Originally Posted by Maria
Isfoster, I really enjoy readin' all of your posts. They are very interestin' to read. I am so glad that you share what you have learned in college.
May I ask you a question, if you don't mind ? I would like to know why there's sooo many vaccine shots for a baby from the age of 3 months old ? Why makes vaccine shots " mandatory " for new babies ? I mean, isn't that too much for them to have all that ? How many are the vaccine shots per month at 3 months old baby ?
FYI, when I see a nurse gives a baby those vaccine shots - it makes my stomache knots, thinkin' at the same time that it's all bs to me - I mean, that baby is soo perfectly healthy with all its immune system in her/his body. I feel that vaccine shots itself screw immune system up from its own nature.
Vaccine shots ( I believe they are livin' viruses ) and nature don't mix.
I'm going to have to agree with Aleser, although I don't think it's necessary to get that angry. Simply answering the question is enough, and it's an easy enough answer that I don't think anyone needs to get upset about it.
The vaccines that are given to infants and children are given precisely because even with a healthy immune system, they haven't been exposed to many things. Most vaccines, especially older ones, like the ones that are considered necessary for children, are simply killed or inactive viruses. They are totally harmless, but are still able to produce the immune response that releases antibodies against that virus. This means that if the child is ever exposed to that virus (a live version), they will already have the antibodies to fight it off. They have a healthy immune system, yes, but they don't naturally have antibodies for things they haven't been exposed to yet. The idea behind vaccines is to trigger the immune response without the threat of a live virus.
It is the same reason that they warn people to be very careful if they aren't breastfeeding. Certain antibodies and other things are passed through breast milk. If you aren't breastfeeding, your child isn't getting those things, and could be at a greater risk.
There are a lot of differences between the pretty "standard" vaccines, and new vaccines that are being released now. They are made in different ways, and people are trying to use them for different things. But I don't think you need to worry about the vaccines they give babies. All they will do is allow their healthy but immature immune system to safely develop antibodies for sicknesses and diseases they might encounter later.