Why do people receive vaccinations?
Many parents struggle with the decision of vaccination. Our children are the most important people, and we all want to make right choices for them when they are young.
The degree of controversy surrounding whether to vaccinate babies and young children is a growing one. The argument for and against stack up nicely. There are no two ways about it, exposing your child to a potentially harmful disease or the discomfort of a vaccine is huge. However, the issue isn’t about whether to save our kids from deadly illness or suffer minor symptoms from a shot. No, the real issue is trust.
As parents, one of our obligations is to establish trust in our children. How can we do that when we don’t trust the medical system that is supposed to have our interests and the best interests of our children in mind? It goes without saying that over the years, most people have come to understand the medical and drug industries main goals are to line their own pockets. They will do this any way possible with no regard for the welfare of the public.
How do we trust a system that propagates harmful substances for their sake?
Of course, we love our children and want to prevent them from serious illness and harm. In most cases, vaccines are safe and effective, and there is nothing to worry about. Nevertheless, many cases were documented of vaccinations gone wrong. Sometimes, the toxicity of the vaccine was recalled because of harmful effects. Sometimes severe side effects and even death resulted from a faulty vaccine.
There is no way to know until the drugs enter the bloodstream and possible reactions occur if the vaccine is good or not. This takes a great amount of trust. Frankly, the medical profession has lost most people’s trust and confidence.
The Cutter incident of 1955 is a case in point
In April of 1955, 200,000 children in the United States received a polio vaccine. However, the vaccine proved to be manufactured defectively. From this mass vaccine program, 40,000 cases of polio resulted. Additionally, 200 children experienced paralysis, and ten children died.
Cutter Laboratories, cultivated a vaccine along with a program to fight polio. The program became propagandized. The incident is a sad display of vaccinations gone wrong.
Rotavirus is another vaccine created for a diarrheal illness which occurs in children. Again, a pharmaceutical company, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, withdrew the vaccine. The rise of Intussusception was closely associated with the vaccine. Intussusception is a potentially fatal intestinal disorder.
The list of other documented problems with vaccinations is long
Just as many vaccines have been successful in keeping children safe from life-threatening illnesses, congenital conditions, etc. Finally, vaccines are a great way to protect children from harmful viruses and sickness. There isn’t a question about vaccines being a good choice.
Subsequently, the question lies with the medical practitioners giving the vaccines. Their safety protocols, their sanitary conditions and more. Of equal concern are the drug companies manufacturing and inspecting the vaccines. How trustworthy are their protocols, chemistry in the laboratories, their honesty in not adding unnecessary or harmful fillers?
Here is a list of the most common vaccines given to babies from 0 to 6 months old:
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
- Poliomyelitis (polio)
- Haemophilus Influenza e Type B (Hib)
- Influenza – commonly known as the flu
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Therefore, immunizations protect our children not only today but also in the future. In the case of smallpox, the vaccine arrived and eliminated it completely. Congenital disabilities as well as transmission from pregnancy to newborn infants, vaccinations have the potential to do a world of good. Meanwhile, a level of security exists in knowing your child and future generations are protected from fatal illnesses. Safety could be worth all the money in the world, to parents anyway.
The question remains, how much is it worth to doctors, drug companies and the medical industry in general?
Moreover, every parent has the right to find out from where the vaccines they are buying comes. Do your homework on the drug companies, date of manufacture, expiration of the vaccine, conditions of needles, syringes and all other paraphernalia related to your child’s vaccine. This is an excellent way to take precautions while simultaneously doing our due diligence.
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