To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate – part 3

Is it really necessary to vaccinate your child?

According to a doctor’s website that mostly treat children with Autism:

“Vaccinations are effective and necessary, but need to be given in a responsible manner. 

Vaccinations have come to play an important role in disease prevention. We cannot deny the advantage of vaccination, but at the same time one wonders about the sense of a universal approach, where individualization would be more appropriate. Mass preventative measures require an overstated impact, while individualization be more targeted and fine-tuned. Unfortunately it does not make financial sense to individualize, because it requires specific evaluation of every case. We also lack the expertise and knowledge to be able to accurately predict all individual outcomes.We know that we are dealing with an epidemic of Allergies, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder and Autism in children. We are also seeing an increased incidence of auto-immune disease and malignancies in children (as well as our adult population). The reasons for this are hard to confirm, but there are numerous theories. Increased exposure to vaccination at a vulnerable age is one theory.”

I have heard of this individualizing of vaccines from a friend that had it done for all her children.

Again:

“What are the risks? When speaking to parents of children, who are absolutely certain that their children experienced regression in speech, behaviour and health directly after being vaccinated, one cannot deny the fact that vaccinations are playing a role in the development of sinister changes. In general it seems as though there are certain predisposing and existing conditions that are further compromised by vaccinating a vulnerable child.”

Also, an interesting fact on the vaccine for Whooping Cough:

“Acellular Pertussis (aP): Whooping cough: We still see cases of Whooping cough from time to time. There is some research showing an association between this immunisation and asthma. Vaccination gives an 80% successful conversion. This vaccine should not be administered to anyone with a history or risk of seizure, neurological disease or febrile convulsions.”

A note on the polio vaccine:

“The IPV contains antibiotics, antifungals, cow serum, formaldehyde and ethanol. This vaccine should not be given to anyone allergic to streptomycin, neomycin and polymyxin B.”

Then a word of caution: 

“NEVER vaccinate a child who is ill or on medication, no matter what illness he/she has. The most serious underlying disorder would be any gastro-intestinal abnormally: constipation, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, gastro-enteritis, even reflux, as the underlying gastro-intestinal inflammation predisposes to vaccine complications, especially where the measles vaccine is concerned. Recurrent infections, Eczema and Allergies present a risk as well. Make sure that development is well within normal limits before vaccinating. One can postpone vaccination until a safer time, if there is doubt about milestones. Obviously, where a child has to be enrolled in a crèche or care facility or in a third world situation, where there is concentrated exposure to many other children, the risk of contracting infections is higher, so that would affect one’s consideration.

Warning signs:
•    Gastro-intestinal disease (A stool analysis may be an effective tool to rule out inflammation)
•    Recurrent infections
•    Allergies, asthma and eczema
•    Seizures, febrile convulsions
•    Sleep issues
•    Developmental challenges
•    Sensory disregulation (auditory/hearing sensitivity)
•    Behavioural issues
•    Flushing:  red cheeks, red ears, red eyes, red or dark rings under the eyes
•    Failure to thrive

In short, it is very important to vaccinate your child, not doing so can create a risk of your child being more susceptible to other nasty infections. If you have the opportunity to individualize the vaccine, speak to your doctor to have a screening test done for any ingredients that might cause an allergic reaction to your child.  

Please note that not all children with Autism was vaccinated.

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