Thursday, May 28, 2009

Newborns and the Hep B shot

Why are we allowing newborns to be innoculated with the Hep B vaccine?

Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood, sex and dirty needles. This disease, for the most part, affects iv drug users, homosexuals, prostitutes and promiscuous heterosexuals. I doubt seriously that a newborn is having unprotected sex, or sharing needles with an infected drug user.

If the pregnant mother tests negative for Hep B, why would it be necessary to give a newborn a Hep B shot? This is the question that we need to ask the hospitals, pediatricians and pharmaceutical companies that are pushing this vaccine.

Our newborns have such underdeveloped immune systems, and we don't need to run the risk of compromising their gentle bodies even more.

I have even read reports about this particular vaccine possibly being linked to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). SIDS seems to come across as the diagnosis for unexplained newborn mortality. We have to advocate for our babies, do our research and make informed decisions. We are the ones that have our babies best interest at heart.

I have not personally read this book, The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert Sears, but this book might provide some wonderful insight on vaccinations.

Websites about these vaccines can be found at:

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