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Dan
Dan

Right after my son had his second year shots he developed febrile seizures. The doctors put him on phenobarbital. He became developmentally disabled for 4 years and never caught up to where he was supposed to be. He was a amazingly smart intelligent child before the vaccine.

Erika Roberg
Erika Roberg
Vaccine Injured

For me, the decison had nothing to do with Autism or Jenny McCarthy. I chose not to vaccinate my children because I am vaccine injured. I didn't realize that until I was an adult, because my reactions were always trivialized by doctors and clinicians. When I was a baby I had febrile seizures after my vaccines. My doctor told my mom that was "normal". (HINT: A seizing baby is NOT NORMAL!!) When I was a pre-teen, I was given the MMR and had an anaphylactic reaction. The nurse practitioner at the clinic brushed it off and said I must have reacted to something I ate before going into the clinic that day. I hadn't even had breakfast yet. I didn't realize at the time what actually had happened to me, nor did I realize how life-threatening a reaction like that can be until many years later, when I had another anpahylactic reaction that felt exactly like what I felt that day... this time I went to the ER and got an education on what anaphylaxis was.

After the MMR I got in 1983, I started finding myself short of breath constantly. I would need albuterol or epinephrine inhalers to be able to catch my breath. Running for any duration was difficult because of it. Finally, as a young adult, I was diagnosed with asthma. I'd never had trouble breathing prior to that shot as a preteen. I also developed a severe latex allergy following that shot. It started with tingling and throat swelling anytime I ate a latex-associated food, or blew up a balloon. Reactions I didn't have until shortly after "that shot". It worsened over time, like allergies can do. Today I go anaphylactic to banana, avocado, melons, and kiwi (those are the ones I know I know of for sure - by first-hand experience). Potatoes also make me very sick, and mango makes my lips and throat itch. All of those foods are associated with a latex allergy. If latex touches my skin for any length of time, my skin looks like hamburger. I can't blow up or tie balloons for my kids.

Additionally, my husband has a plethora of food and environmental allergies. His aren't as severe as mine (i.e. not deadly), but he is allergic to many more things than I. Those two pieces of information should be important to a doctor. They should ask about my family history with vaccines. They should ask about my family history with allergies. They should ask those same things of my husband. They don't. They should BE REQURIED to ask. They aren't. In fact, they aren't required to ask any questions before shooting up a baby with vaccines - sometimes NINE in one visit! All they are required to do is hand the parent a Vaccine Information Statement put out by the CDC. Those statements do not contain anywhere near the information that is printed on the vaccine inserts that the manufacturer supplies with their vials of vaccine. Doctors/Nurses/Clinicians aren't even required to make sure you've read or UNDERSTAND the little bit of information in those VIS sheets before they stick a needle in your child's arm or leg.

Even when you have a "valid medical reason", it takes an act of Congress to get a doctor to listen to you. I've tried to talk to many doctors about our family history, and specifically about my vaccine reactions. They didn't want to hear it. They just wanted me to shut up and shoot up my kids blindly. And guess what? If a vaccine harms or kills a child, even if everything is done wrong, those same professionals aren't held responsible. Neither is the drug manufacturer (vaccines are drugs). BY LAW, you are not allowed to seek compensation for faulty product or sue for malpractice, thanks to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. Instead of holding those who hold your child's life in their hands accountable for the safety of the vaccines they recommend you give your children, you have to go through government red tape dubbed "Vaccine Court" if something happens as a result of vaccination. Good luck with that. (More info: http://youtu.be/h4CwROrKG8A)

When my 2nd child was less than a year old, after I had just stood in the ER and watched as the doctors and nurses revived him from yet another life-threatening allergic reaction, the doctor looked at me and he said, "Wow, I think it's really lucky that you decided not to vaccinate this one!" My son reacts very violently to many things in his environment. Foods, chemicals, certain clothing, lotions, creams, oils, disposable diapers, soaps, medications, you name it. In the months that followed, three additional mainstream medical doctors told me the EXACT same thing regarding vaccination. To this day I am thankful that I was able to make an educated and informed decision for my child that verily saved him from harm, and possibly even death. Luckily, I had the option of making those decisions for my child, and I didn't allow any of those doctors, however well-meaning they may have felt they were, to override my own knowledge and God-driven gut instinct.

