Does of medicineChildren’s vaccinations have been around for ages. When they were first introduced, parents rejoiced—there was finally a solution for the many diseases going around that were capable of killing children.

Due to amazing health advances, death rates for 13 diseases that can be prevented by childhood vaccinations were at all-time lows in the United States in 2007. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at hospital and death records going back to 1900 and estimated death rates before various vaccines were invented. In nine of the diseases, rates of hospitalization or death had declined more than 90 percent. For three — smallpox, diphtheria and polio — death rates had dropped by 100 percent. Pretty good, huh?

However, no drug is 100 percent foolproof. The measles vaccine, for example, is only 95 percent effective—which if I’m not mistaken, is better than 0 percent. As with any drug, there’s always side-effects, which can range from mild, such as pain and fever, to severe, such as encephalitis (inflammation, irritation and swelling of the brain).

Child with measlesBut children who aren’t vaccinated are at risk to serious illnesses. Last month in San Diego, there was a rare outbreak of measles, 12 of the children infected becoming very sick. The 12 kids that got sick were not given the vaccine that increases the chances that children would not be infected by the diseases, wither because their parents objected given their children the shot, or because the child was too young to have it given to them.

Some parents, like the 12 talked about in the San Diego, are scared that their children will be one of the few that will suffer from the severe side effects, and refuse to let their children receive vaccinations. Rumors, like the one that says several vaccines that include thimerosal, a mercury antifungal vaccine preservative, cause autism, scare parents even more.

Theresa Cedillo claims her daughter’s autism was caused by a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine she received when she was 15 months old. Cedillo said her daughter was a “happy, engaged toddler” who could talk and respond when her name was called. Now at 13 years old, Michelle is still wearing diapers, looking at picture books, and enjoys watching Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues.  (Read the full story here.)

Autistic Michelle CedilloMichelle’s parents said that after their daughter received the vaccine, her mental development was drastically altered, and days after getting the vaccination suffered from mild complications. Michelle later stopped talking and responding to her name.

The Cedillos are one of  4,900 families suing the government, claiming that the vaccine causes their child’s autism.

So who’s right? The thousands of parents who say, “Yes, that vaccine made my child develop autism!” or the scientists who say, “No. Studies show that there is not a link to children’s vaccinations and autism.”?

The Institute of Medicine cites five studies, all of which find no link between autism and the preservative thimerosal and 14 studies finding no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.Kid getting bullied

But those studies still aren’t enough to sway the beliefs of parents. What parents must realize is that when it comes to vaccinations, the good outweighs the bad, and just like there is a possibility that children will be bullied at school, there is a possibility that children may suffer from vaccination’s side effects.

No parent wants to believe that genetics may have played a part in their children’s lack of mental development, but it’s true. And instead of resisting the facts, and doubting scientific studies, parents must embrace technological advances and the usefulness of health knowledge and methods of disease prevention.


About these ads


  1. 1 wake up

    There is no public health issue in regards to vaccination.

    Those diseases are easily controlled with modern medicine.

    You should read what the definition of health is before you write a foolish article. Then you would not misuse the word health.

    Health, as defined in the World Health Organization (WHO) constitution:

    Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.[1]

    What is in the vaccines that makes a human being healthy. Wake up!

    DPT — diptheria bacterium, pertussis organisms, tetanus toxoid, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, aluminium and mercury.

    HiB — Hib saccarides cultured on cow’s brains, crm protein, sodium chloride, aluminium hydroxide, mercury.

    POLIO — 3 types of live polio virus, magnesium chloride, amino acid, polysorbate 80, purified water, neomycin, sulphate, streptomycin, penicillin and **** kidney cell cultures.

    MENINGITIS C — meningococcal group C oligosaccharide and corynebacterium, diphteriae crm protein (fails to disclose what vaccine is cultured on), aluminium phosphate, sodium chloride and water.

    MMR — live measles virus, live mumps virus, live rubella virus, chick embryo, human foetal cells, neomycin, sorbitol, gelatine.

    HEPATITIS B — Hepatitis B virus gene, aluminium hydroxide, mercury, formaldehyde. For the genetically engineered vaccine: aluminium hydrochloride, sodium chloride and mercury.

    INFLUENZA — Influenza virus, haemaglutinin and neuraminidase antigens A and B strains, gelatine, mercury, formaldehyde, sodium chloride, mashed chick embryos, neomycin.

