More Vaccine News
Posted by Sandra on March 3, 2009
I love that the CDC says, and I quote, “CDC recommendations aren’t set in stone; the agency advises doctors to “explore acceptable options,” if that’s what parents prefer, such as immunizing on an “alternative schedule” or delaying vaccinations until a child is closer to school age.”
People being advised by their doctors that there is only ONE way to vax your children need to be re-educated. We’ve lost the meaning of the word “recommendation” and seem to think it means “must do it this way or else”.
I don’t believe vaxes cause autism, per se. I think they may trigger something that’s already there, but I don’t know. That being said, it would be a rare occurrence, if it happens. I do believe in fully vaxing my children (sans flu and chicken pox, which I don’t find necessary). However, I don’t believe, after lots of research, that a little baby needs all those shots at one time – there’s no medical reason I need to overload her little immature system with so much at once, when it’s perfectly fine to spread them out. I have friends that have been called stupid for delaying vaxes. I had to leave my own family doctor of over a decade because she told me it would be “irresponsible” for her to delay vaxes. Why is this ignorance and unwillingness to explore options so rampant?
Great article, I love that a major media outlet is supporting Dr. Sears’ book.
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