I was asked about my take on vaccination on a Facebook forum. Here it is:
When I had my first little baby, I had someone sit me down and tell me all of the evils of vaccinations and why I should not vaccinate. At that time there was no correlation to autism. Her objections where all rare side effects and government conspiracies. I thought about it for a while and decided her fears where completely unfounded;there is risk in everything and vaccinations are saving way more lives than they are taking. I decided then and there that vaccinations are knowledge from God and got them on schedule for my first two kids.
When I had my 3rd child, a trusted friend and child occupational therapist told me how the MMR was correlating to a rise in autism especially in boys. She was a trustworthy source and was even working with the kids that were normal until they received the MMR. I prayed about it and felt certain that I should wait longer to get my baby son the MMR. He got it at 2.5. I was really glad for that warning and the guidance of the spirit because this particular child does have a few autistic traits.
However, I still held strong to my belief that vaccines are good and worth the risk. That was confirmed to me when one church member I knew had a child spend months in the hospital with hbv. Her daughter nearly died.
My next 3 kids got their vaccinations on schedule. I trusted my pediatrician with her knowledge and got all the recommended vaccinations.
When my oldest was 11, our pediatrician told me to get her the HPV or human papillomavirus. She said it would prevent cervical cancer. I got her the vaccination. Later, I found out one of the side effects was infertility and that it is only for STD's and is recommended to gay men. I was not happy at all. I felt ashamed that I just let the doctor inject something into my child with no knowledge of what it was and what it truly prevented. From that point on I decided I would not get my kids any vaccinations that I had not done the research on myself.
Two years later, I found out that cell line of several vaccinations are derived from aborted fetuses. (Think stem cell research). Along with that I found out that every single vaccination that has viruses grown frown aborted human fetal tissue has a 100% correlation with a rise in autism-- each year one of these new vaccinations were introduced, cases of autism rose.
By this time, my 7th child had delayed vaccinations because of moving and unemployment, and I had just given birth to my 8th child. I prayed about what to do, felt like he would be fine if I got his vaccinations on schedule. So I did.
With my 9th child, a little girl, my and husband and I separately felt like we should not get her vaccinated on schedule and we should not bring her into the doctors office. We have learned from sad experience not to ignore any promptings. She is 6 months. She received her 2 months vaccinations all of which are not derived from human fetuses. We will get her vaccinated when the Spirit tells us it is okay to proceed.
I still feel like vaccinations are good and knowledge from God. I am grateful for vaccinations and antibiotics. These two things have made the death of children a rare occurrence. I am not sure I have an ancestor that did not lose a child. Vaccinations are good,but not something to just accept without knowledge.