.

zoe35 |

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I am 7 weeks pregnant and will not be vaccinating my baby due to all the research I have done myself and because of what I have seen it do to the kids that come into my office. A great site to check out for pros and cons on any vaccine is www.909shot.com. My best advice is to do your research and trust your intuition and stand by your decision no matter what anyone has to say.

willy59 |

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Unfortunately Dr. Wu's advice mimics alot of doctors, but DO NOT follow the standard vaccine schedule if you want to be sure that you are protecting your baby from possible autism. I had my 4th child last year. I have an autistic half-brother, cousin(by marriage) & step-nephew who became autistic after vaccines, particularly the MMR! I will NOT be following the schedule my other 3 kids did with my 4th. I would recommend that any mother read Jenny McCarthy-Mother Warriors before vaccinating your babies. Luckily here in America we don't have measles, mumps, rubella & most of the other diseases here right now, so it won't hurt to spread them out in a safe manner. My mother in law just said to me yesterday "but what if she gets the measles?" To which I replied "our kids are at more risk for autism these days than measles, we got a handle on that stuff but I can't & won't risk making my baby autistic to appease the doctor & his wallet!" The vaccines will be there, go about it slowly & safely, you'll have a better chance of keeping your baby the way he/she is. Also NEVER vaccinate when your child is sick in anyway, on any meds for viral infections, has an upset tummy or diarrea. This is starting to become a precurser with these kids having an illness, getting vaccinated & becoming autistic a week later! Read up on vaccines before you let them come near him or her! And after all of my rambling, YES use a modified immunization schedule, you'll sleep better knowing you are at a minimal risk vs the normal/standard schedule!

lindscnn |

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I agree about the Vaccination book by dr. robert sears....it is absolutely non-biased...a very informative book on how vaccines are manufactured, when they are recommended, how common the diseases are, what the potential problems with the vaccines are...etc etc. and in the rear of the book dr. sears offers an "alternative vaccination schedule"...that limits the amount of aluminum conatining vaccines to one per appointment...there is a LOT of aluminum contained in MOST vaccines...and the amount fo aluminum conatined in the vaccine is something like 25-40 times the safe EPA limit for a babies size and weight!! that cannot be healthy!

maple669 |

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When the "anti vaccine" thing really got going and parents began opting out of MMR, there were actually outbreaks of measles...which can be fatal. These diseases are largely gone from the US as a result of vaccines. Clearly I am bias towards actual scientific research here, and research says 1) no clear link between vaccines and autism and 2) there is a genetic component. Also, the timing of diagnosis often coincides with when children finish up their vaccination schedule because that age range is when people begin to notice children missing developmental milestones. I'm not saying you shouldn't space out the vaccinations- but not vaccinating at all creates a public health risk. Nobody remembers when all these diseases killed children- vaccines saved many lives and we now take them for granted. Be careful but not careless.

AmandaJane1 |

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go with your gut!!! i follow dr. sears and it makes sense to get the vaxes....i understand that importance to keep the diseases gone. however, i find it appalling that dr's here in the US will use our children as guinea pigs. they have an AAP schedule that pumps the babies full of vaxes up to 18 months and guess what they do then.....at 18 months they start looking for autism markers.....coincidence?

xtrememousey |

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I agree, go with your gut and don't let anyone bully you into doing something you are not comfortable with. I once posted on the truuconfessions site about thinking about doing this and I got a lot of "me too's", you are certainly not the only mother with these concerns. You are still getting your child immunized just at a slower pace.

RedGal73 |

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Go with what you feel comfortable with. We do a modified innunizaiton schedule, but it is something that we discussed with her doctor and went over . . what the risks and benefits are and what is more likely to get for the area we live and what is less likely that we can wait on . . however, don't let anyone bully you . . that is the advice that our doctor gave us and I think its great advice. do your research and discuss it with your doctor.

rissa06 |

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My son is 7 months and up until this point we gave him all of his shots on schedule. However, I am going to wait for him to get his MMR shot until he's a few years old. I very recently read Jenny McCarthy's book- Mother Warrior's and it was very enlightening to me and has made me want to be more in-the-know of what options are out there. I also have decided to no longer allow the pediatrician to give my son Tylenol just before she injects the immunization- I'll wait and give it to him afterwards if I think he's in need of it. I HIGHLY recommend Mother Warrior's though- if nothing else, it will soften your heart and give you a different perspective of those children that have autism and their families.

detroitblondie |

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In 1976, children received 10 vaccines before attending school. Today they receive over 36...Back then autism rates were around 1 in 10,000 and now they are estimated to be 1 in 150 to 1 in 100. I am getting my kid whatever I got in the early 80's, nothing more.

vanessaazimi |

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I'm terrified for public safety since people are more willing to listen to an idiot like Jenny McCarthy over actual proven science. Even if it WERE true that vaccines COULD cause autism (which is totally false as actual methodical science proves time and time again), I'd still rather have an autistic child than a dead or dangerous child. It's good to question things, but that means you have to question not just "The Man" but also the whackjobs from Hollywood who make loads of money from their books, etc. and then come down to the truth. "Big Pharma" actually makes very little money from vaccines, FYI.

