A headline in last week’s Morgan Messenger announced “Immunizations are required for new children entering school.” West Virginia is one of only two states that have mandatory vaccination laws on the books. Proposals to repeal the law have been turned down by the West Virginia Legislature for years.
Once again parents are required to make a four-way decision regarding the vaccination of their children. Parents can either: (1) allow their children to be vaccinated and suffer the health risks; (2) find a doctor willing to write a waiver based on health issues; (3) move out of the state; or (4) home school.
People who have been raised in this country have been subject to constant exposure to the dogma that vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccines are not safe and that they are not effective. In fact, there is evidence that they don’t work and that they are dangerous.
There is evidence that in some cases only those who have been vaccinated contracted the disease for which they were vaccinated. For example, most who got the flu during the 1918 flu pandemic were those who had been vaccinated.
Medical statisticians consider that if only one in 10,000 children develop arthritis because of an MMR vaccination, that is acceptable risk. But what if this side effect occurs in your child?
Do some homework. Ask the school nurse or your doctor to see the vaccine package inserts where the side effects are listed. You will be shocked. Read what experts in the field have to say. What is more important, stubbornly believing a dogma, or guarding your child’s health?