I stand in the middle on this debate, currently, when it comes to the information both sides provide (I say currently because information is new everyday. New information could come out that may change my mind, once again). I believe that the reason both sides have incredibly strong opinions, the reason there are significant numbers of people who are wholeheartedly convinced on both sides, is because….
Both sides are correct. You heard me. Both sides are right. I have found that both sides have very compelling facts, opinions, arguments, and science to back their conclusion and stance. Which is best for the child and society? That is the question you need to ask yourself.
Though I have found that both sides have valid information, our family leans more towards not vaccinating for various reasons. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
On facebook, to keep myself well rounded on the issue, I have joined facebook pages that support both sides of this issue. I never want to cut myself off or assume any information on either side. To do so would be close-minded (nothing wrong with that though. I am closed minded about my faith). But since this issue has to do with the health of my children, I want to make sure im keeping up with ALL information, not just assumptions about what another individual may say about each side. I find it a disservice to only research about information rather than hearing and studying the information for yourself.
For example, I agree with and follow Dr Tenpenny. If you research about her, you will find that some people believe she has an agenda and that her information has no science to back it, and that she is not qualified to state her claims. I find it would be a disservice to myself to simply just believe these opinions about her without viewing her information myself. It’s not logical or educational to do so. I will view her info, and after watching it myself, make an educated decision.
With saying that, I urge you NOT to take my opinion, but to search and study for yourself both sides.
We gave our daughter only the vaccines our pedi recommended for being a Stay At Home Mom. Since Pearl was not going to be in daycare we only selected a few. We gave her two rounds of DTap and one round of the HIB. After Pearl had a reaction to the HIB we decided to stop all vaccines. The CDC recommends stopping any vaccine that the baby has an allergic reaction to.
Though Pearls specific reaction wasn’t considered “An allergic” one according to the CDC, we thought it best to not continue forward with any vaccines, as we don’t know what ingredient actually had an effect on her. Our choice to discontinue vaccinations is supported by our Pedi at this time. She says, “This is a partnership, not a dictatorship. We work together to find the best health choices for your child.”
Bothered by Pearls reaction, I wanted to find a bit more info on vaccines. Most of what I found were only emotional blog posts by parents whose child seemed to be damaged by vaccines. Though convincing, I was looking for scientific proof.
In time, I came across the videos and info posted below. After viewing them, both my husband and I were left feeling this thought, “We wish we saw this info BEFORE making our decision to vaccinate, as we were already familiar with the benefits of vaccinating”
So thats why I write this. I’m simply passing along info that I personally think is worth viewing before making any choices with vaccines for yourself or your child.
One video is by Dr Tenpenny. I found her info to be factual, science based and very informative. She gathers all her info from the CDC and scientific medical journals. You can read about her background in medicine HERE. And her credentials are listed in an additional link in a PDF located on her site. It is noteworthy to mention that Dr. Tenpenny was board certified in Emergency Medicine through 2005, but did not renew her certification. She now practices holistic and homeopathic medicine.
Please continue to revisit this page as I will be updating on information (both sides) as I find it helpful. As of now, I have no information that is PRO vax because I feel the information below disproves it. I am a firm believer that information is always changing. At one time the experts told us the world was flat and that the Sun revolved round the Earth. We now know that neither are true, as new information was found. The moment I find info that disproves the info below, I will post it.
I do not support or disagree with any individuals choice to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. I am simply providing information I think is beneficial. And I’m not at all suggesting one choice over the other. I am suggesting to educate oneself fully before any decision is made. Please read both sides of this issue, not just others opinion about it. I will briefly summarize the info i post below. Please investigate further for yourself.
The Greater Good (A bit of an emotional push, perhaps even a promotion for Dr Sears book, but still very informative.)
Vaccine Safety Conference Seminar (Taught by Dr Russell Blaylock. A Neurosurgeon. He explains what the dangers of the ingredient in all vaccines and what they do to the brain. Common reactions are actually very damaging)
The Truth Behind Vaccine Cover Up (One story about how Blaylock came to find that the CDC published false results about a vaccine study.
Interview with Tenpenny (A very informative radio interview)
The Truth about Herd Protection (We really have not had herd protection in years. Read why)
The truth about Polio, then and now Numbers magically declined in 1955 when the government redefined Polio. Polio outbreaks today? Could it be because of the vaccine? Finally, could the polio vaccine be the culprit for the beginning of the HIV epidemic? Take a look.
Gardasil and Dr. Diane Harper: (lead developer of this vaccine) learn how she walked away from it, because she couldn’t sleep at night knowing the truth. This is just one link… please research her name and educate before you vaccinate.
An Immunologist assessment of Measles and immunity. If you decide to watch or read anything that I post here, WATCH THIS ONE. In a community where 95% of the community was fully vaccinated (the theory of herd immunity through vaccinations) there was a HUGE outbreak of the measles anyway… and 21 infants STILL were infected. Hence why i call it the THEORY of heard immunity through vaccinations.
Measles shmeasles: Another take on the virus
This BLOG, read ALL the references
Vaccine Safety Manual: For concerned Families and Health Practitioners. by Neil Z. Miller