hurricanechelsea |

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Go girls.. Way to educate yourselfs! As one poster said, "we were give just a few shots as children not the 36 they give now".. It is RIDICULIS!! hurricanechelsea: Why are you so worried about us "idiots" if you are vaccinating? You should have nothing to worry about if your vaccines truly work.. This is a FREE country and we have the right to protect our children as we please. As a Microbiology Major, I am well studied on the diseases we are vaccinating against AND immunology. The truth is that vaccines ARE NOT safe.. and people are injured by them every single day. It is true that our babies are the sickest yet we have the most vaccines of any country. Many countries have BANNED many of the vaccines we give (including and most notoriously the MMR) because of their dangerous and even deathly side-affects. The TRUTH is that "Big Pharma" DOES make a lot of money from vaccines...Why else do you think they make them? Duh! Individually-no Country-wide- YES! Whether or not they cause Autism--no one knows for sure, but the truth is just as many studies have linked them as have not.. To say vaccines causing autism is "totally false" is ignorant without knowing every detail or the study/ect. It would be impossible to test every single scenerio. Most studies in public view are sponsered by the government who has interests to differ the link between autism and vaccines. The government will NEVER come out and admit there is a link. That would be a pretty big damage suit don't you think? The TRUTH IS that most of the diseases you are vaccinating against are harmless anyways. We all got chickenpox and survived! Whats wrong with letting our immune systems work for us?? Besides, most diseases were on the decline on their own long before the immergence of vaccines. Not to mention, there are diseases you can only get if you have been vaccinated..... FYI!

leeannmitsubishi |

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I have a child with Autism. Does anyone ever wonder why the government put a rider on the Homeland Security Act of 2004 so that citizens could not sue drug companies for disabilities or damages done to them or their children by vaccines? I don't believe children should receive vaccines for things that will not kill them and they should be on a schedule far lower than the ones currently being used. I agree. We had 7. Over 30 is ridiculous. I have 5 children. One with Autism. If it's caused by genetics, why do my three younger who were on a modified dosage schedule not have it?

6paperflowers@sbcglobal.net |

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You know I find it funny that everyone is quick to assume that autism is caused by all these vaccines that millions of kids recieve on a daily basis. So let me put is in terms that everone can understand, yes, there are side effects to vaccines. They are no different than those that are in the medications that you give them when they fall ill. Medicine has come a long way from the 70's medicine that was used to vaccinate us 70's and 80's babies. If Vaccines are so bad why has the percentage of kids ending up with autism has dropped dramatically. Autism comes with genetics, for those that don't understand genetics please educate yourselves. Genetics doesn't affect every member of your family, it skips members, generations, and sexes in the family. Just because 1 of your 4 children was diagnosed with autism 10 days after recieving their MMR vaccine, doesn't mean that autism was caused by that vaccine. First of all it takes approximately 14 days for any vaccine to take effect. Second the amount of Thymerisol that is in most vaccines now a days contains less mercury than that found in a serving of fish that contain mercury. Now as an Allergy/Immunizations specialist some would say that I'm just talking because I'm biased, but i'm also a soon to be father and plan to vaccinate my child on the reccomended schedule. The point I want to make sure that everyone takes is that you educate yourselves before you vaccinate, but also keep in mind that you are making a decision for your child that could affect them for the rest of their lives. This is 2010 not 1970 or 1980, use your resources to become informed and then act.

cavalier8503 |

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Ok, as for the ones saying that "all vaccines are thoroughly tested before being FDA approved", Im sorry but you're wrong! I work in a dr's office and when we got the H1N1 vaccines I read the prescribing info, the big paper with the tiny letters that go on and on. It very clearly states that tests were NOT performed on pregnant women or babies and they do not know what effect it can have. (Yet they want all pregnant women to get it!) So I doubt all those vaccines were thoroughly tested either. ... I may sound like a nut but I dont trust the FDA and I want to find a way around all the shots for my baby.

shadowraven686 |

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I worked with an autistic child while I was in college. He has 2 perfectly healthy normal brothers. He also has a very well educated mother who has a master's in psychology and worked in the field of mental retardation for 13 years! She will tell you that within 24 hours of his 6 month vaccinations she noticed a difference in her child. She even has video to show that he was developing normally up to that point. You can call me crazy, stupid or whatever you like but I have the right to do what I think is best for my child. I am going with the modified vaccination schedule. I have survived 26 years without getting anything other than chicken pox and I did not have all these vaccines, especially not this close togther!

melsglfg |

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Fortunately I have a great ped and he'll do pretty much anything, "within reason." I got my first two immunized with the standard schedule, but I plan on spacing them out with my third. He's all for vax, he says in his years as a ped, they're the most important of the medical breakthroughs he's seen. That said, he doesn't necessarily think babies need to be given 700 at once! (Yes, an exaggeration, I know...) Unfortunately, just when I've decided to do this, I find he's retiring this summer. Soo...on to find another alt-sched friendly ped!

JennaG19 |

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i'm a little tired of the vaccines= autism argument. so... no one bothers to look into how much pesticides we eat/ drink now and THAT correlation? or perhaps how many drugs we give women in labor now (which is astoundingly high in the last 2 decades) and THAT correlation? start doing research outside of the vaccines= autism concept and then maybe i'll listen to you.

thereset |

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I didnt read through everyones replies, however I did see the topic of Autism brought up. Has anyone read Jenny McCarhty's book about her journey with healing her son of Autism. Its called "Louder Than Words". She has developed into an amazing mother and a good writer, the book is wonderul. I suggest you read it and do research. I cant help but to agree that vaccines are contributing to the cuase of Autism, and you just might after reading her book. Although there is great reason to abide by the schedule there is great reason to research and decide for yourself...

christinaconrad |

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Everyone keeps citing "research." Can anyone please post a link or reference for peer reviewed journal publication on the subject? For either side of the debate?

