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Vaccines: Sticking With the Original Plan

What is really to blame for the rapid increase of autism? It's something we all want to know, and unfortunately it has not yet been answered. While we nail biting parents sit and watch our children for signs of the developmental disorder, scientists, mothers, pediatricians, fathers, and advocates scramble to find the cause and a cure. Until that day, it seems vaccines will be the target of controversy.

Believing that immunizations may be at the root, some parents still choose to vaccinate their children as they would rather take a risk than have their youngster contract a life threatening disease like the measles. Others simply do not see a connection between the two and have the shots administered as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics. To see a chart of the recommended timeline,


As I've mentioned before, I chose the regular AAP shot schedule for my daughter, but an alternative one for my son. Speak with your pediatrician to decide what is the best course of action for your child.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Roar, just watch that documentary and you will understand what I mean, I work in a clinic, deal with the OB/GYNs and they do push the drugs on the women, its a business after all. They have to get home, go play golf, and giving pitocen to hurry it up is the easiest way to have a quick birth.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 8 years
i'm sure that some of the cases are now more recognizeable to drs but c'mon 1 in 150 kids... there weren't any autistic children in any of my classes while i was growing up. we got 8 shots by the time we started school (i have my records). it's recommended that my son gets 36 in that same time frame. i don't necessarily believe that vaccines cause autism, but i do believe there is a distinct possibility that our toxic environment, our toxic food and all of these new vaccines together... aren't the best things for a growing immune system. We're spacing out the shots... he'll get EVERY shot required for school, just at a slower pace.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
Julie Gerberding, head of the CDC, appeared with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN and confirmed that vaccines can trigger autism in a subset of vulnerable children.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I think the rise in the number of autism cases is better understanding of the disease and therefore doctors are diagnosing now. Before someone with autism would have just been labelled "retarded" and sent to a home. I think that mental disorders are so complicated, blaming it on one thing is counter productive. But risking the outbreak of polio or measles on faulty beliefs is scary. "is the over use of drugs given to moms during birth at the hospital, by doctors who want to rush the delivery." Woman have a say in whether or not to take drugs during child birth and whether to induce or wait for nature to take its course. I don't believe that the majority of ob's and/or midwives push woman to give birth if they are not ready nor are drugs forced on them.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
agh, Lord I have to look at that schedule every single day for my job. I say stick to the schedule. My own personal belief about autism and other disorders becoming prevalent? is the over use of drugs given to moms during birth at the hospital, by doctors who want to rush the delivery. Watch "the business of being born" and you will understand what i mean.
kty kty 8 years
i do stuck with the regular schedule since we don't really know what causes autism,until someone can prove that there is a link between autism and vaccines,i'm gonna stick with their regular schedule.i won't risk my 2year old contracting a life threatning disease
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I failed to mention yesterday that I too stuck with the regular schedule for my first son but that was 10 years ago and they weren't talking about Autism like they are now. Within the last 3-4 years I now know more than a handful of families with Autistic children. What's changed in the last 10 years? I understand there is better testing now which is part of the reason the stats seem higher but it has to be more than that. I really hope they find all the pieces to this puzzle soon.
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