Refusing vaccines
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SouthernCatholic Wrote:Some vaccines are morally objectionable because they are made from or grown on aborted fetal tissue.

It's troubling to me that I've never heard this before.  Really?  Which ones?<span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-style: italic;"></span></span></span>

Quote:Other vaccines are problematic in a practical sense because of the grouping together of vaccines into one "super vaccine" and the potentially harmful effects on young children.

Quoting the CDC for this one:
Is simultaneous vaccination with multiple vaccines safe? Wouldn't it be safer to separate combination vaccines and spread them out, vaccinating against just one disease at a time?
The available scientific data show that simultaneous vaccination with multiple vaccines has no adverse effect on the normal childhood immune system. A number of studies have been conducted to examine the effects of giving various combinations of vaccines simultaneously. These studies have shown that the recommended vaccines are as effective in combination as they are individually, and that such combinations carry no greater risk for adverse side effects. Consequently, both the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend simultaneous administration of all routine childhood vaccines when appropriate. Research is underway to find methods to combine more antigens in a single vaccine injection (for example, MMR and chickenpox). This will provide all the advantages of the individual vaccines, but will require fewer shots. Another advantage is that combination vaccines result in fewer shots and less discomfort for children. In addition, spreading out the administration of separate vaccines may leave children unnecessarily vulnerable to disease.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concern...ines.htm#4
This explanation seems reasonable to me.   The key phrase here is <span style="font-weight: bold;">in the normal childhood immune system.  If there is a problem, they wouldn't be getting the usual vaccines anyway.</span> The vaccines are not strong enough to cause disease in normal kids.

Quote:Yet others are practically speaking problematic because there is still a question of their effectiveness, the need for boosters or the fact that artificial immunity against a childhood disease is wiping out the titer boosting exposure to the virus that adults get from caring for kids with the disease. There is expected to be a huge increase in the number of shingles cases as adults are not getting the natural immunity boosts from being exposed to children with chicken pox. Shingles is a much more serious disease than chicken pox.

Funny you should mention shingles.  There is a brand new vaccine for that one too; it's called Zostavax.  This is the vaccine I chose to do my project on, so I know a bit about that one.  But it's not really relevant to the topic, so I shall desist. :-)  And adults can get vaccinated as well as children.

Quote:  Not all reasons for opting not to use vaccines or to space vaccines differently are moral. 

Agreed.  There are several cases where for medical reasons the usual vaccination schedule is not followed, or no live vaccines may be safely given, etc.  I think the biggest concern you raised, however, is the connection between abortion and vaccination.  I would appreciate anymore information you can present on that issue.
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Refusing vaccines - by SmileBugMG - 05-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-15-2008, 08:57 PM
Refusing vaccines - by SmileBugMG - 05-15-2008, 09:27 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-15-2008, 09:32 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-15-2008, 09:55 PM
Refusing vaccines - by jovan66102 - 05-16-2008, 03:57 AM
Refusing vaccines - by introibo - 05-16-2008, 09:12 AM
Refusing vaccines - by SmileBugMG - 05-16-2008, 04:31 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-16-2008, 04:40 PM
Refusing vaccines - by SmileBugMG - 05-16-2008, 04:44 PM
Refusing vaccines - by AdoramusTeChriste - 05-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-16-2008, 05:38 PM
Refusing vaccines - by ResiduumRevertetur - 05-16-2008, 07:16 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-16-2008, 07:42 PM
Refusing vaccines - by GemmaGalgani - 05-17-2008, 03:00 AM
Refusing vaccines - by veritas - 05-17-2008, 03:23 AM
Refusing vaccines - by AdoramusTeChriste - 05-17-2008, 07:51 AM
Refusing vaccines - by AdoramusTeChriste - 05-17-2008, 03:07 PM
Refusing vaccines - by SmileBugMG - 05-17-2008, 04:00 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-17-2008, 04:44 PM
Refusing vaccines - by AdoramusTeChriste - 05-17-2008, 06:48 PM
Refusing vaccines - by AdoramusTeChriste - 05-17-2008, 07:33 PM
Refusing vaccines - by jovan66102 - 05-18-2008, 04:02 AM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 05-19-2008, 03:34 PM
Refusing vaccines - by quoprimumV - 05-21-2008, 07:17 AM
Refusing vaccines - by matthew_talbot - 06-19-2008, 02:59 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 06-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 06-20-2008, 03:25 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 06-20-2008, 03:28 PM
Refusing vaccines - by Historian - 06-20-2008, 03:31 PM
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