BioTchr |

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I think there are so many dangers for our babies. I had a natural birth to avoid all the chemicals. I breastfeed since it is so much healthier than anything else. I use cloth diapers to avoid chemicals in disposables. I am careful about what products I put on my baby's skin http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1 . I plan on making my own baby food with some organic food to avoid processed, chemicals, sugar, salt, etc. in food. I am also using a delayed vaccination schedule because of all the controversy and unknown. I want her body to be able to handle it all and have time to mature. Infancy is such a critical period of development, I am surprised babies do as well as they do with all the chemicals we give them in their first year of life! I know not everyone can do all those things, but I am determined to give my daughter the best start possible. We don't know the long term effects of most of the things we say are ok!

leelersinc |

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I vaccinated both my daughters on a alternative schedule. I never saw the need to give them 3 or 4 shots at a time, as much to promote their own comfort as anything else. That said, they did receive all recommended shots. USA Today just ran an article a couple of weeks ago about parents who did not vaccine and whose children contracted deadly diseases and died as a result. It's just food for thought - I think it is important to do your research and come to your own decision. Here is the article if you are interested: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-01-06-childhoodvaccines06_CV_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

KJGav |

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Does anyone realize that when we were kids - just a mere 20-30 years ago - we ate dirt, didnt sterilize, got the chicken pox by our parents choice, among dozens of other "unsafe" and "unhealthy" things? How many of us are around to worry about our babies now? In my not so educated opinion, which i am the first to fess up to, its all of the people who get seriously worked up over the small details that are causing the problem. True that the environment has evolved due to our presence, and diseases have evolved due to vaccines and other medications, but i sincerely feel that parents should do the research (a wide range of research, covering ALL sides of the story from ALL angles and ALL ideas) before deciding. Ultimately it comes down to what is best for you, your family, and your child. Personally, i didnt know there was a chicken pox vaccine until a few years ago, I didnt realize there were so many vaccines on the market today, and I surely didnt get much more than ten myself. Born in 1990, 26 weeks pregnant with my first daughter.. I dont know enough to decide, but Im pretty sure i wont do anything drastic. I dont feel its right to deny your child every vaccination, but i am also pretty sure its not right to do all of them as quickly as the government feels.

Ocean67 |

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Why would you want to? Immunizations save lives and should be required by law!

nanners2010 |

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Immunizations also are responsible for deaths and injuries. Hopefully our government never becomes so oppressive that we are "required by law' to get them. That is pretty scary. Because we live in a semi-free country, you can choose whether or not to get vaccinations at all. The government can't tell you what to put into your child's body, at least for now...

OneSimpleMom |

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The 10 docs that did the study on the correlation between autism and vaccinations retracted that statement and proved otherwise. 8 of the 10 retraced the study within the last 5 years the last 2 just recently published a new study debunking the idea of autism's linkage to vaccinations. Also the biggest reason for the increased number of children diagnosed with autism is because the spectrum has increased and our knowledge to diagnose is far better than what is was years ago and even 1 year ago. I also used to work in an ER and we had a really scary moment when we had a child come in with Polio and the patient in the same ER was not vaccinated. So my best advice is to, ya, use your motherly instincts. There is a reason these exist! But also don't be naive to the fact that you and your child will never come in contact with something life threatening. So read read read... and not just one book but recent studies and most of all talk to your pediatrician. They can offer a wealth of knowledge. And to the comment above -- They are required by law but you can opt out of them for belief.

sthoms |

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I have been working with children with autism for almost 4 years and consider myself fairly educated on the subject of vaccines. Based on the information that I have gotten from some of the best developmental specialists in the country, vaccines DO NOT cause autism. Even Autism Speaks (most well-known autism organization in the world) has publicly refuted this. HOWEVER, if a child is going to become autistic, the metals in the vaccines CAN cause them to become more severely autistic than they would otherwise be. The reason is because children with autism are not able to process these vaccines the way a normal child would. The metals build up in the body, rather than naturally absorbing, and it can severely affect them. If the child is not autistic, the vaccines should be fine. My recommendation (and this is what I plan to do with my little one) is to space out the vaccines over the course of the first year. For the bigger vaccines, such as the MMR, I am waiting until he is at least 2. By then, I should be able to determine whether he is predisposed to autism and will be affected by the vaccines. I also plan to do the MMR in separate doses. FYI, you also can request vaccines that are metal-free. They are a bit hard to come by, but I highly recommend it.

laurenhaines65 |

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I think it's worth saying again, as children 30 years ago, we did not receive all these vaccines that they are giving children these days. I for one have not had anymore than what was recommended at that time. I am doing just fine, and not endangering anyone by not having had what they say is needed now. I think it's ridiculous, and as parents we need to have some common sense. These are drugs that they are injecting into our children and we are just letting it happen. Putting your child on a modified schedule will not harm them or anyone around them. Why are we letting our government tell us what is safe and needed for our children. Who's kids are they anyway. Make your own decision and get informed.

littlesquirrel |

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WOW- you gals really let your claws show!!! I personally am going to choose a more alternative route concerning vaccines (either minimum, or possibly none), but I am reading up on all this. You have got to realize that the medical industry is very skewed these days- don't blindly listen to them or anyone else for that matter.

'mingo |

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My preacher's wife gave her child the shots like she was supposed to and he now has Autism. When she found out it might be caused by all of the vaccines she confronted her doctor and he said some studies have shown that there is a link between the vaccines and Autism. I'm sorry. I'm spacing those suckers out as much as possible after hearing that. He even stood up and warned new parents or soon to be parents about it once the doctor confirmed it.

meghan_marie |

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My Daughter is Now turning 5 I have not given her shots since her first year, We held off on them because her biological father's younger sister has autism, but honestly I don't believe that the mercury causes a change in the child, the genes are there from the line of family just like any other disorder. She is a beautiful and intelligent child, and holding off on the vaccines has not affected her in a negative way. I honestly think that the best reason to do it younger though is because they wont remember, where my daughter now resents my husband, my self, as well as the doctors.

cstonier2305 |

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I think as a country (the researchers, doctors, parents, etc) we're slowly learning the best way to protect our children...but it takes time. When it comes down to it, the mother and father are the ones responsible for making decisions. There are no right/wrong answers right now. I would definitely recommend The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears. It is unbiased and very informative. It will help you make the best decision for your family.

