As an autism mom, with a Bacehlor’s degree in nursing, (married to a hospital pharmacist), sometimes people ask me how I feel about vaccines. I believe in truly informed consent and I believe in medical freedom.

I know we are giving too many vaccines to children, and that it isn’t to promote public health, but to increase profits for pharmaceutical companies.

I ache for families of vaccine injured kids. Colton. Nicholas. Owen. I could go on and on. And on.

As an RN, I used to blindly give my newborn patients unnecessary vaccines (routine hepatitis B vaccines for newborns is not scientifically sound) and never thought a thing about it until my own child was vaccine injured and I began to dig into the research.

I know vaccine injury is not rare.

Autism(now 1 in 36 kids, in the 80’s it was 1 in 10,000). Severe allergies. Severe Eczema. ADD. ADHD. OCD. Asthma. Diabetes. Seizures. Neurological tics. Anxiety disorders. PANS/PANDAS. Our children are over-vaccinated yet chronically sicker than ever. Why is that?

Of course our food supply is a mess and our environment is polluted, so vaccines aren’t the only culprit, but in my educated opinion, they are a big one. This opinion is supported by an increasing number of Western doctors and by every alternative and/or integrative medicine practitioner we’ve ever used, and there have been many. The ONLY health care professionals that have ever helped my children are the ones that treated their issues as vaccine injury.

I will post links here to things that ring true for me. Be informed and make up your own mind about what rings true for you. I’ll add as I go. Please don’t send me any vitriol from either side of the vaccine debate. I am not interested in it, and it will be deleted.

One thing I ask you to consider is why I would want to sway you either way? What is my motivation? What do I stand to gain? I am not a bitter parent looking for someone to blame for my child’s autism. I’m not going to make any money if you don’t follow the recommended vaccine schedule. I’m not an uneducated, irresponsible person who is clueless about epidemics. I just happen to have seen the charts which show childhood diseases were already well on decline before the introduction of vaccines. And from what I have read, the only cases of polio that have occurred since the vaccine was introduced were caused by the vaccine itself. Sometimes vaccines spread the diseases they are trying to prevent.

I read a lot.

So, if you’ve come here to learn, have at it. Keep an open mind, and go with your own gut. As parents it’s the most powerful thing we have. Whatever you decide, make your decisions from a place of power and not a place of fear. And remember if you are undecided, it is okay to wait. It’s okay to go low and slow. It’s okay to learn about the risks/benefits of each vaccine and to pick and choose. It’s okay to take your time. It’s okay to say no if vaccinating your child doesn’t feel right for you. You can always change your mind and do it, but you can never change your mind and go back once it’s done.

It didn’t used to be the case, but these days the more educated the mother, the fewer vaccines a child receives. Not necessarily zero vaccines, but fewer vaccines.

Here are some links which lead to information which helps explain why:

Vaccine Guide: Read it.

How the FDA Manipulates the Media: The Scientific American

The Greater Good’s Catalogue of Science. 

The Vaccine Friendly Plan book for parents (includes alternative vaccination schedules).

CDC’s list of what is in vaccines. 

National Vaccine Information Center. 

Safe Minds.

The Thinking Mom’s Revolution. 

Vaxxed FB page.  The Vaxxed bus has traveled all over the country educating parents on vaccine injury. Thousands of parents have written the names of their vaccine injured children on the side of the bus, like a traveling memorial/tribute to those who have been sacrificed for the “greater good.”

The HPV vaccine might prevent some strains, while promoting more virulent strains of the virus.

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, as well as its Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance says flu shot “does not protect as promoted. It’s all a sales job: it’s all public relations.”

Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children (authors graduated from Stanford University and NYU School of Law, Harvard and Columbia).

Former NIH Director Dr. Bernadine Healy on vaccines/autism.

From the former Director of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Age of Autism.

The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don’t Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line – In this book, a doctor who publically bashes Jenny McCarthy and the bio-med movement privately says he believes in what they are doing. New paperback version is titled Your Baby, Your Way.

Dismissing concerns about vaccines is a feminist issue.

Merck sued by vaccine researchers.

90% of recent Vermont Whooping Cough Cases were among vaccinated individuals. Vermont Department of Public Health says the vaccine “is less good than we’d like.”

Courts ruled MMR caused autism in this child.

Study shows more vaccines = more infant deaths.

59 634 adverse reactions to Gardisil so far, 438 have DIED (these numbers are always climbing).

Ginger Taylor’s written testimony on LD 672 An Act Relating to Exemption from Immunization for Schoolchildren, urging the state of Maine to provide parents with true informed consent in vaccination.

A Bad Reaction: A memoir depicting a mother’s eight year battle with The Federal Vaccine Court after her child’s medically documented lifelong debilitating vaccine injury.

Dr. Kenneth Bock’s book. Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies

Simpsonwood Transcript–  The NIH data (paid for by your taxes) referred to in this document showed a statistically significant relationship between thimerisol (a mercury preservative) and autism. The data has since “mysteriously” disappeared and the researcher who reported it later recanted and then went to work for Big Pharma. The secret Simpsonwood meeting is referred to in David Kirby’s book Evidence of Harm, (Takes several seconds to load, but it comes up eventually).

Graphs showing childhood diseases were already on decline before the introduction of vaccines.

Vaccines, Autism and Gulf War Syndrome.

Hear This Well.

Is Alzheimer’s autism for old people?

The MMR Lancet thing.

Dr. Wakefield’s research partner exonerated,….he had better insurance.

The Chochrane Library: Two review authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data on flu shot studies:  Vaccination may have little or no appreciable effect on hospitalisations (low-certainty evidence) or number of working days lost from flu.

Street Corner Autism Debate, featured on The Thinking Mom’s Revolution Blog.