Last updated on: 1/30/2017 8:58:30 AM PST


Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?

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  • +47 +71 -24 Marc Feb. 22, 2015
    "My son recently finished three years of chemotherapy as he battled leukemia. He currently has a suppressed immune system due to his treatment, which means he is more likely to become ill from numerous illnesses a normal functioning immune system could fight. Chemo wiped out his vaccinations to measles and chickenpox. Because these are live vaccines, he cannot receive them. He needs others to vaccinate so he is not exposed to these illnesses. We all want to protect our children. I would never want my negligence to harm others. Please vaccinate your children to help sons and daughters like mine. In many cases your help is our only hope."
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    • +1 +1 0 Tamra Feb. 24, 2017
      "Childhood cancer is devastating. My parents knew a devastating night in their lives when shortly after my sister was vaccinated she stopped breathing. They rushed her to the hospital and thankfully she lived. She hasn't been vaccinated in over 35 years. Some parents are not this lucky. Looking through settled cases of the VICP there are deaths. If you do not know what the VICP is, Google it please. There are also lifelong neurological and physical disabilities that have been compensated through this program, including autism. My son is fully vaccinated. He has autism. I would not wish this on anyone. Do I know vaccines caused his autism? I do not know. However, there are over 80 children with autism that have been compensated through VICP. Has the government studied them to find out why this happened to them? NO, they have not. You cannot say vaccines do not cause autism to Hannah Poling's family either. Respectfully, if my child was so immune compromised that I feared he would catch something I would keep him home until his immune system was healed. Vaccine preventable diseases are only a tiny percentage of the contagious bugs out there. No child or adult should be collateral damage to vaccines."
    • +1 +1 0 Luis May. 21, 2016
      "Sorry to hear about your son, I wish you all the best. Not being vaccinated doesn't mean that you carry the disease with you. There are two ways for a community to build immunity and protect children like yours: (1) To vaccinate and (2) to not vaccinate and "hopefully" contract the disease. Most child illnesses are not dangerous to children and in fact are more dangerous to adults - there are some caveats such as Pertussis for children < 1 year old. There are a number of studies that prove that immunization through an illness is far more effective and durable as through vaccination (this is what I meant before by "hopefully". If we consider that most child illnesses are more dangerous to adults than to children and most vaccinations require renewal every 5-10 years or so - how many adults do you know that refresh their vaccinations every 5-10 years? Where are the headlines about hundreds/thousands, etc. of adults dying from these illnesses?"
  • +13 +59 -46 r green May. 19, 2012
    "I am pro AND con. I believe that vaccines such as the polio and mmr are necessary because the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. However, we have become crazed with giving our children shots! When I was a kid, I got the chicken pox. And I have type 1 diabetes, but guess what? I lived! We need to prioritize when it comes to putting medicine into our children, and ourselves!"
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    • +2 +2 0 Jennifer Nov. 30, 2015
      "The main issue I have with your suggestion that chicken pox is not scary is the amount of children that actually die from chicken pox complications. The other issue is that the virus may come back as shingles and infect others. Shingles is severely painful and normally disables the elderly. I rode in the back of pick up trucks when I was small and survived that but it doesnt make it right."
    • 0 +2 -2 Marc Feb. 22, 2015
      "I am happy to hear you are alive and well. You ask why the chicken pox vaccine? My 9 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 6. He is now done with treatment, but he lost his vaccine to chicken pox and measles. Why vaccinate against chicken pox? For my son and others with suppressed immune systems, the chicken pox can be deadly. He would have a 48 hour window span to get a treatment that could lessen the effects of chicken pox if he were exposed. That's scary to think about. I hope you can see how for some and their children, a vaccine like the chicken pox can be just as important as one for measles and polio."
  • +11 +28 -17 Random Jan. 15, 2014
    "http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/lancet-retracts-wakefield-article/

    This could be enlightening to both sides. If you fear there is a connection between Autism and vaccines, then I have some good news for you all. Andrew Wakefield was the first person who established that idea, check out that article to see what has happened to him. Perhaps it will help relax you a bit to find out he was a crook."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Bruce Wilson Dec. 1, 2014
      "Right, and the journalist Brian Deer who wrote the hatchet piece on Wakefield, the source of all the attacks on Wakefield? Well, he's a bit of a fraud himself."
  • +7 +27 -20 Madison Nov. 8, 2014
    "I'm pro-vaccination 100% through and through. I come from a long line of nurses who were also mothers, and all of whom vaccinated their children. Personal medical choice is a beautiful freedom that we have. However, the issue lies in the simple fact that parents who choose not to vaccinate against things like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and rare but certainly debilitating diseases like polio..are putting their child at an unnecessarily high risk for catching an awful, PREVENTABLE childhood illness and/or disease. Financially it makes more sense to be proactive rather than reactive. Those who choose not to vaccinate because they think that it causes autism, find me a conclusive reliable study that proves this. Also, if your child plans to attend public school, most likely they will need to be vaccinated (unless some miraculous exemption happens). If you wait until a child is school-aged (much like an aunt of mine did with her oldest child) they become so traumatized by the doctors office and shots that it is a horrible experience for both parent and child to go to the doctors for anything. (think screaming, thrashing, hysterically crying 4 year old)"
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  • +6 +12 -6 Alyssa B. Jan. 15, 2016
    "I am for vaccinations because, without vaccinations we would have a hard time living. A vaccination is a bit of the virus or sickness that professional doctors put in you to fight off the virus intentionally by yourself and you body alone with no medicine. It is making you more immune to it like a flu virus. Not giving your kids a flu shot is putting them more in danger because if they get the virus they will be more vulnerable to it, and it will cause more weakness and maybe death. Vaccinations is a big part in our health, and i believe that vaccinations help more than cause problems or Autism, ADHD, etc. Vaccinations can also cause immunity to our weaknesses and maybe later in the future we will be permanently immune to all of weaknesses and viruses that we are now still weak to. Vaccinations are only to get better and making them not required for a child is endangering your child and maybe others if you do not have one. Not giving children vaccinations is like leaving your child out in the middle of the road to get kidnapped or killed. Maybe a metaphor may not be enough, but Autism is something you are born with, not given randomly."
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  • +3 +8 -5 Savannah Jan. 15, 2016
    "Vaccines just give you a less chance of getting that disease. They are a good thing to get when you are a kid."
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    • 0 0 0 Caelynn Mar. 22, 2017
      "Not All vaccines give you less of a chance of getting a disease, but I would agree that it would be a good thing if a kid got at least one vaccination."
  • +3 +13 -10 Aby BM Jul. 9, 2015
    "Vaccines were created in order to protect humans against diseases that could wipeout entire populations. They have, fortunately, been able to prevent and obliterate diseases that were once so common and terminal. Like with most medications, there are side effects that can come along with getting vaccinated. However, these side effects pose no threat to the health of the person vaccinated because the FDA or the Food Drug Administration regulates existing vaccines continuously and makes sure that any new vaccine that may be fabricated is harmless and effective in immunizing humans against a certain disease. Unfortunately, doubting parents have created a fairly new movement against vaccinating children because of the fear that the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine is making children Autistic. The doctor who started this movement, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, used false information in his essay that supported this claim thus making his claim obsolete. In brief, vaccines are not hazardous to human health and serve their purpose of freeing the population of maladies."
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    • +1 +1 0 Amanda Sep. 3, 2015
      "Have you read the news lately? 2 children are paralyzed by polio directly from the vaccine in the Ukraine. WHO states that the virus will spread, and the 'weakened' virus in the vaccine can spread (shed) for up to 12 months. The solution from WHO? Vaccinate everyone with the vaccine that caused the outbreak. It was reported that polio was 'eradicated' for over 5 years in the Ukraine, now the vaccine has brought polio back. Lastly, referring to Dr. Wakefield is very outdated....no one in the anti vaccine community uses him as a source. This is not a 'movement,' it's people including doctors and scientists proving that vaccines are not as safe and effective as the CDC claims. Who funds scientific studies on vaccines? The CDC and Merck is another big funder. Who funds the CDC? The government. This 'movement' has made prominent doctors/scientists no longer afraid to speak the truth for fear of backlash from the pro vaccine community (including the government)."
  • +3 +31 -28 Doris Smith Aug. 19, 2012
    "I belive that the benefits outweigh the risks totally. I would rather give the healthcare immunization money than give the hospitals money to try and cure something that could have been prevented. Ive had all required vaccines plus some and I am healthy. My daughter is 3 months old and she has had all vaccines and she is doing just fine also.People who are Con should look at some children with the virus and I pray that there unvaccinated children don't contract the illness. Good luck."
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  • +2 +3 -1 Caelynn Mar. 23, 2017
    "I think that kids should get vaccines because The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 732,000 American children were saved from death and 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented between 1994 and 2014 due to vaccination. Most people think that all it does is kill you, but that is not all that it can do. People don't do enough research the topic as much as I do, and I am in 6th grade with the IQ score of 210 - 235. If people would research that vaccines are not that bad, then more people would choose Pro instead of Con."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Lorena Mar. 9, 2017
    "The only reason there are implications of forced vaccination upon children, are because people but their own idiotic beliefs in the way of protecting their children and in doing so they are "forcing" others, that cant get vaccinated (i.e. Pregnant women and unborn babies), to get sick and possibly get potentially serious illnesses."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Bob Mar. 7, 2017
    "Vaccines should be mandatory."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Mr. Whicham Feb. 9, 2017
    "Only some vaccines should be given to kids. I have a son and now he has to take a bunch of them. So only really necessary ones should be given to kids."
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  • +1 +5 -4 Valerie Thomas Apr. 17, 2016
    "Yes, vaccinations should be mandatory for all children. Vaccinations aren't just for you, but the community as well, it saves lives, and it prevents disease, which is better than having to treat the disease itself.
    If you get a vaccination, there is less chance of you passing it on to someone else. There are people that can't get vaccinations, either for religious, or medical reasons. If everyone in their community gets vaccinations, these people who can't get vaccinations are protected also.
    Vaccinations can simply save lives. It prepares the immune system for the viruses out there that can prove fatal to us. Yet vaccines don't make the body sick.
    Preventing disease is better than treating the disease itself. Treatment can cost thousands of dollars, while a simple vaccination can be covered by insurance.
    If vaccines can get everywhere in the world, whole diseases can be"
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  • +1 +5 -4 Christian Alvirez Mar. 9, 2016
    "Vaccines by sheer statisical fact have proven to be one of the best inovations and arguably the most important medical advancment in modern medical history.

    The real issue about Vaccines is not 'Are they worth it?", but "Why should I be mandated to do it?".

    There is alot of misinformation out right now about vaccines, but ask any doctor, nurse, or anyone with some study in biology or history will agree to the usefullness of vaccines.

    If someone you know is above 65 year or older ask them about Polio, and they will tell you some horrible heartbreaking stories.

    This is not to say vaccines are 100% safe. No one makes that claim, due to the nature of vaccine. However, the odds of serious negative effects are remote. That being said, if a negative effect does occur its usually a sign of either an allergy or it kicks in a problem which was already there or soon to become apperent such as a weak immune system.

    Do not trust everything you read, espeically on the internet. I impore anyone who is unsure, please research it, but do it properly and do not goto biased sources like this website. Ask your family doctor they will be more than willing to help."
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  • +1 +8 -7 Kira J. Jan. 15, 2016
    "Vaccines have more good outcome than bad outcomes. Sure, 1 in 1,000,000 kids may suffer but an even greater amount will suffer without them. The risk is way below the reward. People need to open their eyes and see the benefits in vaccines!"
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    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "That's no comfort if that kid is yours ( and it is someone's)."
  • +1 +26 -25 joshua Dec. 29, 2012
    "Some of these comments are crazy. Autism has nothing to do with vaccines or what their made from, my mom's a nurse she can vouche for this. Autism must come from a genetic problem that the people with autism have. Look a lot of the who get vaccinated, do most of those people have autism? NO. I swear some people in the world find problems by looking at everything before the problem happened. (Oh look that kid has autism, wait he got vaccinated before the doctors found he had autism. So it was the vaccine that did it.) Thats how half the people that commented must think about this problem."
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    • +1 +1 0 Frannie Dec. 23, 2013
      "There is no conclusive proof that vaccines do not have some effects for autism prevalence. Scientific studies have proven that a couple of the preservatives used in vaccines have no effects, but that doesn't count the other preservatives. They have not studied other ingredients, nor have they studied the brains of children who have had severe side effects, because it is unethical. They have also done ZERO studies on autistic children with AND without vaccines (again, unethical), for comparison. There have been no studies done with families who have a history of autism with regards to vaccines or no vaccines. There have been ZERO studies specifically testing for autism behavior or significant behavioral change in recently vaccinated children.

      The absence of conclusive proof DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS NO AUTISM RISK. It means more research is needed.

      Throwing a blanket generalization like "there is zero risk" is absolutely patently false. It invalidates whatever position you are supposed to be defending."
    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "If autism is genetic, then doctors should pin point to the exact gene that is responsabile, otherwise "autism is genetic" is as unsubstanciated as "autism is caused by vaccines"."
  • -1 +1 -2 BoogieShmoo Feb. 3, 2017
    "Have not yet perused all the comments or pros/cons quotes. But as a biologist who studied cells, dna and microbiology, I am a hardcore advocate for Pro-Vaccination. I will respond to many of these comments and quotes in turn - whether it be here, my FB or on my twitter feed. To not vaccinate should be considered a form of "Child Endangerment". There are alot more studies "proving" the benefits of vaccines and none - that I have yet found - that support the "Cons". In fact, most of the cons rhetoric does little to convince me or make me - as a trained scientist - think "hmm, maybe all I learned about microbes, viruses, dna and cells is wrong, because this person said it was "bad"" You provide me facts and I will consider them. Science is fluid, not open to interpretation but based on facts and empirical data. And as nothing is 100% so there will always be "con" data, but the vast majority of empirical data is "pro". Researching online resources for both "pros" and "cons" want to know both sides of things. Still, not very impressed with the "cons" arguments, but am looking for sound data to support the anti-vax movement."
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  • -2 +1 -3 Derp Mar. 5, 2017
    "This website was very helpful for me!"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Jack Kimmel Oct. 3, 2016
    "The people that don't receive vaccine can harm people who went through things and can't receive vaccines which could make them sick because they don't receive vaccines.which could make them sick because they don't receive vaccine.And also the non-vaccinated people are thinking they are right but often times they are change their mind."
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  • -2 +2 -4 wendi Apr. 14, 2016
    "i agree there is a slight risk involved when choosing to vaccinate and that a small number of specific vaccinations have a bit more risk of causing an adverse reaction than others however, the benefits of choosing to vaccinate far outweigh risks."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Cory Apr. 6, 2016
    "Lets take an extreme look in both directions.

    First, you end up with a police state where no one is allowed to do anything.

    Second, you end up with the human race dying from diseases we cured 400 years ago.