aliday70 |

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I'm with AmandaJane1. The main reason many of these diseases died out in America was because of vaccinations. People, completely not vaccinating your baby is a huge public health risk, as well as a personal one. There are no studies affirmatively linking autism with vaccines. One big reason autism tends to be diagnosed around 6 months of age is because that is when many developmental milestones begin to be missed. And numbers of autistic children are "on the rise", primarily because we now know more about autism and can diagnose even slight autism. Making claims that mothers know more than doctors or researchers is very dangerous. There is a fine line to walk between education and hysteria. There are trace amounts of mercury in vaccines, but recent studies have shown trace amounts of mercury in high fructose corn syrup. Please research EACH side of the issue before making a decision. To me, spacing the vaccines out in a responsible way would seem fine, as long as your doctor is on board (you know, the person who went to school for 10 years). But not vaccinating at all? wow.

kristi242 |

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We immunized our first child according to standard recommendations - there are some neurological issues that we now wonder if there is a correlation. Our second & 3rd children were modified for 2yrs & 1yr respectively, then we stopped immunizing. Our 4th child has not been immunized at all - she is the only one with no allergies, no asthma, etc - wish we had been more educated earlier. Dr Sears provides an altered schedule & if you interview pediatricians, you will find one who will share your philosophies and support your parenting decisions.

mama2many |

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For those of you who think Autism comes from childhood vaccines-there are many children who have Autism who have never had a vaccine in their life....It's in the genes people.

RileyMommy25 |

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http://www.healing-arts.org/children/vaccines/ This is an excellent website that does a very good job explaining all of the known risks of vaccinations (not just autism -- it's scary!). Also, if you scroll down, they "include the examination of many recent research studies and provides information from the CDC and FDA websites that are not easily accessible to the general public but are published here". the conclusion is that the government knows more than they're letting on (big surprise) to prevent a massive withdrawal from vaccines which could lead to public health risks... "transcripts ... appear to contraindicate their public statements". There's alot of links to a lot of good information at the bottom of the article. Hopefully it will help you. I, for one, don't swallow everything the government tries to feed me. I do my own research and make an informed decision. My son is on a modified schedule, and will stay that way!

imbritney |

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Ok....for those that think that vaccines cause Autism, in the studies that have been conducted there is no link. Also, if you look at the history of Autism the diagnosis is fairly new, mainly because way back when they lumped people into only one or two categories. Going back through the records kept they have been able to show that autism was around, but not labeled as autism. THIS IS BEFORE VACCINES! As a nurse it scares me to think of what will happen if people don't vaccinate thier children. There are diseases that are coming back into the USA because of people not vaccinating their children, and these were rare if not unseen in the US in the past 20 years. I for one will get my children vaccinated. Everyone I know has gotten there children vaccinated with no adverse affects. Also, people need to think about the children their kids will be around at day care and school, because them getting a disease can then be passed on to the others they are around.

ticklivories |

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The reason we vaccinate our children is so that they don't develop the diseases. If everyone stops vaccinating then the diseases will start up again. There is no link between Autism and vaccinations other than coincidence. If a child is going to get autism then they will get it, just like muscular dystrophy or down syndrome. I am a Physical Therapist and understand the need for vaccinations, however see no issue with a modified schedule as long as the vaccinations are given. I believe that it is more important for those children who attend daycare to receive them and also prior to entering school. I will be getting my children vaccinated and if they develop autism or anything else then I will still love my child just the same because that is the way God intended it.

ramsquad7 |

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The U.S. does not have the highest infant mortality rate in developed countries. That is completely untrue.We don't have the best, but we actually are within the top five. I find that most of the information that is about the lack of safety in vaccinating a child is specious and suspect at best. Studies are quoted, but not fully researched. Broad claims are made from tiny ammounts of evidence and so on. As a nursing student I see no proof that vaccines are completely deadly, also none for mercury most importantly. Vaccines, like any foreign substance introduced into the body have the potential to be deadly due to allergic reaction. Bodies will sometimes recognize a pathogen as more dangerous than it actually is, or even as something it is not, and will promptly try to eject it from the body. Parents Should be watching for allergic reactions after any vaccine. However, they should also be doing this when feeding their child a new food, introducing child to a new substance, or giving any kind of medication. That is what parenting is about - keeping an eye on your kid. Now, you can keep an eye on your kid, possibly see a reaction and get them the medical attention they need for that, or you can watch your child die of TB or suffer the painfully debilitating affects of polio for the rest of their lives. That is the choice that a parent really has to make here. Yes, vaccines are a little dangerous. So is feeding your child. And much like when you choose to feed your kid, the risks there are lower than the risk of what will happen if you DON'T feed your kid.

consciousbuyer |

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My son is 2 years old, I allowed them to give him all of the shots at his 2month visit and then I changed my mind shortly after that. Now, I only allow his doctor's office to give him 2 shots at once, one in each leg. I feel that if they give him 4-6 shots at once, there is no way we would be able to tell which one he's had a reaction to if he indeed gets a reaction. It takes more time out of my day to repeatedly return to the doctor's office, but well worth it. Besides, he only ended up being 6 moths behind and we caught up by age 2. Well worth it:) Good luck!

babyfil08 |

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My nephew is Autistic and I react to most vaccines. Between those two things, we plan to delay vaccinating until close to 6 months (because our child will have antibodies from me up to that point) and then we will go at it one at a time and only the mandatory ones. My nephew was developing normally and around the time he got the chicken pox vaccine, he just wasn't there anymore. He is seeing a specialist now that thinks that it is likely that vaccine pushed him over his thresh hold and his immune system couldn't take it. After 3 years of being treated and removing things from his environment, he acts almost normal again, but any time his immune system is stressed (viral infection), he slips back into his own world where he is barely responsive. He is now 7 and in normal classes, with a little extra help on the side.

