Today, I'm going to talk frankly about a sticky subject - Vaccines.
Today the "Vaccinate your baby" campaign was kicked off by the AAP, Amanda Peet, Every Child By Two, and Paul Offit with a press conference. I received an email blast from Jenny McCarthy urging parents to get out their "Green our Vaccines" signs and get into NYC if you could. I couldn't, but I wish I could have been there.
I do believe that my son, Alex, was injured by vaccines which attributed (note I say attributed, not caused.. because I think it is just part of the picture not the whole thing) to his Autism. I believe he received too many shots, too quickly and that the ingredients in the shots were a toxic cocktail that was too much for his immune system and proved damaging to him. In just a span of 2 doctor's visits shortly after my son turned One year old he received 8 different vaccines - MMR, Chicken Pox, Flu Shot, Polio, Hep B, DPT, Pneumococcal, and Meningitis. My doctor, a doctor who was highly respected in the community and a family doctor for years was following the AAP Schedule.I also received a flu shot during my pregnancy - the only time ever in my life that I received the flu shot.
Seven years ago, I was a first time mother, and I was following My Doctor's lead- I put my trust in him and that failed me. I didn't know that my child would be changed forever, and I live with this. I've dealt with the gammut of emotions on it - largely anger and guilt, the feeling of failed responsibility on the parts of myself, my doctor, and "the system". I know what I feel in my gut, and in my heart and I trust my instinct. I handled shots and vaccines quite differently when it came time for my daughter to receive them. I'm not anti-vaccine, I do vaccinate - just this time around.. I call the shots. I do not trust the doctors, the vaccine makers or the CDC who see $$$ first. The FDA is not keeping our kids safe - the corruption has been exposed by former FDA employees at Thoreau-fda.com.
Check out this CBS Segment 3 minute video clip called “Follow the Money” by CBS News’ Sharyl Atkisson from July 25th. In it Sharyl addresses some to say the least, "troubling" conflicts of interest in the approval and promotion of vaccines in our country
Important Links - especially if you are in New Jersey where MORE vaccines are mandated than any state.
New Jersey Coalition for Vaccine Choice
NJ Alliance for Informed Choice in Vaccination
See Vaccine Nation