Question by CosmoKindra:
Should I give my newborn the Hep B vaccine? Which vaccines do you give?

I am just so torn on vaccines it’s not even funny.. it’s the hardest parenting decision I have ever made! With that being said I think it is important to vaccinate against the harmful diseases like polio etc.. but I am trying to cut out as much as I can of the unimportant.. like chicken pox.. I also feel the Hep B is among the not so important.. however my ideal friends husband has Hep B.. There is no risk of her husband really being around my child but there is of my friend.. She is vaccinated and doesn’t carry the disease but I am just worried like if she kisses him then comes and kisses my baby could the baby get it? How exactly is Hep B transferred? Body fluids? Massive amounts like Aids or just drinking after someone? I am so confused about all of this I hate it!!! I have a 20 month old and was thinking he was autistic.. I now know he is not but the scared really made me start thinking about everything and now I am so torn on it all.. Also it is really simple to say well I would rather my son to have Autism then to contracted a disease.. but when your actually faced with the possibilities you think differently. He has yet to get his MMR because I am terrified of it.. but he has had all of his shots up to 12 months.. I have read to wait on the MMR until after 2? What is your thoughts.. To people who are going to answer vaccines do not cause Autism that is your opinion.. I have done my research and I am certainly not convinced either way. Should I vaccinate my up coming newborn with the Hep B since my ideal friend’s husband has Hep B? What are the chances the baby could get it? I do not know what to do and I am not looking for criticism.. Anyone else feel this is a really hard decision in parenting?
Your right I am mis informed! I try to do my research but I do not comprehend a lot of the big words.. etc if someone could give it all to me in English that would be GREAT!


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Answer by Haruhi
Hep B is not so easily contracted. Unless your baby will be needle sharing or having sex(which, I am assuming, is a no), then your baby is really not at risk. Your friend kissing your baby is not an issue, that will not transfer it.

Autism, though it gets the most media time, is not the only concern when it comes to vaccinations. With the toxic ingredients comes many different reactions, one of which is death.

The ideal thing you can do is research each individual vaccination and decide if you want that given to your child. Research the vaccine, the ingredients, the possible reactions and rates of reactions, the disease, possible complications and rates of complications. And remember that it is not an all or nothing deal. You can delay them as long as you wish, pick and choose which ones you would like, and not give any at all, if you decide. Remember that while you can always go back later and get them, if you decide, you cannot take back what has already been given.

My personal take: We do not do any vaccinations at all. In a nutshell, I believe the risks of my kids suffering a reaction to the vaccinations are much greater than the risk of them contracting a disease and suffering complications to it. Many of these diseases are complication free in healthy immune system. Polio is 95% asymptomatic, and less than 1% of those cases end in paralysis.
I also greatly disagree with injecting my kids with, what I view are, toxins. Mercury is not my only concern, and some vaccines still do contain mercury in trace amounts and are still granted to be called “mercury free”. Aluminum, formaldehyde, and antibiotics are only a few of the vaccine ingredients I am concerned about.
And I have extreme issues with the level of their testing, as all vaccinations are not tested for carcinogenic or mutagenic properties, or effects on fertility.
Oh, and I should add that my decision has totally nothing to do with the Autism theory whatsoever. I made my decision before I even heard about it, and am not convinced on the link absolutely myself.

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And your kids do no have to have shots to get into public school/daycare. No vaccine is mandatory, you do not have to give them to your child. My 3 kids do not have any. All says offer some sort of exemption for school and daycare, you just need to know how to get them.

http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx

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