K.A. asks from Chicago, IL on October 13, 2006
Vaccines - Chicago,IL
My 2 month old daughter just received her first set of vaccines yesterday. So far all seems well. I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced vaccine reactions of any kind with their child, how and when it manifested and what you did. Just for my own education.
C.A. answers from Chicago on October 14, 2006
After spending literally days of researching all the vaccines......I decided NOT to administer any of them to my daughter. I ofcourse got alot of mixed reactions from this decision. But I have read many reports (by doctor's and parents as well) that the "ingredients" used in vaccines can be very harmful......especially thermisol (I believe that is the correct spelling). Alot of new autism cases have been reported after children recieving the MMR (measles, mumps, ruebella shot) as well. I WAS a true believer in shots - meaning that I went with the "old school" way of thinking that they "protected" your children from diseases. But again - after doing ALOT of research and speaking with alot of other parents - I decided the vaccinations!!!
Every person has their own set of beliefs and every person is free to make their own decisions for their children. I do not judge anyone. However, I feel I have made the correct decison not the vaccinate my daughter. Please research the internet as much as you can and decide for yourself. My daughter is now almost 3 years old and she is completely healthy!!!!!!!!!
She maybe had a mild fever only twice since she has been born and that is it. Again, if you read the list of things they put in these vaccinations and the potential side effects, you may be shccked at what society expects parents to inject into their children and new born babies !!!!!!!
I wish you all the best : )
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T.B. answers from Chicago on October 21, 2006
Hi there. The topic of vaccines is a difficult one for many parents. Most parents are NOT given informed consent- which means that they are not told of all the possible side effects your child may suffer from the vaccine. I would recommend that you do the research yourself. There are plenty of ways to find out how dangerous they can really be, but here are some places to start. First- read the PDR (physicians desk reference). You will find all the facts there. Interesting to note is that most medical doctors do not even know what their own refence material says!Also- there is a website that you should check out:
This website is very helpful with providing you the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family. Also- www.909shot.com, and the NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) has a ton of information. (____@____.com) This should help you in your search for the information that you are seeking.
In the meantime: if your child sleeps for the rest of the day following a vaccination- that is a reaction. If you child screams and is not able to be comforted- that is a reaction. Any head banging is also a reaction as is a fever. Do not continue with vaccinations if your child has a seizure after a vaccination. Most importantly- educate yourself as to what you are really vaccinating against and what the risk vs. benifits really are. Hope this helps you!
M.J. answers from Chicago on October 13, 2006
My daughter usually had a mild fever that set in the day after her shots. The evening of the shots she would usually be very sleepy. I found the reactions lessened as she got older, or maybe it was because I gave tylenol every 4-6 h around the clock, fever or no fever.
D. answers from Chicago on October 14, 2006
There are a lot of mixed feelings among parents concerning vaccines. My son had localized reactions to all dTAP vaccines. However, I just met two little boys who developed autism associated with an MMR vaccine containing thimerisol (sp?). My advice would be to research each vaccine your doctor intends to provide. For example, find out the manufacturer, etc. and read the fine print regarding side effects at the respective websites. When it comes time for the shots to be administered, request the vials and save them with your medical records. This practice has served me well so far.