Here is a sample vaccine policy from a large practice in the area:
We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines.
We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We firmly believe, based on all available literature, evidence and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that thimerosal, preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers and that you can perform as parents/caregivers.
The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of years and years of scientific study and data-gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.
These being said, we recognize that there has always been and will likely always be controversy surrounding vaccination. Indeed, Benjamin Franklin, persuaded by his brother, was opposed to smallpox vaccine until scientific data convinced him otherwise. Tragically, he had delayed inoculating his favorite son Franky, who contracted smallpox and died at the age of 4, leaving Ben with a lifetime of guilt and remorse.
Quoting Mr. Franklin’s autobiography:
In 1736, I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the smallpox…I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it, my example showing that the regret may be the same either way, and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen.
The vaccine campaign is truly a victim of its own success. It is precisely because vaccines are so effective at preventing illness that we are even discussing whether or not they should be given. Because of vaccines, many of you have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis or even chickenpox, or known a friend or family member whose child died of one of these diseases. Such success can make us complacent or even lazy about vaccinating. But such an attitude, if it becomes widespread, can only lead to tragic results.
Over the past several years, many people in Europe have chosen not to vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine after publication of an unfounded suspicion (later retracted) that the vaccine caused autism. As a result of under-immunization, there have been small outbreaks of measles and several deaths from complications of measles in Europe over the past several years. In 2008 we have begun to see cases of measles in several pockets throughout the United States as well.
Furthermore, by not vaccinating your child you are taking selfish advantage of thousands of others who do vaccinate their children which decreases the likelihood that your child will contract one of these diseases. We feel such an attitude to be self-centered and unacceptable.
We are making you aware of these facts not to scare you or coerce you, but to emphasize the importance of vaccinating your child. We recognize that the choice may be a very emotional one for some parents. We will do everything we can to convince you that vaccinating according to the schedule is the right thing to do. However, should you have doubts, please discuss these with your health care provider in advance of your visit. In some cases, we may alter the schedule to accommodate parental concerns or reservations.
Please be advised, however, that delaying or “breaking up the vaccines” to give one or two at a time over two or more visits goes against expert recommendations, and can put your child at risk for serious illness (or even death) and goes against our medical advice as providers. Such additional visits will require additional copays on your part.
Furthermore, please realize that you will be required to sign a “Refusal to Vaccinate” acknowledgment in the event of lengthy delays. Finally, if you should absolutely refuse to vaccinate your child despite all our efforts, we will ask you to find another health care provider who shares your views.
We do not keep a list of such providers, nor would we recommend any such physician. Please recognize that by not vaccinating you are putting your child at unnecessary risk for life-threatening illness and disability and even death.
As medical professionals, we feel very strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do for all children and young adults. We would like you to know that those of us in the practice who have children of our own have had them fully vaccinated following xxxxs’ Vaccine Policy Statement the established schedule. Thank you for your time in reading this policy, and please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with any one of us.”
A growing number of concerned parents are educating themselves with unbiased information more than their doctors using information from the same sources; the CDC, medical and scientific journals, books and seeking other open minded medical professionals.
It is a fact that vaccines come with serious risks and side effects. Every parent and doctor should work together to see what vaccines, if any, are in the best interest for the individual patient. This should be evaluated on a case by case basis using family medical history and lifestyle.
The mass vaccination schedule’s ONE SIZE FITS ALL recommendations are irresponsible. Doctors that believe this is the only way for prevention, health and overall wellness should not be seen anyway and exposed for their lack of concern and facts. It is a my way or the highway mentality.
It is absurd as saying that there is a chance you male child will have ED as an adult so lets start him on Cialis at 6 months.
To not do unbiased independent research or ignore facts and medical data that are already in existence, as a medical professional should be considered malpractice. Doctors that refuse to care for patients that choose not to follow the suggested vaccination schedule, is in fact discrimination.
Some facts to point out from the vaccine policy above:
1. Thimerisol contains mercury a known neurotoxin
2. The vaccination schedule is promoted by the vaccine industry and every vaccine is suggested for mandate
3. Not all vaccines have had years of study and evaluation. Take for example the HPV/ Gardasil Vaccine.
4. Vaccines are not the sole reason for the decline in diseases, however mass vaccinations may have contributed to an entirely new epidemic of chronic health problems.
5. Outbreaks are not solely caused by under immunization. Vaccinated children can still get ANY disease.
6. Name calling is not professional
7. As stated, “Please recognize that by not vaccinating you are putting your child at unnecessary risk for life-threatening illness and disability and even death.” The same holds true with any medical drug or intervention. Similar to the diseases, vaccines also have risks of life threatening illnesses, disability even death.
8. We suggest that you DO NOT SIGN a refusal to vaccinate form, if that is your choice.
9. Experts are not perfect. Facts and the body of evidence speaks for itself. Some just choose to ignore it.
In 1974 I was given 6 doses of 4 vaccines before I was 4 years old. That is it. Today children are given 69 doses before 18, 48 doses before 6. My daughter had 22 doses by 6 months. We are overdosing our children in the name of public health, yet in general their health today is worse. Please see the Vaccine Safety Bulletin provided by the NVIC.
Vaccinations are NOT an insurance policy for protection and overall health.
EDUCATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE.
NO FORCED VACCINATIONS NOT IN AMERICA, NOT IN MARYLAND
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