    I understand the 'forced vaccination' argument, and appreciate your and my freedoms. This does not justify keeping your own children in danger. I hope you never have to look at your kids face in a hospital, while he or she is dying. Then again, maybe I don't hope that at all. Essentially, you are the reasons we have warning labels on everything in our world. Congratulations on being a part of something that has delayed the success of our race."
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    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "Because is so much easier to look at your kid's face in a hospital, while he or she is dying from vaccine side effects, vaccine you agreed to?It's a matter of risk assesment, which one are we willing to take? to get a disease or have side effects?I would give my kid a tetanos vaccine if wounded with something rusty, or a rabia vaccine if bitten by a dog I don't know, or MMR if a serios epidemic and so on.But I will refuse vaccination for deseases that barely exist anymore, or controversial vaccines that haven't been tasted yet (long term effects)."
  • -2 +4 -6 Kyle Mar. 15, 2016
    "Great information."
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  • -2 +3 -5 hedgehog Mar. 9, 2016
    "the vaccination will help and why take the risk of your child's safety"
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  • -2 +5 -7 Rachel Jan. 22, 2016
    "I do think that people should get there kids vaccinated. You are not only keeping your kid from getting sick, but everyone you kid comes in contact with. I understand why people don't want to vaccinate their children. But, they are more susceptible to a potentially debilitating illness. As a thirteen year my self I know kids don't want to get sick. If you don't want to vaccinate you kid atleast get their opinion on the subject. After all it is their body it is there body this will impact. Whether it be in a good way or bad."
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  • -2 +7 -9 Elizabeth Jan. 9, 2016
    "Vaccines help protect not JUST the children receiving them, but the people who would be exposed to their illnesses -- adults and the elderly who may not have had chicken pox, for example (and for whom the disease may be fatal), anyone immunocompromised as a result of medical treatment, be it chemotherapy or drugs which suppress the immune system to help treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions such as psoriasis, children who are too young to receive vaccines and pregnant mothers, who may miscarry or whose children may be irrevocably harmed.

    These individuals have every right to have their health and well being safeguarded as best as possible. To put them deliberately at risk is tantamount to manslaughter."
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  • -2 +8 -10 ramirez Sep. 15, 2015
    "robert w sears is biased about his view because he is against vaccines and the other hundreds of peer reviewed reports have said that it doesn't cause autism. The diseases that are not reported anymore or have essentially died out are because of vaccinations, third world country's still have outbreaks of some of these diseases that are eliminated from 1st world countrys."
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  • -2 +10 -12 Lance Farrar Apr. 23, 2015
    "I believe in Vaccines so much that I insist on De-indemnifying Big Pharma so that we can get this matter in front of a Real Court - With a Real Judge - A Real Jury - Real Disclosure - Open and recorded - with Real penalties. The American way. Once there we will have taken away all of those anti-vaccine arguments and put them into the hands of a Real Jury {in America - the finder of facts}."
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  • -2 +13 -15 Mickayla THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I feel children should be required to be vaccinated because if you don't your basically setting up your child to be looked at as a monster. Or having the gilt of killing your child/ someone else's because they didn't survive the symptoms/ virus or how your kid would feel. I think it should be the kids choice wither or not they should be vaccinated after all its their body, not yours. People argue that its my choice, not the government's, that I should have the right to vaccinate my kid its not like its going to effect any on else, but the reality is your kid that is exposing every one else to a virus you child might have. If you choose not to get your child vaccinated then you are putting everyone's else lives on the line. Why should we suffer if you chose not to vaccinate you kid."
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    • 0 0 0 Amanda Aug. 28, 2015
      "Vaccinate because of how others will look at your child? That's a strong argument.
      The CDC states that 1 dose of the MMR vaccine leaves you 94% protected and after the 2nd dose you are almost 100% protected (no company will ever claim 100%, imagine the lawsuits). They also state you do not need boosters as you are protected for life, and it would be very unlikely for an unvaccinated person to infect a vaccinated person. But, when vaccinated people contract the measles, the CDC uses the excuse that boosters are required.
      Then, there's DTap/Tdap vaccines. (for whooping cough). After 4 years, only 3 people out of 10 were shown to still be protected, so boosters are required (again by the trusted CDC), yet none of the vaccinated community gets this vaccine every 4 years. So, the unvaccinated are still the problem right?
      Why should your child suffer if you refuse to continually get boosters? The meningitis vaccine is only effective 1-3 years, yet none of the vaccinated community gets boosters every 3 years. The only vaccine besides MMR, that 'claims' lifetime immunity is Hep B. If you're going to put blame on the unvaccinated, then you need to look at yourself as well."
  • -2 +13 -15 CiarraTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Children should be required to vaccinated because if you're not vaccinated you have a higher risk of getting that disease/ sickness. And say you were in a public place and not really anyone got vaccinated because they didn't believe in it, and one person at that place has the whooping cough or even other disease your body isn't immune to it, so you have a higher risk to get that disease/ sickness. You're putting other people at risk if you're not vaccinated."
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    • 0 0 0 Amanda Aug. 28, 2015
      "Whooping cough has been shown time and time again to be spread through the already vaccinated. And, almost every single 'outbreak' was only in the vaccinated, and not traced by to the unvaccinated. Boosters are what the CDC claims is needed to prevent whooping cough....so, the vaccinated are the problem because they do not get their boosters."
  • -2 +11 -13 Casey THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes, children should absolutely most definitely be vaccinated. The children who are not vaccinated are infecting everyone with their diseases. They will put EVERYONE at risk of death and an epidemic because they don't want the shots. My teacher has a son who had gone though chemotherapy and doesn't have the necessary immune system to fight the diseases that these shots prevent."
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    • -1 0 -1 mary Sep. 29, 2015
      "Your FEAR is sad and misplaced. My children, already injured by vaccines, will not cause anyone to die. This is the type of sad thinking we get which has been a result of a lack of critical thinking and education."
  • -2 +7 -9 KaylaTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Vaccines are there to protect us from dangerous illnesses that can cause some people to die. Choosing not to vaccinate yourself is not only puts you in danger but also anyone else who is around you. If you were to contract something and not take anything to get rid of it, it will stay inside you and anyone your around can contract it. I mean if vaccines are here to help us and the only way of having a bad reaction is 1 out of a billion., then what are we so afraid of."
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  • -2 +11 -13 KyleS(ths) Feb. 27, 2015
    "I believe that Vaccines be required for children because if they aren't then diseases like measles and mumps or even the black plague could come back and walk the earth yet again, and become a menace to society just like they have in the past. One entire third of Europe was killed by the Bubonic plague, just imagine what would happen here and now. Most of the human race would be wiped out, just from a plague that was eradicated by a VACCINES! That is why vaccines be required for children."
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    • +1 +1 0 A88 May. 11, 2015
      "A "Bubonic Plague" vaccine? Was that invented on your planet?"
  • -2 +8 -10 DanielTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes i think kids should be required to get vaccinated because it could save their lives. I had a cousin die because of the flu and he was not vaccinated his temperature was 109 and his body could not fight it . So i think that kids should be vaccinated so kids don't get these diseases that could possibly kill them."
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  • -2 +8 -10 CarlosTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes I believe kids should be required to be vaccinated. With out this parents will allow their children to catch the infection and spread it. Children vaccines are 90 to 99% accurate. So why not take the 90 to 99% chance and let your kids get sick and possibly die. If i was a parent i would have my child/children vaccinated because, I want my kids to have a longer life than getting sick and die. Also Side effects are very rare. Some side effects are long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness.According to the CDC less then 1 out of a million doses."
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  • -2 +9 -11 FrankTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I would have to say yes because without them you are at risk of exposing others. Vaccines may have things that are not good for you but it is in a very small dose. Without vaccines we would have these old diseases come back."
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  • -2 +10 -12 AnyaTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Kids should be required to be vaccinated unless they are medically allergic to it. When they are not vaccinated they are risking their lives and other peoples' lives as well. If there is something (Vaccines) out there that helps you when you are sick/affected, then you should definitely use it."
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  • -2 +12 -14 John Hess Feb. 15, 2015
    "I think this is a question that can now be answered due to the recent outbreak of measles in the US. So far this year (2015) alone, there have been 84 reported cases of measles. Measles was reported nonexistent in the US in 2000, due to the measles vaccination that infants get. This vaccination, which they receive twice prevents them from getting the measles virus. However, most, if not all, of the 84 cases are people that have decided not to get the virus, and schools in those areas have banned children, no matter the age, from coming to school until they have received the vaccination.
    If measles was eradicated from the US, then how is it back?
    Well, in 2014 a group of Amish missionaries visited the Philippines, however, they visited the islands while a measles outbreak was in process. They then returned with the virus and it has spread.
    If people were to get the vaccine, there would be a better chance at completely getting rid of some diseases, and there would be a lesser chance for an epidemic (a regional outbreak of a disease) or even worse, a pandemic, which is a worldly outbreak of a disease. So, forget religious backgrounds, because any religious figure will not save you when it comes to viruses, just vaccinations can."
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    • +3 +3 0 Garrett Oden Dec. 24, 2015
      "Shane, then how come He did not stop the Black Plague, how come he cannot stop the HIV virus? You cannot depend on a religious figure from a collection of half true stories to save everyone from viruses. That is the truth, and people need to start seeing that."
    • -5 0 -5 Shane Oct. 24, 2015
      "Ahem, GOD is capable of anything!!"
  • -2 +7 -9 Maximum Character :P Feb. 13, 2015
    "Anyone who cares about their children should vaccinate. Vaccination prevent suffering, death and saves money. Vaccines are all very well researched and the benefits far outweigh the very small risk of them triggering a sever allergic reaction. Even if a sever allergic reaction is triggered, the vaccine was still a good idea because unlike the disease the vaccine protects against, the allergic reaction is non-contagious. Please vaccinate your children. To do so is your responsibility, both to your children and to society. It should be law to vaccinate your children, because the average person doesn't have enough education about vaccines to be able to make that decision for themselves. Medical professionals who have studied and researched for years do have enough knowledge about vaccines and understanding of them to say that vaccines hugely benefit society. Vaccines do not cause autism. It's ironic that autism is a fear of people against vaccines, as not vaccinating is anti-social. Some people who do not have healthy immune systems cannot be vaccinated. These people rely on a society where everyone who can be vaccinated, is. If you won't vaccinate for your children's sake, do it for the sake of society, for everyone else's children."
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  • -2 +12 -14 Ed Feb. 4, 2015
    "I cant believe that this is even a debate! "I'm doing because I have the right"! Now isn't about the stupids reason not to do something. The Amish die all the time these disease that is way the communities don't grow! You people do realize that 90% of the con information is false right? That doctors who put out this information where disbarred and some jailed!"
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  • -2 +10 -12 APV Oct. 25, 2014
    "Vaccines are very important but they can also be very dangerous. Parents should never have to choose between vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine-induced diseases.
    My son developed life-threatening food allergies and asthma. My research indicates vaccines were likely the cause."
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  • -2 +13 -15 Brittany Nov. 21, 2013
    "It is more than just to protect one child from a possibly deadly disease. It is to prevent the disease from making a widespread occurance. I work at a hospital and I can tell you from experience people that get vaccinated are 10X less likely to contract the flu or any other that is being passed around. We are adults and still contract it very easily witha well built immune system think of babies and little kids that do not have that immune system. It is better to be safe than sorry. I would still be educated on the vaccines I get or give to my children but if yous see no ingredients that could cause harm or you or the child are allergic to VACCINATE! for the sake of everyone including you and your kids!"
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    • +2 +2 0 Bruce Nov. 18, 2014
      ""10X less likely to contract the flu " I worked in a major hospital, and I got the flu every time I got the flu shot, as well as others who worked there got sick when they got the shot. I just love those kind of statements. I got sick twice from the only two flu shots I ever got. Better safe than sorry! Right, that means no flu shot. Gotta love that kind of logic."
  • -2 +28 -30 Sarah Jan. 20, 2013
    "Most of the developed world is vaccinated. Most of the developing world is not. People there die of and are permanently disabled by measles, mumps, rubella, polio, TB on a daily basis. Vaccinations in developing countries would be a huge blessing, and save so many lives. We are living in a world where majority of people are vaccinated. Do we all have autism? did we all nearly die? No. Did smallpox take thousands of lives prior to vaccination? yes.
    The benefits of vaccinations are HUGE. The risks are small.
    I am a paediatrician, and to be honest, i should be anti-vaccinations - because since we've got so many vaccines now - I am getting far less business. Meningitis for example- barely see it these days, because of the meningococcal and hib vaccines.

    I see the articles sited under cons and because I know the background, I can tell you most of those articles are full of it. Why would a government spend billions of dollars vaccinating a population if the risks outweighed the benefits? why would they bother?

