Parents' fear of vaccination nearly killed their son - page 14

by KelRN215

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This is an article I came across on facebook today and felt it worthy of sharing. When kids aren't vaccinated, a small cut on the foot can lead to a prolonged ICU stay and a prolonged intubation/sedation.... Read More


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    "The truth about vaccinations: Your Physician knows more than the University of Google":
    The truth about vaccinations: Your physician knows more than the University of Google | Violent metaphors
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    Quote from KelRN215
    "The truth about vaccinations: Your Physician knows more than the University of Google":
    The truth about vaccinations: Your physician knows more than the University of Google | Violent metaphors
    Should Saying NO To Vaccines Be A Crime? | The Mommypotamus | organic SAHM sharing her family stories and recipes

    Anyone care to pick this apart objectively?
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    There isn't much to objectively critique as it is an opinion piece written by a non-medical individual who (seemingly) did a fair amount of research on information that would support her belief.

    I can really only objectively say three things about the article and its application to nursing:

    1. The author states her ultimate responsibility is to "act in what I believe to be the best interest of my children". I have no doubt she is doing that and it is no different than our ultimate charge as nurses/providers, to act in the best interest of the child, who is unable to advocate for themselves. The only difference is our education and the fact that nurses/provider approach the issue from a reverse perspective, see below.

    2. The author is writing from a perspective of an individual that made a choice/had a belief and has researched/searched for information to support her belief. Nurses/providers approach from the scientific perspective of synthesizing all the research and then forming a conclusion from the data. It may sound like semantics but when you think about the implications it becomes clear: to be objective (as nurses/providers) we must have our conclusions formed by the data not the data formed around our predetermined conclusion.

    3. As a nurse/provider you are charged with being an advocate for the best interest of the patient/population you serve, not your own beliefs. Every action has consequences, vaccinating or not, and in your professional role, you must be as objective as possible. This means making your recommendations from evidence not personal belief.
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    Hep B is a shot we don't get.

    "In 2010, there were only 3,374 acute cases of hepatitis B reported in the United States. According to the National Vaccine Information Center’s (NVIC) website, as of March 2012, disturbingly there were over 1500 hepatitis B vaccine-related deaths reported to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), some of those classified also as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In addition to a high number of deaths, there were a total of 66,654 adverse events reported to VAERS, including but not limited to brain inflammation, convulsions, multiple sclerosis, headaches, irritabililty, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Guiilain-Barre Syndrome.
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    Hepatitis B Vaccine Discontinued After Three Newborn Babies Die
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    Again...as always...most people would rather put their heads in the sand than actually even try to understand science....let us not forget-there is actually school districts in this country that do not teach evolution!
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    Hep B is a shot we don't get.

    "In 2010, there were only 3,374 acute cases of hepatitis B reported in the United States. According to the National Vaccine Information Center’s (NVIC) website, as of March 2012, disturbingly there were over 1500 hepatitis B vaccine-related deaths reported to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), some of those classified also as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In addition to a high number of deaths, there were a total of 66,654 adverse events reported to VAERS, including but not limited to brain inflammation, convulsions, multiple sclerosis, headaches, irritabililty, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Guiilain-Barre Syndrome.
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    Hepatitis B Vaccine Discontinued After Three Newborn Babies Die
    I put bold type on part of the quote above. As nurses/providers we need to be very careful about what we read and where we read it. The quote above is a classic example of twisting data in attempt to create fear. The 1,500 number comes from the addition of cases of SIDS, which has been demonstrated by several major studies to be a coincidental relationship not a causal relationship.

    Remember that VAERS is a reporting system not a diagnostic system; because something was reported does not imply it was caused by the vaccine.

    The epidemiology of fatalities reported to the vaccine adverse event reporting system 1990-1997.

    Silvers LE, Ellenberg SS, Wise RP, Varricchio FE, Mootrey GT, Salive ME.
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