What Every Parent Should Know About Infant and Childhood Vaccinations

Moon, Jym
July 2005
Macrobiotics Today;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p22
Academic Journal
The article presents guidelines, which can be of use to parents in making sound decisions regarding the vaccination of their children. Any vaccine that contains thimerosal should be carefully avoided. Also the whole-cell pertussis vaccine should be avoided. Expectant mothers should determine if they are hepatitis B-positive. If so, the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to the infant; if not, the vaccine should be avoided. Women who intend to get pregnant should determine if they have antibodies to rubella; if not they should be vaccinated before getting pregnant. The oral polio vaccine should be carefully avoided; the killed-virus vaccine is preferred. Perhaps neither should be used unless there is real and present danger.


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