Chemical Free Kids – The 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Childhood Vaccines

How to avoid vaccine side effects, and keep your child safe from disease without risking other health problems, including autism.

The Daily Green

By Deirdre Imus

In 1983, the CDC vaccination schedule from birth to six years totaled 18 vaccines. Today, it’s 50.

Your baby’s first, and perhaps most important medical intervention is vaccinations. Starting from birth, parents can help ensure that the vaccines their children receive, and when they receive them, are as safe as possible. If you are preparing to immunize your child, consider the following:

Discuss with your doctor which vaccines are necessary for your child.
After all, one size doesn’t fit all.

Avoid immunizing when your child is sick or recently recovered from an illness.

Do not give your child a vaccine containing thimerosal.
Insist on thimerosal-free vaccines. Those on the CDC routine immunization schedule should be thimerosal-free. Those not on the routine schedule, including the flu shot, typically contain thimerosal. If you give the flu shot, a thimerosal-free version may need to be special-ordered by your pediatrician.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.