Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Prevention

Disclaimer: You are either going to hate me or love me after this post.
That's just the way posts like these go. Oh those sweet cheeks.


Oh that tiny little nose.


Aren't they just perfect?


There is not much that ranks higher in importance to me than my children's safety. I would jump in front of a bus for them, give them a kidney, etc all so that they could live full, happy lives.


So when it comes to immunizing, I do it.


I do it for two reasons.

#1: Petey.

#2: Spidey.


I'v heard many a debate on immunizing children. My dad is a pediatrician, I worked for him for 5 years, and I also have many friends with many opinions.


But why?


Are we still concerned about immunizations linking to autism? Because that study was fraudulent.


How about other misconceptions? Will knowing that they arent true help you make the decision to immunize?

Top 10 Misconceptions about Vaccinations: (found here)
Misconception #1: Because of better hygiene and sanitation, diseases had already begun to disappear before vaccines were introduced.
Misconception #2: The majority of people who get the disease have been immunized.
Misconception #3: There are hot lots of vaccine that have been associated with more adverse events and deaths than others. Parents should find the numbers of these lots and not allow their children to receive vaccines from them.
Misconception #4: Vaccines cause many harmful side effects, and even death—and may cause long-term effects we don't even know about.
Misconception #5: DTP vaccine causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Misconception #6: Vaccine-preventable diseases have been virtually eliminated from the United States, so there is no need for my child to be vaccinated.
Misconception #7: Giving a child more than one vaccine at a time increases the risk of harmful side effects and can overload the immune system.
Misconception #8: There is no good reason to immunize against chickenpox (varicella) because it is a harmless disease.
Misconception #9: Vaccines cause autism.
Misconception #10: Hepatitis B vaccine causes chronic health problems, including multiple sclerosis.
Misconception #11: Thimerosal causes autism: Chelation therapy can cure it.
Misconception #12: Children get too many immunizations.


And if you are LDS, would a message from the First Pesidency help you make your decision?

Vaccines are such a wonderful blessing that we are able to have on this Earth. Modern medicine is such an amazing thing and I am so grateful to be living during these times.

And that's how Suze sees it.

4 comments:

Morse said...

Agreed.

Jenna said...

I agree with you 100%.

Heather said...

Did you read my facebook discussion with Sundee Neff a few weeks ago? LOL

I believe in vaccinations I just do it at my own pace and not what is recommended every visit. I have my reasons but my kids are immunized by age 4.

I believe in asking questions and not blindly doing what someone else says even though they feel they are suggesting what is best and have good intent on their part.

Andrea and JP said...

Thank you for this post! So true, and so important to let people know!