by Duluth News Tribune
December 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Treats, along with germs, are spread around at ‘pox parties’ for families that believe natural immunity is better than vaccination. Continue Reading
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South Park anyone?
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Dtap, polio, Hib… absolutely I will consider. MMR– I will wait until mxy children are a little older and neurologically developed . Diseases like Hep B…. why not wait until the child is a little older ( when they are potentially sexually active (eek!) or with higher chance to blood borne exposures. Our children are not in daycare (another factor in my decision to delay and selectively vaccinate. But chickenpox…. come on! Why… when no one knows the true lasting state of vaccine induced immunity. Does that not just drive the possibility of exposure into later years when their risk of complications rises! No one knows how long immunity through vaccine innoculation lasts and there is never any follow up titre. SO why not question whether immunity through the disease itself is a better choice. I think it might be…..
signed, delayed and selective vaccinator.
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You might look into shingles, where it comes from, and consequences.
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Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
As someone who has gone through the effects of a shingles outbreak, I’d take the vaccine in a heartbeat. IN A HEARTBEAT.
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Not vaccinating your kids puts not only your kids at risk, but also any other person that could potentially come into contact with the kids who cannot receive the vaccine for one reason or another. Polio and whooping cough are great examples of how good vaccines are. Both diseases were basically eradicated, until uneducated, hippie moms decided they knew more than their pediatrician, and decided not to vaccinate. Now whooping cough is on the rise, and there have even been cases of polio recently! Completely irresponsible on the parents part.
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Natural immunity is what they practice in many parts of Africa, and the more remote parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc. How’s that working out for them?
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I just do not understand the reasoning, why is it more natural to force your kid to get a deadly (and it can be deadly) illness than to force them to get vaccine.
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Real bright- Make your kids get sick and potentially scarred (I have scars on my face from chicken pox when I was 5 ) to prevent them from getting a disease that could be prevented. I was very sick when I had chicken pox, and I’m glad my parents had the sense to get me vaccinated for everything else that was available at the time.
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This sounds so stone age.. I too recall chicken pox and it was not
fun. I am generally “Ms. Natural” but this seems so wrong. And whatever happened to names like Joe???
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Because many parents today are too stupid & lazy to help their child develop into their own person. They just slap a stupid name/stupidly spelled name on their offspring and think that makes them “unique”.
I really wish there was a market for legal name-changes. A person could make a killing as today’s younger people realize they can’t be taken seriously with how their parents spelled their names.
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This is nuts!!!!! A few yrs back I had shingles and it was one of the worst experiances Ive ever had to deal with.
These parents need a class or something to wake them up! As far as Im concerned, not vaccinating your children is a form of abuse and very inconsiderate to other families with children. I guess Im just stunned at the lack of care going on in this country!
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I respectfully disagree…not vaccinating is NOT child abuse.
Shingles in older children and adults is becoming more common because the natural form of chickenpox is no longer as prevalent as it used to be. Everytime you were around someone with chickenpox, your immune system was stimulated to maintain immunity. When you reduce the exposure (by vaccinating everyone around you), your immune system gets lazy. Then when you are exposed, your body goes crazy, resulting in a bad case of shingles.
Since the vaccine was introduced, there has certainly been a decline in chickenpox, but there has been a steady increase in shingles outbreaks. Now they have a vaccine for that. This is the process of our world. Vaccinate away one disease, until it mutates and creates another. Then create a vaccine for that. It’s like a dog chasing it’s tail. Eventually we will vaccinate our children to death.
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kari, the shingles vaccine is still in the clinical trial stages.
And you really don’t have a clue about shingles, do you?
Shingles is caused by the same herpes zoster virus that causes chicken pox.
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What part of my comment makes you believe that I don’t have a clue about shingles? Just curious.
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Sorry Kari…..You’re wrong!
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I was exposed to HIV when I was younger so I am immune to AIDS now. Ironic, eh?
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My daughter caught Chicken Pox 2 years after her first immunization for CP. It was a super mild case and I’m so glad she had that first shot so that she didn’t get the full blown disease. I had CP down my throat when I was 5 and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
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@ francene starr & duluth spock- are you kidding me that you are actually ridiculing the child’s name in this article? You should keep opinions like that to yourself, because it’s rude and disrepectful- to the parents and ,especially, the child.
The topic here is chicken pox vaccines. Not what you think people should name their children.
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Not ridiculing names–just missing the good old-fashioned ones.
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“If you don’t have anything nice to say, come over to the DNT forum.”
Let me carry a little water for the republicants: granola crunchers, people from Chicago, secret muslims, communists, and… Big Media.
That being said, I don’t know what I think about this issue, but people who think vaccines = Autism, or whatever, appear foolish.
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Everything causes Autism…didn’t you know? It is the current cause célèbre!
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I don’t know much about it, but you’d think if people were going to start getting paranoid, the level of random pharmaceuticals in the water would be a good one to grab on to.
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Both my kids got chicken pox between the ages of 2-3. They were slightly feverish for about 36 hours, and after that calamine lotion and oatmeal baths took care of the rest. My oldest gave me chicken pox-I was 24 at the time. I have never been so sick in my entire life. I missed 6 days of work, had to go to the doctor twice and spent a couple days wishing for death as it would have felt better. Believe me, if there had been a cp vaccine for the kids when they were little, I’d have gotten it for them in a heartbeat.
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purplegirl, (and anyone else), there is something I found that works better than calamine.
It’s something called Aveeno cream, and it’s OTC near the calamine. Colloidal oatmeal something or the other, and when I put it on shingles, it worked right away.
It’s supposed to be for chickenpox, but it does the job on shingles too.
Since Aveeno makes everything from sunscreen to shampoo, you’ve got to be careful to get the stuff in the small tube in the drugstore.
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