  2. 2 Alexia

    Dear Wake Up,

    This subject of this blog is the health and safety of children. Getting vaccinated relates to both health and safety in every form.

    Also, I never blamed the vaccinations for causing autism… I simply brought to the forefront issues families are going through and the claims made by both parents and scientists and doctors. I chose to give both my children all of their shots because I know the benefits of getting immunized. Despite it all, I appreciate your comment and voicing your opinion on the post.

    • 3 christyana

      My English is not that good & I might not know all facts about Vaccinations ,but Arent most of the diseases now adays have the cure already? I mean with all bad stuff in the vaccines & the risks of it why do it when you dnt even know the kids immune system can or cant fight it by itself combine with the drug that can cure it?when your kids not healthy enough ( and you dnt really know when they are 100 % )the vaccines can actually backfire and get you the diseases. they also have now Homeopathy type vaccinations,where they only give you the weak vibration of the diseases that still effect your immune system but absolutely safe for your kids with no preservatives needed.they giving the small dose in 3 days and repeat it in the next year. before kids given these very safe vaccines they give you homeopathy ‘ supplement’ for few days to make sure you are in a perfect health condition…I think this is something we need to think about as a solution on both sides

  3. 4 Ruby

    “have actually chose to give both my children all of their shits because I know the benefits of getting immunized.”

    Hehe, might wanna’ proofread before posting next time =)

  4. 5 Alexia

    Thanks for the spell check Ruby!

  5. 6 BASHDOWN34

    i think your article is very well put. it considers both the good and bad. neither one outweighs the other. also it really helped me with my homework

  6. Alexia… why would you inject your baby with substances that have never been tested for safety? Did your Ped inform you of the side effects of the vaccines? Show you the package insert with the efficacy clearly listed with the ingredients and side effects??

    I believe there is a huge difference between Regressive Autism induced by over-vaccination and Aspergers.

    Regressive Autism is mercury poisoning.

    We can’t keep telling these parents that their children are defective or that they have been disabled for the greater good, when they have seen the rapid regression happen right before theur eyes.

    Doctors don’t report reactions, even severe ones.. I know many mothers who have been brushed off and told that seizures, and inconsolable crying and high pitched screaming was “normal” reaction when in fact it is a sign of brain swelling.

    Peds are so programmed to duck their heads and not question the integrity of the researchand medicine behind vaccines. BY LAW, they must report any Adverse Reaction to VAERS. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    If they did question Vaccines and question the safety and question the ingreients and demanded safe alternatives for their patients, they would see a $800.00 Well Baby Visit drop down to a $95.00 office visit without vaccines. Not a lot of profit there. $800.00 is not bad for 15 minute office visit.. I don’t even know any hookers who make that kind of money in 15 minutes..LOL..

    The schedule needs to be pared down to the absolute essential one or two vaccines. We should NEVER vaccinate a child under age two. We would see a decline in developmental delays, Autism, Asthma, SIDS Diabetes, ADD, ADHD…

    But we have to keep in mind.. Healthy people don’t need their Dr.s or prescriptions… do they?

  7. I’m horrified by how misinformed some of your responders are. The diseases we vaccinate against today were horrific killers once upon a time… or the cause of irreversible brain damage, deafness, paralysis etc. The likelihood of serious side effects are minuscule compared to the effects of these diseases.

    The parents of unvaccinated children are (selfishly) trusting that everyone else IS vaccinated around them. This strategy is already causing pertussis and measles to make a comeback in communities where a group of people are not vaccinated.

    Additionally, with air travel being so easy (from unvaccinated pockets around the globe), a serious disease could be just a plane trip away.

    Both the CDC and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia ( offer current and reliable information.

    • 9 christyana

      I think all of them have not any diseases if you dnt treat them in anyways,it can get horrifying….the best way is to keep the kids healthy as the foundation and as wake up says most of the diseases got cures already why risk the kids with bad stuff from vaccinations when you dnt knw if they are going to get it…preventive if there is no side effects is ok but with the side effects we shown its better to keep the kids healthy as possible,wait n see,cure asap if they get it

  8. 10 howard eggflipperslippers

    I really liked your information, but your spelling on some stuff is a bit….different. For example, your first picture should say DOSE of medicine, not DOES of medicine. Other than that, I thank you for helping me on my essay and I wish you a very a merry a merry on birthday, to you!

