No parent wants to see their child get sick. Diseases like polio and measles are scary to think about…even for those of us who have never been touched by their effects. The good news is that today’s children will grow up in a time when modern medicine and vaccines can help prevent a number of previously fatal diseases. The bad news is that there are a number of red flags that have been raised about the safety of the vaccines themselves. So what’s a concerned parent to do?
As I mentioned in my previous post on , I have decided to stop avoiding the issue on this blog and face it head on. I poured through books, talked to the experts, read every blog post I could find and asked parents around the country to share their thoughts about vaccination. Here are a few examples of the comments I received:
My son has benefited greatly from treatments to heal the damage that vaccines have done to his body. I truly believe that some day this will be known as The Biggest Mistake in Medical History.
–Kim Spencer, Savannah, GA
I vaccinate my kids. What could be greener than not only, well, staying alive, but helping others stay alive too by reducing the prevalence of these diseases?
–Joshua Zucker, Menlo Park, CA
Needless to say, passions flared on both sides of this contentious issue. I have no desire to feed the flames, only to provide an unbiased source of information for parents struggling with this decision. Because the most important thing you can do to ensure your child’s safety is to find out as much current information as you can about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and make your decision accordingly.
I’m not even going to try to put all of this info into one blog post. The result would be so long and tedious, you’d never be able to wade through it. Instead, I’m dedicating this whole week to understanding the pros and cons of vaccination. So if this issue is near and dear to your heart, please check back every day this week for updated posts on vaccination. And feel free to weigh in at any time with your own thoughts on the issue.
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