Over the past week I have been watching a documentary series, The Truth About Vaccines. Because one of my children had varying vaccine reactions—first to the MMR and then to the hep B—I continue to follow this issue. I am concerned about the health of the next generation.
One of the key issues is the inclusion of mercury and aluminum in vaccines. Mercury is used as a preservative for multi-dose vials of vaccine. Mercury is in the flu vaccine. Aluminum is an adjuvant. It is added to a vaccine to increase the body’s reaction to the virus in the vaccine. Both mercury and aluminum are neurotoxins, meaning they can cause nerve damage.
By watching the series I have developed a list of questions to pursue when making decisions about getting a vaccine.The flu vaccine is being recommended for pregnant women. Does the benefit of the vaccine (might be effective in preventing the flu) outweigh the risk of harm to the developing baby? At this point no research has been done on the safety of this vaccine during pregnancy.
Why does a newborn infant need the hepatitis B vaccine—commonly given the first day of life? Hepatitis B is transmitted by sexual contact or by needle sharing.
Have any studies been done to look at the effect of giving multiple vaccines in one dose? (The MMR is three vaccines: measles, mumps and rubella.) We usually do not fight three diseases at one time. It has been documented that when a child did get both the measles and mumps naturally, in close proximity, the child developed inflammatory bowel disease.
What is the cumulative amount of aluminum and mercury that a child is having injected into their system when they receive all 69 doses of vaccine recommended by the CDC?
Have doctors and pediatricians been trained to recognize signs of vaccine injury? Some studies are also associating tics with vaccines. A medical journal describes the relationship of pots (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) with the HPV vaccine. Read the article here.
The National Institute of Health has a report on the increasing number of boys that have developed tics–with association to mercury in vaccines. Read the article here.
Please take the time to educate yourself about vaccines, and be prepared to ask questions!
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Carol, thank you for your wise and insightful questions and posts. I too have been learning more from The Truth about Vaccines documentary and have had the same questions you have. Thank you for sharing this and helping our families and children!
Sarah, thank-you for your comment! The Truth About Vaccines is a very educational series. I have been impressed with the range of perspectives offered in this series from medical doctors, PhDs, lawyers and parents.
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