This may be one of the most important decisions a parent must make.
Be an independent thinker. In the USA, there is one posted vaccine schedule that is put out by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). That schedule is based on what would be best for the population as a whole, as determined by the small group of experts in the infectious disease arena.
The current schedule dates from back when autism was diagnosed in 1 child out of every 10,000. There was very little chronic disease like asthma, eczema, diabetes, autism, ADD, anxiety, depression, etc. The schedule was written when the rate of occurrence was nothing like what we are seeing today.
While I do recommend the schedule as recommended, for my child and perhaps for yours, there may be unique genetic vulnerabilities that would make the current schedule less than desirable and risky for you child. Your family, like mine, may have unique risk factors.
Let’s say there was a high likelihood of alcoholism in your family. If your child never drank alcohol, would they become alcoholic? No. It’s the toxins, when in a genetically vulnerable child, that cause these issues we are seeing today.
A child’s first exposure to toxins is in the womb. The uterus has the job of shunting nutrients and toxins to the developing baby. In 2012, in the USA, the CDC added the recommendation that all pregnant women get the Tdap with each pregnancy to reduce the risk of mother or child contracting Pertussis. The Tdap vaccine has at least 330 micrograms of aluminum. Studies have shown that premature infants should not get more than 4-5 micrograms per kilogram of bodyweight each day of aluminum parenterally (meaning IV- in the vein or IM- in the muscle), or they may suffer neurological and developmental delays. There are no safety studies on injecting aluminum at these very high doses into pregnant women. The US population is becoming the first large scale human experiment of injecting toxic doses of the known neurotoxin aluminum into pregnant women. This testing has not even been done on primates.
What about in the hospital when the doctor or nurse is wanting to inject your newborn baby with the Hepatitis B vaccine? This vaccine has 250 micrograms of aluminum. Just remember how Hepatitis B is contracted. This disease is one you get from sexual intercourse or IV drug use, just like HIV. The only way a baby can get Hepatitis B is if their mom has Hepatitis B. Mom’s, if you have been tested and you know that you either don’t have Hepatitis B or perhaps you are even immune to Hepatitis B, then the risk to your baby is ZERO! Why would you inject 250 micrograms of aluminum for something you are not even at risk for?
A very important study, was just published in JAMA Feb 13th 2013, titled “Association Between Maternal Use of Folic Acid Supplements and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children”. Researchers studied over 85,000 pregnancies between 2002-2008, and followed the child’s health for an average of 6 years after birth, What they found was that for those moms who took folate during pregnancy the autism rate was 1 in 1000, and if they didn’t take folate it was 1/500. Guess what the autism rate was in the USA for this same time period? 1 in 100!
You might ask what this has to do with vaccines. Well, most likely a lot. The vaccine schedule in Norway at that time does not include the Hepatitis B vaccine with all of it’s toxic aluminum. The conclusion of the study was, “Although these findings do not establish causality, they do support prenatal folic acid supplementation.” I would add that while the study cannot establish causality between aluminum and the Hepatitis B vaccine and higher risks of autism, it does support not injecting aluminum into pregnant moms and definitely does support holding off on the Hepatitis B vaccine until much later.
As for the rest of the vaccine schedule, I would propose you not give more than one aluminum containing vaccine at a time.