Valerie Gommon Midwife’s Blog

Vaccination/Immunisation debate

Posted on: June 14, 2009

Okay, so this posting is very controversial – obviously the Department of Health line is that it is much safer for children/people to receive vaccination that to have the disease and suffer the consequences.  Information is available from www.immunisation.nhs.uk.

However there are others who question our immunisation programme and I recently attended a talk given by Ursula Kraus-Harper, a homeopath who is one of them.  Much of the information given below was obtained at Ursula’s talk and I post it here for you to have references if you wish to look into this issue further.

Immunisation

a) A process that increases an organisms reaction to antigen and therefore improves its ability to resist or overcome infection.

b) A technique used to induce immune resistance to a specific disease in  humans or other mammals by exposing the individual to an antigen in order to raise antibodies to  that antigen.

Vaccination

Injection of a killed microbe in order to stimulate the immune system against the microbe, thereby preventing disease. Vaccinations, or immunisations, work by stimulating the immune system, the natural disease-fighting system of the body. The healthy immune system is able to recognize invading bacteria and viruses and produce substances (antibodies) to destroy or disable them.

Source:  www.medterms.com

Resources

1.  Childhood Diseases and Their Vaccines (e-book;  £8)

by Dr. Jayne LM Donegan  MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFPMRCGP MFHom can be downloaded from www.jayne-donegan.co.uk/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=d%2ffky%2fIvwv4%3d&tabid=826 includes other sources of information.

2.  The British National Vaccination Schedule can be downloaded from www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/home

3.   The European Forum on Vaccine Vigilance website , with a whole page of links to other relevant sites: http://users.telenet.be/vaccine.damage.prevention/englishhomepage

4.  Table of Vaccination ingredients can be downloaded from www.informedchoice.info

5.  Dr. Richard Halvorsen’s website on vaccination, especially MMR:   www.cryshame.org

6.   Dr. Tinus Smits website with information and lots of cases about vaccination damage and its treatment with homeopathy is  www.tinussmits.com

7.   Australian Homeopath Dr. Isaac Golden has carried out extensive, long-term research into homeopathic prophylaxis of childhood illnesses and has written two books:

– Vaccination and Homoeoprophylaxis? A Review of Risks and Alternatives

–  Vaccine Damaged Children?  Treatment, Prevention, Reasons

see his website www.homstudy.net

8.  Ian Sinclair has studied and researched vaccination and natural health philosophy for over 20 years inAustralia. His book  “Vaccination – The “hidden” facts (1992)  can be ordered via his website www.vaccinationdebate.com

There are further sources of information available from:

BOOKS
Vaccination – Viera Scheibner
Vaccination and Immunization, Dangers, Delusions and Alternatives – Leon Chaitow
Immunisation against infectious disease – Department of Health HMSO
DPT – A Shot in the Dark – H L Coutter and K Fisher
The Vaccination Handbook – R Newstaedter

PAPERS
The case against immunisation – R Moskowitz ?from Society of Homoeopaths
Vaccination – the real issues – Ian Townsend (Thesis)
The Homoeopath – The Journal of the Society of Homoeopaths Vol 4 No 4 Summer 1984 (May be an updated version?)

BOOKLET
Immunisations – Mothering Special Edition www.mothering.com

WEBSITES
www.informedparent.co.uk

www.wddty.com

www.jabs.org.uk (this site is for parents of vaccine damaged children, not light reading)

www.breakspearmedical.com – for single vaccines

www.babyjabs.co.uk – for single vaccines

(Do a search for The People’s Doctor)

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1 Response to "Vaccination/Immunisation debate"

Dear Valerie

Thanks for posting this. As a homeopath (and I hope, as all of my colleagues practising Complementary and Alternative Medicine do) I never advise parents one way or the other, but offer well-researched information and support, which ever way they decide to go.

It has taken me six years of practising, collecting information, reading, seeing cases in my own practice before I decided to offer good, reliable advice about vaccination to patients who ask for it.

The information will be on my website soon. It is important to me that everything I post there, everything I tell patients is well researched.

Parents bear the ultimate responsibility for the health of their children; they need to be told the whole story and not just one side of it. Only then can they make real, informed decisions.

Uschi

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