You ARE Making a Difference! Many More Parents Are Refusing Vaccines!!

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In 2008, 39
percent of parents became educated about vaccinations and refused
or delayed vaccines for their children. This compares to just 22
percent in 2003.

The data comes
from a telephone survey of the parents of 9,000 toddlers. Many of
the parents were worried about whether the vaccines were safe or
effective.

WebMD reports:

  • 27 percent
    said too many shots were recommended
  • 26 percent
    questioned whether vaccines really worked
  • 25 percent
    cited worries that vaccines might cause autism
  • 24 percent
    worried about side effects

Pediatric Academic
Societies Meeting Vancouver, Canada May 1-4, 2010
Sources:

WebMD
May 5, 2010

USA
Today May 5, 2010

Dr. Mercola’s
Comments:

The information
train is moving full speed ahead, this time enlightening parents
about the inherent risks of over-vaccinating their children!

The latest
data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting this
month showed that many parents have MAJOR doubts about the value
of childhood vaccinations. Many are questioning whether vaccinations
can cause serious health problems and whether so many vaccines are
really necessary in order to be healthy.

They simply
are not convinced of the safety of vaccines. Most have not been
tested adequately and there have been no long-term safety studies
done.

It started
with the swine flu campaign, when the clearly natural-medicine-prejudiced

New York Times
reported that,

"The
popular Web site Mercola.com is urging parents not to get the
flu vaccine …," with the result that the majority of parents
are now planning to refuse to let their children get these shots.”

Now, many more
parents are seeking more information about vaccination and this
website and the website of the National
Vaccine Information Center at NVIC.org
continues to play an
important role in educating the public about vaccine safety concerns.

Together,
we are making a difference! A difference that is likely saving people’s
lives and preventing permanent and irreversible health consequences.

Parents’
Concerns are Spot On!

WebMD pointed
out parents’ top reasons for delaying or avoiding vaccinations,
which ranged from too many shots to concerns about efficacy and
side effects, including autism. All of these are entirely reasonable
and relevant.

The media
would have you believe that those that refuse vaccines are ignorant
but when you examine the facts, mothers with college educations
and higher incomes are actually LESS
likely to vaccinate their children
than those with less
education.

One 2006 study
published in the American Journal of Public Health also found
that children whose mothers have less than a high school education
are 16
percent more likely to have received vaccinations
than toddlers
whose mothers have graduated college.

Of course,
anyone, regardless of education or income level, is capable of making
an educated decision about whether or not to vaccinate their children.
But college-educated women are perhaps more likely to have read
articles questioning vaccine safety – or at least to have heard
about such controversies.

The growing
trend of homeschooling
, which is increasing at a rate of 7–10
percent a year, is also a sign that more parents may be opposed
to the "mandatory" vaccine laws and understand that vaccinations
are not the heavily promoted miracle cure-all that will keep their
children from getting sick.

Avoiding vaccines
is typically not the driving force behind this decision, but it
does play a role for those who understand that vaccines carry the
risk of serious side effects including brain inflammation. This
can lead to various kinds of permanent brain dysfunction, including
learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, chronic seizure disorders, autism,
mental retardation and even end in death.

You Can
Browse Through Vaccine Reactions Yourself

The Vaccine
Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national surveillance
database to which anyone can post. It was established in 1986 under
the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which requires health
professionals to report serious health problems, including hospitalizations,
injuries and deaths, that occur after the administration of routinely
recommended vaccines.

An important
aspect of VAERS, however, is that anyone can both read and post
vaccine adverse events to this database. So if your doctor discounts
your concerns about vaccination (or afterward, if your child regresses
or gets ill after a vaccine), you can verify or report them yourself
– and people are doing just that in record numbers.

You can access
VAERS here
, or you can go to Medalarts.org,
which provides an easy, powerful search engine for looking up specific
reactions or vaccines in the VAERS database.

Medalerts
also gives monthly analyses and yearly summaries for VAERS. For
example, if you go to the January 2010 summary you can see that
2009 was a record-breaking year for the number of VAERS reports.

With over
70 vaccines included, VAERS is an excellent tool that can help you
easily identify which vaccines are associated with the most side
effects. It is important to know that only a tiny fraction of the
reactions are actually reported, however. Studies have estimated
that less than 10 percent, to as little as ONE percent of
side effects are ever reported, so the true side effects are easily
FAR higher than the statistics show.

Still, the
VAERS database shows that, in the past three years, vaccine adverse
reaction reports in general have shot through the roof.

Make an
Informed Choice and Make Sure You Are Convinced of Vaccine SAFETY

The current
vaccination schedule is a one-size-fits-all approach that has never
been proven safe. And just about every year, one or more “new”
vaccines are added to the already overloaded schedule.

As it stands,
children are expected to get 48 doses of 14 vaccines by the time
they’re just 6 years old. By age 18, federal public health
officials say they should have gotten a total of 69 doses of 16
vaccines from day of birth to age 18.

This “prescription”
is the same for every U.S. child, even though it’s well known
that all children are not the same biologically and some children
will not be able to survive the currently recommended vaccine schedule
without suffering serious harm to their health.

Please realize
that the information is there for you to truly make an informed
choice but your physician does not have the time or motivation to
help you as they have been effectively brainwashed by the drug companies
and most just don’t have the time to objectively analyze the
data like you do.

Remember it
is YOUR family that you are making the choices for. It is crucial
that you do independent analysis of the data out there and make
your own decision about the safety and see if the risks outweigh
the benefits.

Life is full
of risks. When you fly on a plane you choose to fly because you
believe the risk of crashing is low enough to warrant the benefit
of arriving someplace far away very quickly.

While the
risk for some vaccines may be low, what many find when they examine
this more carefully is that the benefit for many vaccines is virtually
nonexistent, so why accept ANY risk??

Too Many
Unanswered Questions

The FDA has
assumed that there is no difference in giving a child one vaccine
to giving them five, 10 or 14 all at once. They have simply chosen
to ignore the fact that giving multiple vaccines at one time is,
in fact, very different from giving just one.

Meanwhile,
vaccine failures are becoming more apparent. Earlier this year,
for instance, more than 1,000 people came down with the mumps, and
almost
all of them had been vaccinated
! This begs the question of how
effective the vaccine schedule really is, considering the MMR vaccine
apparently does not always work as advertised.

In this case,
not only did these vaccinated individuals catch the mumps, but they
also were spreading it, which means they were carriers. Vaccine
manufacturers and profiteers often say that unvaccinated people
carry disease, using it as a scare tactic. But vaccinated people
can also be disease carriers, so this argument just does not hold
up.

Then there
was the revelation that Rotarix, another childhood vaccine for a
disease that is mild in most U.S. children, was contaminated
with DNA from a pig virus
! This information came out after it
had already been given to about 1 million U.S. children along with
30 million worldwide.

So to the
public health officials who are scratching their heads, wondering
why more parents are expressing doubt about a vaccine schedule that:

* Has never
been tested for long-term safety
* Causes serious and sometimes fatal reactions in some children
* Is often ineffective

And for parents
who are looking for the truth about vaccinations, you can continue
your journey by searching this site and also visiting credible,
reliable resources like the National
Vaccine Information Center
. I applaud you for taking the time
to get educated and decide what’s best for the health and future
welfare of your children.

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May
27, 2010

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