9 responses to Do Amish vaccinate their children?
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    Comment on Do Amish vaccinate their children? (December 23rd, 2013 at 09:02)

    This article might seem nice but it’s not remotely true. I’m from rural Pennsylvnaia with huge Amish community nearby. My mom worked with the USDA for a while and she said the Amish have some of the worst code violations because they use tons and tons of chemicals in their food production. Nothing they do is “natural” or “organic” in terms of what goes into their food (they’re inspected for the food they produce, package and sell). Also there is no record keeping of autism in the Amish community. They don’t go to modern doctors so their children don’t get diagnosed. That said, though they avoid doctors for most ailments, many of their children DO get vaccinated.
    Also, as was mentioned above in the comments, they shop at Walmart and modern grocery stores. They often live without electricity in their homes (not true in their factory style farms), so preserved junk food is really common.
    They DO lead simplier lives, and seem very much at peace and happy. However, they don’t live any longer, and sometimes shorter lives, because of the hard labor and lack of medical care

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      Comment on ?? (December 23rd, 2013 at 13:14)


      Hanna, I’m not sure what you mean by your first line about this article being “not remotely true”. The gist of the article here is that Amish do vaccinate but not at the same rate the general public does, for a number of reasons, and is supported by a number of sources.

      Your comment is interesting but seems to be about a variety of topics, many of which are not addressed here. Is it possible your comment was intended for a different article?

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    Comment on Vaccinations... (March 11th, 2015 at 17:28)


    Although Im not 100% Anti-vaccination like many of the Amish, and for some of the same reasons of the Amish, I dont think babies should be vaccinated and I REALLY dont think they should be getting the mega-doses the CDC pushes, especially as infants.

    I believe that if you want to vaccinated your children early, that is your own business, but if you DONT wish to subject their fragile little bodies with mercury & other poisons early on, you shouldnt be guilted or bullied into it. Personally, I think THAT is criminal.

    The CDC and drug companies know that vaccines have caused Autism and other medical problems including deafness. (I know from personal experience both cases, several times over).
    Popular “information” claims that its not so but it is. Legally you can not sue a drug company for these calamities however there are funds available from the drug manufacturers to “help” families that have been ill affected by them if you can prove the decline took place after an immunization.

    If immunizations work so great, then why do people who have had their children immunized (and the CDC) fear that ill children who havent had the shots will affect them? Dont those immunizations keep them from getting the illness? Just like the flu shot keeps us all from getting the flu.. right?

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    Comment on Amish Conscientious Objectors (May 9th, 2015 at 08:46)

    Amish Conscientious Objectors

    I’ve worked with Plain People in three states, setting up natural health clinics so, in part, they could get health services without vaxx pressure, as they feared “offering their children to Moloch” — risking vaccine adverse reactions.

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    Comment on Vaccination is not without risks (November 22nd, 2015 at 23:23)

    Vaccination is not without risks

    I agree with KimH-“I believe that if you want to vaccinate your children early, that is your own business”. I also believe that if vaccines work, then those who get them should be protected. Right? Here is a bit more food for thought regarding vaccines and possible links to Autism.

    You Won’t Guess Why U.S. Autism Prevalence Is Now 1 In 45
    Forbes-Nov 13, 2015



    Febrile Seizures Following Childhood Vaccinations, Including Influenza Vaccination

    Febrile seizures are convulsions that occur in a child who is between six months and six years of age and has a temperature greater than 100.4º F (38º C). The majority of febrile seizures occur in children between 12 and 18 months of age.

    Febrile seizures can occur with infections or after immunizations that cause fever.



    PubMed-JAMA Pediatrics- Dec 2013

    Effect of age on the risk of Fever and seizures following immunization with measles-containing vaccines in children.

    The first dose of live attenuated measles-containing vaccines is associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures 7 to 10 days following immunization among 12- to 23-month-old children. The combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of febrile seizures 7 to 10 days following immunization compared with the separately administered measles, mumps, and rubella and varicella vaccines. It is unknown whether the magnitude of these increased risks depends on age at immunization.



    PubMed-Canadian Medical Association Journal-Aug 2014

    Risk of febrile seizures after first dose of measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine: a population-based cohort study.

    RESULTS: The risk of seizures 7 to 10 days after vaccination was twice as high with MMRV as with MMR+V (relative risk [RR] 1.99, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.30-3.05).