SoldiersWife09004 |

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there are some of you who would rather your children not get the vaccinations as recommended....but think about this? would you question the use of tylenol, an antibiotic, standard canned and jarred non-organic food, any other medications??? The amount of crap we put in our bodies is astounding....vaccines included. HOWEVER- it is a public health risk for parents to NOT vaccinate their children. Modified schedule- go for it. I agree, 4 shots at a time is excessive....but we put a lot worse things into our bodies.

jbasile |

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It's not really worth it to listen to the people that think they have all the answers. Could vaccines cause autism? Yes. Could genetics be the cause? Yes. Is there ridiculous amounts of aluminum in vaccines? Yes. Do you TRULY know, for a fact that vaccines are harmless? NO. It's impossible to know how each baby will react. My brother was given the MMR vaccine, got really sick from it, and never quite recovered. Now he is a 25 yo adult with learning disabilities...all because of the vaccine. He was fine before the shot, and NOT fine after. I really wish people that are pro-vaccine would stop pushing their beliefs on other people. It's insensitive to the ones who have experienced traumas, and just plain rude. If I choose not to vaccinate my child, it is my decision. Period.

natalieandtrevis |

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"Because when we were immunized we got 7 shots, not the 36 (http://www.generationrescue.org/documents/SPECIAL%20REPORT%20AUTISM%202.pdf) that are required today. BTW, the US requires more vaccines than any other westernized country, yet still has the highest infant mortality rate." Actually, we don't. Because if you look at the statistics for infant mortality, they include premature babies. No other country does this. I was very scared to get my child vaccinated. I did my research, and decided to pick and choose which vaccines I thought my child would need. For example, I went without the Hep B shot. I'll explain to my son when he's older, if he wants to use dirty needles and have anal sex (the main ways to get Hep B) to get vaccinated. (Note the heavy sarcasm) I decided that the benefits outweighed the risks for my baby, but we're getting them one at a time, that way if he has some sort of a reaction, we'll know which one it was.

angelofmusic219 |

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There WERE a lot of inquiries in the 90's about the autism correlation. Since the early 2000's vaccine manufacturers have drastically reduced their mercury content. I think I'll still go by a delayed schedule, but they are a bit safer than they were recently.

TopazAngel |

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To stay on the safe side...I am going to just delay the shots on a modified schedule. And not get the MMR until after 2 yrs old. He will still get his vaccinations but I will feel safe...JUST IN CASE.

popsdupree |

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My mother modified the immunization schedule for me and my four brothers, and we're all fine, and that's what my husband and I are planning for our unborn. I come from a healthcare family, and there's more in those shots than just a weakened/dead virus, and a lot of it at once is probably dangerous. If you choose to do the same, you should probably get them all in by around that 6-8 month time that was mentioned above, but you can avoid the whole ton they get all at once right at birth and through the first few months. You'll end up going to the doctor A LOT, every few weeks, to space them out, but it's probably worth it. Considdering that vaccines have been associated with the rise in autism; why risk it just for the sake of convienance?

kal08290 |

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Do your own research! Please....read anything and everything you can before you decide to let someone put this stuff into your baby! These diseases that we get our children vaccinated against were well on the downslope before these vaccines appeared, due to better nutrition and cleaner, more sanitary living. Vaccination DOES NOT = immunization! My suggestion is to do as much of your own research as possible, because there is much more information out there than what your pediatrician will give you. And go with your gut! Use your motherly instincts to do what you feel is best for your child. There are many more side effects to these vaccines than just autism. There has been a huge rise in diabetes, allergies, childhood obesity, and a whole slew of others that directly correlate to the rise in the amount of vaccines along with the schedule the CDC suggests! Don't let any Dr. bully you into giving your child these either (if you decide to forgo them alltogether) There are MANY pediatricians out there that don't even give their own children these vaccines. Find one that shares your concerns, and like I said, go with your gut! You don't "have" to do anything you don't want to.

Moe11 |

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I agree. I think immunizations are SO important. The disease that they protect against are far worse then the mild side effects (which is very rare) of the vaccine. I routinly give immunizations as I work for a family practice Dr.that is amazing and see's quite a few babies. If you are worried about the baby screaming its head off after getting the shots, that's normal. Babies do Not remember that when they were 2 months old they were given shots....trust me. If you are not in a health care job......please don't post weird stuff that will scare people that truley want answers to these questions. Another tip: ask your OBGYN these questions, they will have the best informed answers.

babyalm |

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I space out my babies immunizations.......I want him protected....

mshelly2329 |

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After a boat load of research, we found a pediatrician who faovrs a holistic approach. We have our son on an alternate vaccine schedule and it is workign out well. The schedule we follow is close to the Dr. Sears schedule with a few modifications. We plan to wait to give the Hep B until a year before he goes to school. Find an educated pediatrcian with a holisitic background and an open mind!!! You're making the right choice to research this. Too many parents accept what they are told is safe. For me, its not about the Autism notion, its about the fact that there are lots of horrible ingredients that make up vaccines. For those who don't believe me, its free public information you can find online. Spread them out. No more than one live virus at a time, no more than one mercury containing at a time, and no more than one aluminum at a time. Best wishes...

magwalsh |

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There is no link between autism and vaccinations. Everything has been tested and following the recommended CDC schedule is best. Skipping out on diseases that you haven't seen in years like polio is what will eventually endanger the population in welcoming these back into our everyday environment. Protect your baby and think about everyone around you as well.

alliecarrie41 |

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People are afraid now because kids today are given up to 27 vaccines. Compare that to the 10 vaccines that we were given in the 80s.

pianowithkady |

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Most vaccines contain aborted fetal cells from babies murdered in the 70's. Injecting my child with DNA is my concern. There are alternatives made from chicken embryos instead. Decide what ever you want, but make it an informed decision. Do your research and decide what is right for your family.

