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On HPV vaccine offered in Lawrence pediatric offices


frank mcguinness 4 years, 9 months ago

Anyone who thinks vaccines are harmless is equally misinformed. While the cause of autism is inconclusive there seems to be a direct correlation between the new use of the chickenpox vaccine and the spike in cases of shingles. The risk of dying from chickenpox itself was almost a statistical anomaly. How about having shingles as an adult? Anyone who thinks giving a child up to 14 vaccines by the age of 18 months is safe is delusional. Can your child get pertussis after getting the shot: yes. So why are you giving your child the pertussis shot? Because the average person has never taken even a basic human anatomy class and is highly uninformed about the human body, pathogens, etc and relies on the doctor who is primarily concerned with avoiding litigation than giving you options. I feel particularly bad for Mrs thompson who for the rest of time will be shown holding a vial of Gardasil if they ever do conclusively link that product to some major issues it creates.

Kathy Theis-Getto 4 years, 9 months ago

Rooster, that theory was thoroughly investigated and proven false years ago and the theorist stripped of his medical license because he was a fraud. Please join us in the 21st Century.

frank mcguinness 4 years, 9 months ago

Really Kathy, According to the CDC THEMSELVES:

Center for Disease Control asserts "Chickenpox vaccines contain weakened live VZV, which may cause latent (dormant) infection. The vaccine-strain VZV can reactivate later in life and cause shingles. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/varicella/

So Kathy, How about you post up some links to confirm your statement or you can just keep throwing out unverifiable statements.

This is the age of critical thinking so how about you join us in the 21st century!

tomatogrower 4 years, 9 months ago

But if you get chicken pox, you will possibly get shingles too. A lot of baby boomers are getting it and there was no chicken pox vaccine when we were young. I suppose you could run the risk of never getting the chicken pox, then you would never get shingles, but what are the odds you would never get chicken pox. I know very few people who didn't get it.

Kyle Chandler 4 years, 9 months ago

C'mon, a little formaldehyde and ammonia with egg whites shot into your system is perfectly rational. Everyone is doing it!

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