NJ becomes 1st state requiring flu shots for preschoolers

(Source) By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Associated Press Writer 7:21 PM EST, December 14, 2007 TRENTON, N.J.
New Jersey has become the first state to require flu shots for preschoolers. Dr. Fred M. Jacobs, New Jersey’s health commissioner, on Friday approved amendments to the state’s immunization rules for children. Altogether, they require four additional vaccines.Starting in September, all children attending preschool or licensed day care centers will have to get an annual flu shot.No other state requires flu shots for preschoolers or older students, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.Preschoolers are being targeted because their developing immune systems make them as susceptible to flu complications as senior citizens, and because they are more likely than older kids to spread the virus, state health officials say. New Jersey also will require preschoolers to get a pneumococcal vaccine and sixth-graders to get two more shots. Those are the vaccine against meningitis, which New Jersey already requires for college dormitory residents, and a booster shot against whooping cough, which in recent years has seen a resurgence blamed on waning potency of shots given to infants and preschoolers. The new mandates “will have a direct impact on reducing illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths in one of New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations _ our children,” Jacobs said in a statement.The four additional vaccines all are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical groups.Jacobs’ decision comes after a health advisory board on Monday backed the new vaccine mandates on a 5-2 vote with one abstention, over opposition from parents’ groups worried about the safety of giving young children dozens of vaccine doses. Some also say they don’t want government making their medical decisions.
The parents are urging support for a bill that would give families a right to skip required immunizations by lodging a “philosophical objection,” as some other states allow. The bill has been sitting in a committee without action for several years. New Jersey does grant an automatic exemption on religious grounds and allows exemptions for medical reasons.The new vaccines will be available for free for low-income families, and private insurers generally will cover the cost.

This makes me so angy on so many levels….. and I’m not going to continue to keep quiet on it.  Please, please, PLEASE, educate yourself before you blindly give your child this shot (or any other for that matter).   YOU need to protect your child.  Our government and big pharma is just not going to do it for you!

With the highest rate of autism in the United States, I am completely speechless and outraged that New Jersey would even THINK to mandate a vaccine like this.    Did you know that one flu shot contains 100 times the daily allowable limit of Mercury?  100 times, that’s right 100 times.  Shall I say it again?  100 times.  Are you still interested in gambling with a vaccine which “might” keep the flu away?  Yes, I mean “might” – the flu shot is a “maybe” — it is not a guarantee that you will not get the flu.  Why?  Because it is created based on a guess as to what strains are going to be going around during that particular flu season.  Are you following me??  You’re going to allow 100 times the allowable limit of Mercury to be injected into you or your helpless, defenseless child based on a GUESS.   

Ok, so you want facts.  I understand.  Please, do your research.  I can only lead you to water, I can’t make you drink….

Published in 1995, in the journal of “Environmental Health Perspectives” published by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) titled, “Neurobehavioral Effects of Developmental Methylmercury exposure”, safe guidelines for developing infants were outlined.  The daily adult/child limit was lowered from .1 mcg/kg/day to .025-.06mcg/kg/day.  So if you have an infant who weighted 22 pounds (divide pounds by 2.2 gives you kg), so 10 kg.  10kg times 0.025mcg/day = .25mcg/day = .25mcg/day is the maximum allowable amount of Mercury per day for a 22 pound baby.  Following me?   Do you know how much is in the average shot?  25mcg — nope, don’t look for the decimal because there is none.  This is not a typo.  Each shot contains roughly 100 times the daily amount of mercury.  Talk about playing russian roulette with a loaded gun.  Incidentally, these facts come from the very same government standards that assures us that Thimerisol is safe.  So, they’ve known this since 1995 – which is almost 13 years.  Also, factor in that this shot might not be the only shot our helpless children are getting that day.  So, the amount of mercury injected right into their bodies will be much higher than 100 times the allowed amount.  As if 100 times wasn’t too much already.    Wanna read the report yourself??  Feel free…. it’s right here!

Did you know that the rate of Autism is less than 1 in 100 in New Jersey??  It’s closer to 1 in 94.  1 out of every 60 boys and 1 out of every 250 girls.    Tell me, do you like those odds??   Do you realize how these odds compare to those of Down Syndrome? 

Age 35 – 1 in 365

Age 45 – 1 in 30

Down Syndrome is something every pregnant mother-to-be worries about.  Worries enough to have the First Trimester Screenings, Nuchal Translucency and even Amnio’s.  But yet, so many parents are quick to vaccinate their children without doing the research and without putting any thought into it – other than worrying if your baby will cry when they get the shot.

Interesting new news which was reported just this week…. Minnesota bans adding mercury to cosmetics(Source)

The quest for thicker lashes and defined eyes should get safer in Minnesota on Jan. 1, when a state law banning mercury from mascara, eye liners and skin-lightening creams takes effect.