Suzin |

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I continue to see posts about the mercury level in shots causing autism. This is incorrect. There is no reliable research to support this claim (in fact the doctor who published the study linking vaccinations and autism recently lost his medical license for data fabrication). Please, GET YOUR CHILDREN VACCINATED. You don't want to be responsible for your child contracting a preventable disease and getting sick or worse, dying.

stephlynn15 |

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There is a reason for vaccinations. To prevent a child from getting ill or possibly dying. All US schools require children to be up to date on their shots before enrollment. Yes, some children have bad reactions to the shots. I had seziures from the DTaP shot and was only allowed one. Both of my boys have had those same shots and are perfectly fine. Every child is different. And there is no proof that giving a child shots means they will develop autism. Thats just another case of someone looking to blame their childs development problems on something completely unrealated. Please be sure your children are up to date with their shots. Yes we require more shots then (almost) any country in the world, but there's a reason for that. Its to protect you and your children from contracting many viruses, diseases and anything else that may harm them in any way.

USMarineWife0811 |

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So much to think about & take in. Sick of all the things to worry about now~

ElizabethnDavid |

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simple answer is YES

gymdunn88 |

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To throw in information I did not see above yet- Dr. Blaylock in one of his wellness reports stated the following about most of our vaccines being Made in China: "One of the greatest concerns with vaccines is the risk of contamination. Studies have shown that a number of the vaccines given to our children are in fact contaminated with viruses, viral fragments, and mycobacteria, many of which may be associated with cancer, according to Dr. Romain Gherardi. With many vaccines now being manufactured in China, contamination risks are even greater. In fact, the FDA inspects these plants just once every 12 years, and even then inspectors can’t enter the plant — they simply have to take communist officials at their word that safety standards are being met. " Also regarding the vaccine testing he gave the following information: "Most vaccine safety studies conducted by pharmaceutical companies entail follow-up of three days to three weeks at the most. But independent studies have shown that significant harm and onset of vaccine-related diseases can occur years after vaccination. It has also been shown that 10 percent or less of vaccine-related complications, even serious ones, are ever reported to the government reporting system (VAERS), which contains tens of thousands of complaints. That means the real numbers are in the hundreds of thousands or even millions of complications each year. "

CaliSailor |

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My DH and I do not Vaccinate at all, it is safer to not vaccinate in today's so called modern world when there are 32 vaccines that are given to our kids. A lot of parents will say if they aren't vaccinated they can't go to school well they are wrong the schools have an affidavit form where by you signing you certify that you either don't vaccinate because of religious beliefs or personal beliefs, we don't for personal beliefs. A lot of the tie you will hear that if you don't vaccinate you are putting all the other kids at risk or the whole community well if everyone else has been vaccinated then they must not have very much faith in the vaccines. But to answer the main question is it OK to space out the vaccines or pick and choose which ones to give yes it is quit OK to do so. As the parents you get to decide what gets put into your child not a Doctor or school or even CPS. My 5 kids are practically never sick and have only missed 2 days of school in their lives and that was because I lost my younger brother and they went with us to his funeral. So if you really truly love your kids then don't just take the word of the Doctor about the vaccines do your own research and make an informed decision besides think about this if you go to the Doc just to get vaccines for your kids then of course the Doc is going to side on Vaccinating because they get paid every time you come in to see them, so for them to tell you that vaccines aren't necessary that would be taking Money out of his or her's pocket. The whole Vaccine thing is all about money; money for the Doctors and money for the Pharmaceutical companies.

Adalidasmom |

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I am sorry I forgot to mention in my last posting that if you are Pro-Life you really should take a look at what the Vaccines are made of. Some of them are cultured on Aborted Fetus Cells, Monkey kidneys and other nasty things you wouldn't want to put into your own body so why would you want to put them into your babies body. Please do the research and make an informed choice.

Adalidasmom |

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A great book to read is the Vaccine Safety Manual by Neil Z. Miller and here are some websites: www.nvic.org/invic-archives/newsletter/forcedvaccination.aspx, www.aapsonline.org/testimony/manvac.htm

CaliSailor |

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I am SHOCKED at the amount of hysteria shown by the anti-vaccinators in contrast with those who support vaccinations. "made from fetal cells murdered in the 1970s"?? Where did you read that? Most medicines are made by harvesting products from stem cells (most from long research lines NOT from fetal cells) or bacteria that have been altered to make these products... anyone who has been on antibiotics have had medicines made from living cells. And the autism theory is bunk-- it has been proven time and time again that autism is NOT caused by vaccines. I work in health care and have seen unvaccinated children with measles, mumps, and whooping cough and these are much worse and much scarier than any side effects I have seen from vaccines. To those who don't vaccine because of "herd immunity" (look it up), how dare you exploit my child when you don't do the research to make an informed decision and protect your own? If you want modified schedules, fine, but get your information from reputable sources, not from Jenny McCarthy. She was a playboy bunny and made her career on fart jokes, by the way.

MSchroyer |

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Yes. Modify to what you feel is right for YOUR family. Don't let doctors push you around. Its their job to "push" the drugs.

McKeonGirl |

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My best friend has an autistic brother and because of this has decided to become a SLP (Speech Language Pathologist). She has done quite a bit of reading/research about the effect vaccines have on children and I'm convinced: while there isn't 100% proof that vaccines actually caused the autism, it certainly seems like they can be a trigger. I am 4 weeks pregnant and already know i'll be doing a modified schedule. My thought is that my baby will still get all the vaccinations, just at a pace that is less likely to trigger autism. It's a win/win.

starfish011 |

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Fortunately, my non-vaccinated child will be able to play with your fully vaccinated child and you will never know. Thanks to HIPAA my child will be able to attend school and other activities and not be held back because we didn't vaccinate.

sleekside |

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i agree with hurricanechelsea, i rather an autistic child that a dead or deadly ill child. im a younger generation and we were given the same shots. if you really worried back the shot up one slot (ex if its given at 4 mons give it at 6) but remember some shots arnt effective after a certain age and if the child gets sick not much they can do. the autistic argument has been going on forever. Like other moms said go with your gut. Plus just keep track of your baby. There are marker all through the first year if your baby might have autism. If you dont like why your doctor is telling you switch doctors but dont be close minded about vaccines do what is best for baby. Oh in keep in mind since we do get people from countries that DO NOT VACCINATE THE SAME DISEASES, YOUR CHILD IS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE WITHOUT A VACCINE. So keep that in mine. I think its fine to space then out but children need to be vaccinated.

