There are usually two sides to every story. Many in the medical field have told me that vaccines are safe and I am only doing my children harm by not vaccinating them. Of course, before I was armed with the truth about vaccine facts and myths, the doubt and fear easily set in. I wanted what was best for my children, as does every parent. As laws are being put into motion that are taking away our rights as parents to make that choice for our children by mandating vaccinations, we need to know the difference between vaccine facts and myths to protect the health and well being of our children with more than just emotion.
- Myth: Vaccines don’t cause autism. Fact: There have been over 100 studies showing a connection between vaccines and autism – a correlation between mercury and autism was 3 to 1.
- Myth: Reactions to vaccines are rare. Fact: It is so common that we consider it a given side effect that we have come to accept. According to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Recording System), the adverse reactions that the government is willing to admit is over 1/2 million. Can you imagine what the actual number including those not reported is? How big does the reaction have to be to cause concern? All out alerts are given and vaccines are fast-tracked when a small number of people have a disease, but we have over 1/2 million adverse reactions reported, that’s not enough to stop the blanket mandating of vaccines and look at the problems with them?
- Myth: All children can be protected from disease by vaccination. Fact: According to a press release back in 2015, those who have received a vaccine are able to carry the disease and infect others even though they don’t show any signs or symptoms of the disease. Not just the un-vaccinated, but those vaccinated are at risk from exposure to others recently vaccinated. Also, immunity from vaccination is not permanent – thus the need for more and more vaccinations.
- Myth: Vaccines stop disease: Fact: According to some studies, the rise of cancer as well as polio and whooping cough (pertussis – the ‘p’ in DpT) has skyrocketed with the rise in the number of vaccines.
- Myth: The amount of mercury and aluminum in vaccines is insignificant (that is when it is admited that these things are in the vaccine to begin with!) Fact: Our body has zero need for aluminum, but the maximum allowed per day in a healthy baby is 18 mcg. So why then is it okay that a fully vaccinated 18-month old baby has received 5000 mcg of aluminum? The EPA says that liquid mercury is toxic above 200 ppb (parts per billion). Funny when so-called “thimerosol-free” vaccines have 2000 ppb., infant flu shots may have as much as 25,000 ppb while multi-dose flu shots considered safe for pregnant woman can contain up to 50,000 ppb.
This is only scratching the surface, but as you can see, the truth (or fact) isn’t readily shared in the myth. Don’t just take my word for it, dig in and ask some questions so that you can be sure that you’ve made the best decision that you can for you and your family.