Monday, August 06, 2007

Vaccines: New Survery Findings

Caught this on Mothering.com today:

Among more than 9,000 boys age 4-17, the survey found vaccinated boys were two and a half times (155%) more likely to have neurological disorders compared to their unvaccinated peers. Vaccinated boys were 224% more likely to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and 61% more likely to have autism.
For older vaccinated boys in the 11-17 age bracket, the results were even more pronounced. Vaccinated boys were 158% more likely to have a neurological disorder, 317% more likely to have ADHD, and 112% more likely to have autism.

Yup. I'd say this is shocking information, but I've read it many times before. While it's no longer shocking to me, it is just as scary and sad.

Read the Mothering clip here.

3 comments:

toddler said...

Thanks for posting this information. I have posted a link to your site and also posted this information on my site as I have been discussing this topic and wondering about the issue of vaccinations for my kids. It is such a hard decision to make, you feel wrong which ever way you jump!

Sharon said...

Thanks, toddler. What is your site? I'd love to check it out.

And you're right-either way we go on this issue, it's easy to feel wrong. It's, imo, one of the hardest decision in parenting. I've always gone w/ my gut feelings and instincts. I have never fet fully comfortable with allowing my sons to have these shots. So they never have. Maybe one day I'll feel differently, but inside, I feel I'd rather regret NOT giving them one, thrn regret giving w/ irreversible damage possible. Should they get sick, thankfully there are ways to fix that, which most drs seem to want to hide from parents.

At my baby's 2 month check-up, I asked several questions regarding the vaccines and ingredients in them. You know he couldn't answer them? He told me to go online to get the info! He gives these shots several times during a day, yet lacks that knowledge?!

Sorry to ramble on. Good luck with your decision!

If you visit again let me know your site so I can do a return visit. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm keeping this one in my ammunition folder!! :o)