    It is just so obvious, yes there are rare situations where there are adverse effects- those effects are far less frequent and severe than those of the disease."
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    • +2 +3 -1 Frannie Dec. 23, 2013
      ""Why would a government spend billions of dollars vaccinating a population if the risks outweighed the benefits? why would they bother?"

      why would they spend that much money? first of all - THEY DON'T. YOU DO. you and/or your insurance pay for vaccines, and that money goes to the pharmaceuticals. the government behind pushing people to vaccinate are getting kickbacks from the pharmaceutical lobby, as are doctors.

      i am not anti-vaccine, but i am highly, highly skeptical as to how they are marketed and why. i know personally of vaccine side effects that forever change a family, so it is not a gamble that should be made easily by anybody. unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to find truth about vaccines since between financial gain and fear-mongering, who knows where the real information is anymore."
    • 0 +1 -1 Bruce Nov. 18, 2014
      ""I am a paediatrician, and to be honest, i should be anti-vaccinations - because since we've got so many vaccines now - I am getting far less business. " Ummm you charge for all those vaccines. All that's changed is your business model. You make your money from giving shots, and holding anxious parents' hands. You charge for office visits. Of course, you should know that hygiene has a big role to play in the decrease of disease, right?"
  • -2 +26 -28 Beni Dec. 5, 2012
    "I think that vaccines are good because they prevent many people from dying and help to devolop inventions."
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  • -2 +28 -30 Joan Bien Jun. 5, 2012
    "In 2010, my husband and I both endured 6 weeks of pertussis. It happens when herd immunity is weakened. Those who are spreading twisted fears about vaccines usually do so in order to sell books, get bigger speaking fees and increase website traffic. Those who believe them are simply unequipped to sift fact from propaganda. Why would anyone want to return to the days of painful mumps, excruciating shingles, coughing to death, diptheria, polio, measles, rubella, roseola, bacterial meningitis? If they saw their own child dying from one of these preventable diseases, they would be horrified. But they are willing to have gullible parents put the public at risk. When did science become unfashionable? When did facts become a matter of belief? Did these people even go to school? It has become a dangerous game when schools and officials look the other way. When measles, the world's most infectious disease, gets a toehold in the U.S., it will be too late for the innocent. When another hemmoraghic influenza strikes, like the 1918 pandemic which killed up to 100 million, it will be too late to convince people to get immunized. We are one global pandemic away from disaster. Why beg it to arrive early?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Bruce Nov. 18, 2014
      "The 1918 flu epidemic was highly unusual, probably partially due to a concurrent event--World War One--that helped spread the virus. Also given our inability to stop the flu in modern times despite multiple vaccine campaigns, I highly doubt we could stop a repeat of the epidemic of 1918."
    • +1 +1 0 Frannie Dec. 23, 2013
      "Perhaps you should do a little more research into the other side of the debate before asserting such non-factual claims to support your fanaticism. If you really want to find the answers to the questions you ask, stop assuming the other side of this argument is full of murdering morons."
  • -3 +9 -12 LatrellTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Children should be vaccinated. There are many reasons why. One of them is by putting the disease in you you become immune to it. If you aren't vaccinated you're at a high risk of getting that disease. I mean yea you may have some side effects from it , but it saves your life. Parents may believe that their bad but not all the way. I personally wouldn't want to be in the same room of someone who wasn't vaccinated. I don't want them anywhere near me , at all. People should have the choice to be vaccinated or not but they should't put everyone else at harm of her"
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    • 0 0 0 Amadna Aug. 28, 2015
      "The only vaccines that 'put the disease in you' are MMR, Rubella, Chickenpox, and the nasal flu vaccine. They all contain the live virus. Maybe read a vaccine insert before you take a stand on something you clearly have no knowledge about."
  • -3 +4 -7 xyphreonths Feb. 27, 2015
    "i think that all children should be vaccinated for many many reasons. one reason is because if they dont get vaccinated they could get other people sick and then people want to be around them and it could start a epidemic that is too dangerous"
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  • -3 +8 -11 JasonTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes, I think children should be required to take vaccines because the vaccines could prevent your child from getting very sick, What parent would not want that for their child?, every parent wants their kids to be safe. Therefore yes I think every child should be vaccinated. If a parent did not want to get their child vaccinated because they are against it, they would have to home-school their children because of their choices not to mention most people would not want to be around the child because most people would not want to risk getting sick."
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  • -3 +8 -11 BrendenTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "To answer your question Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children? Yes they should. Many diseases are preventable by using vaccines and can be eradicated from existence. Vaccines are a way of protecting both you and your peers from contracting the disease. Like my teachers son, some people have compromised immune systems and thus are unable to defend against basic diseases and people who are not vaccinated can give the child a disease and could very well kill them."
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  • -3 +6 -9 Samy THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes they should I've done some research about it and what I understand about was that it saves lives from these horrible diseases, and if some kids doesn't vaccine they are putting some others in danger too."
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  • -3 +7 -10 Chania (THS) Feb. 27, 2015
    "Kids should be vaccinated because they can get smallpox and whopping cough. If you don't get vaccinated, you can be sprending germs while you are breathing. I wouldn't want to be in a place with someone you hasn't been vaccinated. They can get me sick. I know that when you do get vaccines shots, you can get sick after you get a vaccinated but that one in a million chance to get sick from vaccines shots. I would be worried if it was 1 in a fourth chance, but one in a million. That just crazy! Get vaccinated, so you'll be healthy and live a longer life especially kids."
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  • -3 +8 -11 JamesTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I believe children should be vaccinated because not only are saving your own child/children from what could be fatal sicknesses but your also saving lives of OTHER children who stick around that child. Not having a child vaccinated for their well-being can lead to death as well and I'm pretty sure no one wants a dead child on their hands. I don't. Yes, vaccines can have side effects but it has a smaller chance of it occurring than not having your child/children vaccinated."
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  • -3 +5 -8 SteveTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Kids should be required to get vaccines. If they don't it puts other people at risk.Vaccines are 90%-99% effective. If someone with measles is close to someone who hasn't had their vaccines there is a 90% chance that person will get measles too. The statistics show that it is way safer to vaccinate than it is to not vaccinate. There is 1 in a billion chance to get a serious side effect like Seizures, brain damage, becoming blind or deaf. All kids should be required to get vaccinated."
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  • -3 +6 -9 SteveTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes they should for the safety of the society."
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  • -3 +12 -15 Kitty Jun. 30, 2014
    "As a college student writing a paper on vaccines, I cannot hope to understand the decisions parents make with their little ones, but during my research, I have found little science backing up the claim that vaccinations are deadly. Yes, unfortunate circumstances occur, allergic reactions can be deadly as well as other problems. But if we as a community allow vaccinations to lapse, diseases that we eradicated years ago will spread back through the community and kill just as they did before. As some people are unable to receive vaccinations for health reasons (Birth defects or known allergies, none of this "its toxic" BS) the healthy immunizable children play a key role in keeping them alive. If we as a community allow the herd immunity to break down due to nonsense spewed by those who may yell louder, but do not have a degree or any education on the topic, we are justifying murder by proxy. If you do not want to vaccinate your child, fine, but they should not be allowed in public schools, no exceptions. Every study I found on university exclusive databases indicate that the disorders thought to be caused by vaccinations has been proven in well designed case studies to not be a result of the vaccination.
    Think safe, vaccinate"
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    • -1 +1 -2 Bruce Nov. 18, 2014
      ""As a college student writing a paper on vaccines, "
      --was this a peer reviewed paper?
      "Yes, unfortunate circumstances occur, allergic reactions can be deadly as well as other problems."
      --Yes, death and disability are quite unfortunate. I will excuse your arrogance due to youth.
      "But if we as a community allow vaccinations to lapse, diseases that we eradicated years ago will spread back through the community and kill just as they did before."
      --any proof of this, or just fear and speculation? I suppose priests threatened that the Devil would come back if we didn't keep up the exorcism.
      " but do not have a degree or any education on the topic,"
      --this is the logical fallacy of "appeal to authority". Whether or not an "authority" says something doesn't make it true.
      " we are justifying murder by proxy"
      --and by this logic, everyone who has an "unfortunate" reaction such as dying, can we charge you with negligent homicide?
      "Every study I found on university exclusive databases"
      --oh, right and these databases aren't privy to the public? So we can't check your sources? Aren't scientists supposed to be sharing information?"
  • -3 +11 -14 Rain Mar. 6, 2014
    "I believe that vaccines should be required for children because without these vaccinations our country may see the horrible diseases that overan the world in the past. Death and disease are not as rampant because of the vaccinations created. If you do not vaccinate because of religious purposes, think of this. What if these vaccinations are the answers to your prayers? There are higher risks from not vaccinating your children."
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  • -3 +24 -27 Nicole Jun. 21, 2013
    "By not vaccinating children you increase the chance that a perfectly healthy child will be permanently scarred, disabled or die of a preventable disease.

    It also increases the rate of those illnesses in people that cannot be vaccinated due to health reasons.

    To me not vaccinating a child is like not treating a gaping wound or a broken limb and just hoping it turns out alright. Your child goes through more pain and struggle in life than is necessary.
    I feel like children who are not vaccinated for any reason except for medical reasons (too immuno-compromized of or allergic to vaccine) should not be allowed to go to schools with other children. And potentially should have to be quarantined in their homes along with their whole family for any fever or illness so they do not spread those diseases they have to the general population."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Christina Jan. 24, 2014
      "If they are to make our children healthy, then why are they causing auto-immune deficiencies like Lupus? Why are children suffering brain damage from it?"
    • +1 +2 -1 Ellen Sep. 10, 2013
      "I agree that children should be vaccinated, but the point everyone keeps making about the risk posed to everyone else is ridiculous. If YOU and YOUR children have vaccines, and the general public is typically vaccinated, then you should have protection against the diseases, should you not? Isn't that the point of getting a vaccine in the first place?"
    • +1 +2 -1 Brandy Jul. 2, 2013
      "How when that prefectly health child has been vaccinated? If the vaccination is so good, then why are you scared for the other children that have been vaccinated?"
  • -4 +5 -9 Manuel THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I feel they should be required. The only reason they require these is to save the lives of children. Those who don't have their children vaccines must be monsters for not wanting their children to have a better chance of living. It's backed by science, they conduct multiple tests to make sure what they are saying is actually factual. Those who say vaccines are bad for your children are not doctors or scientists, they are just idiots. You're risking the life of a children and others just for your own selfish, stubborn, and ignorant purposes."
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  • -4 +4 -8 TylerTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Vaccines should be required for children. According to the CDC there is a one in a million chance to get a serious problems like long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness. How can this be proven at such a low rate? How does the CDC know that this person has n`t had something like that their whole life that has n`t fully developed? Vaccines should be required for kids and that`s the bottom line."
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  • -4 +3 -7 SeanTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Vaccines are extremely helpful for curing diseases. They helped eradicate some deadly diseases. Besides, you need to be vaccinated to go to some schools."
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  • -4 +3 -7 BrooksTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "yes most definitely you should, you are likely to save your life and those of people around you. what if black death disease(a massive and deadly pandemic originating in China, spread along the Silk Road and swept through Asia, Europe and Africa. It may have reduced the world's population from 450 million to between 350 and 375 million. China lost around half of its population) comes back to your hometown? I guarantee you will get the vaccine for you and your family"
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  • -4 +4 -8 xyphreonths Feb. 26, 2015
    "I think that all kids and people should get vaccinated they save a lot of people from sickness and diseases that would have other wise killed them without the vaccine"
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  • -4 +11 -15 Samantha Whore May. 7, 2013
    "Better safe than sorry always be sure."
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  • -4 +11 -15 gagandeep Apr. 2, 2013
    "vaccines help us to prevent diseases like polio, more serious illnesses and deaths those are the major problems of our community without vaccines some children get diseases like polio that happened in most of the counties. and the children who gets vaccines stay healthy and finally we can say that vaccines are helpful."
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  • -4 +11 -15 Melissa Feb. 4, 2013
    "i think vaccines should be given to children because the more children a vaccinated the lesser the risk of an epidemic of a disease."
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  • -5 +4 -9 madiyn Mar. 27, 2015
    "yes yes yes"
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  • -5 +3 -8 Mehdi Feb. 13, 2015
    "Vaccines are most advantageous when they are spread throughout an entire population, magnifying the effect of preventing infection. The paranoia about drug producers, which admittedly are faulted in other ways, does not justify causing potential death in a child to such diseases as measles. "Big pharma" is as much of an entity as the people telling you about "big pharma", unsurprisingly these people also make money from spreading fear about vaccines, which has hindered attempts at eradicating diseases that should already have been eradicated. Vaccines have eradicated smallpox, and when Jonas Salk created the polio vaccine he was heralded as a national hero in the United States due to the lives that could now be saved. We shouldn't lose the respect we had for the potential of these creations."
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  • -5 +8 -13 Ali Jan. 16, 2014
    "too many kids die because of not being vaccinated"
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  • -5 +8 -13 Vanessa hues Nov. 21, 2013
    "I'm pro because I think every teen should have the vaccination because they don't need the virus"
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  • -5 +12 -17 Emily Oct. 23, 2013
    "There are no "cons" to vaccinating in my humble opinion- people who rail against the public welfare are just selfish jerks to me. Yes, I just wrote that and I'm not sorry it's my view at all. I'd take the small risk of infection for myself and the trust and welfare of my community to any argument anyone has anytime, anywhere! No going back. Say what you will!"
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  • -5 +9 -14 Megan Oct. 8, 2013
    "People say that being forced to take vaccines is taking away out rights... Then that is saying that being required to have Insurence for cars, and having licence plates for cars is taking away out rights... No! If you want to be able to drive, you have to have those... So if you want your kids not to get vaccines, then home school them! You have to realize that there isn't any rights being taken away! Being required to have something isn't forcing someone onto something... It's kind of you choice!"
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    • 0 +1 -1 archerr Oct. 28, 2014
      "You're comparing cars to humans?? Just because one doesn't have insurance or a license plate, doesn't mean that it isn't safe to take it out on the road... likewise, my unvaccinated child will do just fine and be very healthy in a public school setting.
      Being required to do something means you don't have a choice..."
  • -5 +9 -14 Jordyn Jan. 14, 2013
    "i think that vaccines should be allowed to children so that way the child can prevent the disese earlier."
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  • -5 +16 -21 dmi Sep. 24, 2012
    "As a parent I will always do whatever I can to protect my children, and that means getting them vaccinated. Any parent who may be "on the fence" when it comes to vaccination, please take a look at this website and see for yourself what families go through when they choose not to vaccinate, the families on this website are telling their stories with nothing to gain other than the hope that you learn from their mistakes:

