Last edited by Witchypoo; 07-12-2012 at 05:09.
If you posted because you had concerns, I don't see why you'd get upset when someone tried to address them. I'm sorry for trying to do that. I wasn't trying to be arrogant, disrespectful or clever.
Yes, everyone can have their own opinion. But not their own facts. It seems you don't want help unless its what you want to hear.
The WC is close to 90% effective. That means the vast majority of vaxxed people WON'T get it, and the minority that MAY get it will usually get a much milder strain. Same with other VPDs. A vaccine is the single most effective weapon against these diseases and prevention is always better than cure.
Just a basic rundown on how vaccines work for anyone who may be interested. This is from the American Centre for Disease Control
Last edited by Atropos; 07-12-2012 at 06:13.
You know what? Every time I have one of my children vaccinated I worry that they're going to be that 1-in-1,000,000 child who has the awful side-effect. But I still do it because I trust modern medical science and all of the countless hours of research and the billions of dollars that go into areas such as vaccines and disease prevention and trust that the experts have weighed up the pros and cons and come to a more informed decision than I ever could have.
The next time you're afraid about something like immunisation, TALK TO AN EXPERT - DO NOT ASK ADVICE FROM THE TERRIFIED PARENT SITTING NEXT TO YOU AND DO NOT TRY TO INTERPRET COMPLEX MEDICAL LITERATURE OUT OF CONTEXT. I cannot stress enough how irresponsible it is to be spouting statistics and theories on such matters when you're not trained to do so.
Please, if you have any respect and love for the other parents of this world, STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION. If you've got your own personal concerns about immunisation and want people to be truly informed before they vaccinate, the responsible thing to do is send them to an expert such as a paediatrician or an immunologist with whom they can actually, physically discuss BOTH sides of the debate and receive accurate, current information. Referring someone to a website on which one or two paediatricians - or worse, people who AREN'T medical professionals - are quoted saying "don't vaccinate for X reasons" isn't fair because it's not giving parents enough information or the opportunity to ask questions.
On a side note, I was just thinking this morning as I was doing the banal task of washing the breakfast dishes how nice it is that I don't live in fear of polio or smallpox. And recalling how sh!t-scared I was of my son catching whooping cough when he was a newborn.
[To any new parents who aren't sure if the new acellular whooping cough vaccine 'works', please read this: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articl...08/3563433.htm
To summarise, here's a quote from Associate Professor Stephen Lambert, senior research fellow at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research: "[He] stresses that while the acellular vaccine is less protective against infection, vaccinated children who do contract whooping cough get a milder, shorter illness, are less likely to transmit the infection to others and less likely to end up in hospital or intensive care."]
Last edited by SeaShanty; 07-12-2012 at 17:57. Reason: spelling mistake
You don't get the disease from the vaccine. What you may be referring to is a shedding period after a vaccine when it is possible, though not common, for a recently vaccinated person to pass on an illness. This is rare. But the vaccinated person is not infected with the disease.
As far as colds go, there is no vaccines for them
Now here is a question, if these two things are eradicated in the country why keep vaxing for them? Why no treat them like Rabies and just make those that want to come into the country take precautions, the perk of living on an island is you can keep things out like Rabies. I just dont the point in putting unnecessary chemicals on such a large scale good for babies.
Never said there was a vaccine for colds, but I can tell you what is fact in this house is my non vaxed kids are a lot healthier than my fully vaxed kids. The vaxed kids pick up a ton of stuff where my non Vaxed kids dont you can say it for XYZ reason but I believe its because I have not been poisoning their little bodies for years with chemicals used in the making of vaccines. You believe what you want and I will believe what I want. We do what we feel is right for our children.
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