Monday, June 13, 2005

Whooping cough - why I didn't vaccinate

"How come you have whooping cough?" I hear you ask.
"From your son? Why didn't you vaccinate him? How irresponsibe!"

In my view it was the responsible choice not to vaccinate.
It was an informed decision. I spent many hours researching vaccination while I was pregnant and talking to a variety of people about it. I decided that the potential damage to my child's health from vaccination outweighed the potential benefits. I committed to informing myself about the symptoms and treatment options for the relevant illnesses so that I could identify them if they showed up in my family.

Overall I felt that I trusted the information collected by tireless dedicated individuals struggling to make sense of adverse reactions that their children had had from vaccines, over the slick promotional material fed to doctors by extremely wealthy pharmecutical companies. I also felt an intuitive affinity to the idea that many homeopaths and chiropracters hold that the classic childhood diseases provide important stepping stomes in the development of a healthy immune system.

There is a lot of detailed information for parents wishing to inform themeselves about vaccination choices available from the, Australian Vaccination Awareness Network and others that you can reach from these.

It strikes me as bizarre that no-one has taken on Jock Doubleday's offer of $20,000.00 (U.S.) to the first medical doctor or pharmaceutical company CEO who publicly drinks a mixture of standard vaccine additive ingredients in the same amount as a six-year-old child is recommended to receive under the year-2000 guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See the full details I guess there was more money in selling the vaccines!

And regarding the strengthening of children's immune system check this out.
"There is increasing evidence that having an acute infectious disease of childhood strengthens and matures the child's immune system and that having acute diseases in childhood is protective again chronic disease including cancer, asthma, certain skin conditions and auto-immune disorders." Full article here


Anonymous said...

The vaccine reward is up to $75,000 as of August 1, 2006:

In health,
Jock Doubleday

Adis said...

Hello I have a 1 year old daughter and she got her first shots when she was 2 months... At the time I wasn't informed about all of the dangers of vaccines. When her 4 month check up came I told the doctor I wasn't getting her shots and the doctor got mad!!! Like I said before she is over one now and doing fine. I just hope I made the right choice.