Published December 30, 2016
Your right to vaccine exemptions is under attack in many states, from Texas to California, with lawmakers increasingly pushing for...
— William Wilberforce
We often hear about immunocompromised children as the primary reason new mandatory vaccination laws have become necessary. Certain legislators and media are pushing the idea that every single child needs to be fully vaccinated with 34 doses by Kindergarten to protect the very small group who can’t vaccinate.
But do you know who we don’t hear the government, media, or those same legislators talk about protecting? The Vaccine-Compromised. Not a single word is spoken about a fast-growing population of children injured by pharmaceutical side effects—adverse reactions that parents are supposed to be warned about when their doctor gives them informed consent, but no doctor ever does. Things like seizures, paralysis, and neurological disorders. These are the same reactions that doctors ignore, pretend can’t happen, or write off as “coincidental,” despite being listed very clearly in the pharmaceutical company’s product warnings. Vaccine-compromised children are the victims whose parents followed the rules without questioning, and paid the price.
Now laws are taking away these children’s right to a public and private education in an effort to instead protect the immunocompromised. This is primarily because the medical establishment refuses to even acknowledge vaccine-compromised children exist, despite thousands upon thousands coming forward to tell their stories. Unless these reactions are so severe they match the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) limited description of a contraindication, the majority of these injured children will not receive a medical exemption from further vaccines, and therefore will be denied entry into any school.
Why does the safety of one group take precedence over another? Why are the lives of vaccine-compromised children somehow less valuable? And what does it say about medical organizations and our own government that they would turn their backs on innocent victims of the very program they created and are now trying to make mandatory? More importantly, why is no one talking about this?
And now these families are caught up in a political battle over vaccines that is trying to pit one group against the other. But in reality, immunocompromised and vaccine-compromised children have a lot in common. Both groups cannot handle vaccinating “on schedule” with the 70 doses the CDC recommends for all children. Both groups also have a weakened immune system, which makes them susceptible to catching certain infections. And they all have parents who spend months and years searching for answers and praying for healing and recovery. These parents agonize over the question why: Why did my child develop leukemia? Why did mychild’s developmental skills suddenly disappear? Why did my child suffer a severe reaction to a round of vaccines after seeming to handle them before? They also share guilt and anger over their child’s condition: Was it something I did? Is it something in my genetics? Should I have asked more questions?
Instead of turning against each other or trying to exclude one group over the other, it’s time we have the same compassion for all compromised children. All children’s lives are valuable, all children should be protected, and all children deserve the right to an equal education. Ignoring the Vaccine-Compromised doesn’t make them any less real, and the sooner we acknowledge them as a society, the sooner we can finally make some headway on this issue.
Note: The article was reprinted with permission. It was originally published by the Immunity Education Group—a community of medical and legal professionals, businesspersons, educators, journalists, and advocates who are passionate about immunity education and the right to informed consent.