xragdollbarbiex |

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My son was born 4 weeks early and our dr said that there is no reason he can't wait until his adjusted age is 8 weeks. In fact she said that she'd prefer to wait on some since the can't be given earlier than 6 weeks. I still have to use adjusted age for formula/milestones so I decided to use it for vacines as well. He is in private daycare so we aren't held to the county/city regulations like others. When we do go to get vaccines he will not be getting everything. And some of the vaccines have side effects that out weigh the benefits. Personally I prefer for my little one to have more personality so I can measure his reactions more than someone in DC telling me what I should do and exactly when. I agree with sleekside ... for once I love HIPPA. And starfish011 ... 100% agree!

susan_crowell@hotmail.com |

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I usually try to present my opinion in a productive way but I'm completely irritated (must be the hormones!) so I'm just going to say what I'm thinking... People who do not vaccinate their children are morons who think everything people post on the internet is true or write in a book. Learn how to identify if a source is reputable before you start using it to make life or death decisions regarding your child. There is absolutely ZERO proof that vaccinating at a modified schedule will change your child's side effects or reaction to a vaccine. There is also ZERO proof that vaccines and autism are connected. And FYI, autism is not on the rise, the DIAGNOSIS of autism is on the rise. As more research is being done to understand autism, more children are being accurately diagnosed. There were just as many kids with autism 20 years ago but kids with Aspergers and minor forms of autism were misdiagnosed because of a lack of understanding of the disease. To anyone concerned about the trace amounts of mercury in a few of the vaccines, make sure you don't feed your kids fish on a regular basis! I think we've entered the tech age version of evolution. Our species comes up with a way to eradicate horrible diseases but there are always going to be those who are stupid enough to not take part.

mvmierzw |

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I usually try to present my opinion in a productive way but I'm completely irritated (must be the hormones!) so I'm just going to say what I'm thinking... People who do not vaccinate their children are morons who think everything people post on the internet or write in a book is true. Learn how to identify if a source is reputable before you start using it to make life or death decisions regarding your child. There is absolutely ZERO proof that vaccinating at a modified schedule will change your child's side effects or reaction to a vaccine. There is also ZERO proof that vaccines and autism are connected. And FYI, autism is not on the rise, the DIAGNOSIS of autism is on the rise. As more research is being done to understand autism, more children are being accurately diagnosed. There were just as many kids with autism 20 years ago but kids with Aspergers and minor forms of autism were misdiagnosed because of a lack of understanding of the disease. To anyone concerned about the trace amounts of mercury in a few of the vaccines, make sure you don't feed your kids fish on a regular basis! I think we've entered the tech age version of evolution. Our species comes up with a way to eradicate horrible diseases but there are always going to be those who are stupid enough to not take part.

mvmierzw |

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Hi everyone, my wife and I have 5 kids with another on the way due in May. As for my kids getting vaccines the answer is no, the majority of vaccines are cultured on ABORTED FETUS CELLS, and having such a strong Pro-Life stance we have decided not to vaccinate. Now there are many other reasons we don't vaccinate but that is the main one. Vaccines do cause Autism there have been several studies done that prove this to be true not to mention the risks involved with allergic reactions and several vaccines also have sterilization chemicals in them. I highly encourage everyone here to not just ask questions on this forum but to do your own research just Google vaccine debate or go to www.naturalnews.com. For those parents out there who believe that they won't be able to get their kids into school if they aren't vaccinated I have some good news for you "There is a federal mandate that protects those of us who don't willingly poison our kids with vaccines and all you have to do is ask the school for the vaccine waiver form by law they have to give it to you." There are a few different reasons that you can waive the vaccines and that is, 1, Religious beliefs 2, Personal beliefs 3, Medical waiver for the kids who have had bad reactions to previous vaccines already given. My wife and I opt for the personal beliefs and have never had any problem with it at the schools. All 5 of my kids have never missed a day of school due to sickness and my eldest is 14 yrs old. Well I truly hope and pray that this post has helped some of you OH and by the way yes you can use a modified vaccine schedule and you may also pick and choose which vaccines to give to your kids.

cherokeesmom |

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I have an almost 5 month old and she is on modified immunization schedule. My pediatrician is very supportive and was happy to modifiy the schedule in a way so I feel comfortable with it. We space vaccines out and I also signed a waiver for one of them and won't be vaccinating at all. And I also reacommend Dr Sears book.

juliach83 |

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What can I say, I think that maybe a kid that little shouldn`t get so many shots. My friend, Marissa, had the same question and I told her to make an immunization schedule for her baby. I know many people that have Careers in Psychology and make this kind of schedules for babies. They`re working with the kid`s mind too, not only with food and medications. I think it`s better to choose this way, to ask a psychologist about the kid`s immunization schedule.

AndrewsJane |

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I know a family of 3 who never vaccinated their kids or gave them the bare minimum vaccinations...and are the most active, healthy, social group of kids. They are always going to play dates, the park, doing gymnastics, etc. and I hardly ever see them sick.

JRod21 |

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I think that the healthcare industry is doing really good if we compare it's activity with the one from the past years. where it still fails is in the communication area. I think that moms should be educated towards taking care of their children and about the medicine that they are giving to them.

paraschiva |

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I'm going to say this & i really don't care who gets mad. You people need to stay off of google yes i understand alot of shots are given however they PROTECT YOUR CHILD. Autism isn't caused from vaccinations it's another lame excuse people once again use not to vaccinate there children it's all excuses umm you were vaccinated as children so why not give your child the same treatment. I would much rather see my child scream for 10 seconds verses either dead or laying there fighting for there life. My cousin doesnt vaccinate her children and now her children are punished from seeing my daughter due to a ridiculous choice. I'm sorry but really im not sorry if you aren't going to vaccinate your child they shouldn't be allowed out in public also they shouldn't be allowed in public schools you people need to do research on the other side look at all the cases of children who were unvaccinated that died because they have little to no immune system it's ridiculous you people refuse to vaccinate your children. Honestly it's not fair to your child who has no choice in the matter i'm sick && tired of seeing all of these excuses for not vaccinating.

