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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-27-08 08:03 AM
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41. I *have* done my research.
And everything in a vaccine is there for a reason - either to increase its efficacy, help preserve it, or help deliver it. Whatever other contaminants might be there are on the order of parts per billion. And our immune systems are a LOT tougher than the anti-vaxers give them credit for.

I've gotten my children every shot they've been scheduled for, without any hesitation WHATSOEVER. The infinitesimal risks of vaccination versus the real chance of harm or death from disease make it an absolute no-brainer.

And I'm not going to pretend that using Google *I* have a better understanding of what's a reasonable vaccination schedule. So many arguments are like yours - you just don't "feel" like it's right. There are places where instinct can be followed, and places where it has absolutely no bearing. I defer to the people who have actually spent years of their adult lives doing nothing but research into these topics.

Even my Dr. says the chicken pox vaccine will do a lot of harm to these girls. It will wear off right when they're having children.

Sorry to hear your doctor is somewhat misinformed. The varicella vaccine is a live virus vaccine. In most people, it induces the full immune reaction and gives lifetime immunity. Of course like with all vaccines, it's not 100% effective. My son, for instance, was vaccinated as a toddler and ended up getting chicken pox in first grade. He had a total of 3 sores on his body and missed one day of school. Was the vaccine effective for him? Compared to my 2 weeks missed and permanent scarring, yeah, I'd say that's a resounding YES.

All shots are not good.

If you don't happen to think preventing diseases that used to claim children's lives is good, then I guess so. Could vaccines be made safer and more effective? No doubt. And I wholeheartedly support those efforts. But I'm not going to give search engines equal weight with medical establishment when it comes to my children's health.
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