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“Pay attention: this is important. As states push stronger and more stringent immunization laws onto their citizens, mandatory vaccination is quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception. You can argue about the dangers of vaccinations, but I will just agree with you. That doesn't change the fact that children are still getting shots every day. Vaccine reactions and side effects are a real danger. Doctors agree. This is the cold hard reality.
I do not agree with all of the shots recommended for children. I do not agree with the timing of shots for children. I do not agree that toddlers and babies and infants should be given shots so early in their life, so many at a clip, and three, and four, and five doses of the same ones over and over again. I do not agree that pregnant mothers of developing babies should be given shots.”
I never really imagined this day coming when I first began my career as a homeopath in 2001. I was aware of the controversies around vaccination and it was after my children became sick, post vaccines, that I began my own research in earnest. I never dreamt that forced mandatory vaccination and choosing to refuse would mean that your child could not access public education or even be refused medical treatment.
Exemptions from the medical procedure of vaccination are being quickly eliminated. Forced mandatory vaccination is fast becoming a reality in California and New York in the USA. Mandatory vaccination is happening in Canada as well.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the available resources and teachers were through books and pamphlets at a homeopathic doctor’s office: Dr. Viera Scheibner, and Edda West. Dr. Scheibner has since retired but continues to work tirelessly by publishing in medical journals with her considerable skill in citing research on vaccine injury.
Edda West can still be found as the director of Vaccine Choice Canada: Your Child. Your Future. Your Choice. Edda is another tireless worker researching on behalf of all families wanting information on all things vaccine-related in Canada.
In the 2000’s, I discovered Barbara Loe Fisher, director of the National Vaccine Information Center in the USA.
Both Edda West and Barbara Loe Fisher continue to be two of the best trustworthy go-to people when it comes to anything vaccine-related.
Here’s What You Can Do. Starting today. Right Now.
Here are my best suggestions for preparing to make any decision that could affect the health of your child. If you choose to go ahead and vaccinate or are forced to vaccinate, there are suggestions as well for preparing for possible outcomes – before and/or after mandatory vaccination:
1. Join the Children’s Health Defense.
Firstly join the Children’s Health Defense. Any amount will help support their considerable work legally. This is an appeal from Robert F Kennedy Jr representing the Children’s Health Defense. They are advocating on behalf of all children and their parents.
Dear Friends Outraged by NYS’s Repeal of the Religious Exemption Right:
On Thursday, June 13 2019, without even a hearing, the NYS legislature repealed the right to religious exemption from vaccination, and Governor Cuomo signed the measure into law calling the situation “a public health emergency.” In thirty days, all partially and unvaccinated children will officially be second-class citizens, unable to attend any school, public or private, or any camp.
This extraordinary, unprecedented action is a gross violation of children’s and families’ rights to religion, an education, parenting according to one’s conscience, and informed and voluntary consent to medical procedures. While New York State has an unquestionable interest in public health, that interest may not overwhelm all other fundamental rights. Legislation affecting constitutional rights must be carefully and thoughtfully balanced, something that was impossible in the legislature’s and Governor’s rush to ram through the repeal. Read more here...
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Here is the FB link for anyone who is now facing some very difficult decisions regarding vaccine choice. And here is an introduction video to the work of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr....
2. KNOW the RISKS
Sign up with the National Vaccine Information Center and receive their regular weekly newsletters with updates on what is happening with mandatory vaccination and find out what you can do. Knowledge and information is power and will reduce fear.
Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, nearly $3.6 billion has been awarded to children and adults for whom the risks of vaccine injury were 100%. Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry risks, which can be greater for some than others. NVIC encourages you to become fully informed about the risks and complications of diseases and vaccines and speak with one or more trusted health care professionals before making a vaccination decision.
- Am I or my child sick right now?
- Have I or my child had a bad reaction to a vaccination before?
- Do I or my child have a personal or family history of vaccine reactions, neurological disorders, severe allergies or immune system problems?
- Do I know the disease and vaccine risks for myself or my child?
- Do I have full information about the vaccine’s side effects?
- Do I know how to identify and report a vaccine reaction?
- Do I know I need to keep a written record, including the vaccine manufacturer’s name and lot number, for all vaccinations?
- Do I know I have the right to make an informed choice?
If you answered yes to questions 1, 2, and 3, or no to questions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and do not understand the significance of your answer, you may want to explore information on NVIC's website to better understand the importance of your answer. These questions are designed to educate consumers about the importance of making fully informed vaccine decisions. Click here to learn more about the role of informed consent in vaccination.
