Modern medicine has long promoted vaccines as the most effective measure to prevent the spread of certain illnesses. Measles, Mumps, Polio, and Hepatitis are just a few examples of the illnesses for which we are vaccinated, often before the age of 5. But are vaccines healthy, and should governmental agencies have the right to require the general public to receive them? A number of independent researchers say “No,” citing evidence from a recent study that shows vaccinated children may be more susceptible to certain illnesses than children who have not received routine vaccinations. As research mounts, health professionals and scientists from around the world are beginning to ask an alarming question: Are vaccines actually making children sick?
Do Vaccines Make Children Sick?
The idea that a vaccine can do more harm than good may seem relatively new to some Americans. However, controversy has surrounded the issue since vaccines were first introduced to the general public more than 200 years ago. Proponents in favor of routine vaccinations argue that they are the most effective way to prevent or eliminate certain illnesses. On the other side of the issue are those who oppose routine vaccinations, countering with a compelling argument that certain diseases are actually beneficial to healthy biological development.
A growing number of independent studies are showing a correlation between vaccinations and the development of disease, allergy, and other illness among young children. The Immunization Awareness Society (IAS) is one of the many international organizations that follows this emerging field of research, and they have released an alarming statistic based on a recent New Zealand study of 87 children: Vaccinated children exhibit up to 2-5 times more childhood diseases, illnesses, and allergies than unvaccinated children (i).
The results of this study are displayed in the table below (ii):
“The incidence of each of eleven chronic childhood conditions in vaccinated and unvaccinated children expressed as actual incidence and as a percentage of all subjects surveyed”
|Condition||% Vaccinated Children w/ Condition||% Unvaccinated Children w/ Condition|
How You May Help This Study
This is a controversial topic, and some of the world’s brightest minds are on opposing sides. While we are taught that vaccines have helped to eliminate some of the history’s most chronic illnesses, the research above shows that vaccines may also have a negative side for which the general public is unaware. As the study continues, we encourage readers to consider participating in one or both of the following ways:
1. Share your thoughts & spread awareness.
Spreading awareness for this issue is a safe and easy way to promote vaccination research, and there are a couple ways to do so. First, readers may share their thoughts in the Comments section below. Or, readers may spread awareness for this issue by using the Facebook button at the top of the page to “Like” this article. This is an open forum and we welcome discussion, but please be polite and respectful of the opinions of others.
2. Become a contributor.
Additional data and analysis will help to better understand the ways in which routine vaccinations may adversely affect young children. For parents who wish to contribute to this growing field of research, The Bachmair Study is asking for general medical information for both vaccinated and unvaccinated children through a simple online survey. Parents may complete the survey via Vaccineinjury.info.
Sources for this article include:
(i) Claridge, Sue. Unvaccinated Children are Healthier. Pg. 4.
(ii) See above.