How are you able to not vaccinate? No one can force vaccination. Parents have a right to decline them for their children.
Aren’t you worried about your kids? Yes, which is why we have researched the issue and chosen not to vaccinate.
What about school? Contrary to what the schools say, they cannot refuse entry to a partially or unvaccinated child. You need to file a yearly exemption with the school, citing your reason for vaccination refusal (even if your child(ren) have only missed one vaccination) Anything short of the full CDC schedule will require an exemption. Indiana allows for a religious exemption, see my blog for a sample letter.
Don’t vaccines protect us? I agree (in theory) that vaccines work, however, vaccines include aluminum, formaldehyde, thimerosal (mercury) and other toxins. I think it’s highly risky to inject so much of these ingredients into our children and not consider the long term effects. Vaccines also bypass the bodies natural defense mechanisms, and acquiring natural immunity as nature intended is superior to artificial immunity.
Are you…healthy? Pretty much. We try to avoid the typical American diet, we eat whole foods as much as possible, exercise, seek regular chiropractic care, and are dosing ourselves up with multivitamins, Vitamin D drops, Vitamin C, and Omega 3’s. Northstar Health Store, at 9619 E. 116th St. in Fishers, is an excellent resource.
Bottom line—every person considering vaccines for themselves and/or children needs to spend some time researching them. Choose to be informed.
Some books & resources I have found helpful in my vaccination/health research:
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
A Critical Look at Vaccines
Video-A Vaccine Primer
Vaccine Debate article--costs 1.99--worth it
Sample Exemption Letter:
(School & Address)
Noblesville, IN 46062
To Whom It May Concern,
We will not be completing the vaccination schedule for our child, (child's name), citing the religious belief exemption as allowed for by law under Indiana Code Article 8.1, Chapter 7, Section 2.
Thank you and sincerely,
(parent name(s) and signature)