Bottom line: Unless a person has walked in another person's shoes, they can't possibly know the motivations and reasoning behind the decisions others make. One can't say "It's incredibly irresponsible to not vaccinate" just because they think it's right for them or their child. It may absolutely be the right thing for one family, but that doesn't give them the right or the knowledge to make that declaration for every other child or family on the planet. With the prevalence of allergies on the rise, it isn't right for MANY, MANY children. (http://news.msn.com/science-technology/childrens-food-skin-allergies-have-doubled).

Children are not biologically identical, and vaccination choice is a fundamental human right.

Andy Ronson
Andy Ronson
The division between truth and society

This is such an awkward one. My girlfriend is really mad at me and her family think I'm crazy for not letting our baby have the 6-part vaccine at 2 months (UK). I didn't let him have the Vit K injection either that they tried to administer at birth. The midwives really did try to make me feel terrible for not allowing it. I cannot explain just how much tension and hostility this issue has created. The issue is that everybody is so ignorant of what is in these vaccines and what the potential side effects are. My girlfriend and I went to chat with the doctor, largely to allay my fears. The best he could offer was that the vaccine is "reasonably safe". REASONABLY SAFE! Unbelievable. I proceeded to tell him that the autism rate has gone from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68 (or 1 in 50 according to some) since they began mass administering vaccines to children. He had absolutely no idea - he was writing notes with interest. I then asked him if he knew what was in the vaccines - he didn't know. I asked him where he gets his information about the safety of these vaccines - he said that he acted upon the advice of the medical council. I asked him if he had done any research on it himself - he had done none. I asked him if he felt that it was a conflict of interest that the pharmaceutical companies (vaccine manufacturers) were tasked by government to investigate the safety of their own products - he laughed. My girlfriend and her family are so oblivious, good people but totally oblivious, and they won't even do any research even though I keep pointing them in the direction of numerous studies and videos. It's such a sad and frustrating situation. But this is the struggle we all face - trying to have a balanced conversation about vaccines with somebody who knows nothing about it, won't do their own research and fully believes everything they are told by the media and establishment trained doctors. It genuinely makes me feel sick. I would rather him have a 1 in X amount chance of getting any of those 6 illnesses contained in that 2 month vaccine than a 1 in 50/68 chance of getting some form of ASD.

Linda Woods
Linda Woods
VACCINE INJURED

My son Austin was born in Aug 1996, and was the picture of health when born. Several hours later, while I was still in recovery, the docs came to me with the bad news that his white count was precariously low and he was having trouble oxygenating his blood.

We immediately agreed to have him on IV antibiotics and though they did numerous tests over the next few days, they never found anything. Fortunately, he was released a week later to my happy arms and I thought that was the end of our worries. Fast forward to 14 months later. He has had ear infection after ear infection, and antibiotics on top of antibiotics with cocktails of vaccines for good measure. (a little sarcasm there). When he was 14 months, with an ear infection, they decided it was a good time to give him not only the powerful MMR vaccine, but the mercury laced Chicken Pox vaccine all on the same day while he was sick. Little did I know how damaging that round would be to his compromised immune system. I noticed within a short time that he has stopped using the few words that he had so proudly mastered, and no new words were coming.

He was strangely disconnected, not making eye contact, and was obsessed with drinking bottles of milk, yet he couldn't even say the word "milk". It wasn't until about a year later, when he had only 10 or 15 words of language that I got the diagnosis Autism. Horrible time - the docs said - its a neurological disease for which there is no cure and no treatment. Good luck. Fortunately, I didn't believe them, and worked tirelessly on the internet every night after he went to sleep researching options. Some worked, some did not. The gluten free/casein free diet was the major turning point. He started talking and stopped the tantrums when his system was finally free of the "drugs" of wheat and dairy. Many types of behavioral treatments were tried. Every little bit helped.