Minnesota apparently is the first state in the nation to ban intentionally added mercury in cosmetics, giving it a tougher standard than the federal government.

Retailers who knowingly sell mercury-containing cosmetics in Minnesota could face fines of as much as $700. Penalties could reach $10,000 for manufacturers who fail to disclose mercury on product labels, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

“Mercury does cause neurological damage to people even in tiny quantities,” said Sen. John Marty, the Democrat from Roseville who sponsored the ban. “Every source of mercury adds to it. We wanted to make sure it wasn’t here.”
Most makeup manufacturers have phased out the use of mercury, but it’s still added legally to some eye products as a preservative and germ-killer, said John Bailey, chief scientist with the Personal Care Products Council in Washington. That group doesn’t track mercury in beauty products and favors a national approach to regulating cosmetics, instead of laws that vary from state to state.

Federal law allows eye products to contain up to 65 parts per million of mercury. The exposure a person would get from a product used in small quantities around the eyes would not cause a problem, Bailey said.

“It’s added at very low levels, and for good reason,” he said.

Minnesota’s cosmetics provision is part of a larger ban targeting better-known sources of mercury, such as thermostats, barometers, industrial switches and medical devices. The law also covers toiletries, fragrances and over-the-counter drugs such as eye drops, nasal sprays, hemorrhoid treatments and antiseptics.

State pollution regulators said they don’t know how many beauty products containing mercury are sold in Minnesota.

The new law is intended as a warning to cosmetics manufacturers not to use mercury, said John Gilkeson, with the state Pollution Control Agency’s toxics reduction program. Enforcement will happen mainly when consumers complain.

Using eye makeup with mercury is unlikely to cause immediate health problems, but mercury accumulates in the body, so consumers should avoid exposure whenever possible, said Carl Herbrandson, a toxicologist with the state Health Department.

“Mercury is bad, basically in all forms that get into the body,” Herbrandson said.

No other state has specifically gone after mercury in cosmetics, said Stacy Malkan with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in Berkeley, Calif. Connecticut, Rhode Island and Louisiana ban products containing more than low levels of mercury, with some exceptions. New York and Illinois prohibit consumer products with mercury, such as figurines, toys and jewelry.

“Personal care products contain many problematic chemicals,” Malkan said. “Many ingredients aren’t listed on the labels.”

Mercury can retard brain development in children and fetuses, who are most vulnerable to the metal’s toxic effects. But it can also cause neurological symptoms in adults.

Mercury fumes can collect inside a jar of skin cream or a tube of mascara, and a person could inhale them when the container is opened, Herbrandson said.

Imported skin-lightening creams and soaps with high levels of mercury have been found in other states; they are illegal under federal law. Herbrandson said skin products with mercury are more dangerous than mercury-containing eye makeup because people apply larger quantities to their bodies.

So, let’s get this straight…. Minnesota bans Mercury for use in cosmetics which we are just putting on our faces, but NJ ADDS additional mercury to be injected directly into our bodies?????  Come on people, don’t you see anything wrong with this scenario????  I certainly do.

There is a link between Thimerisol and Autism.  Any parent with a child with Autism can verify this without a doubt.  So you think we’re nuts or just looking for someone to blame, that’s fine.  Until it happens to you and you join our ranks.  Until you join our fight.  Studies that have been done disproving the link have come from sources which have too much to lose should they find that link.  You want the proof?  Want to see my son’s test results – want to wonder where all of the heavy metals came from? 

If you are still reading this and still think that the benefits of the flu shot outweighs the risk, please go to amazon.com and pick up a copy of David Kirby’s Evidence of Harm. 

If you are still reading this and are wondering how you are going to get your child into school without getting the vaccination – NJ offers two exemptions; one is medical and one is religious.  Since no pediatrician will write you a medical exemption, you’ll need to file a religious exemption.  Be strong and don’t back down.  Your child’s health is at stake – and there’s nothing more important than that!  Oh yeah, and you can find “god” at anytime, even if you have already started vaccinating your child. 

26: 1A-9.1 of the NJ Public Health Law
According to 26: 1A-9.1 of the New Jersey Public Health Law children are exempt from vaccinations for school entry “whose parent, parents or guardian hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practices herein required, and no certificate shall be required as a prerequisite to such children being admitted or received into school or attending school.” Subd. 9. L.1989, c.538 & 3 eff. Jan.1, 1990, substituted requirement of genuine and sincere contrary religious beliefs for requirement of bona fide membership in a recognized religious organization opposing immunization to qualify for exemption. It is discriminatory to ask what religion one belongs to in order to qualify for an exemption from vaccinations; everyone is entitled.

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