Vaccination Safety in Regard to Children
Although there is much controversy about vaccination safety with children, I am a firm believer that all children, if possible, should be vaccinated. Many non-vaccinators do not vaccinate their children for multiple reasons. One main reason that people disapprove vaccinations is that they feel there are way too many chemicals added to them. I have not found this to be true.
Vaccines must have certain chemicals in order for them to work properly. One main chemical found in vaccines is formaldehyde. The main point for adding formaldehyde is in order to inactivate the virus so that it cannot further hurt the receiver. It may sound terrible, and I too thought it seemed harsh for out body, but our bodies actually create formaldehyde naturally. Our body produces formaldehyde in order to create energy and make amino acids, aka the building blocks of life. Our bodies have 50-70 times more formaldehyde at its natural state that what can be found in a single vaccination. It is a much needed ingredient of vaccinations.
Another ingredient found in vaccinations is antibiotics. They are used during the manufacturing of vaccines in order to prevent the growth of bacteria. Many people are afraid that they child will be allergic to the antibiotics contained in the vaccine during manufacturing but luckily, the main allergens are not used: penicillin, sulfa, and cephalosporin drugs. Obviously, bacteria growth would not be good for vaccinations so antibiotics are important.
Aluminum is yet another ingredient that seems questionable. The gels or salts of aluminum are used in vaccines to help them respond better through an earlier, more potent and more persistent immune response. Just like formaldehyde, we are exposed to aluminum every day. We ingest aluminum through the foods we eat and the water we drink, so why would someone be so scared of a minute amount of aluminum contained in a vaccination? The comparison in the amount of aluminum received in a vaccine versus what we ingest in everyday living is nearly impossible.
Sugars, amino acids, and proteins are also added to vaccines to help protect the vaccine from adverse conditions, such as freezing during a freeze-dry process. All the ingredients are needed in order to keep vaccinations safe. During my findings, I also saw reasons why people did not like vaccinations because they do not feel the testing of them is vigorous enough. Vaccines are tested more regularly than any other drugs out on the market.
Without vaccinations, people can suffer. Herd immunity can only be accomplished if those that are able to be vaccinated, are. The immuno-compromised, premature babies, and elderly people obviously cannot receive all the vaccinations that may be necessary so it is important that those of us who can, do.