Nope, no vaccinations for my children. They are 3 & 4 and have never had more than the sniffles their entire life. I cover them with pray, rebuke the enemy and stand on God's promises. And He has been faithful.
Based on my research, vaccinations do more harm than good.
I think everyone should decide based on their own personal research and convictions. If a mom chooses to vaccinate, it's her decision. I however, cannot, in good conscience, subject my children to this poison.
InHisSteps, Rapture Ready 155 Comments
[3/31/2009 3:15:13 AM]
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Submitted By: Micro Riot
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Assuming that you are not simply trolling:
The whole point of herd immunity is that it protects _everybody_. Giving the flu vaccine to people who could fight off the disease ensures that they don't give it to those who can't. This is why I get annual flu shots (and even the H1N1 vaccine): I meet a lot of at-risk people. It is also why I get very mad at people who refuse vaccination - they are not just putting themselves at risk, but also everybody else that they meet.
The US and other governments subsidize flu vaccinations _because it saves lives and makes money_. Wikipedia quotes that herd immunity saves people from dying from the seasonal flu at about the rate of one life per thousand vaccinations. That is a great return on the government's investment, even without counting the increase in GDP from people taking fewer sick days.
If someone were being strict about risk management, they could justify reckless endangerment on the part of people who refuse to be vaccinated in full knowledge of the true incidence of side effects and of herd immunity. Every time you refuse the annual flu vaccine, there is about a 0.1% chance of somebody's grandparent dying as a result. That means a few percent chance over your lifetime. Guilt-tripped yet?
And if you are worried about what is in the vaccine, you can read the informational material that gets distributed with every dose. Merck and the rest of big pharma can't get away with lying on that. The current anti-vaccination movement is based on a few studies that have been entirely discredited many many times.
9/28/2010 11:40:11 PM
That's right, you bright spark, lower the populations immunity. Praying will not prevent rheumatic fever, or whooping cough, and measles still kills and causes other problems.
Visiting an Anti-Vax or Creationist site isn't research, you fuqwit.
9/28/2010 11:43:04 PM
Are your kids dead yet...?
If they turn out like you it was probably for the best...
1/21/2011 8:17:41 PM
These people are contributing to the return of things like polio, it is pretty disgusting
11/20/2011 1:19:09 PM
Your kids will die young.
(If the rest of us are lucky.)
10/29/2012 5:23:31 PM
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