Family Practice News 7/2011: According to this study, more than 75% of parents are concerned about the safety of childhood vaccines. Only 23% had no concerns.
I would not be surprised if the greatest concern was about the connection if vaccines and autism. While the government and the drug companies continue to say that vaccines are safe for everyone and there is no association between vaccines and autism, the numbers of children being diagnosed as autistic continues to climb. The most recent statistics report that one in every 100 children is autistic. Probably everyone knows someone with an autistic child and from what I have experienced in my practice, most parents of autistic children blame vaccines.
Everyone knows that the pharmaceutical companies do their own research and it has been shown that research can be discarded if it does not agree with the goal. The FDA and CDC have been shown to allow financial conflict of interest when drug and vaccine approval occurs.
With that in mind, it does not surprise me that parents are concerned about vaccine safety. It is often said that vaccines are completely safe for all children. It doesn’t take much common sense to know that couldn’t possibly be true. Too much water can kill so how can injecting toxic substances like mercury and aluminum into babies be considered completely safe for everyone.
There appears to be some children who do not have noticeable problems to vaccines. There are still others who are having severe reactions, including autism and even death. Those children should not have received the vaccines anymore than someone with a penicillin allergy should receive a prescription of Amoxicillin.
As long as the government and the drug companies continue to say vaccines are 100% safe for all and make them required to attend school, there will always be parents who will say, “No, not my child”. I believe they should have that right, in every state, to decide what is injected into their child’s body.
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