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Thursday, 08 October 2009 12:46

Should You Vaccinate Your Child?

Written by  Shelley Jaffe
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Should You Vaccinate Your Child?When my first daughter was born I did what was expected and got her immunized. Within 24 hours she began gasping for air and stopped breathing. Fortunately I was near her and able to get her breathing again with stimulation. The doctors told me that this happens occasionally and she should be fine. I never made a connection to the immunization. She had no incidents for the next three months until I took her to the doctor for her next set of shots. This time about 6 hours after the shot she gasped for air and stopped breathing again. Again, this time I was there to get her breathing again, and this time I made the connection between the two cases. I decided to find another pediatrician, who told me she was having an allergic reaction to the immunizations and to cease giving her shots. He also told me not to give any other children that came after her any shots and taught me how to protect my children to the best of my ability against childhood disease.

After my experience with my daughter, my mother – who hates to meddle in my mothering – decided to share her experience with me. She also experienced side effects with immunizations; my sister, my mother and I contracted measles after my older sister became infected BY the immunization. I was ten months old and at the greatest risk. I became horribly infected and my mother was left to battle the measles herself while caring for two small children.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that serious reactions to immunizations are rare, but if you visit their website you will find that about 1 out of every 3,000 children have seizures caused by fever from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunization. And they don’t mention reactions like my daughter’s; they only say that very rarely severe reactions can occur. I don’t know about you, but 1 out of 3,000 doesn’t sound rare and seizures due to high fever sounds severe to me.

But what about these immunizations? We’re told that the benefits far outweigh the risks and for a time I believed that, but nearly losing a child was enough to make me question. The big push right now is for people to get the flu vaccine, but how many people out there know that most of these vaccines contain mercury in the form of something called “thimerisol” which is added to protect the integrity of the vaccine? And how many people realize that Bell’s palsy is a known side effect of these vaccines?

There are risks associated with taking the vaccine and not taking it. I think it is important for people to evaluate this for themselves. My children are teens now and very, very healthy. I give them natural homeopathic “vaccines” called “nosodes” to protect them and they seldom get sick. Neither of them has ever contracted the illnesses that they didn’t get their shots for. My mother used to get sick several times a year and the infection would spread to her lungs. She started on these nosodes 5 years ago to protect herself and hasn’t been sick since.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to investigate for yourself. Talk with your doctor, ask to see the Merck Manual or ask your pharmacist for a list of ALL of the known side effects. If you have an alternative medical professional, talk to them about getting on the nosode to protect yourself if you opt not to have the vaccine, or call me at the store for more information.

Shelley Jaffe is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and the Executive Director of Peter Gillham’s Nutrition Center in Downtown Clearwater. For more information, please call 727-462-5770.

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