    http://www.pkids.org/immunizations/videos.html"
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    • -1 0 -1 daniel May. 15, 2013
      "while i support your claim i have to disagree with you. If you want your child to be protected do not take the vaccination. it will hurt your child and in worst case scenerio death"
  • -5 +18 -23 ashley Jun. 4, 2012
    "ccording to the American Academy of Pediatrics, most childhood vaccines are 90-99% effective in preventing disease. When children who have been vaccinated do contract a disease, despite being vaccinated against it, they usually have milder symptoms with less serious complications than an un-vaccinated child that gets the same disease"
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  • -6 +3 -9 KyleTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "yes absolutely children should most definitely be vaccinated no matter what. Children not being vaccinated puts EVERYONE at risk. People could be dying in massive amounts without vaccines. Without the flu vaccine i could be in real trouble, because i have severe asthma and when i am sick my asthma gets out of hand and imagine my asthma with all these other diseases that we have vaccines for that we wont have to take. About a year and a half ago i ended up with the flu because i didn't have my flu shot. Eventually the flu messed up my asthma so bad i developed a lung infection i couldn't walk without my heart rate shooting up to very high to the point where my heart skipped a beat and that was one of the scariest moment of my life and wouldn't like to experience it again."
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  • -6 +2 -8 MarqusTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I think all children should be vaccinated because vaccines saves lives and it protects the community."
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  • -6 +1 -7 CharlezTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Vaccines should be required for children because if a child is not vaccinated, you are still putting people around your child at risk. Being vaccinated has many benefits. Why put people at risk because of your idiocy?"
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  • -6 +1 -7 NateTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes because one day I will have children and I don't want them to go to school and get polio or measles. I myself don't want these diseases and lay in bed for god knows how long."
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  • -6 +2 -8 Tim Bull Feb. 27, 2015
    "I think kids should be vaccinated because the vaccines are helping the kid getting the vaccine but also stopping the people around them, not get the virus."
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  • -6 +6 -12 Cha Jan. 11, 2015
    "they will be less likely to get sick"
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  • -6 +5 -11 gates Oct. 16, 2014
    "I beleive that kids should have to get the shot that protect us from a disese that is common on the area."
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  • -6 +5 -11 Elizabeth Young May. 9, 2014
    "i am pro because if the child get sick with not taking the vaccine then their parents have no right to complain about it because that was their chose not to get the vaccine in the first place"
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  • -6 +6 -12 will Apr. 15, 2014
    "i think kids should get vaccines because then they wont get sick as easily and they will be healthier"
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  • -6 +6 -12 Alex Mar. 18, 2014
    "I am pro-vaccines, because they only have good results, and prevent epidemics from being brought up."
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  • -6 +7 -13 sarah Mar. 6, 2014
    "Someone commented below: "Vaccines aren't just to protect individuals, but for the safety of the community."...I couldn't agree more, and the ignorant response below it is infuriating. People who don't vaccinate rely on the responsible decision of others to protect their children. Why vaccinate when everyone else is? And the false info on the 'danger' vaccines has been so disproportionately sensationalized....anyone who has ever put a vitamin much less asprin in their bodies risk "deadly" side effects. But that's never debated. So sick of this tired argument. People in this country are so entitled and indignant; so many children die from preventable diseases. I mentioned this to a "con" when discussing the California pertussis outbreak. "What's pertussis?" She replied. Ignorance is not bliss."
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  • -6 +4 -10 Shamar Feb. 13, 2014
    "I am pro because parents decide the outcome of it no one else do."
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  • -6 +11 -17 Russia RULEZ! Dec. 13, 2013
    "Vaccines protect the children... The children!!!"
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  • -7 +2 -9 fishtree May. 30, 2014
    "Here's a few quotes to chew on from the centers of disease control and prevention
    "Chemicals commonly used in the production of vaccines include a suspending fluid (sterile water, saline, or fluids containing protein); preservatives and stabilizers (for example, albumin, phenols, and glycine); and adjuvants or enhancers that help improve the vaccine's effectiveness. "
    "Millions of doses of vaccines are administered to children in this country each year.
    Ensuring that those vaccines are potent, sterile, and safe requires the addition of minute amounts of chemical additives.
    Chemicals are added to vaccines to inactivate a virus or bacteria and stabilize the vaccine, helping to preserve the vaccine and prevent it from losing its potency over time.
    The amount of chemical additives found in vaccines is very small.""
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  • -7 +3 -10 MAURA Mar. 26, 2014
    "The public health specialists know more that I do in this area.
    We would not have survived without vaccines.
    Measles was irradicated in the US in the year 2000 and now it is back because people don't vaccinate their children."
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  • -7 +6 -13 Nina Mar. 10, 2014
    "Yes, becuase they can help save children form dying and save them a whole bunch."
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  • -7 +9 -16 JLB Sep. 25, 2013
    "I think HPV vaccine should be required for all girls and boys because it is effective in preventing a lot of our cervical cancer"
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    • +2 +2 0 Science Rules Aug. 25, 2015
      "Boys don't have cervixes"
  • -7 +19 -26 Anonymous May. 24, 2012
    "Believe me, a lot of little kids get scared of shots because they think it hurts. But if you risk the fact of bawling after the shot and get these certain medical shots, then you have a better chance of not getting ill. And if you're not ill, have a happy life! "Better safe then sorry!""
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  • -7 +13 -20 Spectrum May. 2, 2012
    "The NEJM published a study saying the Hep B vaccine did not cause MS. I have MS. I'd love to know the cause."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Pro Vac 100% May. 2, 2012
      "I have asthma but that was not caused by a vaccine. My grandmother has lupus but that wasn't caused by a vaccine. Not everything is caused by vaccines. You do not even need to do a study all you need to do is understand that people got sick and people died before vaccines"
  • -8 +2 -10 Todd Feb. 14, 2015
    "Yes, free choice is great but not when it puts others at risk? People forget how horrible these diseases are and the only exemptions should be for reasons of medical necessity."
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  • -8 +3 -11 Casey Feb. 5, 2015
    "you are more likely to get a dangerous allergic reaction from taking asprin than from a vaccination.
    you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine that protects you against measles.
    vaccines have prevented 6 million deaths every year worldwide.
    these are just the facts"
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  • -8 +6 -14 sfgsadgf Mar. 18, 2014
    "I think all children must have vaccinations."
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  • -9 +5 -14 Suzie May. 28, 2014
    "Vaccines help everybody. Thanks to the Flu shots, we rarely get sick."
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  • -9 +5 -14 Sara Apr. 25, 2014
    "I cannot believe this is even a debate. Now currently, 2014, the USA and most of the world is dealing with preventable infectious disease being spread by people who are not vaccinated. POLIO was eliminated by vaccine (but I guess that is a bad thing) People who are not vaccinating their children are putting them at HIGH risk of illness or death. That should be considered child abuse if they become ill. I do not want my children attending school with another student that was not vaccinated. Its like dating someone who has an STD and saying oh its gods plan. I might not get sickNow I will address the fact that their are side effects. But so does Acetominophen, it can cause gastrointestional bleeding but parents are still giving it to their children.These illness are going to turn into super-illnesses that alter themselves to infect faster, to be immune to the vaccinations, and be virtually untreatable for many years to come. I am ashamed to call myself a neighbor to people who are ignorant to the fact they are putting public health at risk because they feel they are making a difference. Well you are but a bad one. Whoever said they are developing their childs immune system is wrong. In fact you are destroying it."
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  • -9 +10 -19 Bob Apr. 22, 2014
    "Because like DUH."
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  • -9 +21 -30 Anonymous Jun. 7, 2012
    "One quote "Take it or you'll be sorry""
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  • -10 +15 -25 seee May. 29, 2012
    "vaccines could prevent diseases."
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    • -1 +1 -2 ashley Jun. 4, 2012
      "not could it can and will"

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  • +10 +139 -129 Mommy Oct. 31, 2011
    "I nearly died of a vaccine reaction at 4 months old from the DPT shot. I had seizures, 105 temp, and nearly died. I was 110% behind vaccines STILL until a friend challenged me (what did I have to loose?) 2 years later, I know enough to made an educated decision NOT to vaccine. 2 years of researching EACH vaccine, their product insert, CDC ingredients list, VAERS database of injuries, impartial data. NO I did not read a simple, single article claiming 'vaccines cause autism' (personally, on the fence about this). NO! I did my research....wake up people, READ and EDUCATE yourself with the product inserts at a MINIMUM! They are written by the vaccine manufacturers!"
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    • +11 +25 -14 Pro Vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "wow I am surprised your research wasn't published in any scientific journals. how did your mice react to the vaccines? which school did you get your degree from? harvard? no the shut up your research mean nothing compared to the studies done by REAL scientists
      do you know why they put those ingredients in the vaccines or did you just read the recipe?
      like formaldehyde, its a scary word but is put in vaccines to stop the disease from reproducing"
    • +3 +19 -16 msjetbn Jun. 6, 2012
      "I was hit by bacterial meningitis at age 15 while on vacation. I, too, had 105 degree fever. The lining of my brain was swelling and I was dying. I got lucky at the hospital. There was no vaccine then. They save lives, they eliminate hideous diseases, they are a lot safer than driving your kids to school. On the fence about autism? Does science mean nothing to you? Do you even know how to research a subject? Apparently not. When you know some facts about something, your opinion will be respectable. But reading fiction on someone's website does not equal research any more than reading gossip sheets is equal to a law degree. This is life and death, not uninformed beliefs. If you want to believe, try religion. This is science."
    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "Even if you stick to official data, you'll find that something is fishy if you look close enough, just a few examples: 1200 girls in japan with severe injuries after hpv vaccine, infantile rate of death in guinea bissau rose 5 times after introducing vaccination,, tens of thosands paralised in India after Bill Gates foundation vaccinated, not rare epidemies in vaccinated population suggesting eficency not as good as declared , lack of comparative studies between vaccinated and not vaccinated( They have the means to do it, but not so eager). In my country (Romania) they make a big case ( epidemy!, critical situation!) out of 2000 cases of measles ( 85% rate of vaccination), but 5 years ago we had 3 times more cases with 95% rate of vaccination, nobody even knew it was an epidemy(no news on tv). All this weakens trust in vaccination."
    • -1 0 -1 Derp Mar. 5, 2017
      "Woudnt that be your reaction"
    • -1 +1 -2 Aleph 0 Jan. 22, 2017
      "Anecdotes are not data. I could deliver anecdotes in favor of just about anything and none would be valid. What is valid is data. Please cite even a small fraction of the research done here which shows the exact reproducible steps for acquiring that data. Then I will consult all the data from reproducible experiments that I can find and consider your claim. If your claim is valid, I will adopt it and begin by citing the research done to reach my conclusion rather than with personal stories which others cannot prove to be false whether they are or not. Spreading stories that appeal to emotions rather than rational thought is the business of cults. If you have any confidence in your statements, you won't rely on that tactic."
    • -1 +2 -3 Ryan Pattinson Nov. 1, 2015
      "It is not the vaccine's fault that you had a negative reaction to it. It is your body's fault. Just because a very, very small percentage of people have systems that don't accept vaccines, it does not mean the vaccine's are to blame."
    • -3 +3 -6 Mom of 5 Mar. 6, 2015
      "The vaccine manufacturers are only looking out for one thing, and that's their bottom line. There are people who do benefit from certain vaccines, but not every person is the same.

      And for "child with autism" yes, in many cases a child with autism will have it from birth, but it is still possible to brain damage and be labelled autistic from vaccines given before the age of 2."
    • -4 +13 -17 child with autism May. 7, 2013
      "You have autism from the moment you're born. You get it when your mother is still pregnant with you. PEOPLE, WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!"
    • -7 0 -7 Rebecca Smith Sep. 27, 2015
      "Thank you for speaking out about this! For sharing the TRUTH! People need to know that vaccinating is an experiment. They are not disease-preventing as they are touted to be!"
  • +9 +31 -22 Mom Jun. 10, 2013
    "No person should be forced to do or be injected with anything against their will. It goes against every freedom we have to our own bodies"
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  • +9 +64 -55 Citizen Nov. 14, 2012
    "Regardless of the positives that vaccines have brought to the world, in no way would I support forced vaccinations. Anytime the government says, "It's for your safety," we lose more of our freedoms. I guess if people want to live in a police state, be my guest but I will have no part of it."
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    • +4 +4 0 Marc Feb. 22, 2015
      "Fear and paranoia should never dictate our decisions. Not everything our government states is negative. I agree with you about the value of freedom; however, I hope you would agree with me that one's freedom should never be allowed to harm the safety of others, especially our children. My son, now 9 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6. He is alive and well thanks to advances in medicine. An adverse side effect is the chemotherapy wiped out his vaccines to measles and chicken pox. Because they are live vaccines, he cannot get these again until his immune system gets stronger, which can be anywhere as early as 6 months or as late as a year. Parents like myself want to protect our children. Parents like myself need your help. Without vaccines and citizens looking out for each other's safety, then we are no better off than a police state. The middle ground is hearing stories like my son's and thinking about a child who has been through three years of horrible treatments only to turn around and realize there is a new danger. However, this danger can be eradicated with the help of you. Please consider vaccinating for this reason. For my son."
    • +3 +5 -2 obviously Feb. 16, 2015
      "excuse me but your complaining about vaccinations because of your freedom? Please then just shut up. Vaccines are to help you.Freedom has nothing to do with taking vaccines. also, if you die because of not taking the vaccine then you will have no freedom at all."
    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "@Aleph 0
      if your safety is obtained with the price of children dying or having lifetime disabilities, than right back at you: you're not entitled to it, because it negatively afects others (to use your argument)."
    • 0 +1 -1 Aleph 0 Jan. 22, 2017
      "Notice the order: Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. Should I have the freedom not to follow regulations that would save the lives of others? Before you pretend that you honestly believe that I should not have to, allow me to inform you that your right to liberty ends when it negatively affects anyone else's right to life."
    • -1 0 -1 Caelynn Mar. 22, 2017
      "Nobody can tell if a child will survive a vaccine or not, but just t be safe, I would not get a vaccine because some people will still get the flu, even if they got the flu shot. My friends boyfriends mom is dealing with some kind of disease, and she keeps on taking doses of weird medicens, and that just keeps on making her weaker! Do you want to know what made her get that disease? She got it from getting a vaccine when she was 32, and she is now 35! For your safety, I would strongly reccomend NOT getting vaccinated! If you don't want to believe me, because I am only in 6th grade, then don't believe me."
  • +6 +76 -70 markus Jan. 16, 2012
    "I can't blindly trust the FDA nor the CDC in light of their "cozy" relationship with Big Pharma. We need a much cleaner separation between the regulators and the regulated."
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    • +1 +3 -2 liz May. 30, 2013
      "again @ PRO VAC---- hundreds of thousands of people die from otc medications prescribed legally by doctors PER YEAR..."
    • +1 +6 -5 Pro vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "Vaccines only make 2% of profit for the "big pharma" company they would make more from people getting permanatly disabled from something like polio or whooping cough that can hospitalize a child for weeks (even whole families)there are shot clinics and now school districts offer vaccines for free sooooo wheres all this money they are making????"
    • 0 0 0 Shelby Nov. 2, 2016
      "I would not be against vacines if we actually knew what were in them, how they are tested, and what effects they have. The situation we are in makes it imposible to trust that these institutions really create safe vacines. Nothing should be injected into our bodies without extensive safety research. I am not convinced that vacines are under this kind of scrutinization. You can call me paranoid, but you most likely don't know either. The science of vacines is a good theory but I am not sure it is being safely executed."
    • 0 +1 -1 Christopher Mar. 3, 2015
      "@ provac100
      Nothing is free, I thought everyone knew that, they are paid for ny the taxpayer, automatic check from the government with no one to answer too. Someone's got a meal ticket. Not all vaccines are bad, but anyone how gives there child who is less than 1 15 different diseases to fight off of which he she will not encounter for years to come is definitely not thinking clearly or they are letting someone else do there thinking for them, just like when they say free, if you believe it's free you are letting them think for you."
    • -1 0 -1 Rebecca Smith Sep. 27, 2015
      "Thank you for speaking out about this! It is time people learn the truth!"
    • -2 0 -2 mike Sep. 26, 2015
      "You should not trust the CDC at all. Dr. William Thompson a researcher at the CDC since 1998, acted upon his moral conscience and released thousands of pages of CDC documents with research data from the CDC that proved vaccinated children were 300 times more likely to develop Autism and many other issues. Google "Vaccine McCarthyism" if you want the truth."
  • +5 +67 -62 John Jul. 17, 2012
    "The FDA approves medical technologies by reviewing evidence provided by the firm manufacturing the technology. There are no third party tests or studies. With that said, we are putting our trust into a for-profit firm. We have seen time-and-time again that greed dictates their decisions, thus it is unethical to approve a product without third party testing and research. The entire nation is debating if we should be required to buy health insurance; why are we not debating why we have to buy certain drugs from big pharma when we cannot conclusively state that the products are safe.

