This weekend, I happened across this post called What Would Make Me Vaccinate Again? and I was thrilled to see how thorough her research is. Reading her article reminded me that I had never shared our Vaccination Philosophy. Of course, you probably have a pretty good idea of which side I come down on because people who vaccinate typically never even think about it – and they certainly don’t say that they have a “vaccination philosophy.” They just do it because the Dr recommends it and because it’s what everyone else does.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you do NOT have to do it just because everyone else does. And, I encourage you to research it extensively before you decide what is right for your family. I don’t believe for a second that our decision is right for everyone – but, I do believe that it is a parent’s job to research the pros and cons and not allow other people to make decisions that you as a parent should make.
When our children were about 2 and 4, we came under a conviction that we were not to vaccinate them anymore. We’ve done extensive research on the subject and have further decided not to accept any vaccines for ourselves as well. Occasionally, we’ve wanted to participate in an activity that requires a Religious Exemption to allow you to opt out of vaccines. Below you will a link to our conclusions and the reasons why we don’t vaccinate. At times, I admit that I get a little wordy, but sometimes you have to make sure you close all the loopholes so that people don’t argue with you. When your mind is made up – it’s made up….no ifs, ands, or buts.
You are welcome to read our Religious Exemption Statement and use parts of it if it fits your situation, but I really do encourage you to write your own statement. It helped to make me more clear on exactly what our objections were and why we were taking this stand for our children. But, wait before you go…I need to tell you one more thing.
I think that there should be a special note regarding clean vs unclean animals. I believe that the coming of Jesus did away with the “law” of not eating unclean animals. I don’t believe that it is a sin to eat pork. However, I also believe that God gave those guidelines because they did have issues with cleanliness. So, will I eat pork? Yes – does that mean I want parts of a pig inside of me? Nooooooo And, yes I know that may be bad logic, but really given the entire scope of the argument, that is really such a small part that I could easily leave it out and still have a well rounded case.
Now, once again, here’s the case we’ve made against vaccines and why we won’t use them (and this includes the flu vaccine and any other “specialty” vaccines they come up with.) Please also make sure to read the article that prompted this post – she’s linked to yet another article. As you follow the breadcrumbs, you’ll learn more than you ever wanted to know about vaccines.
Oh, and just in case all of this wasn’t enough to scare you off of vaccinations – did you know that the vaccine producers aren’t held accountable for the quality of their products? If something goes wrong, and there’s a bad batch, guess who pays out to those inflicted? Not the companies….nope – the US Government…in other words, YOU and I get to pay to clean up the mess when they make a mistake. How’s that for personal responsibility? Find out more about how The USA National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been paying out for Vaccine Autism Compensation Awards.
PS Don’t try to tell me that we should be doing it for the good of “society” either – I won’t sacrifice my children for the good of the many – sorry…..not gonna happen….