Today, my 10 year old son is fully integrated into a mainstream 5th grade class. He excels in math and science, programs video games, can make and edit digital movies, loves dragons and wizardry, and has friends to play ball and games with. He is a quirky, but loving, affectionate and intelligent child. I'm grateful that the treatments I chose helped bring him back. Some kids aren't so lucky. But there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the vaccines were the straw that broke the camels back of my son's fragile system and that damaged him possibly for life. Please learn all you can about this topic, it could save your child's life.

Ann Olson
Ann Olson
REJECTS VACCINES

For our family (3 children), we chose not to vaccinate. It was a difficult decision to make, to be sure, mostly because it is unconventional. I have found, however, that there are many people choosing not to vaccinate their children and most importantly, it is not mandatory.

This is not widely understood. The potential risk of the numerous vaccines does not outweigh the risk of the diseases they are intended to prevent, in my opinion. The important things to remember are that no one should scare anyone into vaccination and to get informed about vaccine risk. After all, knowledge is power.

Rebeca Luna
Rebeca Luna
REFUSES VACCINATION

Leading up to the birth of our daughter, doctors, friends, and family, lectured us on the importance of vaccine. Although my husband and I never felt right about so many shots going into such a little person, we were planning on vaccinating because we thought it was the right thing to do. How could something that so many people do be dangerous, we wondered.

Thank goodness we spoke to Dan, our Chiro about it and he gave us plenty of information on vaccines, and the risks. After her birth, and much research we decided not to vaccinate. It was a scary decision at first, especially when your lied to by pediatricians who tell you she would not be able to attend school.

We now have a healthy, beautiful, and smart 18 month old. I feel scared for people when I see ads on t.v. for new vaccines that they want to give to young girls that I feel will do more harm than good. Please educate yourself to make good choices for your children.

Sara
Sara
CHOSE NOT TO VACCINATE

My husband and I decided not to vaccinate our son. For us, this was an easy decision, regardless of the heat we took from family and friends. I have had the unique opportunity to help research information regarding vaccinations and was astonished at the things I have learned.

Our son is very healthy and rarely sick, I believe this is because his immune system is strong and has not been compromised by vaccines. One thing people should understand is that even though the media only promotes vaccination there is just as much information out there on how horrible and dangerous they are. Think for a minute how much time people spend researching and comparing all kinds of things before they commit to doing them, like starting a diet, buying cars, computers, or digital cameras, but they do no research on whether or not they should shoot their kids full of dangerous drugs. Please do your research and make an informed decision and help raise a drug free generation.

Dr. Andrea Brisson
Dr. Andrea Brisson
APPRECIATIVE

This is the most comprehensive site available for making an informed vaccine choice. Thank you so much for creating this website. After spending a few hours navigating through the immense amount of information and just barely scratching the surface of what's available here, I can appreciate the time and energy it took for the design of such a website and I appreciate the time and energy saved for someone researching this topic. I will surely tell my patients that this is a credible, valuable place to gather scientific, factual information.

Lisa Blanchard
Lisa Blanchard
VACCINE INJURED, AUTISM

Being a former nurse and now the mother of two vaccine-injured children on the Autism Spectrum, one of the things I find most disturbing is that, contrary to the fact that every state in the union employs some form of vaccine exemption, parents everywhere still believe they are legally obligated to immunize their children. Most believe that their children will not be allowed to attend public school if they are not immunized.

The media constantly propagates this myth by constantly announcing school enrollment vaccine deadlines. NEVER have I heard an addendum stating that we have the legal right to refuse vaccines. To me it's as ridiculous as saying that if your child gets a stuffy nose, you MUST give them allergy medication. I'm sure the makers of Benadryl would LOVE to have school districts require that children take their medication in order to be allowed to attend school. How ridiculous does that sound? Now, I am not anti-Benadryl, but this is just an example of the audacity of using tax-payer money to fund public education, then requiring those same tax-payers to medicate their children with a certain pharmaceutical product in order to participate in the publicly funded education system. So audacious that, in fact, there is no such law and the only way they manage the facade is to pull the proverbial wool over the public's eyes and assure compliance through outright deception.