    I should have the right to chose what vaccines my family and I receive, not lobbyists, congressman paid by lobbyists, or big pharma and their greed."
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  • +4 +4 0 Caelynn Mar. 22, 2017
    "I would say no to vaccines because you can never tell if someone is going to die from it or not. Why take the risk of loosing a child, brother, sister, mother, faather, or any other family or friend member? You probably won't agree with me, but I have never got any vaccines since I was 5, and I have never gotten sick. Believe me or not, I will never get a flu shot unless I go outside of the country!"
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  • +4 +15 -11 Rebecca Smith Sep. 27, 2015
    "I am a registered nurse of 15 years. I accepted what the medical community said about vaccines until I had my first child and started to educate myself to make an informed decision about administering vaccines to my child.

    The more I educated myself about vaccines the more I realized that they are worthless and more harmful than good. The CDC, ACIP, FDA, NIH etc. along with the pharmaceuticals own vaccine inserts alone have enough incrimidating evidence much less the multitude of personal testimonies of persons who were injured/died after receiving vaccines.

    Also, an industry that is willing to be a cohort in the unnecessary murder of innocent unborn children to make a profit in the name of "saving another child's life" is unbelievable!

    This propogates a culture of death, in which one persons life can be deemed worth less than another life (meaning it's ok to murder someone to use their body parts to save another life deemed more important!) Scary!

    I also found that the people that were most educated about vaccines were labeled crazy/wackos; all the while the persons pushing vaccines were the least educated including pediatricians."
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  • +4 +16 -12 Danielle Sep. 3, 2014
    "I am 33 years old, I have had 11 vaccinations, I am in perfect health!! Our children are receiving 30-40 before they are even out of school, this is absured!! Our bodies can handle disease!!"
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  • +4 +18 -14 mist May. 7, 2014
    "I believe that vaccines are a good idea, but they should not be mandatory. It should still be a choice."
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    • 0 0 0 cvbvtcdr trcr tbtfvt Mar. 31, 2017
      "The flu shot should be a choice, but disease vaccines shouldn't"
  • +4 +13 -9 Chelsie Jan. 12, 2014
    "I live in Arizona and according to Arizona Department of Health Services they do require certain shots before attending schools and day cares but if you continue to read there are exempt forms. I saw three, medical, religious, and person. It says that if you fill these out and turn them in than your child does not need to receive them. If this is true and you can simply say no for a personal reason than is it really a requirement?"
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  • +4 +13 -9 Paul Nov. 8, 2013
    "When you state that a vaccine should be REQUIRED for children you are saying that it should be forced on a child by law. Any law, from vaccination requirements to parking infringements, is ultimately enforced by the barrel of a gun. When you say that anything should be required what you really mean is that you want your opinions and viewpoints made mandatory under the threat of murder. If you think I'm being dramatic try resisting any law. The police will first issue a citation that if you refuse to pay will be followed by arrest. If you sufficiently resist being arrested you will be killed. Not surprisingly, most people that support violence are often reluctant to do it themselves, so they support the police and the military who will carry out the violence on their behalf."
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  • +3 +7 -4 james wilson Oct. 6, 2016
    "i am more on the con side because I think doctors should make another way to give medicine because children are afraid of the doctor for that one reason. Needles make children cry because they are afraid and its can be painful. what parent wants to see they child crying"
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  • +3 +39 -36 Anonymous Jul. 21, 2012
    "If you feel safe getting a vaccie, get a vaccine, but don't force others to. If another person chooses not to get a vaccine let them. If they get sick they do not harm you because you have a vaccine. Let them get sick if they want to, but do not force them. They do not harm you in any way. Plus, my cousin got a vaccine when he was little and after he got the shot his vocabulary almost, but not quite, got completely shut down. He has autism now thanks to a vaccine that reacted wierd with his bod. On top of all that, not all doctors agree vaccines are good for you. So do vaccines keep away cancer? Yes, so why does that answer suddenly change when vaccines become unmandatory. Why is everyone scared that they might get sick even with a vaccine just because their neighbor decided not to get one because of his religion. You are NOT in risk suddenly when your neighbor decides not to get a vaccine."
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    • +3 +3 0 J Aug. 8, 2014
      "What about the babies too young to get vacciens that get sick from those non-vaccinated carriers?"
  • +2 +5 -3 James Washington Oct. 6, 2016
    ""I am a con because all bodies aren't made the same which means that they all cant take the same vaccines. Some people get sick from vaccines but not all. It's beneficial to the ones who need it but if it's harming you then you shouldn't continue to take it."
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  • +2 +9 -7 Mr. C Jul. 9, 2016
    "All this talk about vaccines, most vaccines given are for diseases 99% percent of us can and will live through. I think bigger problem is looming, like antibiotic resistant bacteria. Who cares if my kid gets a rash, but if my kid gets antibacterial resistant version of something, well theres 20000 plus people a year dying from that. But no lets pretend vaccines save lives, sugar is killing us. Wheres the sugar vaccine, wheres the heart disease vaccine huh. So what your kids survives mmr, only to get diabetes, become over weight and die due to shit food..."
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    • +1 +1 0 Cameron Jan. 18, 2017
      "You know vaccines aren't antibiotics? They don't increase antibiotic resistance, and your whole argument falls apart. It's funny to watch you construct such a passionate argument based on nothing but a lie."
    • 0 0 0 star Apr. 3, 2017
      "heartless"
  • +2 +13 -11 Vera Morgan Aug. 11, 2013
    "We have religious freedom in our country and many people rely on prayer for prevention and healing. It is true that some cases of using prayer for healing have not worked out well but the same reasoning could be used for using medicine. Many people die and continue to be sick under medical supervision but we continue to use that method for healing. Many are healed through prayer and many continue to struggle. Prayer is not ignoring the problem it's simply using another method of healing. We MUST do something if a child is ill but the choice should be left to the parents. There is no proof that prayer does NOT work."
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  • +2 +18 -16 Carl Jul. 29, 2012
    "As long as there is a critical mass of most children getting vaccinated, in principle, those who don't get vaccinated shouldn't be a concern to the others.

    IF you are so sure that your vaccine works, why is an unvaccinated kid a threat to your vaccinated kid?"
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    • +5 +7 -2 Amy Jan. 8, 2013
      "This is such a simplistic and thoughtless argument. Parents of vaccinated children are NOT worried. The people who are worried are people whose children are too young to be vaccinated for, say, whooping cough. People can have exposure that does not affect them, but might affect their infant children. Also, some people are not able to be vaccinated due to immunological deficiencies (HIV, AIDS). These people are protected by what is called "herd immunity" which basically offers that we are all protecting the weaker among us by being vaccinated."
    • -5 +2 -7 Trenty Oct. 22, 2012
      "Very good answer, if vaccines prevent diseases why are parents of vaccinated kids so paranoid? They shouldnt be worried if theres an outbreak because they are immunized and protected against these diseases."
  • +2 +18 -16 Serenity38 Jun. 4, 2012
    "The informed consent ethic that has guided modern medicine must apply to all medical procedures. Vaccination is a medical procedure and like any medical procedure carries with it the risk of injury and death. Individuals must be free to decide what risk they are will to accept and have access to full and accurate information in that regard - whether or not it agrees with the public health agenda.

    The government must be more transparent on what is known and not known in terms of risks associated with vaccines and discontinue the propaganda and the pitting of parents against doctors. The most recent Institute of Medicine report is only the most recent example of the serious vaccine safety research deficits that exist and that continue to go unaddressed in the face of continued expansion of the vaccination schedule.

    A higher priority on vaccine safety research and injury identification and prevention is needed. Individual rights as it pertains to informed consent must be preserved."
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  • +2 +54 -52 Sam Aug. 25, 2011
    "I believe vaccines protect many children from preventable diseases. My wife and I weighed our options and fully vaccinated our first child (without any side effects). I plan to vaccinate all of our children unless new evidence comes to light or we have a tragic experience.

    That said, vaccination should not be mandatory because we are individuals and will respond in a unique way. I can believe that some children have been hurt by vaccines. Unfortunately, noone knows for sure how a person will respond to a vaccine before they receive it. It is a personal risk vs. reward choice."
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  • +1 +7 -6 shaunta Sep. 22, 2015
    "the ingrediants such as thimerosal, formaldehyde and aluminum can be harmful quanties vaccines"
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  • +1 +14 -13 Michelle Powers Apr. 8, 2015
    "I agree with the idea of vaccines. However, mandatory vaccination is the wrong approach to public health. It is assaulting a parent's fundamental right to make health care decisions for their child in consultation with their doctor. If a parent does not have control over what is happening to their child's body - what's next and who's next? Democracy depends on education and discussion which leads us all to a better outcome. Ignore your rights, and they will go away."
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  • +1 +9 -8 Mom of 5 Mar. 6, 2015
    ""Vaccines are safe. All vaccines must be tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA will not let a vaccine be given unless it has been proven to be safe and to work well in children..."
    The FDA doesn't have the best track record for approving things that are safe. I guess it all depends who's pockets their hands are in when they make that claim.
    Think about it. Mercury thermometers no longer exist because of how poisonous mercury is to the human body. Yet mercury is an additive in many vaccines.
    There are actually a lot of informative articles written by doctors of other countries who are NOT under the influence of the FDA. All the information packets that are sent to doctor's offices are all littered with information on why they should push certain items on to the consumers. We're supposed to trust the doctors after all, right?"
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  • +1 +10 -9 DestinyTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I do think that vaccines are good, but I do not think that they should be required. Everyone should have the right to choose whether or not they want their children to be vaccinated. Yes, if someone makes the choice not to vaccinate they can be harming another person, however you could possibly be harming yourself too, if you have a reaction to the ingredients.
    If you feel that vaccines are safe, then you should vaccinate yourself. But you shouldn't force another person to vaccinate themselves if they do not feel that the vaccines are safe."
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  • +1 +11 -10 John Feb. 10, 2015
    "It is both pro and con for vaccines. Doctors, scientists, business CEOs, and medical historians need to tell the truth. We need pure water and sanitation systems. Vaccines can be helpful and harmful. It is both pro and con for vaccines. Truth needs to come before monetary profit. Thank you!"
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  • +1 +14 -13 My body, my choice Feb. 4, 2015
    "My body, my choice. Whatever happened to that logic! If you're worried about your immunity, take some vitamins. But leave me alone."
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    • +1 +1 0 Marie Nov. 16, 2016
      "The problem is that your choice no longer effects only you in context of vaccinations."
  • +1 +20 -19 Thaddeus Nov. 1, 2014
    "There is much data to support vaccination. There are compelling data that some children should not be vaccinated.
    Vaccines, therefore, should not be a "one-size-fits-all", but administered on a case by case, basis. Mandated vaccinations is tyranny, period."
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  • +1 +14 -13 gates Oct. 16, 2014
    "The parents should have the right to decide if the child gets the vacinatcion or not."
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  • +1 +20 -19 Kathy Apr. 14, 2014
    "I can not knowingly inject my baby something that could possibly negatively affect him for the rest of his life. Especially when the vaccines are for illnesses that can be treated."
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    • +1 +5 -4 Andrew Sep. 6, 2014
      "There is a DIRECT link to certain types of cancer to certain types of microbes (both bacterial and viral infections).

      HPV has a vaccine. HPV, itself, is mostly asymptomatic, and is very clinically manageable. HPV is directly linked to cervical cancer. When you come up for the cure for cancer, let me know, honey."
  • +1 +19 -18 Christina Jan. 24, 2014
    "I am not completely Con, I am Con for infants-5 years old. If you are breastfeeding, your infant receives immunity from you. Natural immunity giving from breast milk can last up to 2-4 years after ending breast feeding. There are some that think it improves the over all health of the child for the rest of their life. Giving immunizations to infants at such a young age inhibits their own natural immune system to develop properly. My children were all breast fed and did not start immunizations until they were 5 years old, and I was picky about the ones they did receive. I refuse to give something to an infant that was not tested well enough to give to my dog."
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    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "@Andrew
      And you should pay a great deal of money to those who got permanently disabled or died while vaccinated so that you are protected.How much would a child's life be worth in dollars?"
    • -2 +3 -5 Andrew Sep. 6, 2014
      ""If you are breastfeeding, your infant receives immunity from you. Natural immunity giving from breast milk can last up to 2-4 years after ending breast feeding."

      Your child receives 2 types of immunoglobulins from breast milk (iGa, and iGg), there are many more that are developed by the immune system itself. Even BEFORE weaning, the child does NOT, in anyway benefit from passive immunizations from the mother received via vaccine (active immunizations). The child has to build these immunizations from themselves, either by active or passive immunizations. So its all well and good that you protected you child from certain infections, but they were still 100% susceptible to polio, mumps, hepatitis, measles, etc...

      So what should you do?

      First off, you should be thankful for the millions of other parents who made the smart decision to vaccinate their child, which lowered the chances of your children being exposed to some really harmful microbes. You should apologize to society for risking their health for believing myths. Lastly, you should apologize to your children for risking them being 100% exposed to Polio, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus, etc..., because you were uneducated and ignorant about the topic."
  • +1 +24 -23 Clara Nov. 17, 2013
    "I am a con because... All my life I thought shots were absolutely needed until I was 16. I was going to get my flu shot and was joking around with my boyfriend (now husband) about how I always got sick anyway so whats the point? He replied with well Ive never had any shots and I also never get sick. Which is true. Then he came up with this idea that maybe the shot itself was making me sick. So I stopped to think about this. Hmmm.... Every year after I get my shots I always seem to catch the flu. Full blown, fever,diarrhea,vomiting excreta. Then I thought maybe hes right. So I never got that flu shot, and now 7 years later still have never got my flu shot nor the flu. Coincidence I think not. Now we have a beautiful 3 year old daughter who has not had shots and She also never gets sick. :)"
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    • +2 +3 -1 brandon Oct. 4, 2016
      "what will you do if she gets whooping cough or polio"
    • +1 +1 0 Cameron Jan. 18, 2017
      "Brandon, she will attend her funeral."
    • +1 +1 0 N. Jan. 18, 2017
      "Do you even understand how flu shots work? cause its pretty clear right here you don't. your body is injected with the flu so your immune system build immunity. please educate yourself before being so ignorant to vaccinations that keep a stable healthy country for the rest of us."
    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "@ N.

      She just proved you wrong with her personal experience. Sick with the shots, healthy without them. Where's the built imunity?"
  • +1 +14 -13 Melissa Sep. 10, 2013
    "I do not believe that the government should tell me what to do. I do vaccinate my kids but do not think it should be mandatory."
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  • +1 +38 -37 Skylar Sep. 4, 2012
    "For everyone commenting. It would be beneficial to attempt to communicate by way of proper diction and syntax prior to thrusting crude and grossly exasperated fragments of speech into the realm of what is supposed to be an intelligent debate. I am thoroughly interested in your opinions regarding the issue at hand. However, I am taken back by the sheer refusal of many of you to put forth the effort to illustrate your opinions intelligently. There is nothing influential or helpful about a comment that is distasteful or poorly written. In fact, for most of us, it is an automatic means for dismissal.

