"Vaccine War" on PBS tonight at 9pm

Hey ladies, i just finished watching an excellent documentary on the vaccine war and all the controversy. i thought it was really good at showing both sides. it really opened my eyes and made me realize that what i thought was going to be my future plan of action (very limited vaccines on my future kids) may not be..


Its a Frontline special. Very informative!

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm
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I just saw you post this on FB and was totally  going to go set my tivo to watch it :)

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm
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oh good! i know the importance of seeing both sides. i know some moms or future moms will find something wrong with the documentary but at least it will open our eyes and help us realize what we need to research, etc.

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm
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Yeah I am trying to learn as much as I can right now - we are planning on following the Dr. Sears delayed vaccination schedule right now, and its funny because half the people I tell that to find that weird, and the other half are like "why are you vaccinating at all?" 


I guess I probably need to learn right now that when it comes to parenting not everyone is going to agree with you 100% of the time :) You just gotta learn everything you can and then make the best decisions you can with the information you have! 

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm
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i totally agree. so far i think i'm going to do the delayed vaccination schedule even though the documentary showed proof that there's no link between compounded vaccintions such as MMR and autism. I won't risk it and do it staggered. but who knows what new developments arise by the time i'm a mom!

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 2:54 am
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Thanks, M.  I missed it, but I found it online on PBS.org.  I'm going to make time to watch it.

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 3:38 am
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Thanks for the info!  I'll watch it.

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 6:48 am
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Ill have to look on the web, because we could not find it on TV last night. I am VERY interested in this topic. I currently have 5 autistic children in my child care center! Out of 50-55 children that are enrolled, that is quite a high number.

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 7:06 am
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So the dh and I just watched it - and I thought it was really good! We usually stop in Ashland, Oregon when we drive up to visit my mom and we decided that once baby is here we will have to find a new place - haha!


I am really surprised they didn't talk about the evidence that the rate of autism isn't actually increasing - my MIL sent me this link about vaccines and autism and how vaccines are the cause of rise in autistic kids and I replied with the current research that shows its not more common, its just diagnosed more now and the spectrum that is considered autism has increased. I feel like that is the best answer/response to that argument - besides the 12 or 13 or whatever it was studies they did show about there being no correlation. 

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm
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I recorded it (missed the 1st 15 mins).  I can't wait to watch it.

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm
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I Tivoed it and can't wait to watch! Thanks

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 6:20 am
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Wait...what's wrong with Ashland??? I am an Oregonian here and am wondering if there is something in the soil now!

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm
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Apparently there are just tons and tons of unvaccinated kids in Ashland - so they recently had a measles outbreak - thats all :) Its a super cute city for sure! 

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm
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:::Getting on Soap Box:::


Random vent, so I work for a Pediatric office- I get the insight from all sides.  But I HATE WHEN moms call to make a shot apt and say like "I don't want this vaccine b/c Jenny McCarthy said not to" OR "They cause Autism" lol I want to shoot myself when moms are seriously this rediculos.  They have NO idea what they're talking about or they ask silly Questions.  Im thinking do some REAL research and ASK YOUR DR???  kwim???  Sorry, it just bugs when they seem so ignorant or just go off the one thing they heard. Its more then just hearsay, kwim?


:::Stepping Off Soap Box:::  :)


 

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 5:18 pm
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jamie - you would have totally laughed at this show then because when they introduced jenny mccarthy they didn't say "actress and model" or whatever they said "former playboy bunny jenny mccarthy" which made me LOL for real. haha. 

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm
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I wish I could have seen it!  I wonder if the show is online???

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm
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I agree HMM. More people need to do their research before just hearing the bylines of her book and not even reading it themselves, let alone doing additional research. I work with many children who have autism and know how hard it can be but there is such little proof that it is the vaccinations causing it. I also have no problem if some chooses not to vaccinate but they should be fully aware of the risks involved because either way it is the child that is paying the cost.

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm
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yes j, its on pbs.com!

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

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