Back To Immunizations for School: No Shots No School?
Not true. Never was. The state law simply requires the Superintendent of each school district to report to the Commissioner of Health, the vaccine status of the student population. That’s it. The law does NOT require “immunizations for school”.
So, that means it does require the form completed and notarized if you don’t vaccinate. Oh, by the way, they call it an “Immunization Form” on the State of Minnesota’s website. That’s incorrect. Vaccinations is not immunization. Vaccines don’t create immunity. The use of the word ‘immunize’ overstates the effectiveness.
Now that the basics are out of the way and you can relax about making pediatric appointments so your kid can go to school next week, what do you need to consider to make this decision?
- Is my child at risk of dying or permanent injury from a disease that could be prevented by vaccinating?
Otherwise, why would you vaccinate at all? Just to prevent a day or two off school so nobody has to miss work to take care of her and she can’t go to daycare? I think that’s not a great reason.
If that logic makes sense then you’re simply down to determining what diseases could actually permanently injure or kill your child. That list is pretty short.
I’d list all the vaccines that have no potential to save your child’s life but that list is too long. Let’s just do the ones that really could pose harm. Pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza (flu), and that’s for kids under 3 years whose immune systems are still developing. The whole rest of the suggested vaccination list doesn’t protect anyone from dying or permanent injury. They protect the income of the parent who wouldn’t need to take off work to care for a child with chickenpox or measles. I know you’ve heard measles can kill…. Yes, in 3rd world malnourished kids suffering vitamin A deficiency. That’s not your kids in suburban Twin cities.
What about meningitis? From vaccination? Far more common. That’s off your list of concerns too.
Tetanus? Your child’s risk is wy less than winning the Powerball. Would you invest a nickel or a minute of your time at that risk level?
So, whooping cough and flu in toddlers and infants is the deal. You’ve got to decide if you can manage those things if you decide not to vaccinate. Vaccination really does improve your child’s response to those pathogens. These problems are manageable whether you do or don’t vaccinate. It’s not the end of the world if you know how to help your child through these. One of the main reasons these or other diseases elevate to complications and hospitalization is the home care that includes antipyretics, like Tylenol and cough suppressants impair their ability to fight the infection, as well as other medications used for other problems before this infection. For instance, a child given antibiotics at any point, typically for ear infection. They are rendered immune incompetent and will be less able to fight off the flu due to the antibiotic treatment he was given some time earlier. These are variables you need to consider.
If you decide to vaccinate, you should know by now if you’ve heard me speak or write on these things in the past, there has NEVER BEEN ANY SAFETY TESTING OF ANY VACCINE. You are ‘rolling the dice’ with your child’s health. Maybe he won’t be hurt this time…..
How can it be that there is no safety testing? Because vaccines get special treatment. The drug companies do not have to use placebo control groups to measure the outcomes for the vaccinated and “non-vaccinated” test groups. The so called non vaccinated group has already been vaccinated and in addition, they are injected with all the preservatives, aluminum and other vaccine ingredients, just not the pathogen. Thus, there’s no way to determine whether the aluminum causes problems or the formaldehyde or the human DNA or whatever….
And that’s why the results of this sham safety testing show no differences between the group that’s vaccinated and the group that supposedly isn’t vaccinated. And that’s why the media, the government, your pediatrician and others keep claiming that vaccine injuries are rare and autism and vaccine link has been debunked. It simply hasn’t. No one can say that yet.
Until someone will do a study with a true placebo group of kids that haven’t been vaccinated, no one can claim autism or anything else isn’t related to vaccination or any injury claim has been debunked. I know they keep claiming that they’ve done the work. But, they haven’t due to polluted, fake vaccine control groups. Every single one of the trials. Not a single one. Not one, used an unvaccinated placebo group. You will read that there is unvaccinated groups if you read the research, but you have to dig deeper to see that they are lying about this. They are only unvaccinated with respect to the single vaccine they are now testing.
Why won’t anyone do a vaccine safety trial with true placebo controls? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (Professional group of pediatricians speaking on behalf of the profession), it would be “unethical to withhold lifesaving vaccines from any group of children to do this testing.” In other words, since they confer some benefits, and we already know they’re safe why would we study safety? As we said, we know they’re safe.