    That being stated, I must say that the statistics backing both viewpoints are very interesting, contradictory and down right scary. As a father of a vaccinated child, and an expectant father of one that has yet to be subjected to it, I am not looking forward to having to make this decision again, however, at the end of the day it is just that... A decision that has to be made. One that may not have a right or wrong philosophical answer, but one that could result in dire circumstances should the wrong choice be made, thus researching what is best for YOUR child is the only right answer."
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    • +1 +1 0 Rose Aug. 22, 2014
      "Very well said."
  • -1 +5 -6 i <3 my phone Feb. 13, 2015
    "It is everyone's right to get sick and suffer from it, then die. Sickness, suffering and dying are all natural, and it is evil to prevent natural things."
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  • -1 +8 -9 Jack Heginbotham May. 12, 2014
    "Vaccines do not work. Period. The belief they do is a meme that is based on pure trust rather than scientific fact/research. "Titer" studies are meaningless since they were designed to be used by/for the multi-billion dollar vaccine industry. All one needs to do is keep track of who does/doesn't receive the influenza vaccine in the Fall, then follow up call them in the Spring and see if they got the Flu. An inexpensive, simple study; Right? To my knowledge, It has never been done. Don't ask. Don't tell is the attitude of most physicians because those Doctors who openly oppose the widely held, religious-type belief in the efficacy of vaccines, often lose their license to practice medicine. I am not FOS. Just look at the recent Mumps outbreak in Columbus, Ohio and understand that most of the infected were vaccinated against the mumps. The vaccine did not prevent symptomatic infection. FYI, for those who always cite the polio vaccine as proof vaccines work wonders: Polio was not eradicated by the vaccine, it was eradicated when Public swimming pools ALL began adding appropriate amounts of chlorine to the water in the 1960's. The bottom line: The ONLY way to develop a viral immunity is to actually become infected with the live virus."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Laurababora Sep. 25, 2014
      "If vaccines don't work, then why is it after years of getting the flu shot, the one time I don't get it, I get the flu? Coincidence? I think not."
    • 0 +1 -1 Jen Jul. 19, 2014
      "There are too many strains of influenza that you can not expect one flu injection to cover them all, flu shots are there to reduce the likelihood of catching the flu."
  • -1 +8 -9 Jamie Drew Feb. 13, 2014
    "Vaccines should not be required in childern because they have ben linked in many cases of autism. The flu shot may or may not be mandatory in your situation but is is in mine and it has ben known to have traces of mercury in it."
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  • -1 +15 -16 Average dad Nov. 5, 2013
    "We need to decrease surplus population. Curing weak children is only causing it to increase. If we did not cure the weak, only the strong would live and our society would dramatically increase and our world would only be full of the stong. You are spreading your weakness into your children that is why our society is full of the weak, that is why our expectations for physical indurance is lowered. I believe we should stop producing/and or giving vaccines to children."
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  • -1 +10 -11 John aka Daddy Aug. 20, 2013
    "poor studies; artificial, temporary, incomplete immunity; adjuvants; excipients; viruses/ bacteria/ nanobacteria/ mycoplasma in calf serum; neoplastic cell lines as cell substrates linked to oncogenesis; sv40; outbreaks in high vaccine populations; non-natural exposure to atypical pathogens; total pathogen load; germ theory invalid; no long term studies for single or multiple vaccines; no studies of vaccinated and unvaccinated children; no tort liability; vaccine manufacturers do not have to disclose all ingredients; vaccine induced herd immunity is poorly understood and overstated."
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    • 0 0 0 Greg Nov. 20, 2015
      "The "germ theory invalid" caught my eye. There seem to be so few who can even consider that idea. Pasteur's germ theory is a distorted plagiarism of Bechamp's microzymian theory. Fortunately, for me, darkfield microscopy showed me the true structure of the cell before I had ever heard of Bechamp. To later read his book, "The Blood and its Third Element", and discover that he had determined the correct structure of Eukayotic cells more than 100 years ago.....it changed the course of my life. I do have a doctorate of medicine degree, but I chose independent research over clinical medicine. Of course, I make no money, but I am very happy with my decision. It is obvious that you have done considerable research yourself. "The truth will set you free"."
    • 0 +1 -1 Greg Feb. 4, 2015
      "Germ theory invalid....yes it is.....Bechamp, Reich, Rife, etc. The current understanding of cell structure is also incorrect. I do independent research with dark-field microscopy. The cells are composed of many bacterial sized living vesicles as Bechamp described. I have gotten so used to seeing this and sometimes in a spectacular way.....I can not unsee it. The accepted named structures like endoplasmic reticulum are artifacts caused by thin sectioning through the many microzymas which appear to me to be shaped like erythrocytes...ie. biconcave disks. I won't be subjecting myself to any innoculations any time soon. I have not even been to a medical professional for at least 15 years....and I'm a doctor!"
  • -1 +17 -18 Toni Aug. 8, 2013
    "You shouldn't put something in your body or your child's body just because a drug company comes up with another way to make money. I think people should be much more informed about getting vaccinations and look at them on an individual basis."
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  • -1 +19 -20 Calan Taylor May. 28, 2013
    "Drug companies fund most of the studies relevant to these issues. In general studies that do not support the companies goals are not published. As a result, the peer reviewed literature is skewed on this topic. If we, as a society are going to impinge on personal liberties it must be based on solid science. There must be a clear, established, evidence based argument that the exception serves the greater good. Without acces to all the research, doctors cannot make educated decisions, and this burden of proof cannot be met."
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  • -1 +28 -29 Holly Jan. 14, 2013
    "Facts are the facts.

    Japan no longer inoculates their infants (0-24 months). They have seen SIDS virtually disappear in their country.

    Most infant deaths labeled as SIDS happen after 2 and 4 month vaccinations, the one with Pertussis. Most die within 24-48 hours after having received this shot. Think about it. You probably know someone or know of someone who has lost their baby around 2 months or 4 months.

    Each parent needs to research this out for themselves. If you're a saved born again Christian, you should not only research it but also pray about it. "EVERYTHING by prayer" (Philippians 4:6, KJV)."
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  • -1 +22 -23 Kristen S. Oct. 25, 2012
    "I personally do not believe in vaccines. I was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder soon after receiving the MMR vaccine. I will do everything I can to make sure my children do not have to face the same obstacle. There are also exemption forms too. Do the research. You will be shocked at what you see."
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  • -1 +20 -21 Rebecca Oct. 10, 2012
    "I believe that any mother who brought her child(s) into the world, has a right to voice whether or not she wants her child to be injected with any harmful immunization. You don't bring a live into this world to just dwindle it down little by little. I do not understand how the reports of vaccines and autism being linked can be ruled false. Since 1994 when the MMR vaccine was mandated, autism has been at it's highest. If these high horse doctors would get off of their thrones and money piles, they would realize these vaccines are actually harmful. The vaccines are mandated solely to make a profit, not to help a child."
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  • -1 +21 -22 Aubrey Oct. 4, 2012
    "My brother contracted polio as an infant because of the polio vaccine. People say that the risks outweigh the benefits, but why even risk it?"
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  • -1 +16 -17 Aaron Sep. 3, 2012
    "Vaccines, fluoridated water and mercury dental fillings are crap. The day they force everyone to get them and give us no options to drink non-fluoridated water is the day when Americas gun rights and the whole constitution has been destroyed. We have the freedom of speech and the freedom to decide what enters our body period. The USA Marines and other Military has died for the constitution. Take away those rights and every service man would have died in vain."
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  • -1 +14 -15 Warrior Mom Jul. 17, 2012
    "I don't trust the people conducting research on vaccines:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22375842"
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  • -1 +13 -14 Missy Jun. 3, 2012
    "Vaccines should not be required because American citizens have been burnt too many times. We give the most vaccines of any other country and yet we have consistently been at the bottom of the list for infant mortality. In fact right now we are at 39th. After careful research and data study, I have concluded that the damage from vaccines far outweighs little if any benefit deemed from immunizations."
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  • -1 +57 -58 Karlynne Jan. 21, 2012
    "Thought I would weigh in. I am not fully convinced either way. But, one thing I know for sure is that no one has a right to force any substance into my body or my children's body nor should they have a right to say I can't put something into my body. I hate raw milk, but I should be free to drink it. Same with vaccines, it is up to each parent, no an obligation of each parent to research both sides and make a wise decision and it is not the governments right to make that decision. What if the govt made it a law to drink a poison because they decide de-population benefits the whole community... would that be okay? No one would agree with that. It is your right to vaccinate your children and your right to refuse the vaccine for your children."
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  • -1 +36 -37 Christine Nov. 20, 2011
    "Vaccines have been proven to prevent the diseases they are meant to. This is true. That being said, it seems that the benefits of some vaccinations may outweigh the risks. However, it seems to me that based on the documented evidence of those risks, vaccinations should still not be mandatory. Exemptions should be allowed. Also, it seems that most risks associated with vaccines effect infants and toddlers most. I would seriously be questioning the wisdom of vaccinating at so young an age. I see no reason why it can't wait until they're older. I've never had a shot in my life and am very healthy. My children I think will get a few shots, but not as babies and not for diseases that rarely threaten life."
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    • +1 +1 0 Selene Jan. 2, 2015
      "@ Pro Vac 100%
      I realize your comment is over 2 years old and the likelihood of you ever seeing this is remote, but here it is regardless.
      There are currently over 300 million people living in the US according to the US Census Bereau. So if we take 1 out of 300 million a year, that is about 300 people getting GBS. Say 85% of those people recover. That leaves about 45 people who don't recover from a symptom of the vaccine, compared to your 100-150 people that die from the disease itself. The numbers really aren't that different in the overall big picture of 300 million. So saying they speak for themselves might be somewhat of an opinion, especially when you don't factor in other side-effects of a vaccine.

      I'm personally still gathering as much information as I can about vaccines and their side affects vs. the diseases that they prevent, but I would like to say that your example has been most unhelpful."
    • +1 +1 0 Frannie Dec. 23, 2013
      "re: the response above "Pro Vac 100%"

      that post is filled with false information and should be disregarded as anything more than uninformed fanatical opinion."
    • +1 +5 -4 Pro Vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "they vaccinate so young because they are the most vunerable babies and older people are the most vunerable excluding people who have immune disorders
      and you said that your children wont get vaccines as babies not for diesease that rarely threaten life
      Which are you talking about? all the vaccines babies get are to protect from life threatening dieseases and that doesnt mean they all kill but many cause permanant damage
      all shots are different so ill pick Meningococcal disease
      1,000-1,200 people get the diesease 100-150 die,110-190 live with permanant damage
      lets say 1000 people got sick this year that mean about 210-295( if i did that correctly) would either die or be permanatly damaged leaving about 800 people ok
      Thhe vaccine causes 1 in a million or 0.00009999999999999999% of people get GBS which 85% recover
      I think the numbers speak for themselves"
  • -1 +28 -29 Dieter Oct. 31, 2011
    "Many promoters of vaccines have financial ties to the Pharmaceutical industry, i.e. Mr. Offit benefits directly from vaccines sales. Hence they support herd immunity and forced vaccinations for everybody. Before it was said vaccines protect for life, now you have to take booster shots because they wear off. There might be good intentions but there is scientific prove that vaccines do not protect and have serious side effects themselves. Audrey Holes comment provides details.
    Anti-vaccines consists also of professionals and effected people who were either faced with "side effects" of vaccines or people who researched that topic exploring the documented evidence and used their common sense. This made it even clearer that vaccination is a money making business by a profession which is misguided or greedy.
    All deadly diseases declined already before vaccinations were applied and since applying vaccines some diseases came back into existence. Besides most diseases are a direct cause of lifestyle, living conditions and nourishment and can be cared for differently.
    Do not blindly trust, simply take your responsibly, research for yourself and make an informed decision it is in the end yours' and your families health."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Crus Cntrl Aug. 28, 2016
    "Herd immunity is a theory not proven by facts or research. It is a supposition. There are many more adverse reactions to vaccines than are reported. Profit motive and the desire to dominate health treatment by the pharmaceutical industry is worthy of mentioning. It is worth studying the actual research for methodology, conflict of interest and biased interpretation, rather than relying on conclusion statements only."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Sofi Aug. 18, 2016
    "I can understand vaccines to cure something you already have. It's no doubt that this is effective on an already sick body. However, preventative vaccines cause more harm than many people think. Not even my incredibly smart science teacher knew that there was Mercury in vaccines. If it can't be in a thermometer, why should it be in your body? I haven't been vaccinated in nearly 13 years, and I rarely get sick. Perhaps we even need all these vaccines is because most Americans live an unhealthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet with no GMOs is proven to boost your immune system.
    Don't even get me started on flu shots. They always just do the opposite. You had one job: don't let me get the flu. I haven't had one since I was 3 and I've only had the flu twice. Just because a doctor says you need it doesn't mean you do. They only push vaccines to scare people into thinking, "my child will get polio if they don't get this shot.""
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  • -2 +5 -7 Jasmine Carter Aug. 12, 2016
    "Why look to adjust an immune system when you haven't first got to know its capacity? You are attempting to alter something that could already be made perfect. To trust CDC and FDA with an injection is a tough one. Its all about business. What better way to control business and health than injection? Once its in, there's no getting it out."
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  • -2 +1 -3 Free Thinker Aug. 10, 2016
    ""Vaccines are safe. All vaccines must be tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA will not let a vaccine be given unless it has been proven to be safe and to work well in children" Kind of a stupid thing to say since every drug that was recalled by the FDA was also once proven safe and effective. Nevermind the long list of side effects."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Diego Mar. 16, 2016
    "Vaccines have never been proven to work. The only "evidence" that they do have is that smallpox has been eradicated from the public. The problem with this claim is that viruses have died out on their own accord with no vaccines for them. Look at the cases of Ebola, Marburg's disease and Lassa fever that ran rampant through villages in Africa in 1977-1978. These viruses, along with AIDS appeared in villages in Africa as soon as the World Health Organization started their Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). When the vaccine program ended the Ebola, Marburg's and Lassa fever all disappeared from the villages. Yet there were no vaccines for any of these highly deadly viruses. And diseases considered "vaccine preventable", such as mumps are on the rise.