  9. 12 dixiediva

    Yeah, the “horrific” illnesses that vaccines * POOF * cured? Like what small pox? How did a vaccine containing cow pox eradicate small pox? Now THAT is something to see!

    • 13 Music

      Would you rather still have the disease around? They got rid of the disease without anyway getting inadvertently hurt so personally sounds like a good deal!!!

  10. 14 kITkat

    Thanks man! It’s great that you put the good and the bad points in there, really helps in my assignment ;D

    Do you want to know what I think – probably not but i’ll say it anyway
    Who gives a fuck! Seriously. You either vaccinate or you don’ vaccinate. Each decision having major risks involved. I don’t see why theres a HUGE debate about this I mean, we are really wasting our time.

  11. 15 Heymothermother

    Hmmm, well obviously you have no children Kitkat otherwise you would understand the importance of this topic. It seems like one side says,” Trust your doctors, trust your government, get vaccinated, your children’s lives and health depend on it.” The other side says,” Evidence has been proving that vaccines are dangerous causing major health problems even death”. I have personally known of a boy who was permanently brain damaged from a vaccine. My stepmothers cousin died after the Polio vaccine. I dont know all the facts, and I dont know if all vaccines are all bad. However, I agree a child’s life is worth having this discussion, doing our own homework and sharing the knowledge via internet. Because, doctors have not always been right, have they. The government has not always been right 100 percent of the time, no. So when you hear of these horrible stories, isnt it worth to ask why?
    I think so.

  12. 16 goodmama82

    Many people are seriously misinformed. Vaccines are no longer a live form if the virus with the exception of the rotovirus vaccine. It is horribly terrifying to hear that people are against vaccinating their children. I personally know a girl who’s mother refused to vaccinate. When she was about a year old she contracted a disease called pneumicoccol meningitis. The disease would have easily been prevented with the prevnar vaccine. She suffered encephelitis, eats through a feeding tube, can not sit up alone, dies not speak, and is almost completely blind. She is 6 years old today, and it could have easily been prevented. Vaccines protect against viruses yes, but they are not medications. Or bodies come equip with the lymphatic system, the party of our body that fights infections. When we vaccinate we trick our body into thinking it is getting ill and the Tcells go to work. Tcells begin fighting the infection, thus your body will know what to do in case you come in contact with the real virus later in life. Viruses have no cure because they need a living host to survive. They infect the body, and inhabit the body cells so medication such as antibiotic can not kill the organism. This is why or bodies must learn to respond by being prompted by the vaccine. Before people go around knocking the integrity if iur physicians and other health care professionals research into the topic and knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the body should be learned. Parents should be given VIS statements upon recieving vacations. This statement gives explanation of the vaccine, side effects, and who to contact in the event that the child suffers adversely. Read your information. Ignorance is not a virtue, nor is it helpful when you argue points that have no relevance decause if lack of knowledge.

  13. I know my child had her ‘shots’ when she was born, she has yet to ever get pox’ or any other illness for that matter, she is very healthy!

  14. 18 Music

    Thank you so much for your help Alexia. This was a great article, my mom is a doctor and I am only 11 but I know a lot about Vaccinations. Some of these posts are absurd! People should really think about whether they would rather risk their child passing away from a disease or the very rare chance they might get a fever from getting vaccinations. I just received all of my 11 year old shots and I have never had any sickness besides strep throat and the flu, even with my mom working in a hospital and possibly bringing home dangerous bacteria. Vaccines are life savers!!!! <3

  15. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog
    and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info specially the last part :) I care for such information much. I was seeking this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  16. 20 Katie

    I’m my case my mother oppted not to give me any vaccines as a baby or a child as she has never had them herself, apart from chicken pox when I was a lot younger I have not caught any other disease, virus etc and neither has my mother infact my mother has never even had a cold! We are still alive and kicking and very rarely ill!

  17. Your merest modify, in a route or the opposite, could mean important
    gains. The distinction having make a living from binary options as well as
    regular choices after we are usually discussing the particular phrases “in the particular money” and also “out of the money” is
    usually that there is much less threat,
    potentially increased winnings, but not the many misunderstandings commonly connected with buying traditional options.

    In addition make a living from binary options gives exceptional purchase packages seeing that viewed
    on the adding site which includes big expenditure signup bonuses,
    one-on-one specialist guidance and many different rewards.

