Here are ten facts you should know about vaccines
- Vaccines are made by taking a weakened live OR killed version of a virus or an inactivated toxin. [Ref: 1] The first step is to harvest or grow the pathogen. Viruses are grown in cell cultures. Bacteria are grown in devices. Some viruses are grown on chicken egg cells, some on human cells derived from fetuses aborted decades ago. [Ref: 2] This is not a threat to human health at all.
- Vaccines use ingredients such as aluminum salts, formaldehyde, or MSG in the process. These are not toxic in the amounts in vaccines. [Ref: 3][Ref: 4] Formaldehyde is also produced naturally in the human body as a part of normal functions of the body to produce energy and build the basic materials needed for important life processes. This includes making amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins that the body needs.[Ref: 5]
- Some people think vaccines are the cause of asthma, allergies, autism and a whole host of autoimmune disorders. But, there is no evidence to support this.
- Vaccines contain an inactivated (killed), weakened form of the germ, or a germ component. When introduced into the body, the dead or harmless germ causes an immune response without causing the disease. The immune system develops antibodies that will effectively kill or neutralize the germ if exposed to it in the future. The antibodies circulate in the bloodstream. Vaccination protects a child against infection with a germ without the child ever suffering through the disease.
- Vaccines are given in multiples because it is the most efficient way of administering them.[Ref: 6] The safety of the vaccine schedule is proven and vaccines are very well researched.
- Vaccines work by introducing a substance called an antigen that, when introduced into the body, stimulates the production of an antibody. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs. The human body is exposed to antigens every day, all day long. There are antigens all around us. So, the human body is fully equipped to handle the antigens in vaccines. The number of antigens in the vaccine schedule is nothing compared to the germs a child encounters on a daily basis.
- There is no increased risk of SIDS with immunizations. [Ref: 7] In fact, vaccines are associated with a decreased risk of SIDS, according to all SIDS information. There is also no evidence linking vaccines with increased risk of autoimmune diseases.
- The statistics about autism and special needs children are scary to read until you learn that more diagnosis means more children are getting help in school. In past generations, children with any kind of special needs were simply kicked out of school. Or, they were institutionalized for life. Now, we diagnose and treat them. Rates of autism are up but rates of mental retardation are down. Why, because of better diagnosis.
- Vaccines eradicated polio and smallpox. And polio does not exist today under a different name. [Ref: 8]
No one will ever force you to vaccinate but, herd immunity is very real and you should consider how keeping your children healthy from vaccine-preventable diseases helps keep everyone healthy. [Ref: 9]
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