Casi Renee
Casi Renee
VACCINE INJURED, DEATH

Casi Renee was born in 1995 and scored 8 & 9 on her APGAR scores. We were warned by chiropractors of the risks involved with vaccines. Her pediatrician pressured me into vaccinating her and she received her Hepatitis B vaccine on 6-19-95. We were told of no risk and were even given a bottle of tylenol to mark the symptoms of any reactions.

Within days after the vaccine she developed a rash, but the pediatrician didn't seem to be concerned. She was given HBPV, OPV, DPT and her 2nd dose of Hepatitis B on 7-27-95. We noticed she was very floppy. When we would pick up an arm or leg, it would just drop. On 9-27-95 she received another dose of DPT, HBPV and OPV. We still noticed her floppiness. Within a week, she developed eczema and she resisted being put on her belly.

On 11-30-95 she received another round of DPT and HBPV Her eczema was out of control and we noticed jer babbling stopped immediately. We couldn't get her to play peek -a-boo any longer and all she wanted to do was lay on her back. We also noticed she always wanted to look up at the ceiling. We thought she was fascinated with the ceiling fan and lights. We felt that she was not developing normally. The doctor said it was normal and not to compare our child with others.

She received her third dose of Hepatitis B on 3-12-96. Within a month, we noticed a lot of noise in her joints and she had not advanced mentally or physically in a while. At her one year birthday, everyone realized something was wrong. She was not even going from a lying position to a sitting position on her own. On 9-26-96, he gave her the MMR and HBPV vaccine. Within weeks of the MMR vaccine, she developed chronic constipation. We started suspecting vaccines and spoke to their pediatrician about our concern. He did not agree, but suggested we give her the safer version DTaP vaccine, along with OPV and TB screening on 12-19-96.

We finally taught her to walk at 22 months old. She was very unstable and fell a lot but seemed to get around. Casi never spoke and after seeing every specialist available, she was given the "label" of autism. In may of 1999, Casi started running a fever and blood work showed positive with Epstein Barre virus, which research show is also caused by vaccines. She inevitable contracted bacterial meningitis and was not treated properly at the hospital. Casi passed away 10 days after her 4th birthday and the only reason I'm able to breathe today, is because God has made my mission very clear. I have dedicated the rest of my life to doing WHATEVER is necessary to help these innocent victims and protecting the children-yet-to-be.

Tasha Denman
Tasha Denman
CHOSE NOT TO VACCINATE

I'm not sure what the percentage of risk there is to getting autism or brain damage when being vaccinated, but really even a miniscule percentage is too much for my son. He is 4 now and a perfectly healthy, happy rambunctious little boy.

I decided to take the natural route to health and breastfed him, giving him natural antibodies and vitamins for a good start in life. To this day he doesn't get sick and rarely does get sick.

As for measles, mumps and chicken pox, I prefer that he be exposed and develop natural antibodies rather than being vaccinated.

Cathy Castagne
Cathy Castagne
ADVERSE REACTIONS

As a daycare provider, I see the vaccination issue from a unique perspective. Personally, I have serious questions about some of these vaccinations. My daughter reacted very badly to a small pox vaccination. We had friends whose daughter received a vaccination for school and ended up in the hospital with permanent problems as a result.

I have seen many children with chicken pox and measles over the years after numerous vaccinations. Are these necessary?

I do not require these in daycare and provide waiver forms for parents, to satisfy the state.

Dale Jury
Dale Jury
CONTRACTED POLIO AFTER VACCINATION

My mother tells me that I started out like any other infant, active, crawling, standing and walking. In 1960, I contracted polio shortly after a polio vaccination when I turned 13 months old. Suddenly my parents began to notice that I was crawling again as opposed to walking and I would prefer not to stand on my legs. The doctor stated "it couldn't be polio because he was just vaccinated against it."

As an infant I was restless and cried a lot at night because of the pain in my legs, hip, and back. I still get back and leg pains, walk with a limp, left leg much smaller, right leg is almost muscle bound. I've worn worn a lift or built up shoe since, and have had several operations to try and correct the effects.

