I debated whether or not to even post this because I know vaccines are an extremely controversial subject and people are understandably really passionate on every side of it.
I asked Jonathan if he thought it was okay for me to share this because people ask me all the time what we do about vaccines. Y'all know I am pretty much an open book about everything, but this is the one topic where I choose to remain quiet. I would never try to sway anyone one way or the other because I believe it is so important for each family to choose their own game plan. Honestly, rather than sharing what we personally do, I'd rather share resources. One thing we have tried to do is educate ourselves as much as possible, talk with our pediatrician, and pray through the best approach for our family after educating ourselves the best we know how. I always appreciate when people share resources with me though (on anything really!), so I wanted to pass this along in case you're interested. Not sure what conclusion this docuseries will lead you to...or us to for that matter...but I am more than willing to listen to what 60 of the top vaccine experts have to say.
The source is a trusted one for us. (Here is a link to their FB page.) And here’s what they have to say about the upcoming video series with info about vaccines:
"We can all agree there’s nothing more important than the health and safety of our children…
Parents should be informed about both the benefits and the risks associated with vaccines — without pressure, propaganda, or agenda.
So we brought together more than 60 of the world’s foremost health experts to investigate both sides of this contentious debate to give you the science, the history, and the untold story… the REAL information you need to make an informed decision on how to best protect your child.
The Truth About Vaccines is a 7-episode documentary series that airs starting April 12 – 19. Register above to get special access to watch the whole thing for FREE.”
Obviously I haven’t seen the videos yet, but again, this is a trusted resource for us and I am excited to hear more.
Here is the link if you want to register: The Truth About Vaccines
Also...Someone recently recommended a book called The Vaccine Friendly Plan. I've read through most of it and have really enjoyed it. It's about how to strengthen your children's immune system starting during pregnancy and caring for them throughout childhood (first two weeks, first 9 months, first year, childhood, etc.). It also has this pediatrician's plan for vaccinating if you go that route. He shares what vaccines he recommends, which ones he suggests skipping, and shares when/why he recommends them. I liked hearing his perspective.