By RosalieM Latest Reply 2015-02-03 13:21:25 -0600
Started 2015-01-31 06:55:19 -0600

There is a measles epidemic moving from the west coast to the east. Have you and your loved ones been vaccinated? When I was young, before the measles vaccine and in the early days of antibiotic development, measles were very common. I had measles and almost died from double pneumonia, sometimes a complication of measles. The vaccine stopped measles. Then someone came up with the idea that vaccines were causing all kinds of problems. Young mothers jumped on the band wagon of not having their children vaccinated. Let me tell you from experience measles is way more dangerous than the vaccination. Polio was also epidemic when I was in school. A vaccine got rid of polio as well. Polio crippled many children. When the number of children not vaccinated grows large enough, epidemics get started as the measles outbreak occurring now.

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Kats49 2015-02-03 13:09:34 -0600 Report

While I certainly understand your concern over the need for vaccines, to simply take them blindly as many as our Mothers were TOLD to do…doesn't always make sense for many parents. I have a beautiful niece who is now 15. She was a perfectly healthy child at age three..then she had her MMR shots and cam e down with a fever and then the agony began. She is autistic and while functional she will always have this disability, that made it clear in my eyes how dangerous some vaccines may cause harm in some children.
Until proven otherwise vaccines ARE NOT for everyone

RosalieM 2015-02-03 13:21:25 -0600 Report

Maybe they aren't for everyone, but an epidemic of measles is very bad for many more people, some die like I almost did. I makes much more sense to find out what is really causing the problem. It may have been a vaccine or a coincidence.

GabbyPA 2015-02-02 12:00:45 -0600 Report

Ask for the ingredients of your next vaccine...then look them up. You decide from that what you want to put into your child's body. There are also issues with doubling up with them. Some, in the directions, say they should be administered individually, not together. But doctors often combine them to cut down on the number of times a child has to come in for a shot.

I am not against vaccines. They have done great things to stop the spread of deadly and crippling disease. But just like getting rid of all germs from your child's life by following them with a can of Lysol, you take away the ability to build a strong immune system to handle something they may contract. Specially ones like the flu vaccine that is so strain specific, it can give you a sense of false security and end up with an uncovered strain.

Just something to think about.

NewSong53 2015-02-01 06:12:19 -0600 Report

I think vaccines are necessary. Whenever I don't get the annual flu shot I get the flu. Also, when I was a child (back in the olden days when it was recently discovered by Dr. Salk) I went to school with a boy who refused the vaccine, his mother allowed him not to take it and he contracted polio. He was in an iron lung for a long while and was wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. I had measles when I was pre-school age and don't remember much but do know it was not fun and my mother covered the windows with quilts so my vision wouldn't be damaged. If it's that hard on a young child, I can imagine how tough it would be on someone my age! I wonder if I need a booster???

lilleyheidi 2015-02-01 01:12:13 -0600 Report

I am a firm believer in vaccines. I watched my son lie in bed in an oxygen tent for 12 days and get several spinal taps when he was 7 months old. The doctors could not figure out what was wrong with him. The day he was finally diagnosed, after being in for 5 days, I was watching the news and they had a spot on where they introduced a vaccine for children for Hib. hemophila Influenze b, at the time, and I believe still now, a very deadly viral influenza. This is what my son got diagnosed with but when he was a baby the vaccine wasn't available. We almost lost my son several times over those 12 days in the hospital. if he had been born a year or so later this vaccine would have been on the market and he wouldn't have gotten this.
The side affects of vaccines can indeed be bad, I get it, I can understand why parents don't always want to give their kids vaccines. The illnesses they are meant to cure often times kill their children. GET the stupid vaccines !
Best of health. Heidi

RebDee 2015-01-31 13:13:19 -0600 Report

My mother and I got measles at the same time. I was given sulfa drugs and that is when it was determined that I was allergic to sulfa drugs and was hospitalized for a week while my Mom stayed in bed to rid herself of the measles and pass them to my younger sister.

Of course I had the polio vaccine, especially since my cousin got polio and was in an iron lung machine for over a year. She still walks with a limp and one leg is longer than the other, but she is ok now.

Mumps was another story. My cousin Michael and I went to overnight summer camp. After a short while, I couldn't find him. Two days later, I found him in the infirmary with mumps and I first had it on one side, got better, they let me out of the infirmary and two days later, I was back in with mumps on the other sidel. From then on, if I was a bad girl, my mother would say, "Im going to send you to camp." That to me was just about the worst thing anyone could do to me.

To this day, if there is a vaccine out there, I get it. Just had the shingles vaccine. Also had the flu vaccine last September but it was not a good batch and didn't help anyone, so of course I got the flu, and then last week I got the flue again. With me it goes into bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, fever, and I am miserable. But I passed it on to my new beau and while I am feeling ok, he is a mess.

I believe in vaccines. I think that mothers who do not hae their children vaccinated, are inflicting cruel and harmful punishment to their children and to other children in their classes or playgroups.

suecsdy 2015-01-31 07:58:03 -0600 Report

I remember getting the polio vaccine in school…the little sugar cube with the red dot. My kindergarten teachers daughter had polio and was on crutches. Surprising back then because it was a parochial school. And there was some vaccine that one had to get before starting school. It gave one a large ugly scab and scar after. When the grandsons were, small,one missed his chickenpox vaccine because he had a cold…that little boy had the worst chickenpox I ever saw! Vaccines are definitely a good thing.

RosalieM 2015-01-31 12:10:27 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing that. People have become afraid of the vaccination, but the disease is much worse, than the vaccines..

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