What is the purpose of a vaccine?
Body needs to learn how to fight off first exposure.
Vaccine gives you an artificial first exposure.
At what age do you want to give a vaccine?
Most given at around 6 months, but this is really early.
Immune system isn't mature for 2 years.
Which diseases would require a vaccine before age 2?
Pertussis, mumps, and measles.
Mortality rate based on children.
Which disease causes the most mortalities in children?
Which vaccine mentioned in class is live attenuated?
MMR for measles, mumps and rubella.
What is an attenuated vaccine?
Vaccine created by reducing the virulence of a pathogen, but still keeping it viable (or "live").
Explain the vaccine debate.
If everyone in this room got vaccinated, some will have side effects.
If stop vaccines, disease is not gone and incidence will increase.
Is there an allopathic drug out there to cure a viral infection?
No. We are still dependent on the body to cure itself.
Vaccines educate the body to be able to cure.
What is a nosode?
A homeopathic dilution of a live microbe.
What are the side effects of vaccines?
Paralysis, pain, fever, malaise, general fatigue, developmental issues like autism, allergies, asthma, and death.
Why do you have side effects to vaccines?
Vaccines induce the immune response.
What do you need for a vaccine to work?
Need activation of immune system, or general immune response.
Is there a link between autism and vaccines?
Yes, but vaccine is not the cause.
It's more likely the final trigger.
Ask: "Did child have chicken pox two weeks prior to vaccine?"
Is there a link between allergies/asthma and vaccines?
Yes. Need to choose side effects vs. possible death due to disease.
What's the antibody that responds to allergies?
What is the best vaccine choice for your child, but not very feasible?
Hide them away for 2 years and then set them out into the world.
Star says: "Hide yo kids, hide yo wife!"
What is the only disease that has been eradicated due to vaccinations?
What disease started replicating in other species and is thus difficult to eradicate?
How long does it take to recover from a vaccine?
About a month.
Do you have antibody titers with nosode vaccines?
Why do you see an outbreak of measles and pertussis every 3-5 years?
This is when the percentage of those unvaccinated reaches a peak.
Enough of the population is unvaccinated and close enough to each other that more people become infected.