The Top 7 Questions a Parent Needs to Ask When Contemplating a Vaccine for their Child
More recent research has come to light that shows a correlation between vaccines and certain syndromes like autism etc. While I do not personally wish to make a decision for my patients I do think that it is critical that parents well informed in order to make sound health choices for their children. Consider some of the following information when making your decisions.
The pharmaceutical industry with its strong legislative and marketing arms have led the public to believe three myths. One: that vaccines are safe, two: that vaccines are totally effective, and three: that every child has to have them.
First vaccines are not safe. The U.S. government has paid out over a billion dollars to compensate families who have children that have died or become injured from a vaccine. Also it is widely accepted that only a fraction of the true number of vaccine injuries and deaths are reported or compensated.
Second, vaccines are not totally effective because there are many documented cases of diseases or outbreaks in the vaccinated populations that were supposed to be protected.
Third, not every child has to have vaccinations. In most states and provinces, there are up to three exemptions from vaccination. You can either use a religious, medical or philosophical exemption to avoid vaccination. I know that here in Ontario we had to have exemption forms notarized and filed with the province.
Childhood vaccination is not primarily a chiropractic issue but a freedom of choice issue. A parent needs to be fully informed and have a choice if their child is being subjected to a medical procedure that carries a risk for serious injury, disability or death. Vaccinations do contain toxins and carcinogens that are used to manufacture the vaccines. If you are interested in preventing Vertebral Subluxation in children, we need to look at the role of vaccines in producing a chemical cause of vertebral subluxation in children.
Many people would be surprised to know that U.S. congressional hearings have shown that up to seventy percent of the individuals that make up the FDA advisory committees that approve new vaccines to bring the market have conflicts of interest and financial ties to the vaccine manufacturers. Also researches that test the safety of certain vaccines before approval check the safety of an intended vaccine compared to another experimental vaccine instead of a placebo. Those of you familiar with proper research protocol know that this method is flawed.
The following top seven list is a good starting place to start a parent’s journey on getting informed and making a decision that is best for their child.
- ASK "Is my child sick right now"
- ASK "Has my child had bad reactions to a vaccine before?"
- DID YOU CHECK your family medical history for records of vaccine reactions, convulsions, neurological disorders, severe allergies or immune system problems?
- DID YOU GET full information on vaccine side-effects and how to identify a potentially severe reaction?
- DO YOU UNDERSTAND how to report adverse reactions?
- DO YOU KNOW the vaccine manufacturer’s name and lot number?
- DID YOU VISIT the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) website (www.909shot.com) for more information and updates on vaccine research projects?
A great resource for parents to get more information or for professional and doctors to purchase books and newsletters or get advice and support is the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Barbara Loe Fisher and Kathy Williams developed this top seven list cofounders of the NVIC.