    AUTISM Q & A:

    Q. How common are seizures among people with autism (and what can help)?

    A. Seizures are indeed more common in both children and adults on the autism spectrum. Independently, autism and epilepsy (seizures of unknown cause), each occur in around 1 percent of the general population. But epilepsy rates among those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), range from 20 to 40 percent, with the highest rates among those most severely impaired by autism. Conversely, about 5 percent of children who develop epilepsy in childhood go on to develop autism.”


    Google: “Although autism is hard to diagnose before 24 months, symptoms often surface between 12 and 18 months. If signs are detected by 18 months of age, intensive treatment may help to rewire the brain and reverse the symptoms.”

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    Comment on ASIA”-Autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) Syndrome (November 22nd, 2015 at 23:27)

    ASIA”-Autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) Syndrome

    It is the duty of one’s doctor to provide informed consent before asking a patient to submit themselves (or their children) to any medical procedure. This information has not been out very long. Please be informed! Thanks!

    “ASIA”-Autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants or Vaccine Injury with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
    January 19, 2015

    ASIA syndrome was first introduced in 2011 by researchers Y. Schoenfeld and N. Agmon-Levin in the Journal of Autoimmunity. In their research, they studied the interactions among vaccines, adjuvants and immune diseases. Adjuvants are used to increase the immune reaction to the compound that you are being vaccinated against. It is intended to be helpful by enhancing and potentiating the immune system response to the vaccine. This is like adding a little lighter fluid to the gas grill you are about to light with a match. The researchers saw that four conditions: siliconosis (complication from silicone containing implants), the Gulf War Syndrome, macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome (MMF), and post-vaccination phenomena were linked to previous exposures to an adjuvant found in vaccines.

    The primary adjuvant used in vaccines for over 70 years is alum, which is a mixture of aluminum salts. According to the CDC, the adjuvant aluminum is used in US childhood vaccines that prevent hepatitis A and B, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP, Tdap), Haeomophilus influenzae type B (HiB), human papillomavirus (HPV) and the pneumococcus infection. Up until 2009, it was the only adjuvant used in the United States. Scientists are now working on other types of adjuvants to use with vaccines.

    ASIA, CFS and FM

    The December 2014 journal Immunological Research contained a study by the same researchers who first published on ASIA. The title was “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia following immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine: another angle of the ‘autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvants’ (ASIA).” The researchers analyzed the medical records of 19 patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and/or fibromyalgia (FM). All patients were immunized with the hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccination during the years 1990-2008 in the US. No patients had CFS or FM prior to the Hep B vaccination.

    The study stated that “all patients fulfilled the ASIA criteria.” This means that all individuals experienced inflammation that triggered immune injury from the vaccination and aluminum salts and then developed CFS or FM after the Hep B shots.

    The onset of symptoms of CFS or FM took anywhere from days to a year after the last vaccination. Forty-two percent of the patients took the full series of Hep B shots despite experiencing adverse effects while taking the shots. Participants experienced multiple symptoms, including neurological, musculoskeletal, cognitive difficulties, memory loss, fatigue, GI, and skin problems……


  • Cleveland Clinic doctor under fire for anti-vaccinations blog where he linked shots to autism and cancer

    Dr. Daniel Neides, MD, MBA is the Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. He has a 5 star rating for patient satisfaction as well as a three month wait to get an appointment.

    He wrote an article this past week about wellness in 2017 that included his personal (experience) opinion about vaccines.

    This angered his employer. Now they want to discipline him for speaking out (unfavorably) about a medicine that has been ruled to be ‘Unavoidably Unsafe’ by the Supreme Court.




    Informed consent: “permission granted in the knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with full knowledge of the possible risks and benefits.’

    Should the CCF muffle the opinion of a well respected medical professional who seeks to properly inform consumers/patients?

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    Comment on Not Convinced of Validity (June 17th, 2017 at 08:54)

    Not Convinced of Validity

    I’m not really convinced on the validity of this article. The web site makes one think that it is an out reach from the actual community, but the writer is obviously not Amish. Not to mention that the Amish are not likely to use the internet. Also, the article reads biased. I have a hard time believing anything that is written with obvious and scathing bias. So, anyone who actually believes a word of this is also not to be trusted. There is a complete lack of evidence based information.

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    Comment on Do Amish vaccinate their children? (October 30th, 2017 at 09:37)

    Propaganda Big Pharma piece. Vaccines have not been show to be any more effective than not getting the vaccine at all.

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