3.Become Familiar with Possible Adverse Events
VAERS - Vaccine Adverse Event Reports on the CDC website.
A database, called MedAlerts, created by Amy Lansky’s (Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy) husband Steve Rubin has helped take out the cumbersome task of mining data in VAERS. Even the CDC uses the MedAlerts database. The CDC has acknowledged that less than 10% of adverse events get reported.
4. Understand the forms for reporting vaccine injuries
In the USA you would use this form to report a vaccine injury. I would suggest that this form be reviewed prior to vaccination so that you have the information already available rather than having to look it up after the fact. If it were me, I would take the form to the medical appointment and I would go over every bit of information prior to an appointment with the doctor or medical professional administering the vaccine.
Here is the suggested checklist on the VAERS reporting website:
(VAERS will still accept a report even if you cannot provide all this information)
Information about the PATIENT who received the vaccine
- Name, address, phone number and email address
- Date of birth
- Sex (male or female)
- Date and time of vaccination
- Date and time the adverse event (health problem) started
- Age at vaccination
- Whether the patient was pregnant at the time of vaccination and the due date (for females only, if applicable)
- Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements and herbal remedies
- being taken
- Allergies to medications, food, or other products
- Other illnesses at the time of vaccination (and up to one month prior) o Chronic or long-standing health conditions
- Information about the person completing or submitting the VAERS form
- Name, address, phone number and email address
- Relation to the patient (for example: healthcare professional, parent, caregiver, etc.)
- Information about the healthcare professional
- Name and phone number for the best doctor or healthcare professional to contact to get more information about the patient and the adverse event
- Information about the facility (or place) where the vaccine was given
- Facility/clinic name, fax number, address and phone number
- Facility type (for example: doctor’s office or hospital, pharmacy or drug store, workplace clinic, etc.)
- Information about which vaccines were given and what happened to the patient
- Vaccine type and brand name, manufacturer, and lot number
- How the vaccine was given (route of administration, body site where given, and dose number if the vaccine was part of a series)
- Description of the adverse event, including medical treatment and diagnosis
- Results of medical tests and laboratory tests
- Outcome of the adverse event (for example: doctor office visit, emergency room visit, hospitalization, etc.)
- Whether the patient has recovered from the adverse event
- Additional information
- Any other vaccines received by the patient within a month prior to the current vaccine(s)
- (include vaccine type and brand name, manufacturer, lot number, and how the vaccine was given)
- Adverse event(s) after previous vaccinations
- Patient’s race and ethnicity
In Canada, adverse vaccine events are reported to the Government of Canada. The Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS) is a federal, provincial and territorial public health post-market vaccine safety monitoring system. There is no compensation program as there is in the USA.
“Canada is the only G7 nation without a national vaccine injury compensation program. Neither Federal nor Provincial governments (except Quebec) have duty of care if you are injured by a vaccine. You are on your own.”
This is the form that must be filled in to report an adverse vaccine event in Canada. Again, I would suggest you go over the form prior to your appointment with the doctor or medical personnel giving the vaccine and then go over the form with the medical professional as part of the appointment.
5. Have a Pre-Vaccination Appointment
At your appointment with the doctor…this would be an appointment prior to any vaccinations…go over the family history of illnesses, diseases and concerns. Find a doctor who will do this. If they will not, then find another doctor. Families at the highest risk for vaccine injury often carry this medical history:
Family history of diabetes (type 2 and type 1), cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease, any mitochondrial/methylation issues (may need genetic testing), other extended family members who have had an adverse reaction to vaccines.
Do an inquiry into how far back these kinds of diseases are in the family. Going back 2 or 3 generations with this kind of disease history will potentially increase the risk of injury.
At the appointment on the day of vaccination with the doctor - insist on a full physical for your child noting head circumference (brain inflammation), height, weight, any bowel/bladder concerns and level of wellness prior to vaccination.
If your child is sick, postpone the vaccine even if you are told there is no harm and that it is safe to vaccinate a sick child. Have everything noted in the chart and possibly even ask for a copy of the office wellness visit.
Have a set of photos/videos of your healthy child at the ready. Having phones now that can record video might be important should litigation become an issue.
When you are well informed and going ahead with a vaccine, I would suggest taking in the product monograph for the specific vaccine product to be given to the office visit…not the happy office brochure but the actual product monograph. E.g. Google ‘product monograph Infanrix’ (specific product name of the vaccine). The product monograph will list all the constituents including antibiotics, adjuvants (aluminum), formaldehyde etc.
Have the parents note the product name, the lot number, the date, which vaccines are given and the location (arm, leg, intramuscular). Take before/after photos at the appointment and up to 6 months to a year.