That is absurd. There are groups that don’t vaccinate their kids regardless of how unethical the folks at the AAP feel about it. 7th Day Adventists, Amish, Chiropractors…. there’s lots of people who don’t vaccinate. It would be quite easy to enroll them as the placebo group. In fact, those groups have been begging to do this for decades. The AAP’s position is disingenuous. The CDC and every state health department all get money from drug companies to keep vaccinating and run “educational” programs on the topic. There’s lots of folks, not just pediatricians, politicians and bureaucrats on Merck and Astra Zeneca’s payroll.
There have been a couple other attempts to do this without the government funding to properly and satisfactorily address the concerns of the generalization of the results to critics. For instance, the two studies that have been done have been retrospective analysis of vaccinated versus unvaccinated. A phone survey of parents. So, it doesn’t really compare to a clinical trial. It’s a starting point and the government or certainly any drug company isn’t going to do the clinical trials.
Regardless, the results of that preliminary study was pretty damning to the vaccination program. The unvaccinated were far more healthy and less likely to have died already. They did however, experience more cases of mumps, measles, chickenpox etc… As you would expect. As I mentioned above, vaccines DO tweak the immune system to respond to a particular “bug”. So vaccinated experienced less symptomatic reportable disease.
Unfortunately, the vaccinated kids who had less chickenpox also experienced more asthma, eczema, allergies, ear infections, autism, learning and behavioral problems than their unvaccinated peers. These are lifelong, chronic problems. In addition to the more likely to have died (SIDS) if vaccinated than unvaccinated.
That’s the trade-off. Nobody wants to miss work and stay home with their sick kid. A vaccine might lower the risk of that happening. But nobody REALLY wants to go to the doctor repeatedly for asthma medication, keep epi pens in the cars, house and school, have their kid’s skin constantly irritated and searching for just the right diet to decrease the eczema, figure out what antibiotic we’re going to use next because the last one was ineffective, or find a tutor to keep him up to speed at school, or find a special school where he can attend at all, or find a personal care attendant to be with him 24 hours per day and change his diapers when he’s 13 and for the rest of his life. Or, go to your own child’s funeral. The odds of you attending your child’s funeral are higher if you vaccinate.
Maybe you get away with it, vaccinating and there’s no clinical evidence of harm. (Some doctors think we are all damaged by vaccination. Just so incrementally, we can’t measure it.) Maybe you don’t. Everybody must make the decision for their own family.
Here’s some really damning evidence that the New York Department of Health discovered blood tests to determine your child’s risk of autism after vaccination. It’s from 5 years ago. http://www.ageofautism.com/2018/08/houston-we-have-autism-biomarkers.html
New York, nor the CDC has lifted a finger to warn parents or do anything further.
I hate to conjecture on what drives this behavior. But it’s real. Other countries are figuring out the cause of autism while the US is in denial. https://jbhandleyblog.com/home/2018/4/1/international2018
Full disclosure. By now you likely know we didn’t vaccinate our kids. They are now adults. Did they get sick? Yep? Years 2-4 were lots of stuff, runny noses and hacking cough. They went to daycare. Croup, chickenpox, measles. Once they developed the immunity to those things which takes about 4 -5 years (and that IS immunization which they carry the rest of their lives, unlike vaccination which is partial and goes away within a few years) they were much stronger.
It wasn’t until my son was in college and called me at the office one day very concerned that it hurt to swallow, that I realized it had been well over a decade since he’d had anything at all. He called incidentally because he thought he was going to die as he didn’t remember ever having a sore throat. He did have them, but he was 4 or 5 or something. Now he was a college student in a dorm with a “germaphobe” roommate. (as a side note and over generalization, I’ve noticed germaphobes are sicker than most.) His germaphobe roommate was a petri dish of pathogens brought on by 18 years of his parents giving him antibiotics and antibacterial soaps rather than eating healthy and chiropractic care. Sleeping in that young man’s room would be hard on anyone’s immune system. My son did alright with it. He had to adapt. Quit eating mac and cheese in the college cafeteria and quit saying he was too busy to get adjusted, which he conceded after dealing with his first upper respiratory infection in a decade. That’s how you adapt. Eat right, sleep right, move right, and keep your nervous system working so it can figure out what’s going on in the world and cause your body to do what it needs to do. Make antibodies or sleep an extra hour. Let it do its thing.
God created you perfectly. You don’t need any help. Just no interference.
Dr. Daniel T. Barrett