Vaccines, Part 5: Preventing Reactions

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
  1. Is my child sick right now?
  2. Has my child had a bad reaction to a vaccine before?
  3. 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?
  4. Do I know if my child is at high risk fo reacting?
  5. Do I have full information on the vaccine’s side effects?
  6. Do I know how to identify a vaccine reaction?
  7. Do I know how to report a vaccine reaction?
  8. Do I know the vaccine manufacturer’s name and lot number

If you missed my previous posts on vaccines you can find then here:

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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