Dr Gerald Zuker
Dr Gerald Zuker
DID NOT VACCINATE

After doing due diligence, research, and weighing the benefit to risk ratio, my wife and I made the decision to not vaccinate our three children. We were warned by many sincere people of the dire consequences that would result, not to mention the harm we would cause to the larger society. Somehow, the health and well-being of our children trumped those arguments. If indeed the vaccines protect those who choose to be vaccinated, then my children should pose no threat to anyone but themselves. Our kids are very healthy, well-adjusted, and are now 19, 21, and 24 years of age, and have not suffered any of the diseases that they would have been "protected" from, and have not caused these diseases in others to the best on our knowledge. I truly believe that this is the best decision for the health of children, and we have never regretted our choice.

That being said, it is imperative that all who make this choice educate themselves so that they are truly comfortable with it. There are no guarantees in life, so we must make the best choices for ourselves and our families, based upon the best information we can find, and without succumbing to the fear tactics employed by those who would attempt to coerce us through the use of such tactics.

Sara Southwell
Sara Southwell
VACCINE KILLED THEIR DOG

Vaccination is not only concerning for humans, but pets as well. We lost our beloved family pet Boxer, Spencer, to a rabies vaccination that we were told was mandatory. When we moved to a new neighborhood, we were visited by Animal Control. They gave us a sort of "fix-it" ticket that required us to license our pet. To gain the license we had to vaccinate him for rabies. He was given the 3yr rabies vaccination. 24 hours later, we awoke to Spence howling in pain. His gums and tongue were white, his body was bloated and he was obviously in much distress. We took him to the vet and an x-ray found that his stomach had flipped, twisting intestines and causing him much pain and malaise. Spencer was immediately taken to surgery where the vet was able to right his stomach and untangle his intestines. There was no necrosis and he should have recovered. Spencer, however, died a few short hours later. The vet told us that Spencer died of congestive heart failure. We were stunned and confused. How did congestive heart failure kill him? He was only six years old and before this, a very healthy dog. The vet told us that Spencer's death was caused by the vaccination. The 3yr rabies vaccination had been the reason several dogs had died. Through research of my own, I discovered that the vaccination is so potent that it isn't even administered to pups under two years old. It's simply too much for their system. And it was apparently too much for Spence's system...we buried him in a special spot in our yard, much sooner than we should have had to do. Anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet will understand how painful this entire ordeal was and how very angry it made us to think a vaccination that kills some dogs but not others is administered regularly without any kind of forewarning.

Dr. Eric and Michelle Mintz
Dr. Eric and Michelle Mintz
AGAINST VACCINATION

A very emotional issue - vaccinate or not? It brings up people's stuff when they are confronted and made to think about it - would you knowingly inject your child with chemicals that are toxic? My wife and I did our research and we didn't vaccine our son who is now 5 or our daughter who is almost 2. They were born at home, breast fed for 12-13 months, adjusted since birth, given mostly organic fruits and veggies, and have been getting craniosacral therapy since infancy. The fact that they have hardly ever been sick, never had a course of antibiotics, don't know what a pediatrician is and are happy and healthy is testimony enough. This website is an AMAZING resource that I encourage all parents to check out. We need to stop blindly accepting that vaccinations are mandatory for children. Do your due diligence, check both sides of the story and THEN make an informed choice. Thank you for creating such a valuable website so that parents can learn more and take responsibility for raising happy healthy children.

Lisa Holderfield
Lisa Holderfield
SEIZURES AFTER VACCINATION

My daughter Kali Elizabeth was born June 22, 2006 ... she was perfect in every way! She had her 4 month vaccinations 11-6-06 and that night she had a seizure-like episode in her bassinet. She was 4 months old. Since that day our whole lives have completely changed.

My daughter suffers every day from seizures. She will have between 75-100 clusters daily, and that is just the ones that we can actually see!! She is at a newborn stage .. she cannot roll, sit, talk, eat baby food etc... We have tried several medications.. nothing has worked. The DR's are not able to give us any solid diagnosis for Kali. I know if it was the DTaP that caused her severe adverse reaction.

All her physicians agree that the vaccinations did not do this to her. All genetic test have come back normal.. she was developing normal up until that very second! We currently have a law suit against the injury vaccination claim unit in Washington DC.

