Today, somewhere between 36 - 55 vaccines are recommended by age 6. - CBS News, 2008
The U.S. leads the rest of the world by at least 8 more vaccine recommendations for this age group.
"A single vaccine given to a 6 pound infant is the equivalent of giving a 180 lb. adult 30 vaccines in one day." - Dr. Boyd Haley, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry University of Kentucky
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Phagocytosis in the immune system is a major mechanism used to remove pathogens and cell debris.
One of the most popular attacks that is designed to tug at your heart strings is that of 'herd immunity.' The modern adaptation of the theory adopted by the pro-vaccine crowd is that there are those among us too young or too ill to receive vaccines. Since this is the case, we need to offer them protection. The theory goes that if we get the vaccinated population up to 95%, then those who cannot be vaccinated will also have protection because the disease should halt it's spread based on the 95% immunity to it. But does this theory hold water?
"It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades." - The Hill, 2016
So, America at best is only 50% up to date on their vaccinations, well below the 95% threshold. Are dieseses running rampant?
There is no law that forces you to vaccinate your child before they enter kindergarten. This goes for public, private, and home-schooling. Instead, you will have to submit an exemption form signed by the parents or guardians stating, which exemption you fall under: medical, religious, or philosophical. Each state is a little different, but they all have at least two types of exemptions. Please find your state in the below map and click on the National Vaccine Information's Center link to print your state's exemption form. The socioeconomic status and degree to which vaccine safety is a major concern for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children may surprise people.
With that said, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein speaking with WHDT 9 News describes how you should select the religious exemption, which 47 of the 50 states recognize (MS, WV, and CA excluded). He says around 10:20 in the video, “It can be your own personal, specific, religious beliefs. Those two words are very important. In law, words are very important; personal and specific. That requires writing up a letter saying that if you are a citizen of the state and that you are the parent of the child, and that you have personal, specific, religious beliefs why you don’t believe in vaccines. Now that’s the one that I recommend both as an attorney, especially as an attorney for people to write.”
There is a growing swell of parents opting out. These parents are not uneducated, and more are joining the movement due to increase politicization of the issue.
In most states, a religious exemption is permitted reason to sign a waiver for opting out of vaccines. Many Christians believe that their are not grounds to utilize a religious exemption for opting out. However, Christian churches that oppose abortion morally have a great reason to exempt themselves from vaccination. Since 1962, WI-38 cells have been of those derived from "Sweden, where abortion was legal" at the time according to Nature, 2013. For Catholics especially, even though the Church’s Magisterium has not spoken about this specific issue in a definitive manner, the same Machiavellian principle should be rejected of the "ends justify the means" in the manner of aborted humans used in the production of vaccines.
"It is not morally permissible to reap the research benefits from a deliberately induced abortion without, in some sense, being an accomplice to that abortion, according to Dominican Father Albert Moraczewski, of the Pope John XXIII Center for Medical-Moral Research in Braintree, Massachusetts." - A Vaccine That Infects?, 1996
"...the institutionalization of the vaccine within the very fabric of society in place, to say that a person receiving this vaccination ¾ derived from a fetus aborted long ago ¾ does not will the abortion that makes the vaccination possible is patently false. If I need the vaccine (and it is a need that can be satisfied only by an aborted fetus) and if I defend my need, I will the abortion. The person receiving the vaccination may well be living long after the fetus was actually aborted, and had no involvement in and may even have no knowledge of the particular and actual fetus that was aborted. However, the remoteness in time is not sufficient for arguing that there is no act of the will on the part of the recipient of the vaccine, even if, once again, only an elicited act of the will, institutionalized within societal practice and within the habits of minds of its members." - Father Torraco, Associate Professor of Theology at Assumption College and Executive Director of the Society for the Study of the Magisterial Teaching of the Church (SSMTC), Worcester, Massachusetts
"...no power on Earth can give anyone the right to possess, purchase or preserve tissue taken from a sacrificed baby. Human tissue obtained in such a manner is not an object of possession, and can never be an object of possession, irregardless if they are producing vaccines for every disease on Earth. The evil use of fetal tissue for someone’s good cannot justify the situation: it is a screaming violation of justice. In this case, the circumstance of “by what aid” is evil, and therefore the whole act of immunizing a child with the MMR II vaccine, as originally considered, is evil: Bonum ex integra causa, malum ex quocumque defectu. (Goodness arises from an integral cause, evil arises from any defect whatsoever.) It is immoral to knowingly use any medical products – vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, stem cells, you name it, which are derived from tissue obtained via abortion or embryonic destruction." - Fr. Phil Wolfe, FSSP
“Her opposition to the MMR vaccine stems from sincerely held religious beliefs. … Furthermore, petitioner produced information relative to specific ingredients … which appears to provide the linkage between vaccines and aborted fetal tissue,” Elia said. Mary Ellen Elia is New York Department's Education Commissioner. - NY Post, 2015