    Though saving money of this type a very good idea, there is also to take into
    account that you just purchase what you obtain.

  18. Put on Schlesinger surely could explain by far the most intricate aspect connected with
    blackjack with straightforward in addition to crystal clear vocabulary.
    The web onbling market is usually a growing, actually thriving
    on-line industry, along with tens of thousands of folks acquiring already
    enrolled, that seems to have produced the ceaseless energy.

  19. Retail store gross sales reference full price products, or things that
    are ordered such as home appliances, apparel, and
    also anything you should purchase most importantly archipelago outlets for
    example Goal or even Wal-Mart. When the selection expires,
    when the market place can be beyond your hit value, the particular
    trader whom acquired a “call” option stands out as the winner.
    go back in addition offers traders the means
    to take part in their own VIP software which supplies distinctive added bonuses free of charge,
    such as regular updates as well as services having
    industry experts. You may view much more profitable deals in comparison with you would during the day
    partaking in the usa market segments just like the S& S 500
    or maybe this NASDAQ.

  20. Several Grand Parker players can jump from Grand Parker web page to
    Grand Parker web page just eradicating their additional bonuses as well as produce several fairly quality cash doing
    this. With lotto, this haphazard as well as special numbers
    usually are created through arbitrary variety create method.

  21. They will agree to Visa as well as Master card, letting you deposit
    ones bank account in the time, or perhaps get these through to his or her no put in advantage to obtain
    things coming. Cyber bingo players really are a special breed regarding gamblers, they tend to be
    unlike your typical bingo player or perhaps online begado online casino gambler.

  22. I really like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve included you guys to my own blogroll.

  23. Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the issues.
    It was definitely informative. Your site is useful.
    Thank you for sharing!

  24. You undoubtedly help it become search simple as well as your business presentation however i to find this specific subject matter to become essentially a thing that I do believe I might in no way comprehend. It seems like very difficult and very massive personally. We’re looking forward with your subsequent placed, I’m going to aim to obtain the dangle than it!

  25. afin de since much liquid while you choose at the reservoir
    toward the spine (retaining in your mind you can render an optimal of 10 cups of coffee), put a filter (or perhaps 2,
    when they tend to be narrow filters) containing ground coffee inside the filter basket earlier the
    pot. you may get an estimated this a few of approaches firstly
    you will find the choice to dilute the coffee using the drinking water or next provided at all like
    me you discover espresso just a little too powerful you could prepare it the Spanish way.

  26. I think the admin of this website is truly working hard in favor of
    his website, for the reason that here every stuff is quality based stuff.

  27. Hello there, You have done an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

  28. Pull ralph lauren en soldeslorsque vous pense depolos, il y a à être un Ralph Lauren.

    Ralph Lauren certainement prisesle coeur de beaucoup de depuis laligne de vêtements avaient été reconnu comme
    les meilleursmarque de sports, occasionnels, ainsi quesports-causalité vêtementsde les
    hommes et les femmes. complet avec leur propre catalogues et convenablementtaille robes,
    blouses, des vestons, des chemises, des pantalons, des
    chaussures etaccessoires pour les hommes et les femmes.
    Tous les ces sont conçu pours’empare de Ralph Lauren. L’un est encouragéà watch out pour plus récentfashion lignes
    pour vous à bénéficier denotre exclusif traite.
    Soldes ralph lauren

    pour l’extérieur aficionados, Ralph Lauren a fait quelque chose spécifiquement pourvous. e Aidelumière sports-vêtements décontractés aux punks de proportions, c’estsous leurs nouveauspectateur Style, sera de
    le droitapparel de utilisezpour vos activités de plein air activités.

    avec Cette vêtements, vous pouvezpull-off que élégant chercherou pendantjouant au tennis ou dénouementavec un
    thé citron dans la main de votre balcon. spectateur Style également offressweatshirts, lunettes et égalementchapeaux
    avec marine à thème de couleurs foncé blanc flou etalgues vertes avec bande
    solide et variations – bon pources voyages à la promenade ou mêmepour paresser sur la
    vérandasur un paresseux samedi.

