I see you there holding your baby. You’re a bit nervous, and you’re not quite sure yet what you want to do. You’ve heard some things about vaccines that concerned you, but you also know how your child’s pediatrician feels about them. You’ve heard how they’re “safe.” You’ve been told that they’re not linked to autism. But for some reason, you feel uneasy, and you don’t know why.
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You have a sinking feeling in your stomach. You know they’ll be calling you in a few minutes, and you know what will come next. They’ll weigh your precious baby, measure his height and head circumference, ask you a few questions about milestones, and then bring out the vaccines. There’s probably a tray already waiting for him.
You’ve never questioned them before, so it almost seems silly, but this time, you’re just not sure what you want to do. You hear footsteps coming toward the door. Here’s what you need to know before you hand your baby over.
You can postpone.
You need to know this, Mama. No matter what they tell you, the truth is you can always postpone until you are ready. You do not have to follow the CDC Recommended Vaccine Schedule as you may have been told. There are far more vaccines on the schedule than ever before, totaling 72 doses from birth to 18 years of age.
The worst part is that this recommended schedule that the doctor will tell you is “safe” has never actually been tested for safety (1). Consider all of your options and do not move forward until you can make an informed decision. You can always delay, but you can never undo a vaccine.
If the doctor pressures you to vaccinate today, it’s often only because he has a financial incentive to vaccinate your baby. Insurance companies, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield offer bonuses to pediatricians, who fully vaccinate 63% of all of their patients by the age of 2 (2). Your doctor may be on a time crunch. You and your baby are not. Do not allow them to bully you into something you are not comfortable with. Take all the time you need.
Vaccines do carry risks.
They are not as foolproof as they will try to lead you to believe. If you ask for more information, the nurse may give you a simple CDC handout that minimizes the possible adverse reactions. She and the doctor will probably reassure you and tell you that the odds of anything serious occurring are “one in a million.” This isn’t true.
The reality is that they really don’t know how many have been injured or killed by vaccines. There has never been a study comparing the vaccinated population to the unvaccinated population, and long-term effects of vaccines are unknown.
Ask for the vaccine insert for each vaccine and read it from top to bottom to see a list of contraindications, side effects, and the adverse reactions others have reported following vaccination. Look up VAERS, the government database for reported adverse reactions (3). Watch parent testimonials on the VAXXED homepage (4). Parents have nothing to gain by sharing their experiences. Then look up the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Vaccine court has paid over $3.8 billion dollars to families of loved ones who were injured or killed following vaccination. The risks are real. Know them before you consent.
Vaccines contain toxic ingredients.
Vaccine ingredients have been linked to cancer, asthma, seizures, autism, allergies, Type 1 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and even deaths (5). Look up the CDC Vaccine Excipient List for a complete list by vaccine manufacturer (6). Putting toxins into a vaccine doesn’t suddenly make them safe as they would like for you to believe.
Ingredients may include thimerosal (mercury), aborted fetus cells (MRC-5, male baby; WI-38, female baby), aluminum (a known neurotoxin linked to Alzheimer’s and autism), formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), polysorbate 80 (linked to anaphylactic shock), animal DNA, antifreeze, and much more. Keep in mind that these ingredients are being injected, being fully absorbed by the bloodstream and often capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. If the nurse or doctor downplays this in any way, remember this: Poisons in the blood and body never lead to better health.
It’s not just another booster.
If this is your first time questioning vaccines, this may be a bit more confusing for you. Your doctor may try to push you forward with the scheduled vaccines, claiming that since you’ve vaccinated before without any “problems,” it shouldn’t be a big deal now. He might tell you that you have to finish the series or that it’s already been proven to be “safe” with your baby. You need to know that that’s not how it works.
Each vaccine carries it’s own toxicity load. For example, consider the safety amount of injected aluminum. The FDA allows up to 25 mcg of injected aluminum in an IV solution per day because of the risk of kidney failure and possible brain damage (7). Hold on to that number for a bit: 25 mcg. Now, consider this. Each Hepatitis B vaccine contains 256 mcg of aluminum. When you add up all of the injected aluminum an infant can receive in one well-child visit, it can easily exceed 1000 mcg of aluminum!
This is not just another booster. It’s cumulative, and because aluminum is used as an adjuvant, it’s meant to stay in the body. This can have detrimental effects on a child over time. Consider the benefit-to-risk ratio of each and every vaccine, and choose wisely in order to lessen the toxicity load. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.
You don’t have to sign anything.
If you choose to postpone vaccinations until a later date, the nurse or pediatrician may ask you to sign a form admitting that you are putting your child in harm’s way. Don’t sign it. It’s just a bullying tactic to get you to comply.
There are risks associated with vaccination that are never noted on that form or any other that you are asked to sign. Admitting to negligence is not a good way to make a case for truth. The truth is, your child does not need every single vaccine that is listed on the recommended schedule. The mortality rates for all infectious diseases fell before vaccines were even introduced. This is why the rest of the industrialized world vaccinates far less than we do. There’s no need to feel guilty or submit. Just refuse and hand it back.
You may get kicked out of the pediatrician’s office.
This is a sad reality that many questioning parents have faced-including myself (8). Due to financial incentives that cut into their bottom line, many pediatricians are demanding full compliance when it comes to vaccination. This should never be the case, for we know that a one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare never works for everyone.
The sad reality is that some children are more susceptible to suffering adverse reactions from vaccines. Unless genetic testing is done prior to vaccinating, it is often difficult to determine which babies are more at risk. If a doctor is not willing to listen to you and respect the choices you make about your child, it is time to move on.
At the end of the day, if something happens to your baby after vaccination, your doctor will not be held liable in any way. Neither will the pharmaceutical companies. They are protected by law (9). Your baby is not.
If a pediatrician kicks you out for not fully complying with the recommended vaccine schedule, then good riddance. If they try to humiliate you in any way, stand tall and don’t look back. The last thing you want is to entrust your baby to someone who values money over their health and well-being. Find an understanding pediatrician, family doctor, or holistic practitioner for future healthcare services and support them with your business instead.
Make an informed decision.
I understand that it would be so much easier to trust your doctor than to spend countless hours researching what to do when it comes to vaccination. The sad reality is, however, that there is a strong bias toward vaccinating that has little to do with your baby’s health. There are strong financial ties that often put profits before our children. This is why the pharmaceutical companies have no liability, the mainstream media is biased, and legislation is being enacted in order to force us all to comply.
Research, Mama. Take the time to research the actual risks associated with each and every vaccine and the disease it is meant to prevent. Look up the vaccine inserts for each vaccine your doctor carries (10). Some like hepatitis B, influenza, rotavirus, and varicella will be easy to scratch off the list. Others may take more time and consideration. Pray about it and be sure–whatever you decide.
You are sitting in the exact same spot many of us would give anything to go back to. When they call your child’s name in the next few seconds, be sure to choose wisely.
- http://www.whale.to/c/2016-BCN-BCBSM-Incentive-Program-Booklet.pdf (pg. 16)