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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 1 decade ago

Baby vaccinations?

I understand that in the hospital the baby will recieve the eye ointment and vitamin k shot. What else is given in the hospital?

And my husband is very upset about all these vaccinations the baby will need to get soon & within the year. Some of them are normal and I understand, like the booster I am familiar with, and the ones required by law and needed to enter school... but some of the other ones my husband is distressed that they arent nessecary and the guys at work are saying they can cause problems as serious as autism?? Which ones are normal and routine to get and which ones arent needed?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    i refused the eye ointment, as i KNOW I have no STDs. And we had our naturopath bring oral vitamin K, she gave it to our son while he was nursing, no shots here.

    We refused the hepatitisB shot, as my son was NEVER apart from us, so there's no way he could shoot up or have

    unprotected sex, or be exposed to random bodily fluids.

    My husband is still unsure about the vaccine thing. i simply told him to research any deviation away from what is normal and natural and present me with his data that provesm his point and we will talk. he never bothered.

    Vaccines are NOT required by law. There are exemptions for public school (my DD went for 3 years, until we decided to homeschool and never had a problem)

    Here are some good places to do some more research.

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  • E M
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    This information is taken directly from the Autism Speaks website.

    "How did my child develop autism?

    No one knows for sure. Though it's understandable to expect that a disorder as common as autism would have a known cause, in many ways it's still quite mysterious. Recent studies suggest a strong genetic basis for autism -- up to 20 sets of genes may play a part in its development. Genetics alone, however, can't account for all the cases, and so scientists are also looking into possible environmental origins, as well as other triggers.

    Are vaccines to blame?

    Though the debate over the role that vaccines play in causing autism grows more heated every day, researchers have still not found a definitive link between the two. According to organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization, there's just not enough evidence to support the contention that vaccines – specifically thimerosal-containing vaccines – cause children to develop autism. One study published in the medical journal Lancet faulting the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) shot has since been questioned by its own authors, and many others have also failed to pass scientific muster. Still, the accusations continue, largely from parents of children on the spectrum, and it's easy to understand why: There are still no answers to this day about what's causing a disorder that appears to steadily be expanding its reach."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Start your own personal research on vaccines now and decide together what you think is best for your family. and "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Childhood Vaccinations" by Stephanie Cave are good places to start. Also, you can find a lot of help at the vaccinations forum at Children can still go to school without vaccines because of exemptions, state-by-state information can be found at the 909shot link. When new vaccines are created, the manufacturers make quick work to put them on the routine schedule, so a vaccine being routine does not make it needed.

    I personally do not vaccinate my children at all. Here are a few reasons why:

    A person would not normally contract 5 diseases at one time naturally, yet at 2, 4 and 6 mth. visits a baby is injected with five vaccines.

    There is no proof that vaccines are responsible for the decline in certain diseases - improved sanitation, medical care and less crowding may also have contributed to the decline in certain diseases. Most diseases decreased by over 95% BEFORE the introduction of vaccines.

    By vaccinating children, many cases of certain diseases (ex. measles, chicken pox) have now shifted to the adult population where the disease is often more serious and debilitating.

    Vaccines have not been tested for any possible carcinogenic (cancer causing), teratogenic (gene altering) effects or their effects on the reproductive system (it says this right in the product inserts from the manufacturers).

    Vaccines are not 100% effective so the child can still get the disease even if they are vaccinated and a child can actually get a disease sometimes from the vaccine if it is a live vaccine.

    After researching many of the diseases(like measles, mumps and polio), I found they are not as scary as the media hyped them to be, especially for a healthy immune system. Example: Polio is 90% asymptomatic.

    The same amount of vaccine that is given to a 4 yr. old is given to an 18 mth. old and a 2 mth. old, etc.

    I beleive the chance of dying or getting a serious side effect from the actual disease is much less than the chance of dying or getting an adverse reaction from the vaccine. The dieseases are not dangerous or deadly in most people.

    I believe that injecting my children with things such as formaldehyde, mercury (trace amounts), aluminium, paint thinner, coolant, anti-freeze, detergent phenols, MSG, plus dead animal tissue, aborted fetus tissue, mutated human and animal viruses, bacteria, antibiotics and animal, bacterial and viral DNA, is not particularly a good idea.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What vaccines your baby will get when depends on where you live. For awhile in the US they gave hep B at birth, though I believe they are phasing that out again. That was never standard practice in Canada.