Note any changes in health - physical, mental, emotional and record with photo/video e.g. encephalitic cry (shrieking from brain inflammation), swelling, rashes, head banging, vomiting, diarrhea, excess sleeping, no sleeping and crying all the time.
Keep a baby monitor on at all times, especially post vaccination.
"Any case of sudden unexpected death occurring perinatally and in infancy, especially soon after a vaccination, should always undergo a full necropsy study according to our guidelines." Ottaviani
6. Before a Vaccine - Contact Your Homeopath or Find A Homeopath
Find a homeopath who is comfortable helping support you pre-vaccination and post-vaccination whatever choice you make for your family.
Some folks and some homeopaths are familiar with Homeoprophylaxis or HP. This might be an option if you home school but want to use homeopathy as prevention in outbreaks of infectious illnesses.
The single best resource is the work of Dr. Isaac Golden. He has a free course for parents on Homeoprophylaxis. You can access that here. Be sure to read his information on the webpage that contains some valuable information.
Pre-Vaccination appointment for the Purpose of Educating You About What to Possibly Expect
This is your initial appointment with your homeopath or perhaps you already have a homeopath. You can then let them know what your decision will be as to vaccination. Your homeopath should be willing to go over options with you and trust you with your decision. This decision is yours and yours alone. A homeopath will be there to support you.
And please…if there is a vaccine injury, do not attempt to use homeopathic remedies on your own, the only exception being to use a remedy like Belladonna or Aconite for fever/shock immediately after a vaccine if those symptoms are present.
In your consult, let your homeopath know which vaccines will be given. That way, they can be prepared with any remedies that might be needed immediately. You can work together with your homeopath to put together an emergency kit. One suggestions is Belladonna in a 200CH potency.
Belladonna is only one of the remedies but it is a good remedy to have in your home kit anyway. Also have Apis mellifica 30, Bryonia alba 30, Cina maritima 30, Stramonium 30, Arnica montana 30, Rhus tox 30and Ledum palustre 30 (puncture wounds) in your home kit. Your homeopath will be able to advise what remedies might be needed and when in an emergency kit. Your homeopath can also help you build a remedy kit for at home.
Discuss with your homeopath whether you should have the potentized homeopathic vaccine in your kit. Not all homeopaths would agree with me on this but I have had these kinds of situations come up and waiting for the potentized vaccine is excruciating when you have a child who has had a serious vaccine injury. Book an appointment with your homeopath as soon as possible if you suspect an injury – whether immediate or after a week or two or a month or two or more.
Please…again…this is where your homeopath will know best what to do should there be an injury.
7. Other Natural Therapies for Post Vaccination Relief
Vitamin C Therapy
Dr. Andrew Saul is the organizer of the site and his daughter had her kids vaccinated for everything. She used vitamins only. Her name is Helen Saul Case and in her article, you will find how to give Vitamin C with proper dosage suggestions for children.
Dr. Suzanne Humphries has written an extensive article/PDF on using Ascorbic Acid or liposomal Vitamin C. In this free PDF download on using Vitamin C for whooping cough, you will see the formula for figuring out dosages.
Dr. Humphries pleads with the parent to read through the document in its entirety before heading to 'just the protocol'. This is simply part of you being well informed before using Vitamin C in an infectious illness or post vaccination.
Use Activated Charcoal before and again just after the vaccine administration for detox. This is not something I have used in my own practice but is a suggestion from a colleague who has used activated charcoal with her clients.
Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic with instructions for the proper dosage of activated charcoal in poisoning.
Apply a poultice of Bentonite Clay to the vaccine injection site as immediately as possible.
Gentle Nursery recommends 1 TBSP of Bentonite Clay in a regular bath for children and 1/2 TSP in a baby bath. (Warning Bentonite Clay is very messy in the bath!).
Epsom salt baths
Use detox baths including Epsom Salts in the weeks after vaccination.
If you are still feeding your child, encourage feeding immediately before and after. Watch this 26 minute video - Hilary Butler speaking about Infant Immunity: Birth, Placenta and Breast Milk. All the information is from published medical journals with sources quoted.
Parents are now in an unenviable position of making very hard choices as regards family health and well-being. The amount of research needed is overwhelming. My hope is that this page is a good starting point to save you time and energy.
I also recommend finding a homeopath who will help you delve into these issues and who will support your decisions.
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My vision is a homeopathic kit in every home and to know how to use it safely and successfully in acute accident and illness situations. Whether travelling or at home, you will be able to access information and community support in outbreaks of infectious illness, whether you are vaccinated or vaccine free.
- Donna Powers
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