These days, more and more people are asking me my thoughts on the swine flu and whether or not their child should get the vaccination. People are afraid their child may die from the swine flu, and sure, a person could potentially die from the swine flu, but they could also die from a reaction of the swine flu vaccination, from being in an auto accident or even some other accident. Don’t let people tell you that the vaccination is safe, when they hardly have tested the vaccination in the way they should, so there really is no way to know.
Giving out the swine flu vaccine these days is like the big test, to see if people have any side effects to it. Every vaccine has a side effect of some sort, that we do know. Yes people are scared and the media tends to make it worse, however at the same time there are Pediatricians and other MD’s telling people that they would not vaccinate their own child with the swine flu vaccine. Do a google search or look it up on You Tube, and you’ll see. Here’s a great place to start:
Estimates are that over 5.7 million people have had the swine flu this year, yet the deaths from it are a fraction of that. It is a pandemic because it spreads easily, not because people die from it. It appears that it is a very mild form of the flu and estimates are that thousands of people have probably had the swine flu and don’t even know it. Of the 36 children who have died from it between April and August, six had no chronic health conditions, yet they did have a co-occuring bacterial infection. Was that an underlying factor? Have these children been vaccinated prior? If so, how has that affected their immune system?
My stance on the swine flu is the same stance I have for any other disease out there. The strength of your immune system will determine how well you can fight it off. Was your child (or you) breastfed? Are you or they eating 3-5 servings of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables every day, (7-9 servings for adults), are you getting sufficient sleep, have you cut back or eliminated sugar, and are you/they getting adjusted, removing interference in the nervous system — which controls the immune system?
These are questions you have to ask yourself. Don’t make any decisions based on fear, as that isn’t the best way to make any decision. How strong is your immune system? What are you doing to assure that your immune system is as strong as it possibly can be? Are you getting adjusted to help yourself? These are questions you have to address.
Personally, there is no way I am getting a swine flu vaccine nor am I giving it to my son. I have faith that the body can heal on its own and I do what I believe is crucial in giving my family the best opportunity to be healthy.