    Vaccinating newborns is ridiculous. Newborns cannot mount an immune response. That's why Newborns are dependent on their mother's antibodies from breast milk therefore, they cannot mount their own antibody response, making vaccines ineffective to them."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Rickey Feb. 2, 2016
    "no vaccines"
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  • -2 +4 -6 Awesome Jan. 15, 2016
    "I know that vaccines are good for us, but some of us will gte reactions. I know some people who were diagnoses with ADHD after their flu shot. I am careful about this stuff"
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  • -2 +4 -6 informed consent Nov. 29, 2015
    "Please provide the following as I cannot find any online information:
    -Independent double-blind, placebo-controlled study that can prove the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
    -Independent scientific evidence on ANY study which can confirm the long-term safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
    -Independent scientific justification on how bypassing the respiratory tract (or mucous membrane) is advantageous and how directly injecting viruses into the bloodstream enhances immune functioning and prevents future infections.
    -Independent scientific justification on how a vaccine would prevent viruses from mutating.
    -Independent scientific evidence which can prove that disease reduction in any part of the world, at any point in history was attributable to inoculation of populations.
    -Are there Independent studies that follow a group of vaccinated people, after they leave the hospital or doctor's office, which proves that people who get vaccines don't fall ill after the shot?
    -Can you provide studies that confirm the safety and effectiveness on "combined vaccines" in a singe injection?
    -Can you provide studies that confirm the safety of injecting a child with up to 9 vaccines (which include adjuvants) in a single visit?"
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  • -2 +3 -5 NotBuying YourBS Nov. 15, 2015
    "There is under no circumstance that there should be mandatory vaccination. Did people NOT read what was just written on this matter from your website? That's just the tip of the iceberg. Vaccinations are meant to keep people ill so big pharma and the elite can make money off of them. Vaccinations are also part of their huge depopulation plan. Seriously WAKE THE HELL UP PEOPLE. Half of these illnesses are made from the vary people trying to sell you a cure. Why are people not smarter?? Healthy people make them No money. Look to herbs and essential oils for healing not vaccinations filled with animal DNA, toxic chemicals and and dead babes that contaminate our bodies and mess up our DNA. Stop blindly following everything the government says. Do your own research, it's not hard to find the real information or the many ways the CDC and FDA contradict themselves. This is your child and your life, you owe it to them to do the damn research and stop listening to the CDC and every doctor (who are just in it for money) When something happens to someone close to you, then you will see and know. Don't wait until it's too late."
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  • -2 +1 -3 victoria walker Nov. 10, 2015
    "Vaccines can be expensive for some families and might not be able to afford"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Peter Oct. 25, 2015
    "The existing structure of evolution relies on the death of many of the produced population. We are by no means created as 'perfect' individuals, and it is the moulding that our genus receives from this process that has formed us from mud into human beings.

    I would argue that our culture is irrationally afraid of the death of individuals, and that the use of vaccinations could potentially merely suspend the impact certain pathogens have on our race.

    Given that the long term consequences of vaccination are unknown and unpredictable, it would be irrational to suggest that ALL individuals should be vaccinated to prevent an immediate threat.

    This is an unpopular argument, but it is one that floats in my head and I would love to discuss it with some other individuals."
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  • -2 +6 -8 ... Oct. 24, 2015
    "It should be a choice!"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Mary Sep. 29, 2015
    "I notice also on your "vaccine histories" of disease you failed to start your graph well before the introduction of the vaccine. Had you started your graphs at 1900 for example, you'd have seen that the "disease" was already going down by itself, without the assistance of "vaccines" to save the world. Like the commercial for the Shingles vaccines which says "if you have had chicken pox you have shingles inside you" what they fail to say is that if you have had the chickenpox VACCINE - you also have shingles inside you.

    PR spin, nothing more, nothing less. And not even creative spin, but it works on the publicly educated masses."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Mary Sep. 29, 2015
    "As a mother of TWO vaccine injured kids, I welcome this debate. I was "pro" before I was "anti" - and I wouldn't have seen the light if I hadn't almost killed two of my kids. My heart weeps for those mothers who still haven't figured it out and are losing babies and for the babies lost to SIDS and Shaken Baby (nothing more than vaccine damage in most cases) and to Autism."
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  • -2 +8 -10 Amanda Aug. 28, 2015
    "It's amazing when someone who is for vaccinations cites sources/links or even makes a statement, everyone is supposed to agree/believe what they post. Yet, when someone who posts links to studies/news articles or states something against vaccines they are wrong/crazy/believe in false truths. Wake up world, people, not just parents, but scientists/doctors/government officials are starting to question what we've been blindly believing and following. They are scared to stand up and share their proof for fear of the backlash that they will receive. I am so happy more and more people are saying NO to vaccines, questioning their safety/effectiveness and bringing this information to the public. The times are changing. Now that the government wants to force vaccines, there will be an uproar from the anti vaccine community, along with those who once supported vaccines."
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    • -1 0 -1 Rebecca Smith Sep. 27, 2015
      "Yes! Amen! Thank you for saying "NO" and standing up for the TRUTH!"
  • -2 +14 -16 Kathryn Jul. 7, 2015
    "No. Parents should make medical choices for their children and themselves. The argument that one child must be vaccinated to protect another child is not reasonable as one child is no more important than the other."
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    • 0 0 0 Marie Nov. 16, 2016
      "It is a perfectly reasonable argument - a child who cannot be vaccinated through no fault of his or her own is highly dependent on the immunity of others to protect him/herself. Because the effectiveness of vaccinations has everything to do with as many people who can receive them actually, you know, receiving them, opting out because you're afraid of the slim chance of an adverse event is a very weak position because your very low risk is vastly overshadowed by the very high risk to those who medically cannot receive a vaccination. It's not a matter of one child being more important to another, it's about the relative risk that lack of vaccination is towards each party.

      In short, it's like parking in a handicap spot when you're able-bodied because all the spaces can hold all the cars equally well."
  • -2 +11 -13 Jennifer Apr. 24, 2015
    "Absolutely not. Vaccine manufacturers should be held liable for their products, lobbyists should be banned from our Capitol buildings, and parents should be allowed to confer with their doctors about vaccine benefits and risks without government coercion. It's time for America to wake up."
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    • 0 0 0 Free Thinker Aug. 10, 2016
      "The problem with speaking to your doctor is that many doctors don't know the risks, never read the vaccine inserts or are pushing an agenda."
    • 0 0 0 Rebecca Smith Sep. 27, 2015
      "Yes! and the government should also be held responsible for promoting/recommending/mandating a product they sell and profit by!"
  • -2 +3 -5 Lance Farrar Apr. 23, 2015
    "It is simple. None of us can know the "Truth" until these issues can be examined in front of a Real Court - With a Real Judge - A Real Jury - Real Disclosure - Open and recorded - Real penalties. You can't have "Safe and Effective " and continue to require indemnity.That is you are a Fool, Hypocrite or Criminal."
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  • -2 +9 -11 A grieving Mon Apr. 21, 2015
    "vaccination killed my 3 children , it took my son to die before the doctors started to listen to me. If we lose our rights to choice then what is next ? what about our children rights who is suffering ! the parents and most of all the children , who will take care of them not the government, the doctors , the pharmaceutical company they all are protected by the law , if for any reason a child gets sick or dies due to vaccination parents cant sue them. stop being God.. and stop killing innocent people , it all about money not lives to save."
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    • +1 +1 0 steve Feb. 11, 2016
      "what you got if the story was even true was just a one in a billion chance because its a one in a million chance for at least one child to die from a vaccine"
    • -1 0 -1 Rebecca Smith Sep. 27, 2015
      "I am so sorry for your loss...thank you for speaking out the TRUTH!"
  • -2 +5 -7 Brian Apr. 17, 2015
    "Where does medical control of your body end. Lets see must vaccinate for all diseases so thats thousands of vaccines during the course of your life. Must replace or remove all vulnerable organs with genetic predisposition to problems i.e. breasts, uterus, etc .And of course the liver will give out and the kidneys and the heart so lets get bionic versions these. So because we cannot accept human's inherent predisposition to disease and problems we will gladly become bionic, vaccinated drug filled individuals."
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  • -2 +6 -8 Brian Apr. 17, 2015
    "For people who have had bad vaccine reactions, they are told by pro vaxers to believe in research over their own experience. They are told to doubt what they have seen and experienced with there own senses. For you pro vaxers you need to look a little deeper into the issue. For instance the graph on polio vaccination. You can see that polio was already in rapid decline prior to vaccinations. What? Don't believe in research? Some of the other graphs look as if vaccinations worked well, however, if you look at the graphs they all start with the year vaccinations were introduced without any sats of prior years giving us the true history of that particular illness. Not sure why that is. There are also a few other problems with the pro vax argument. Subclinical symptoms are not considered. There are many children whose immune systems have been compromised by vaccinations. Since they don't have a dx they are not considered in a study."
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  • -2 +5 -7 JoseTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Though it can help them be unable to get an influenza, let alone to spread the sickness, certain vaccines are of containment of dangerous ingredients."
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  • -2 +11 -13 Citizen Feb. 5, 2015
    "I get that vaccines are good but parents have freedom of speech they can say what they want if their force to whats the point of democracy"
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    • +2 +2 0 Willber Apr. 21, 2015
      "Then their child gets sick because he/she wasn't vaccinated and dies from that disease. Yeah, seems selfish enough that parents use their freedom of speech to put their child in a possession where they can die of a certain disease but no one ever thinks of the children these days am I right?"
  • -2 +10 -12 Greg Dykhuizen Feb. 4, 2015
    "I do independent research using dark-field microscopy. Looking at erythrocytes, the first thing I noticed were the formation of motile filaments as the sample aged. Pseudo spirochetes, right...everyone knows that.....wrong....spiroplasma. Very easy to prove. Leucocytes also produce them....destroying the myth that they are a product of the erythrocyte cytoskeketon. They are bacteria. All cells degrade into bacteria. Bechamp recognized that over 100 years ago. He was a member of the French Academy of sciences....the one whom Pasteur continually plagarized. I read "Pebbles on the Hill of a Scientist" by Florence Seibert. She developed the PPD test for TB. By her own admission, she was not experienced in that field, her methods wer crude..she prepared innoculate in ball jars on shelves in her home. And by her own admission, it was not purified protien derivative after all. It contained dna, rna and polysaccarides. This she discovered on Svedbergs centrifuge. She was told to continue to make it as she had in the past and they continued to innoculate millions. Status quo medical science cannot even get the stucture of the cell correct. I don't believe they will be sticking me anytime soon....thanks just the same."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Luke Nov. 19, 2015
      "That was very incoherent and overly complex. Your 'erythocytes' are red blood cells, 'spirochetes' are essentially flagella, etc. Using complex synonyms to bolster your argument to ignorant people who think this jumble of nonsense is 'valid research' is intellectually dishonest and continues to perpetuate the lie that vaccines are harmful."
  • -2 +11 -13 Brittany Nov. 12, 2013
    "No. God made their bodies perfectly. They are not flawed and require no outside help to "boost" their immune system, or prevent diseases. God has given them all they will ever need."
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  • -2 +38 -40 Anonymous Nov. 7, 2013
    "DON'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT"
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    • +2 +2 0 Carl May. 21, 2015
      "What does this have to do with vaccination for children? Also, this issue does not simply concern one particular nation, this issue is worldwide."
    • +1 +1 0 Willber Apr. 21, 2015
      "I don't trust my government but I do trust my doctors that have given me these vaccinations and am still yet to get sick. They work."
    • 0 +1 -1 Also Anonymous Feb. 22, 2015
      "Have fun getting sick a lot!!"
    • 0 +4 -4 Shushi Nov. 16, 2014
      "Yes!"
  • -2 +48 -50 osiris Oct. 5, 2012
    "A typical vaccine will contain the following ingredients:

    aluminum hydroxide
    aluminum phosphate
    ammonium sulfate
    amphotericin B
    animal tissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain,
    dog kidney, monkey kidney,
    chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg
    calf (bovine) serum
    betapropiolactone
    fetal bovine serum
    formaldehyde
    formalin
    gelatin
    glycerol
    human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
    hydrolized gelatin
    monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    neomycin
    neomycin sulfate
    phenol red indicator
    phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)
    potassium diphosphate
    potassium monophosphate
    polymyxin B
    polysorbate 20
    polysorbate 80
    porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
    residual MRC5 proteins
    sorbitol
    sucrose
    thimerosal (mercury)
    tri(n)butylphosphate,"
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    • +7 +9 -2 LauraBabora Sep. 25, 2014
      "This is a joke, right?"
    • +4 +10 -6 Kay Aug. 11, 2014
      "Where on earth are you getting your information? Aborted fetal tissue, really? How did they make vaccines before abortion was legal"
    • +2 +2 0 Luke Dec. 17, 2015
      "Attempting to instill fear by listing ingredients, which are not in all vaccines at once, which sound like "scary dangerous chemicals" is fear mongering, there is clear evidence in disease infection/death statistics alone to show the beneficial effects of vaccines. Also, thimerosal is NOT mercury, it is a mercury based preservative which has NO solid links to autism. (Formula: 'C9'H9'Hg'Na'O2'S')"
    • +2 +2 0 Carl May. 21, 2015
      "Source please :)"
    • 0 0 0 AMEN Mar. 5, 2017
      "@jaime drew
      AMEN"
    • 0 +1 -1 Sam Nov. 5, 2015
      "@ LauraBabora - No joke. No single vaccine contains all these substances, but they are indeed found in most mandated vaccines .

      @Kay They didn't have many vaccines before abortion was legal.

