With all of the controversy on this topic, and with all of the recent outbreaks in children over the past few months, I wanted to ask my readers: What is your stance on vaccines? Personally, I chose to vaccinate because I feel that it can help my child if he were to be exposed to a child carrying a life threatening virus.
I recently done a lot of reading on the subject of vaccines and found that this is one of those topics that can get a little hinky when discussed among parents because everyone has different views.
According to the CDC there is a schedule that should be strictly followed from birth on up, yet some doctors and/or parents see it differently. In other countries, vaccines are ban until after 12 months or 24 months depending on the country. How do you feel about vaccinating? Did you have your children vaccinated at birth? Later? Or not at all?
Dr. Edward Jenner is the reason we have vaccines today. He worked on a vaccine to prevent smallpox, and when he developed this vaccine it was effective in preventing smallpox out breaks. You can read more about Edward Jenner by clicking Here
Also, when the polio vaccine was invented by Dr. Jonas Salk and upon its invention, he did not patent it. He felt that vaccinations were “products of nature” instead of a man-made invention. You can read more about Jonas Salk by clicking Here
My personal opinion is that all things come with a risk, and when vaccinating a child you should consider all of the pros and cons as well as their age, any family history of illness or developmental delays or deformities. All of this should be addressed with your child’s pediatrician, and you should make the decision as an informed parent and not one that is just going off of what other parents say or what the doctors say.
It has become very hard to trust Big Pharma these days, but some of these vaccines could potentially save your child’s life while others may not be as effective as thought. So now, comment below and share your opinions on this topic. Please keep in mind that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and views so please keep your comments civil and do not attack others for their stance on this subject.
For more information on vaccines and suggestions you can check out these pages and charts below:
Vaccine Recommendations: WHO Vaccination Recommendations vs CDC Vaccination Recommendations