Many people have strong opinions about vaccinations, and today we are linking to an article by Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland. Here he lays out some science, logic and his experience to help us make better informed decisions about whether or not to vaccinate.
He says that “significant problems will be experienced whenever children – or adults – are simply vaccinated to achieve “vaccination coverage” and that in many cases vaccinations may be more harmful than the disease it allegedly prevents. “This particularly applies to diseases that might be subjected to vaccination by ordinance, such as tick-borne encephalitis, hepatitis B, HPV infections amongst girls, swine and avian flu.” For concerned parents considering vaccinations for their children, Dr Rau offers advice on timing of vaccinations as well as tips to help avoid adverse side effects.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF VACCINES
To help us understand the different types of vaccines and what diseases they are intended to protect against, here is a list from Vaccines.gov (US Dept. of Health and Human Services), which lists 4 types of vaccines:
- Live-attenuated vaccines use a weakened (or attenuated) form of the germ that causes a disease. Live vaccines are used to protect against: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR combined vaccine), Rotavirus, Smallpox, Chickenpox, Yellow fever
- Inactivated vaccines use the killed version of the germ that causes a disease and are used to protect against: Hepatitis A, Flu (shot only), Polio (shot only), Rabies
- Subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide, and conjugate vaccines use specific pieces of the germ – like its protein, sugar, or capsid (a casing around the germ). Because these vaccines use only specific pieces of the germ, they give a very strong immune response that’s targeted to key parts of the germ. These vaccines are used to protect against: Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) disease, Hepatitis B, HPV (Human papillomavirus), Whooping cough (part of the DTaP combined vaccine), Pneumococcal disease, Shingles
- Toxoid vaccines use a toxin (harmful product) made by the germ that causes a disease. They create immunity to the parts of the germ that cause a disease instead of the germ itself, and are used to protect against Diphtheria and Tetanus
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