    Vaccines can even vary by state/province.

    And some countries do no vaccines until age 1 or 2.

    There is no one right vaccination schedule, and the one recommended where you live isn't necessarily any better than any other.

    Due to the lack of non-biased properly conducted studies on vaccinations I will not recommend anything to any parent except this: do your own research and decide for yourself when/if you will do each vaccination. If in doubt there is no harm in delaying until you are sure -but you can't take it back if you get the vaccination.

    Every US state has at least a medical exemption for all vaccines to allow a child to attend school without them. Many doctors question the safety of vaccines and will sign this form. Almost all states have a religious of philosophical exemption -which amount to basically the same thing as you can not be asked to prove your religion or beliefs.

    Get as much information as you can and make the best decision you can for your family. That is the best anyone can do for their children.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ask at your hospital as it varies by area. In areas where Hepatitis B is more prevalent, they still give Hep B at birth.

    The concern about autism being caused by the MMR vaccine was disproven completely in Japan. They actually stopped giving the MMR for 10 YEARS and there was no decrease in the rates of autism. They reintroduced it and there was no accompanying increase in autism. Studies of videos found that infants with autism actually had clear indications of it at only 1 month old. So, research is now looking at a prenatal cause.

    I personally would delay many vaccinations until a year old and go on my own selected time table.

    Source(s): Cousin's ex-gf has 3 children with autism, all by different men. My brother is also autistic. 3 of these kids never had the MMR before being diagnosed with autism.
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  • CRmac
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    there are possibilitys of serious side affects with any vaccine.......however as far as the autism goes, there USED to be mercury in alot of vaccines and also some other chemicals that were possibly linked to autism, the main vaccine they were concerned with was the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) which is given at 1 year old. It was the measles part of the injection that was the problem, the past few years though the vaccine has been reformulated, and some doctors even offer a set of separate vaccines for MMR. All my children have had all the vaccines that they have been offered and one of them has aspergers.....but her doctor is contributing it to a combination of heredity (my husband has 2 autistic cousins) and her premature birth. I have a friend who has refused ALL vaccines for her son and he is severely autistic. and the vaccine they usually give in the hospital is the first of the series of hepatitis B.

    Source(s): mom of 4 and 1 stepchild
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  • 1 decade ago

    The only shot besides vit K and eye ointment the baby will recieve in the hospital is Hep B. U can refuse this shot and ANY other shots u want. They are NOT required by law and u have every right to refuse. (I do not vaccinate my children due to religious reasons.)

    For more info on shots go to

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  • Check your local laws you may just have to state why you did not have your children vaccinated.

    I agree with your husband my sister showed signs of asperges syndrome straight after but it turned out to be a combination af adhd and high functioning autism and my cousins and my neighbors children also have autism so in no way is it rare My cousins mum swears both her daughters showed symptoms right after the injection.

    Also none of my cousins have had needles and they are the healthiest kids i know my oldest cousin is 13 and is already six foot

    also Australia is the highest vaccinated country and also has the most autistic children.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check the laws in your area. I did not have to have my kids vaccinated to get them in school. I just had to fill out an exemption form stating why I do not have them vaccinated. Even the normal ones you mentioned, are not healthy. Check on the ingredients of common vaccines.. To name a few:



    Animal cells and DNA.

    Most states do not have laws making it mandatory to vaccinate. Do your research, you'll make the right choice.

    Edit: The reason I started looking into vaccination problems was because I have a good friend who's little 2 yr old brother was fine, no health problems at all.. Then he got the MMR vaccine and within 2 weeks he was showing strong signs of Asperger's syndrome. It is a lot like Autism. His parents are positive it was caused by the vaccine.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tell your husband to do some research, but to discount sources that haven't done rigorous scientific investigations on this topic. Some people have claimed anecdotal evidence that vaccinations might cause autism. There is no scientific evidence of this, though. And the benefits of the vaccine are much greater than any side effects that they might cause.

    Ask him to talk with your doctor or pediatrician. It all comes down to who do you trust. Will you trust the person that has years of education and training and experience, or someone whose neighbor's nephew said they knew someone whose baby got a vaccination, and later was diagnosed as autistic?

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