I think I was 3 or 4 years old when my Mom brought me to the hospital to take my shots, vaccination that is. I am not a mother so I guess will never really understand why they let their babies get shots of different vaccines at such an early age. Their first instinct is to protect their child from any disease, virus, germs, or bacteria that might harm their body and health. There is vaccine for hepatitis, mumps, measles, and etc., but isn’t it too much too soon? Can a baby’s body and brain can really handle all those chemicals? If you think about it, it is scary. News has been circulating that Vaccination is being linked to Autism.
Autism is a developmental disorder with no known causes or cures that affects the brain and, depending on the particular severity of the disorder, can cause mild to severe cognitive, social, motor and behavioral problems. Medical experts say it can take many forms, but signs usually emerge after the age of 2. (source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,154556,00.html)
Experts estimate that two to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females. Therefore, it can be summarized that between 1 in 500 (2/1,000) to 1 in 166 children (6/1,000) have autism. (source: http://autism.emedtv.com/autism/autism-statistics.html)
Take note that at the age of 2, this is usually the age when babies complete their sets of vaccinations. My cousin’s daughter completed her shots when she was only 10 months old but she isnt autistic. For sure when I was younger than 4, I had several shots too prior to the one that i remembered. Still, I hope that both parents and doctors will take it easy on the baby shots.
For a list of different kind of vaccines, please visit : http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/V/Vaccines.html
Ok guys, dont be too hard on me. I am not a doctor, or a genius, so please dont give me BS comments for saying this and that ( like what happened to my article about Embryonic Stem Cell) … we are all entitled to our own opinion and yes you may correct me if I am wrong but please don’t be rude!