Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Before you Vaccinate

I had been gung ho about vaccinating my son. I've been terrified after reading/hearing about numerous deaths associated with H1N1 that I've become, like so many other mothers, extremely frustrated with our system for taking so long to begin manufacturing these ever so important H1N1 vaccinations. But how safe are they? After watching this video with Dr. Manny and Deidre Imus, I must confess-I came to agree with much of what she was saying. The fact that Autism Specturm Disorder (ASD), ADD/ADHD, Asthma-these conditions have skyrocketed in the past 20 years. And if you think about it, the number of vaccines we so willingly give our children has skyrocketed as well.
In terms of the H1N1 vaccine, we often focus on the number of deaths, which is absolutely heartbreaking and unfortunate. I couldn't even imagine what these families are going through. However, the media does not even mention those who have contracted H1N1 (children and adults alike) who are just fine.

If you are planning on vaccinating your child, click the link to watch this video. Imus brings up some good points to think about before jumping on the H1N1 vaccine bandwagon.

Before You Vaccinate


  1. I just got my infant her H1n1. Chloe gets hers on Saturday. The boys who are in their teens have asthma and they will be getting theirs too.

    I just want to be safe then sorry. Thank goodness my kids have done well with all of their vaccinations and have not had any side effects. Believe me I have cried for all my kids when getting the MMR in fear... thank goodness everything has come out great for them.

    My kids get their annual flu shot every year and they have never gotten the flu thank goodness. One year Chloe had been sick and I hadnt gotten her shot yet.. she got the flu and was so sick I was terrified... dehydrated, hospitalized.... horrific.....

    I make sure they are up to date on all their vaccines....

    Have a great day

  2. The video was interesting. I felt bad for those poor kids crying while getting their shots in the video!

    I'm hoping to get my kids vaccinated with H1N1 vaccine but our dr's office keeps running out. So the whole flu season may end without us even getting the shot just due to lack of supply.

    I totally understand the points that she was making in the video but I never want to be that parent who, after the fact, has to say, "I wish I would've vaccinated my child".

  3. Oh and thank you for the follow! I'm following you now too!

  4. I agree! It's so difficult-we all want our children to be safe yet the unknown about the vaccine after affects are unknown.

  5. Thank you so much for this informative post! I have decided not to vaccinate my children and it is difficult for a lot of folks to understand that there are risks involved with vaccinating as well as not vaccinating. A friend of mine's son was injured by vaccines and became autistic. It was horrible to watch. She will forever regret vaccinating him, though she did not know about the risks at the time! It is so hard to be a mom and make so many important decisions for the well-being of our beautiful children. Thanks for this wonderful post.

    Naomi from

    (visiting you from MBC)

  6. Definitely sensible to do your own research.


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