The vaccination debate…in my head!


There comes a time when you’ve read WAY too much in life. 8yrs ago when we had our first child, giving vaccinations was something we felt needed barely any consideration. Of course you give them, why on earth wouldn’t you?!

8yrs down the track, all of a sudden on vaccination day, I’m questioning, feeling guilty and relief all in one.  Many parents have testified that vaccinations changed their child. It gave them Autism. Parents know their kids so well that I can believe that statement. For some, genetically Autism was already there, but maybe hadn’t become apparent yet, so perhaps a coincidence. For some, maybe not. For some, the vaccinations absolutely caused their child to change. Vaccinations are full of heavy metals etc that can do that. Now through extensive treatment with a Biomed doctor, some are slowly getting their child back, some are not.  All these testimonies and arguments, I can believe for sure. I have a child on the spectrum, I understand the grief, stress, and sadness these parents can experience.

On the other hand, vaccinations save lives. That’s the reason they were made. Simple. My world came crashing down in 2015 when my 7 week old got Whooping Cough. It was a devastating time seeing my little person struggle so much.  Thankfully she had a milder case, so didn’t need hospitalization.  Turns out part of the reason it was milder was probably because I had been vaccinated prior to the pregnancy, so I was passing antibodies through my breast milk.  THANK GOODNESS!

Can you see why I sit on the fence and feel guilty and relief at the same time on vaccination day? Do I choose Autism, particularly when severe, can rob someone of their life? Or, do I choose to vaccinate and prevent life threatening illnesses? Whooping Cough or Autism? Whooping Cough or Autism. It’s not an easy choice, especially when you’ve experienced both!


6 thoughts on “The vaccination debate…in my head!

  1. Definitely a big debate in Australia just now. They are talking refusal to child care etc if your child is not vaccinated. But I am glad I do not have to decide. I still feel a bit guilty about not getting Justin vaccinated for Meningococcal when he was fifteen! Much love keep asking the questions xx

  2. I think you captured the struggles of a mom of childwon the spectrum so well. We have 1 child who has ASD. When and if we have another… I am so not sure about the vaccination question! It is making me afraid to have a second child. Does that even make sense? I think the main culprit is the MMR vaccine. Ours had hers at 18 mo instead of 1 yr old (as is the norm here). Guess when her autism signs surfaced 😓 i wish society would be more supportive and understanding of families who already have autism… Giving us alternative solutions instead of condemning. Of course vacc don’t affect everyone the same way, all kids are different. But understand why we are hesitant! For my future kid I think I will MMR her later… Maybe 5, 6 yrs old. Sigh. No easy solutions….

      • I am not sure about the cause. I suspect primarily our family has it genetically as two of my cousins have ADHD/dyslexia and possibly autism. The MMR vaccine though could be the trigger. Am not sure about biomed either… It seems we are already spending thousands of dollars on therapy a month, and biomed is as you know ridiculously expensive because of the tests. And it doesn’t work for everyone. This year we are exploring sensory enrichment therapy via Mendability – hopefully that will work!

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