I don’t know a single parent who enjoys “immunization day”. I certainly don’t. In fact, every time I took Abby to get a shot I was so sick to my stomach. I once even left the clinic with sympathy pains in my arm, in the spot where she got her shot. A little dramatic, I know. But I hated it.
Josie is 6 months old and I haven’t taken her for any shots yet. I made an appointment just before Christmas and cancelled it because I was pretty sure I might have heard her cough once. Ya. I search for excuses not to go. After I cancelled that appointment I decided to delay her shots until she was alteast 6 months.
I’ve read websites like this one and I want to puke. I don’t want my girls injected with “human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue” or this list of chemicals/metals found in ONE shot “formaldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80”. Yikes. That is information from an American site and I’ve heard that Canadian immunizations are a bit cleaner but again I will say YIKES!
Then there’s that whole ‘immunizations cause autism’ debate. I never used to believe there was much truth to that but the CDC just ruled that an immunization did definitely cause austim in a girl from the U.S. Watch the news clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV2WVbXEFWY
Anyway- I believe in trusting your intution and definitely don’t regret putting off Josie’s immunizations for now. I plan to start them in the next few months after I talk with my naturopath.
I’ve tried researching it online and everything I’ve read is so biased. Written by a doctor who thinks immunizations are crucial or by a parent who believes their little boy got autism after his last set of shots. I’ve yet to find anything that I feel is trustworthy out there.
What is your opinion/feeling on immunizations? Are your children immunized? I’m interested in hearing everyone’s viewpoints.