    Style n’est pas besoin defin de votre journée de travail outfit CARvous pouvez allongerpour les choses que vous faire usage deet envotre chambre. literie et égalementchambre décors plusieursdes chemiseries qui sont donnéepar Ralph Lauren. les individus qui je voudrais décorer leurs maisonsavec simple et moderne conçumobilier avec bonne qualité devrait aller pourla Lauren home collections. le advancedconception de leur chambrecollections est grandiose commeleur ligne de vêtements.

    il yégalement le accessibilitéd’été facilité lignes de vêtements qui est un parfait
    option pour les femmes qui souhaitez pensent vraimentlibre et vibrante pendant saison estivale.
    Ces lumière-usés Demi-jupes et tops est surtout gorissimes élégammentavec noir-sur-blanc paisley patterns, donc provoquant cette
    chic collection vraiment attrayant. en dehors de, pour terminer l’ensemble cherchervous pouvez match up vêtementsavec leur cuir noir sacs ainsi que les filtres en coin que sont bon pourdate nuits et égalementcafé parle. aime et égalementbangles dans silver et goldsont également accessible. peut visite web store anytime vousenvie contrôle outnotre inventaire.

    Photos posté Sur le site avecpertinentes produit informations comme le valeuret couleur variante disponibles. les vêtements description est également posté. avec ce, vous pourrait voir sison tissu et fonctionnalités est exactement ce que comme. plus tardRL sacs, chaussures, etaccessoires sont également accessibleau site. Implique quevous n’êtes pas besoin d’aller ailleurs afin de getles choses que vous besoinpour terminer votre chercher. autres obtenuepoints sont foulards et également lunettes.

    Ralph lauren pas chernotre site webest prêt à vous aideroù jamais, quand jamais. acquérir plus de votre aventuresans quitter votre corvées Au travailou à domicile. vous êtes en mesure de chercher somptueusement grande pendant un ou même un week-end parti avec l’aide de vêtements.
    ne pas perdre de temps ! Check out notre site
    web aujourd’hui.Ralph lauren pas cher

  29. Great info. Lucky me I found your blog by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have saved it for later!

  30. Der Niederländisch Artss inmode ista die meisten ichtig
    professional global. Dercouture Golf basll Kleidung waren erstellt mit cutting edge
    recycelt Optonen die meisten vor allem vergangene Zeigen
    Wäsche-Taschen, Militär Mäntel, Hawaiian shirt Kleider und auch veraorfen HochzeitMäntel.
    Polohemd Ladoste koreanischen Mode gil als die Filialen , wird abin das
    Risiko für größte Einfluss, sowie aus vor allem mit Schwerpunktauf ein wenig mehr traditionelle,
    in der nähe Marktplatz, bietet dieses hat, inder letzten Jahren, Startin verteilt Alle überderWelt.

    mit einem, runde sauber, Andere Teile und darüber hinaus Sie DerHaare fest.

  31. 35 amanda

    also, parents need to understand that children’s brains are not fully done developing until they are 7 years old so shots may or may not affect their brain develop. it depends on how the shot affects the child. at times it is the shots, but not all cases

  32. Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to
    look it over. I’m definitely loving the information.
    I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Outstanding blog and brilliant style and design.

  33. hello there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up something new from right here.
    I did however expertise several technical issues using
    this web site, as I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to
    I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering
    if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often
    affect your placement in google and can damage your quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for a lot more of your respective exciting content.
    Make sure you update this again soon.

  34. I’d like to find out more? I’d love to find
    out some additional information.

  35. Some apps with the 3G make use of the landscape keyboard, but not all.

    So why would anybody want to delete cydia in any case?
    This is a foamy, syrupy concoction I’m working with
    right here.

  36. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all folks you really understand
    what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Please additionally discuss with my
    web site =). We can have a hyperlink exchange contract between us

  37. Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Many thanks

  38. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for cheap jewelry wholesale in usa

  39. I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This paragraph posted at
    this site is actually fastidious.

  40. It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before end I am reading this great post to
    increase my experience.

  41. It’s amazing to pay a visit this web page and reading the views
    of all mates concerning this paragraph, while I am also eager of getting knowledge.

  42. Hi Dear, are you actually visiting this web page on a regular
    basis, if so after that you will absolutely take good

  43. You need to take part in a contest for one of the most useful sites on the web.
    I will highly recommend this web site!

  44. Helpful information. Fortunate me I discovered your
    web site unintentionally, and I’m stunned whhy this coinccidence didn’t came about earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  1. 1 Home Remedies For Cold Sores
  2. 2 Pick 6 Leak Pdf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: