At the end of Dr. Hoffmann-Smith’s vaccination class he gave parents 8 questions to help prevent vaccine reactions. I felt like this was really helpful information since I think we’ll end up pursuing some of the recommended vaccines. Dr. Hoffmann-Smith believes many vaccine reactions aren’t reported which then skews statistics and doesn’t alert the public to a potential vaccine problem. As a parent I feel it my responsibility to know what we are allowing into our child’s body. If we are educated on what reactions look like we’ll have a better chance at protecting our/other’s children.
8 Questions to Help Prevent Vaccine Reactions
- Is my child sick right now?
- Has my child had a bad reaction to a vaccine before?
- Does my child have a personal or family history of vaccine reactions? Convusions or neurologic disorders? Severe allergies? Immune System Disorders? A lot of antibiotics in the past?
- Do I know if my child is at high risk fo reacting?
- Do I have full information on the vaccine’s side effects?
- Do I know how to identify a vaccine reaction?
- Do I know how to report a vaccine reaction?
- Do I know the vaccine manufacturer’s name and lot number
If you missed my previous posts on vaccines you can find then here:
- Part 1: Seminar and Perspectives of Approach
- Part 2: Being a Skeptic
- Part 3: The Schedule(s)
- Part 4: Thoughts on Each Vaccine
I would love to hear your perspective on vaccines … what did you decide was best for your family? Was your doctor supportive? What resources (books, websites, etc.) did you use to make your decision?
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