posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 05:51 PM
I am not anti-vaccination by any means, but I have posed the same question multiple times on ATS thus far, which is as follows: Are all vaccines 100%
safe? This has nothing to do with their effectiveness by the way. If there is not a 100% guarantee that no dangerous side effects will emerge as a
result of the vaccination, then is not every single person receiving a vaccination taking a major risk by getting vaccinated in the first place? This
does not go for a vaccine that is 100% safe, if there is such a thing, but there is some evidence to suggest that vaccinations can have horrible
consequences in a certain percentage of cases. Perhaps this only occurs in less than 1% of cases, but this still means that there is no guarantee of
safety. So by choosing to get vaccinated you might be taking a risk. By not getting vaccinated you are also taking a risk, although the risk in that
case would be of contracting the specific condition the vaccine is designed to prevent. So should someone be able to force someone else into taking a
risk that they are not comfortable in taking? I mean they are the ones taking the risk are they not?
And of course when I make such points there are always those who must say that vaccines ARE 100% safe, which is utterly ridiculous in my opinion.
There have been multiple cases of vaccinations causing horrible side effects that never go away. Anyone remember hearing about the woman who lost all
capacity for speech, except when she walks backwards? It has been a long time since I read about that case, but wasn't that related to a vaccination?
Then there is the debate about links between vaccinations and specific brain conditions. Even if there is no scientific proof of such a link does not
mean such a link is not present. If the side effects only occur in a small number of cases, then of course it would be difficult to study. Plus, it is
extremely difficult to isolate the direct cause of something. Some will say "just because the condition started immediately after receiving a
vaccination does not mean the vaccination is to blame." That may be true, but it definitely might be.
Again, I think vaccinations are necessary. However, I feel that too many people do not consider the dangers associated with them. And nobody should
attack another person because they have weighed the risks and decided against vaccination.