I have heard of so many parent's fears, and most recently Jenny McCarthy's plea, of (not) vaccinating your children. I have always been a believer in having my child vaccinated, as it is undisputed that vaccines have saved lives and prevented morbidity and mortality from numerous diseases.
There is a dispute when it comes to the ingredients in vaccines. If I can buy organic dish soap, why do I not have the choice for my son to have an organic vaccine? Why do vaccines still contain mercury and other known carcinogens?
We can debate endlessly about the decline of medical and/or pharmaceutical morals and their quest for money and profits. I have no interest in that discussion.
I do have an interest in learning what we can do, as an online women's wellness community, to start a productive discussion on HOW organic vaccines can become mainstream. Are they even created yet? Would organic vaccines be the answer to parent's concerns between the link with vaccines and autism?
Lastly, the schedule of vaccines for our infants and toddlers can be discussed: is it necessary for these young children to have 25 shots before their 2nd birthday? What if these shots were spaced out more: what are the pros and cons?
I would love to hear your productive thoughts on the topics above: how can we make vaccines safer for those of us who do want our children protected, but are concerned about the other ingredients and additives? How can we, as "empowhered" women and men, encourage the creation and widespread distribution of organic vaccines?
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