Achraf
Achraf
PERMANENTLY DISABLED

Three days after an Energix B vaccination, Achraf lost the use of speech, was placed in intensive care, and sank into a coma. Achraf is handicapped for life.

Annette
Annette
SEVERE COMPLICATIONS

DT Polio and Hepatitis B vaccinations caused chronic and severe pain, fatigue, difficulty in walking, weight loss, and diarrhea.

Cathrine
Cathrine
HEPATITIS B REACTION

After a hepatitis B vaccine, Catherine began having strange symtoms: excessive fatigue without reason, repeated sinusitis, extreme sensatiosn of cold. In 2003, she was hospitatlized with severe limb inflammation. Since then, she's suffered with chronic muscle inflammation, muscle twitching. A 2004 biopsy revealed lesions and she has been unable to work.

Bill Abbott B.Sc., D.C
Bill Abbott B.Sc., D.C
DTP VACCINE ADVERSE REACTION

At the age of 6 months I received my second dosage of the DTP vaccine. This caused paralysis in the third cranial (oculomotor) nerve of my right eye. So since before the age of one I have been blind in my right eye. So consequently, it was a very easy decision not to vaccinate either of my children. It baffles me as to why parents are so willing to put poisons, (neurotoxins, carcinogens, heavy metals, foreign DNA and viruses) into their ALREADY PERFECT little babies. Don't they realize that the majority of the diseases that we are vaccinated against are inconvenient, and uncomfortable at worst. And how exactly is my newborn who is not having sex with an infected partner, not sharing dirty drug needles and whose mother doesn't have it supposed to contract Hepatitis B ??

Cathleen Brace
Cathleen Brace
MILITARY VACCINES DO DAMAGE

In 2004 David N. Brace had Guillain-Barres Syndrome (GBS) and was hospitalized for 3 weeks and then received three weeks in-patient physical rehabilitation. David made a full recovery. In 2005 David enlisted in the Army. David disclosed to his recruiter that he had had GBS. His recruiter sent him back to his Neurologists for some medical forms to be filled out and David was given a clean bill of health. While in Basic Training/AIT David was given the oral polio and Flu-mist vaccine. Neither of these should be give to anyone with a history of GBS.

Then in late June 2006 they gave David the Anthrax vaccine. David began having breathing problems and experienced a racing heart while doing physical training. When these reactions continued, David's father and I, impressed upon David the need for medical intervention. David's unit was preparing to go to the National Training Center in CA. David was being pushed by his unit to go to the training center and he also did not want to fail in his job. On July 4th, 2006 David's father, Dr Ron Brace MD, (former US Army Cpt, Medical Corps) sent an e-mail to the post's Hospital Commander requesting that David not be sent to the NTC without receiving medical attention for a problem that seemed to be worsening. Amazing that it took his parents threatening a Congressional inquiry for him to receive medical care. David recently, approximately 6 weeks ago came across a Tri-fold Brochure that the military is supposed to hand out to everyone who is going to receive the Anthrax Vaccine. This Tri-fold brochure specifically states that individuals who have had GBS are NOT supposed to receive the anthrax vaccine. David was given the anthrax vaccine sometime in June 2006 and again in February 2007. Again no medical history was taken at that time or the Army again would have been made aware that David had had GBS.

David made a report to VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System about a possible reaction to the anthrax vaccine and that the army had failed him when they administered it to him. VAERS reported his case to the Military Vaccine Healthcare Network's (MVHS) Fort Bragg office. Fort Bragg contacted David and had him fill out several forms and they then requested a copy of David's Medical Records from David's PEBLO at Ft Carson. The MVHS asked that David's case be put on hold while they investigate the incident. David's PEBLO has refused to give David a copy of his medical records and has sent David's case to the Medical Evaluation Board at Ft Lewis, WA where they have decided that David's heart condition was pre-existing and are ready to discharge him with no severance pay, no bennefits and no medical treatment even though the doctors have stated he needs a pace maker. David did not have prior heart problems, did successfully complete basic training and 11B Infantry School, and passed his units Physical Fitness Testing in April 2006.

