(I also think the vaccines cause the diseases they are meant to prevent and that the side effects and risks are worse than the diseases themselves.)
Needless to say, many parents take a middle of the road approach and adjust the current recommend vaccine schedule to something a little slower, a little saner and a little more spread out. One of the biggest targets of selective or delayed vaccinations has been the controversial MMR vaccine which many parents claim injured their child irreparably.
Up until now, parents have been able to elect to have the vaccine administered in separate components over a longer period of time since nobody knows exactly what is causing the injury and some experts suspect that it is the combination of three vaccines in one (plus all the toxins, chemicals, heavy metals and preservatives) that assault the tiny system and cause permanent injury.
In the middle of the controversy and the increased number of parents who are delaying vaccinations, adjusting vaccine schedules or simply foregoing vaccines altogether, Merck decided to stop manufacturing the individual components of the MMR vaccine. Apparently they are not planning on manufacturing the individual vaccinations again until 2011.
You can sign the petition, “Moms for Separated MMR Vaccines” to make your voice known if you think this is a load of crap (like I do). The prewritten personal statement in the petition includes:
“I am extremely troubled, disappointed and angry at Merck’s decision to discontinue production and sales of the monovalent measles (Attenuvax) and mumps (Mumpsvax) vaccines. It seems that the logic behind such a move is based on simple profitability concerns.
I am asking Merck to revoke their decision right now, not 2011 when they will supposedly begin manufacturing the monovalents again. There has been no medical studies proving that separation causes more harm than the combined doses. There are however thousands of parents who claim harm from the combined dose.
Parents make choices to protect their children and having an “all or nothing” choice is none at all.”
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