What It Means For You
1. Consider a better-safe-than-sorry approach to vaccinations. The basic advice from those who are wary of possible repercussions from the official schedule is to:
• Start the vaccines later in your child’s life.
• Space out administering vaccines to one per doctor’s visit.
• Never allow a vaccine with a preservative; demand single-dose vials.
• Never vaccinate a child who is not completely healthy; postpone the visit.
• Flu shots, recommended for pregnant women as well as for children, commonly contain mercury as a preservative. So do shots against the H1N1 virus. But both can be found without preservatives. You may want to receive flu and H1N1 shots on different days.
• The DTap vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) commonly contains aluminum, though some brands do not.
• To be doubly sure, once you’re in the doctor’s office, you may want to look at the vaccine fact sheet to determine whether it contains a preservative or other potential toxin.
• The hepatitis-B vaccine is needed on the day of birth only when the mother is hepatitis-B positive, according to many researchers who add that you have the right to reject its administration then. They propose postponing that shot till shortly before your child starts day care or, if s/he doesn’t attend day care, until the year before kindergarten.
2. Boost immunity
• Start with yourself. Mercury in a pregnant woman’s body can lower her immune capacities, and there’s research indicating that when her glutathione system is not working well, it has a negative impact on the developing baby. It weakens his/her capacity to withstand toxic assaults.
• Eat healthy foods, especially green vegetables. Here is one area where you have (almost) complete control. You and your children should eat organic and unadulterated foods from local sources as much as possible.
3. Demand change
• Demand research into the cumulative impact of environmental toxins. Demand our nation change the system that makes it so easy for these toxins to enter our lives.
• Yes, you as a parent can control some potential injury to your child that might (or might not) occur from vaccinations but we must not ignore the greater danger of the toxics that pervade our air, water and food without our knowledge or acceptance.
• Join a local environmental organization. Exercise your right as a citizen to keep your elected representatives representing the environmental health of our children.
Consult the nonprofit organization, the National Vaccine Information Center, which offers sensible and reliable information. One of its features is a Vaccine Ingredient Calculator, which highlights most if not all of the harmful contents that might be found–and avoided–in vaccines.
Sources for alternative vaccination schedules include: www.generationrescue.org, and Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, by Dr. Kenneth Bock, pgs 391-394.
Read Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill, to understand how toxins find their way into our daily lives, and how to protect your child and change the system.