Paula Rothstein
Paula Rothstein
HEP B (HBV) VACCINE DAMAGE

My son who is now 3 1/2 years old received all of his vaccines, including the hepatitis B given shortly after birth. I was a fool! I knew nothing on the safety of vaccines until I did extensive research following my son's last round of vaccinations given at 18 months. No idea which shot triggered the health crisis because he was given five vaccines in one day but it started with a fever. Something they warn you about and proceeded to become extreme irritability, sensitivity to the point that he screamed at the idea of having clothes on his body, even his diaper. I have always followed a natural approach to health for myself and have no idea why I gave in to the words of a medical doctor! I immediately began researching and fell into the hands of some knowledgeable people. I supplemented his diet with glyconutrients, colostrum based transfer factor and liquid zeolite, a safe and effective method for removing heavy metals and chemicals. He appears to be in very good health today and I am not certain this health crisis would have led to permanent neurological damage but I learned to never agree to vaccines again. My sister gave birth three weeks prematurely and they STILL attempted to take the baby away for her Hepatitis B shot, never mind that her immune system would be even more fragile. Thankfully I told my sister in advance to never allow for this shot. If you feel you must allow for vaccinations, at the very least do not allow for a shot given at the time of birth. Do not blindly follow a doctor's advice! Your child and your health is a precious thing that must be taken seriously. It is a personal decision and one that should be well informed.

Tracy
Tracy
VACCINE CAUSED SEIZURES & EPILEPSY

My son carter rose received his vaccines on 11-14-05 that day will continue to haunt me. That night he had a seizure that lasted one hour. During the seizure he stopped breathing and need CPR. Since then he has had thousands of seizures and is delayed. Carter is been through so much in his young life. The doctors said it wasn't the vaccinations (yeah right).

The doctors give us no hope of him growing out of his epilepsy. I wish I would have researched and new that I had the right to say no. I will never make that mistake again. I just hope that other parents think long and hard at what could happen. Its just not a reaction some of these poor kids and family's live with this forever." Hide

Cathy Louunibos
Cathy Louunibos
ADVERSE REACTION TO FLU SHOT

My horror story started in December 2003: I requested my first and last flu vaccine while at my new job. The next day I awoke with my left shoulder on fire, left ribs hurt, left buttock hurt and left foot hurt. The reaction has progressed to being totally crippled in my left leg for the next 2 years. I have been frozen with massive, asymmetric swelling in my neck, jaw, etc.

I have had to go on disability, in which I am very thankful for. I filed an Adverse Event with the CDC. There was no help there; either in speaking with someone or medical help. I received their brochure with vague diagnoses that can occur with vaccines. I have been to many doctors and have been prescribed many medications. The medications are only Band-Aid's; the culprit never goes away. I was diagnosed finally with "reactive arthritis due to the flu vaccine."

I was told I will recover, but very slowly. I had a hard time getting anyone to share a story with me about flu vaccine reactions. I finally found a doctor who could talk to me because his son went through the same thing for 5 years. His son had a flu vaccine and measle vaccine. Due to this being his family member the doctor could share his story with me. This encouraged me to know that I will someday come out of this. I am very slowly getting better, but this has ruined my life over the past 3 years. I have been almost a house-bound vegetable for the last 2 years. So, I would say that I am a victim of what can go wrong with a vaccine."

Mary
Mary
CONVINCED

After thousands of hours privately investigating vaccines, I am completely convinced that vaccines are the root of most neurological chronic health problems, including autism, asthma and learning problems facing the children of this country. I have met hundreds of vaccine-free children who seem very healthy compared to the thousands of vaccine injured children I have witnessed. You cannot make informed vaccine decisions unless you understand how vaccines are produced, their toxic nature and their ingredients. Those who are informed DO NOT CONSENT! My challenge: If you are a medical person and think vaccines are safe and not toxic to babies, than you must be willing to do the following. Get all the shots recommended - only get them weight appropiate, inject them into yourself and follow up with all the recommended boosters. The key is -weight appropiate - so that you get the same ratio of toxins you say are safe for newborns and 2 year olds.

