Parents have the right to decide to vaccinate their children or not. The issue is controversial. There are pros and cons shared for both sides of it. Parents tend to be encouraged to vaccinate as they are told vaccinating will reduce their child’s risk of getting certain ailments.
Are unvaccinated kids healthy? New research data indicates unvaccinated children are just as healthy as or healthier than those with vaccinations. According to the study, unvaccinated children had lower rates of many common childhood diseases such as asthma, allergies, ear infections, and ADHD.
The choice to vaccinate is a tough one. We always coach parents to get as much information as possible. Parents need to ask as many questions to their pediatrician as possible. This new research answers the question- Are vaccinated children healthier than non-vaccinated children? Parents always want to do the best for their children, but do the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risk?
Long-Term Research On Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Kids
One such study from IPAK, Relative Incidence of Office Visits and Cumulative Rates of Billed Diagnoses Along the Axis of Vaccination, spans data collected over ten years. The long term research is needed because vaccine damage may not surface for years. We need to know the safety of vaccines, and there have been no long-term safety studies.
This study focused on the number of times the patients were in the clinic for medical care beyond a routine checkup. What was unique about this study is that it looked at the total diagnoses with the variable of vaccination. The data sets that were found in this study were rigorously analyzed, and according to the authors, it was hard not to see differences between the two groups.
The study didn’t find unvaccinated children to require more visits to the doctor or to have a higher need for medical care than those that were vaccinated. Some data indicates children who are vaccinated tend to get sick more frequently. It also showed there are CDC safety concerns that are widely ignored when it comes to vaccinations.
Some of the types of health issues found to be higher with those vaccinated include:
- ADHD and other behavioral concerns
- Asthma and other related breathing concerns
- Ear pain and infections
- Respiratory infections
- Skin disorders including eczema and dermatitis
Check out an interview with one of the study’s authors-
CDC Lacks These Health Outcome Studies
The CDC does put out warnings about vaccines, and they would like parents to be well-informed before they make any decision. However, the CDC or HHS has not and won’t conduct any research regarding the health of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children. They feel it would be unethical to withhold vaccinations from children to complete the studies.
Other researchers argue there are enough children not being vaccinated due to parental choice to conduct such studies. There is a lot of data that major health insurers have on diagnoses and office visits comparing the two groups of children. Unfortunately, that information is not analyzed for those health outcomes.
Researchers rely on that information to help them conduct their studies and collect data. They have provided such data to Congress to get attention on the issue of vaccinations. This information would be invaluable to parents who want to make an informed choice to either delay or not vaccinate their children.
Part of the information they shared indicates vaccinated children have a higher risk of chronic ailments. While those ailments may not be life-threatening, they do require ongoing medical care. They often require the use of medication ongoing. The reports also share with the CDC and Congress children with a family history of autoimmune issues may struggle with their health if they are vaccinated.
Questions To Ask About Vaccines
Here are some questions that any parent can ask his or her doctor about vaccines-
- Are vaccinated children healthier than non-vaccinated children?
- Do the benefits outweigh the possible risks?
- Are vaccines effective?
- Are vaccine doses personalized to each child?
- What’s in a vaccine?
- How do vaccines cause damage?
- Does good science support vaccination efficacy and safety?
Above is a short list of questions that every parent should have their medical doctor answer. It would be nice to get the actual research that supports the vaccinations. I would also recommend looking at the vaccine shot insert.
Conclusion Are Unvaccinated Kids Healthy
The decision to vaccinate or not is one many parents struggle with every day. They may feel pressure from their child’s doctor and society to have it done. It is essential to look at the facts and to evaluate the information.
More information allows parents to make a choice they feel is right for their household. It is reassuring to know the data doesn’t show unvaccinated children are unhealthy. In many instances, they are just as healthy as or healthier than vaccinated children.
If you have any questions about vaccines or want more information contact our Littleton CO chiropractic clinic.
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