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It is a fact that some vaccines contain mercury. Thimerosal, a preservative containing about 50% mercury, prevents contamination by bacteria and can be found in most flu shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

However, since 2001, thimerosal has not been present in routine vaccines for children younger than 6. And, both the flu shot and some vaccines for adults and older children can be found in thimerosal-free versions, or with only trace amounts.

A Quote Worth Reading
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
~ Buddha

A Tip Worth Trying
Before taking your baby to get their vaccination, do your research. Know what you are getting into. Know what they are giving your baby and know what other options are out there.
Make conscious decisions and question everything!

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Vaccinate or Not?

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Worth it or Not

Author: Melissa Lahti

July 24, 2013

Baby looking at syringe in disbelief.You're putting that where?
How many of us vaccinate our children? Most of us do it without a second thought.  We are taught from the beginning that without vaccination we risk killing our children.  If we decide not to, we are looked at as if we are the worst parents in the world. When a parent is at the hospital and has just experienced all the emotions of having a baby the nurses suddenly take the baby away to perform all the routine procedures on them.  Including giving them their first vaccination, hepatitis B. Most of us never even question what is actually in that vaccination or why they are actually receiving it.  We do it because it is the norm. Forget about the papers that come with the vaccinations explaining the complications and consequences of the baby receiving these shots. They hand these papers to us and say don’t worry there is no chance any of this will ever happen to your baby but sign here just in case it does. How many of us have actually read the papers that come with the vaccinations? I personally read quickly through them without paying much attention because I knew it was “a must” for my baby.  But is it? Why do we trust someone we don’t even know?

On July 20th , in Vietnam, three babies were given their routine hepatitis B vaccine and died shortly after. Since then the Vietnamese Health department has opted to discontinue use of that lot of vaccines to protect other babies.  It has been determined that the vaccines were properly stored and were not expired.  They were even administered by a nurse with more than twenty years experience.  In light of this tragedy the chairperson of the vaccine program has asked parents to “keep calm” and continue to vaccinate their children. Meanwhile, the health minister has sent her condolences to the broken families, paying each one $377 and offering free medical care to each mother.

In March 2012 the National Vaccine Information Center reported that there were over 1500 hepatitis B vaccine related deaths.  There have already been 9 deaths this year in the US alone. Hepatitis B is a virus that is transmitted through direct contact with infected blood or body fluids and people most at risk of contracting Hepatitis B are adults between the ages of 20 and 50. Why are we routinely giving this vaccine to our newborns?

These vaccines are genetically engineered viruses’ designed to give a person’s body just enough of the virus to cause the immune system to build up a defense to it. But after looking at this list of ingredients, we must ask ourselves why we allow such chemicals into our baby’s body and why this is necessary. The long list of  ingredients include: formaldehyde, gluteraldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, polysorbate 80, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, yeast protein, calf serum, Fenton medium (containing bovine extract), modified Latham medium (derived from bovine casein), modified Stainer-Scholte liquid medium, potassium aluminum sulfate, amorphous aluminum, hydroxyphosphate sulfate, sodium borate, and cells from monkey kidneys.

I feel we may be placing too much trust in our government in believing these vaccines are safe for our children. As parents we really should be asking more questions and demanding to know all the real facts behind what is in these syringes. How unfortunate that so many parents have to lose their children over such a thing that is supposed to be helping our society.  This is a very tough decision to make and having to do it all over again I can honestly say I don’t know what I would decide. I know one thing for sure though, I would definitely not be so trusting and would do some research before I made my decision.