Rebecca
Rebecca
VACCINE DAMAGE

My son, now 3, was vaccinated b/c I didn't know anything. Like a fool, I listened to the hospital staff & my peditrician. Who knows which one altered my childs life but we know that they did. He is allergic to 36 different foods, he has asthma and recently we just discovered he has a sensory disorder. I guess the thing that makes me really angry is he was born with allergies (dairy & soy). He should of never been vaccinated b/c of his immune system was already in poor shape. The doctors don't care they just do what the goverenment says. Now my son has to pay. I know better now & I have a 16 week old baby that will not be vaccinated."

Lena
Lena
Changed

I am the mother of two beautiful little girls, ages 7 & 4, I praise the Lord for them. Through much research, hearing and seeing things, I have changed my mind completely about the so-called "importance" to vaccinate. My delivery was a very rough one with our oldest daughter, which ended in an emergency c-section. During the c-section the doctor must have scraped her little nose with one of his tools, you can figure that out yourself, if you know anything about c-sections. She had a deep scrape on her tiny nose, which she still has a scar from to this day. Of course, this we didn't figure out until years later. We were told in the hospital that she had likely "scratched" herself. I didn't believe it then and I definitely don't believe it now, when I see her scar. She was always a "colicky" baby, and sickly. At seven months we almost lost her, she had a staph infection. She had a blood-transfusion, plus was pumped full of anti-biotics. The doctors brain-washed me into thinking I could have prevented this by "immunizing" her. I turned against my husband and blamed him for not allowing me to vaccinate her. (He was very much against it and knew of the many risks.) To make a very long heart-wrenching story short . . . I "immunized" her until she was 3 years old, I think. And well, I get tears in my eyes when I think about all those times she was soo sick especially after her vaccine shots. After taking her to several naturopaths, talking with many "helpful" health nurses, I discovered that she had contacted the staph infection at birth, most likely from the scrape on her nose. Although doctors would never admit this. I'm sorry if this hurts anyone's feelings, but since I was basically forced to vaccinate my precious baby, I am very leery of the doctors' "good advice". I could never have prevented the staph infection with vaccinations, and by doing so after 7 months I nearly killed her. And that's a horrible thing for a mother to admit . . . By the grace of God, we had another darling daughter when our oldest was 3 years old. She has been healthy since the day she was born and to this day, when a flu bug is going around, guess who catches it first?? Yes, our oldest daughter. And our 4 year old has never been vaccinated and as long as I can help it she will never be. Two years ago I discovered a wonderful natural medicine that has been on this earth since the beginning of time. God created everything we need on this earth to heal ourselves naturally. Not with drugs and chemicals. He created . . . Essential Oils, the life-blood of the plants. With these wonderful oils, we now are able to build up our daughters immune system naturally and I praise God for happier and healthier children.

Cassandra
Cassandra

"I always had a hesitation in the back of my mind about vaccinations. We took our daughter for her 6 month appointment when they wanted her to get a flu shot on top of everything else she got that day. I was thinking this is way too many shots for a little baby. The doctor looked at me like I was crazy for not getting the flu shoot that day. Parents are in a vulnerable position because they want to do what is best for their children and do not have all the information at the Drs. office. My instinct and strong intuition ( that has never failed me, by the way) was telling me something was not right. We passed on the flu shot that day, went home thought about it and went to the clinic they were having. My husband and I signed in read the paper work and just saw all the people that were herded in this office. It was overwhelming. My husband said something about, " well this is how they make a ton of money."

She got the first shot and we never went back for the second and we now see a Naturopath Physician instead. I have spent several months reading, researching and talking to numerous people of all backgrounds. I looked at the ingredients of some of the vaccines and said, "HELL NO!" I looked further and found that the Risks our weigh any possible benefits that vaccines claim. To me - It is a money machine, nothing to do about health. Parents need to dismantle the all the information and see that there is already enough evidence that vaccines are harmful. The children with vaccine injuries are the evidence. When I was born in the 70's there were only 5-6 shots between birth and age 4. It is a requirement, not law that our children be vaccinated to get an education. THAT IS IT. I will not voluntarily put anything that is toxic and potentially damaging into my daughters developing body. I have done my research. I am so happy that WAVE has created this site to help other parents filter through all the information that is out there."