      @Carl - CDC man. Go look it up. They have a pdf you can download that lists the ingredients of all approved vaccines."
    • -13 +9 -22 Jamie Drew Feb. 13, 2014
      "THANK YOU. CAN I GET A AMEN."
  • -2 +13 -15 Hilary Oct. 1, 2012
    "What are the circumstances of having mercury in your system?"
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  • -2 +32 -34 Mary Dec. 20, 2011
    "I think that children shouldent get vaccinated because there are harmful substances in the shot for example mercury and aluminum"
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    • +2 +5 -3 kratky Jun. 13, 2012
      "Aluminum has also been linked to certain types of cancers, as well as alzheimers disease. Just because it is the most common metal does not mean it's safe to inject it into your body."
    • +1 +4 -3 Pro vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "1. mercury was taken out
      2. theres more mercury in a tuna sandwich
      3. aluminum is the most commonly found metal
      4. Its obvious that your research on vaccines didn't go any further then reading that mercury and aluminum are in vaccines"
    • 0 0 0 Daniela Mar. 25, 2017
      "The hexa vaccine(polio, tetanos, Hib, pertussis,hep b, difteria) contains 0.6 mg aluminium(I have the paper in front of me), maximum amount allowed in 1 litre of drinkable water is 0.2 mg, and when you drink it, there is digestive barrier, vaccine is inserted directly in the system of a 2 month old baby. Sounds like a lot."
    • -1 0 -1 Sara Apr. 25, 2014
      "There is no scientific proof to your statement. You eat more mercury and aluminum. Not to mention those ingredients are no longer in, "shots", immunizations. The ingredient list is listed in the column to the left."
  • -2 +48 -50 Audrey Holes Oct. 11, 2011
    "I am not against vaccinations. The issue I have is with the amount of vaccinations that are mandated in the US and how they are being administered. First off, the US has the highest number of mandated vaccinations in the world and with that we have the highest infant mortality rates and the highest incidence for autism in the world. According to Generation Rescue and the CDC, in 2009 the US mandated a total of 35 vaccinations to children under five. The average for Western countries is only 18, and with that they see a very low prevalence of autism in their countries. Frighteningly, the vaccination schedule in the US has grown by 25 new vaccines since the 1990s. According to the CDC, in the 1970s when there were only 13 mandatory vaccines, our autism rate was less than 1 per 10,000, and diseases were under control. In 1987,the autism rate was "3.3 per 10,000. In 2007, . . . autism had grown to 66 per 10,000 or 1 in 150, an increase of more than 6,000% from the 1970 study" (Generation Rescue, 2009). These facts are astounding. I feel that vaccines need to be given one at a time within a month apart, and we need to decrease the total number of shots back down to 13 when the diseases were still under control and autism was near zero."
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    • +4 +4 0 Frannie Dec. 23, 2013
      "in response to: "Pro Vac 100%"

      this poster says "I have no proof" before asserting fabrications to support their pro-vax stance. then they accuse a country of lying to the US - because making stuff up and accusing other countries of baseless things is really the way to get your point across! very convincing!"
    • +2 +2 0 Griffin Mar. 11, 2015
      "The One thing I would like to say is this is bad science. Correlation does not mean causation. Computers increased while the number of pirates decreased, but computers didn't cause that."
    • -3 +3 -6 Pro Vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "first off while they are mandatory they allow religous and health exemptions two states even allow philisophical. Also its only mandatory for public schools and some college its not mandatory for getting a job except maybe in the medical field.
      vaccines do not cause autism that has been proven in many studies
      http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/00_pdf/VSD_Chart_of_Autism_Studies-Updated_Sep_27_2010.pdf
      I have no proof but countries with low autism rates may have a smaller population then the US or people go undiagnosed or countries like CHINA lie to the US"
  • -3 +1 -4 monica stone Oct. 3, 2016
    "I am a con because the chemicals that go into our immune system by the vaccine can cause harm which can trigger sicknesses. If you dont take it you wont be as sick as the vaccine makes you. Sometimes the immune system can already be strong enough to the point where you dont get sick at all."
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  • -3 +5 -8 Marc Feb. 22, 2015
    "I am happy you are alive and well. That is the most important thing. I wonder if there was a direct or indirect correlation with the vaccine and your seizure along with temp. It can be a rare reaction in some but as you are testimony, it does not have a high end result in death. As for autism being associated with vaccines, there just is no evidence. Wakefield's research has been debunked, and has done serious harm to the medical community. On a personal note, I need people to get vaccinated because my son, who just finished three years of chemo treatment for leukemia, cannot receive live vaccines for 6 months to a year. With a suppressed immune system, his body can not fight these diseases. You and others of a similar mindset are truly my son's only hope. Please consider vaccinated to protect helpless children who have already been through too much."
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  • -3 +16 -19 Hannah Nov. 16, 2014
    "Vaccines are pure GENOCIDE! They are made by the illuminati and Bill Gates so they can get millions of dollars and decrease the population to 1/2 million people! What do you think when you see a 1-day old baby get vaccined? And then people wonder why kids have autism! Also, the Amish have in total 0% autism in their families because they don't get vaccinated! The least you can do is STOP THE GENOCIDE FROM COMING TO YOU! Even if someone wants to get a vaccine, at least LET THEM NOT MAKE YOU GET ONE! It's a free country, you know!"
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  • -3 +8 -11 James Oct. 31, 2013
    "The dangers of vaccines for the hopes of accomplishing herd immunity is ridiculous--especially in a country where we have a constitution.
    No one in their right mind would think it's right to line up 100,000 kids and then randomly select one to damage for autism, asthma, neurological problems, or death in order to preserve the other 999,999 for the greater good."
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  • -3 +11 -14 Awesome people Mar. 11, 2013
    "Vaccinations do have a certain amount of mercury in it. Mercury is a deadly substance that is very harmful and it being contained in the vaccination looks like a risk. Furthermore giving it to the children seems problematic."
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  • -3 +13 -16 Shari Jan. 27, 2013
    "Can anyone tell me what substances, chemicals, metals, etc., are in the diluent of the vaccine?"
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    • -1 +2 -3 lalala Mar. 11, 2013
      "mercury"
  • -3 +18 -21 Missy wild Sep. 16, 2012
    "My son would have high fevers and seizures with his first couple of vaccines even when we broke them down to one or 2 shots at a time. Neurologists said be careful with vaccines and after 3 trips to the er, many testings for epilepsy,etc I quit with the shots. He has never had another seizure in 2 years and rarely gets sick..eats well and takes vitamins. We have an immune system for a reason..get infecting toxins into our kids!"
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    • 0 0 0 amy Apr. 22, 2014
      "that is what our immune systems are for is to fight off infections!"
    • 0 +2 -2 Sarah Mar. 6, 2014
      "Really?? Our immune systems can take on diphtheria and pertussis with "rest and vitamins"? Get real."
  • -3 +21 -24 mike shay Nov. 1, 2011
    "In a news release last Tuesday, CoMeD exposed a cover-up by authorities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and vaccine researchers who deliberately omitted critical data from a 2003 article on mercury and autism that was carried out in Denmark. The conclusion of the article denied any causal relationship between the mercury-laden vaccine ingredient Thimerosal and autism. However, documents obtained by CoMeD indicate that the authors of the article, with the full approval of the CDC, decided to leave out large quantities of data which, in fact, supported a strong link between Thimerosal and the incidence of autism.

    The documents, which were acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), reveal correspondences between individuals at the CDC and scientists working on the Danish article which examined rates of autism in the country after a nationwide phasing out of all Thimerosal-containing vaccines in 1992. The unearthed communications prove that the data collected during the study actually reflected an overall decrease in the incidence of autism since the phase-out was implemented. Dr. Harper said Gardasil did not show proof of effectiveness on boys, and will wear off in 5 years anyway."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Pro vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "Where did you read this it would be nice if you could have proved that your not full of it. Thimerosal has been taken OUT of vaccines. There is more mercury in tuna fish. 5 years safe beats 5 years not safe."
    • -3 0 -3 liz May. 30, 2013
      "pro vac, you eat tuna, you don't inject it into your body. can't compare"
  • -5 +8 -13 Crystal May. 13, 2014
    "Some should be mandatory, but not when they are in needles because I personally freak out at just the sight of needles. I can't even look at needles in pictures! So they at least need to change their technique so it is safer and less needles."
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    • 0 0 0 Caelynn Mar. 23, 2017
      "I agree that some should be mandatory, because I don't like needles peircing through my skin."
  • -5 +16 -21 *chas May. 1, 2012
    "if other people would resurch whats all in the shots most places force our children to get they would gthink twice about trying to make us give them all these shots.babys bodys are so small an they want to put things inside of them an cause them to get sick when the shots are suppose to help them not get sick.my son was put into the hospital after getting shots due to how sick he got.he was running a 103.7 fever throwing up an other things as well for over a week!!!!"
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    • +1 +2 -1 liz May. 30, 2013
      "yah so there is mercury in fish, you are ingesting that into your stomach, not injecting it into your body"
    • -1 +3 -4 J Aug. 20, 2012
      "The things in shots have been tested to make sure they're safe (especially in such low doses). Do you know there is mercury in fish? Do you know that you're ingesting crap and chemicals everyday? Do you know what chemicals are actually in vaccines?
      Also, the point of the vaccine is that any side effects are less than the disease it is trying to prevent. You son could have died without the vaccine, which is preferable to a fever/vomit."
    • -2 +4 -6 Pro vac 100% May. 2, 2012
      "I know whats in a vaccine but I also know why they use it in a vaccine. Mouse brain is in some vaccines and it is used to stimulate antibody levels. How bout you research how that.
      Oh and you should also research how to spell r-e-s-e-a-r-c-h because there is not a U in research"
  • -6 +10 -16 daniel May. 15, 2013
    "IT IS DUMB TO force someone to take a vaccination when the vaccination could actually kill you and if you don't take the vaccination there are only minor effects not major like death yeahhh try to top that"
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    • +1 +1 0 Caelynn Mar. 23, 2017
      "Well, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 732,000 American children were saved from death and 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented between 1994 and 2014 due to vaccination. Also, it doesn't JUST KILL people, it can give them other things such as; intussusception, a type of bowel blockage that may require hospitalization, Long-term seizures, coma, lowered consciousness, and permanent brain damage. You should really reasearch more than just death. Guess I toped you their, too!"
    • +1 +1 0 Caelynn Mar. 23, 2017
      "Well, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 732,000 American children were saved from death and 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented between 1994 and 2014 due to vaccination. Also, 10% - 15% of kids die from being vaccinated, but what about the other 85% - 90% of ikds that survive? Getting vaccines lowers your risk of getting some diseases. You don't JUST DIE from getting vaccinated. Guess I toped you their."
    • -1 +1 -2 James Feb. 9, 2015
      "Death is a side effect if not vaccinated. I am sorry for you parents."
  • -6 +28 -34 Patriot Daddy Sep. 23, 2011
    "I am not all the way no on this issue. I do, however, refuse to inject my infant children with potentially dangerous immunizations. Here's what I think...if there is a link between immunizations and autism the easiest way to hide it is to vaccinate when a child is too young to really tell if they are autistic yet; this seems to be the case. Why push immunizations at the infant age group when immunization at 4 or 5 is as effective and we can, with some certainty, know if autism or developmental issues are preexisting in the child. Suffice it to say that I will have my children vaccinated but not until they are old enough to speak and function normally and not before they have had testing to prove that they are developing normally. That way, if something does happen to my children as a result of the immunizations...the government will have no choice but to recognize the correlation and provide some sort of remedy."
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    • -9 +1 -10 TBell Aug. 31, 2012
      "I hope your child lives to be 4 or 5 then."
  • -7 +9 -16 wayne karr Sep. 1, 2014
    "vaccinations can lead to an addiction to meth anphetamines and canabis"
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  • -7 +5 -12 jeremy kohlman Feb. 24, 2014
    "becase kids are mot as strong as us grown ups are"
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  • -8 +19 -27 ami Jan. 5, 2012
    "It is a lot of money thrown in the trash and i see no reason why schools have us pay money for something that makes our kids sick. Tell you this People die cause of thisVacines and some kids even die after takeing the vacine. My cosin when he was 7 had to take a vacine and he reacted to it in a negitive way... he now has ADHD and almost died cause of the vacine so i will never take one of give one to any person in my life. Like if you agree if not dont bother to even try to change my mind."
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    • +3 +3 0 Josh Glass Jan. 27, 2016
      "It does not make you sick, or cause AD-HD. Many of those reports are biased, and not true. Look at Provac 100%. You can research his info, and he is right."
    • 0 0 0 Caelynn Mar. 31, 2017
      "This is for Aledia Leigh, I am sorry that that happended to your Aunt, but there is a 2% chance the heart attack was not caused by the vaccine. I am still sorry about your Aunt"
    • -4 +1 -5 Aledia Leigh Jan. 16, 2012
      "Yeah, I agree and yeah I may be the only person to like this but every one else are hateing that your true. they just can't agree that you are right and there wrong i agree my auntie said that she almost died cause of it she had a heart attact right after she had gotten the HIV vacine then was rushed to the ER and was dieing there they had to put her on life support that night and she still to this day hasn't thought even of geting vacinated"
  • -10 +22 -32 ChiroGuy Nov. 21, 2011
    "The principle of a "vaccine" is an awesome idea, and no one can argue that. The reason that vaccines are so bad is the aggregates they put in the vaccine that causes inequitable damage."
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    • +3 +5 -2 Pro vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "Thats funny because all these dieseases listed below cause damage
      Anthrax
      Cervical Cancer (Human Papillomavirus)
      Diphtheria
      Hepatitis A
      Hepatitis B
      Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
      Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
      Influenza (Flu)
      Japanese encephalitis (JE)
      Lyme disease
      Lyme disease vaccine no longer available in the United States.
      Measles
      Meningococcal
      Monkeypox
      There is NO monkeypox vaccine. The smallpox vaccine is used for this disease.
      Mumps
      Pertussis
      Pneumococcal
      Polio
      Rabies
      Rotavirus
      Rubella
      Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
      Smallpox
      Tetanus
      Typhoid
      Tuberculosis (TB)
      Varicella (Chickenpox)
      Yellow Fever"
  • -11 +17 -28 Kyle E Apr. 20, 2012
    "No, it should not be required because autism is horrible and more and more people are getting it. Also it has mercury in it but they cover it up with a different name. Last is sometimes it doesnt even work!!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Caelynn Mar. 23, 2017
      "You don't just get autism, you can get other things too! (:l"
    • +1 +3 -2 Pro vac 100% May. 2, 2012
      "There are many people with autism that are more intelligent then anyone on this site. For example Temple Grandin she made slaughter houses more humane and it is believed that people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein may be autistic. Yes for some its terrible but its not the worst thing in the world. Also It has been proven many times that vaccines do not cause autism

      http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/00_pdf/VSD_Chart_of_Autism_Studies-Updated_Sep_27_2010.pdf

      And mercury was taken out years ago and autism did not drop."
    • 0 0 0 Autistic Aunt Apr. 8, 2017
      "I have Autism @Kyle E and I find your comment incredibly offensive and ableist! I actually consider Autistics to be the next stage in human evolution B-)"
    • -1 +1 -2 dani Dec. 16, 2012
      "3 points
      1. Their no hard core scientific evidence that you can get autism from vaccines. In fact, the person who orginal publish that study withdrew it a year or two ago
      2. More and more people are not born with autism; it simple being diagnose more. Autism wasn't 1938 and orginal the blame was not put on genetic but on bad parent ((refer as refrigeration mothers). In past, many people simply hadn't hear of it
      3/ When all come down to it, even if vaccine are to blame- Would whether a child die of a preventable disease or take the chance of getting autism? Is higher child mortality real worth being able to slightly prevent austism"
  • -14 +13 -27 James Nov. 2, 2012
    "The idea of herd immunity, as implied by caitlin, is not valid, seeing as it would take 95% compliance to the vaccines, which is not likely to happen"
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  • -36 +26 -62 bob Oct. 11, 2011
    "no i got my vaccination a tons of years ago but i still got sick."
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    • +3 +5 -2 d Dec. 16, 2012
      "well, their is 90%-99% effect rate. You could be in 1-10% range. Plus, how did you get sick? Did you get the measle or the chicken pox or whopy cough or just the flu?"
  • -40 +15 -55 ashley Jun. 4, 2012
    "shots hurt"
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    • +8 +10 -2 call me bobby Aug. 13, 2012
      "So does giving birth. What's your point?"
  • -46 +14 -60 babybiieqirl Feb. 6, 2012
    "no, because lil kids arent use to feeling that type of pain and their bodies might not be able to hold the medicine"
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    • +10 +13 -3 pro vac 100% Apr. 13, 2012
      "Lil kids might not like to be coughing so much they cant breath(whooping cough) or wheelchair bound (polio) i dont think they would like that very much either"