Mother of a boy with autism
I believe that my son developed autism after his vaccines he received at age 12.5 mos (DTaP, IVP, HIB, HepB, PCV7, & MMR). His reaction to these vaccines was SEVERE, he lost many abilities (such as walking and sitting up) and had to re-learn them all over again. He had originally taken his first steps at 10.5 mos, but didn't relearn to walk again until he was 20.5 mos old. He also contracted full blown measles!
Strangely, his twin brother also had reactions to the same vaccines (received at the same time). And they both contracted Pertussis shortly after getting their shots at 3 mos old(DTaP, IVP, HIB, PCV7). I was told the DTaP was not a "live virus" and that it was not contracted by the vaccine. I don't know if it was a coincidence that they caught it after the shots or if they were given a "live vaccine". They both nearly died!
I was trying to keep in the mindset that the doctors knew what they were talking about and listened to them when they said the twins still needed THREE more DTaP shots!
They received soooo many vaccines:
At birth (born 2 months PREMATURE!)Hepatitis B
At 3 mos (only 1 mo adjusted age)Diptheria, Tetnus, Pertussis, Polio, Haemophilus b, Hepatitis B, & Pneumococcal Conjugate. A TOTAL OF SEVEN VACCINES! At this age, they only weighed about 7lbs.
At 5.5 mos (only 3.5 mo adjusted age)Diptheria, Tetnus, Pertussis, Polio, Haemophilus b, Hepatis B, & Pneumoccol Conjugate. AGAIN SEVEN VACCINES!
At 7 mos (5 mo adjusted age)Diptheria, Tetnus, Pertussis, & Pneumoccol Conjugate. FOUR MORE VACCINES (only 1.5 months from the last ones)
At 12.5 mos (10.5 mo adjested age)Diptheria, Tetnus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Haemophilus b, Hepatitus B, A TOTAL OF NINE VACCINES! And the nurse was going to give him Varicella as well, but decided not to....then she changed her mind again and was going to give it because she already had it in the syringe, then luckily she gave me a choice (I thought I had no choice on vaccines, up until this point), and I declined the Varicella. I was told to come back in a few weeks to get it.
So my twins got a total of 27 vaccines between birth and 12.5 months of age when they still only weighed about 16 lbs.
I am constantly being pressured to get the next vaccines since the twins are now 5....I refuse!
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