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owenmay |

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Someone recently told me that pharmaceutical companies don't really make money off the immunizations. I wonder if it's true or not? In any case, we recently had a couple of whooping cough cases in our area, and it reminded us all of the importance of immunization, not only for our own children but for the overall health of the community.

nikkibs |

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My son has autism and no where in our families do we have autism. Now my 6 year old grandson has autism and we saw the reaction to the polio, not only a high fever emediatly but then he regressed with his speaking. His therapist at the time asked what happened to him and we told her and she said she had seen it before. We stopped giving him any shots. I think now that he is older we will start again but slowly. What really makes me anger is the people including dr. And the like that get angry when we want to do something different then the CDC recommends. They can not guarantee that my child will not develope autism or anything else. I do believe there is a combination of reasons that cause autism not solely the shots. I believe it's not one size fits all. What works for you, like Tylenol , may not work for me. We live in America and have rights, we should not be told we must do something when we are scared it might harm our children! They do not have to raise the child if they become disabled, we do!!! I say educate yourself and go with your gut in the end you have to live with the consequences not others, no matter what they are.

Kfrenzel26 |

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Hi, I don’t think you have any reasons to worry about immunization. As apparent you are really worried about it. Maybe you don’t want to see the pain of your child. But every child has to go through this. You must have also gone through it.Donot try anything new for safety of your child .I have heard there are certain painless shots also available find out from your doctor.

childtocherish |

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I have mixed feelings about whether to go on a modified schedule, I'd like to space out the vaccines but my daughter is already 6 months old and she has had no reaction so far, knock on wood, I see that people are mainly stressing about the vaccinations that babies get during the half year. I like to use cloth diapers and eat natural and organic products, but one of the ladies' comments made me laugh out loud. Vaccines as a cause for diabetes and obesity? More like Kraft's mac n cheese that comes in a box, with a yellow coloring in it that is banned in other countries, or froot loops, in which most of the dyes are also banned in numerous countries outside USA. How about mc D for breakfast lunch n dinner, that food has sodium, chemicals and no nutritional value. We put bad fuel in our bodies and we should expect to get sick, but to blame it on a vaccine? Now that would be just convenient wouldnt it

monikatommy |

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Before you say that there is no longer measles in the US, read this from CNN this year. We are on track to have one of the highest outbreaks of measles in a couple of decades. This is in part attributed to missed vaccinations. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/health/worst-measles-year/ Children are dying from a preventable illness. Additionally, the study that was published in the late 1990's that attributed autism to vaccines was based on 12 patient cases and a large portion of the data was falsified. In fact, the doctor that published it lost his license and a retraction was published in the BMJ in 2011. The retraction was never publicized, only the initial study. I rather not have my child die of a preventable illness when there is no data to support that the vaccine will have any untoward effects.

amrhaaynes |

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I have just written an article on this very subject. According to a Connaught vaccine manufacturer's data sheet for old style DPT vaccine, 'Sudden-infant-death-syndrome (SIDS) has been reported following administration of vaccines containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine. The significance of these reports is not clear. It should be borne in mind that the three primary immunizing doses of these vaccines are usually administered to infants between the age of 2 and 6 months and that approximately 85% of SIDS cases occur in the period from 1 through 6 months of age with the peak incidence at age 2 to 4 months.' While they admit that SIDS has occured after vaccination with DPT containing vaccines, they attempt to brush it off by saying that that is because the majority of SIDS cases happen in the age range when vaccines are being given. It has been highly recommended by some professionals to still vacinate, but wait until babies ammune system is stronger, around 2 years of age. Do some research on the web. This is a huge area of debate. Yes it is still important to vaccinate, but is it worth the reaction your baby might have. They make you wait after your baby has had their shot, but many have died the next day. This isn't much of a defence, since it may be because of the shots that the SIDS occurs in that age group. Evidence suggests this to be the case

cameron212121 |

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There has been a link from Pitocin to Autism. Doesn't mean every baby that has been induced will get Autism but it can increase the chances of. I think the same thing goes with vaccinations - I think it will depend on the child and how the shots effect their brain. It could be a combination of facts from the womb to birth to the way we medicate children. Who knows how these things are really affecting children's brains even if it doesn't show in full blown diagnoses of one thing or another. http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20130812/induced-labor-linked-to-raised-risk-of-autism-study-suggests The USA is a giant petri dish. Often years later they find out that something or another is killing people and babies. It is anyone's best guess as to whom to believe or what study to go off. To me the modified schedule makes more sense to me than all at once. Things like the chicken pox didn't kill me, also my Grandmother never had it and neither did my brother. That is one shoot I would personally pass on.

LemonyDream |

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YES...Please order a copy of "THE VACCINE BOOK" by Dr. Robert Sears This book will open your eyes to the world of vaccinations and gives you an easy understanding as to what EXACTLY each vaccine contains and what it is meant to prevent and possible side effects.. .You will be an informed parent armed with knowledge.... Google : "DR SEARS ALTERNATE VACCINATION SCHEDULE” He believes in only administering (2) TWO Vaccines at a time (Not 4+ as American Academy of Pediatrics recommends). He only administers (1) ONE vaccine at a time that contains Aluminum. Your child is counting on you! PLEASE read this book...borrow from your local library if you have to. After reading this book you might just change Pediatricians….our family did!

Lancesmom |