They finally have a pilot study to show who is healthier, vaccinated vs unvaccinated children. During many conversations with parents in the clinic about whether to vaccinate their children, I have always taken the approach of giving information. Informed parents can make informed decisions.
In my experience as a family wellness chiropractor, I’ve noticed that unvaccinated children in my wellness clinic seem to have fewer illnesses and health issues compared to vaccinated children. Many of my unvaccinated patients go years without major acute infections or chronic health problems. Of course, this is just anecdotal evidence from my office, but it has made me more attentive to the potential downsides of our intensive vaccine schedule.
What Do I Need To Know About Vaccines?
The first question I ask is, are vaccinated children healthier than unvaccinated children? And really, shouldn’t this be the most basic question about our children’s health?
Even though Americans are among the most vaccinated people globally, after decades of vaccinations, we are among the sickest. This raises ethical concerns about disease control and questions about vaccines’ effectiveness and potential side effects.
Research has implicated vaccination as one reason for the high rates of chronic disease. However, no government agency or drug company has ever compared the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children to see which group has higher rates of neurological disorders, chronic disease, immunological disease, learning disabilities, or autism. Until now!
Understanding Vaccines and Their Purpose: Traditional vaccines are designed to protect individuals, especially children, from severe and potentially fatal diseases. They work by stimulating the immune system to produce an immune response to infectious diseases without causing the disease itself.
Controversies and Concerns: Despite the widespread use of vaccines, there are ongoing debates and concerns regarding their safety, efficacy, and necessity. Some parents worry about potential side effects, including allergic reactions, severe long-term health risks and problems, and a possible link to developmental disorders.
The Importance of Informed Consent: Parents need to have access to transparent and unbiased information about vaccines. This includes understanding the risks and benefits, potential side effects, and alternatives to vaccination. Informed consent allows parents to make the best decision for their child’s health.
This is especially important for homeschooling families who may have opted out of standard vaccine schedules. Without quality data on health outcomes, these parents lack key information to weigh their options. Informed consent respects the right of families to accept or refuse vaccines based on their own situation and values.
All parents deserve unbiased data, and homeschooling parents may value this information for their unique needs. With proper data, we can personalize vaccine schedules and respect families’ health choices while optimizing children’s well-being.
A Study About Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children
A study in the Journal of Translational Science looked at more than 600 children born in four states. The study aimed to:
- Compare vaccinated and unvaccinated children on a broad range of outcomes in health in medical records.
- To determine whether an association between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) remained significant after adjusting for other measured factors.
How Was The Data Collected?
A cross-sectional study of mothers of children educated at home was carried out in collaboration with homeschool organizations in four U.S. states: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon.
Mothers were asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire on their 6- to 12-year-old biological children concerning pregnancy-related factors, birth history, all vaccinations received, physician-diagnosed illnesses such as ear infections, medications, and health services.
What Is NDD?
NDD, or Neurodevelopmental Disorders, is a term that encompasses a group of conditions that begin in early childhood and can lead to a wide range of other developmental disabilities, challenges, and impairments. These disorders are characterized by developmental delays in personal, social, academic, or cognitive functioning.
1. Learning Disabilities: Learning disabilities are a group of neurological disorders that cause difficulties in learning specific skills such as reading, writing, or mathematics. These learning disabilities often do not indicate intelligence levels but rather how the brain processes information.
2. Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): ADHD is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. It can affect a child’s ability to focus and control behavior, sometimes leading to learning difficulties.
3. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, interests, and behavior. It includes a broad “spectrum” of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.
How Did The Study Break Down The Data?
The study broke the vaccine status of the children into three categories: unvaccinated, vaccinated partially, and fully vaccinated children. A sample of six hundred and sixty-six children was obtained, of which 261 (39%) were unvaccinated.
Then the researchers divided the research into vaccination status and acute and chronic health outcomes. They also looked at partial versus full vaccination coverage and chronic health conditions, chronic conditions and gender among vaccinated children, vaccination status, medication use, and health services utilization.
What Was The Outcome of The Study by Vaccination Status?
The researchers stated that vaccinated children were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated group to have chickenpox and pertussis. But, contrary to expectation, they were substantially more likely to have been diagnosed with otitis media, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, eczema, and NDD.
The vaccinated were also more likely to have used antibiotics, allergy, and fever medications, fitted with ventilation ear tubes, visited a doctor for a health issue in the previous year, and were hospitalized.
Other interesting results showed-
- Compared with unvaccinated and fully vaccinated children, partially vaccinated children fell in the middle.
- Among the vaccinated group (combining partially and fully vaccinated children), boys were more likely than girls to be diagnosed with chronic conditions.
- After the researchers adjusted for all other significant factors, those that remained significantly associated with NDD were: vaccination and preterm birth.
- Preterm birth itself, however, was not significantly associated with NDD. In contrast, the combination (interaction) of preterm birth and vaccination was associated with 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD.
Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?
The authors shared some scary statistics on public information about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
The study reported a linear relationship between the number of vaccine doses administered at one time and the rate of hospitalization and death; moreover, the younger the infant at the time of vaccination, the higher the rate of hospitalization and the increased risk of death.
The hospitalization rate increased from 11% for two vaccine doses to 23.5% for eight doses (r2= 0.91). The case fatality rate increased significantly from 3.6% for those receiving 1-4 treatments to 5.4 % for those receiving 5-8 booster doses alone.
More Studies Needed
The researchers conclude the study by stating that assessing the long-term effects of the vaccination and immunization schedule on morbidity and mortality has been limited.
The authors stated:
- Additional research is needed to replicate the findings in studies with larger samples and more robust research designs.
- Subject to replication, potentially detrimental factors associated with the vaccination schedule should be identified and addressed, and underlying mechanisms better understood.
Conclusion of the Health of Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Kids-
This pilot study found strong correlations between the vaccination rates and adverse health outcomes like allergies, autism, and gastrointestinal disorders. While vaccines may prevent some acute illnesses, there seems to be a larger impact on overall childhood health than previously thought. More research on long-term public health trends is critical for parents weighing vaccine decisions.
If you listen to Robert F Kennedy and his organization Children’s Health Defense this is what they have been fighting years for.
I wholeheartedly agree – we need more data on long-term health effects to make informed vaccine choices that optimize our children’s health.
The Benefits of Understanding Health Outcomes
As a parent, being informed about vaccinations and potential health impacts for your child provides many benefits:
- You can make thoughtful, evidence-based decisions about vaccinations that are right for your family. This knowledge helps you personalize vaccine schedules to maximize your child’s health and well-being.
- Understanding health implications empowers you to have productive conversations with your pediatrician. You can discuss the latest research and make joint decisions.
- Access to scientific data allows you to weigh risks versus benefits for your unique child. Some children may be at higher risk for vaccine reactions or poor health impacts.
- Being informed builds confidence that you are optimizing health, development, and safety based on your child’s needs. This can reduce parental stress.
My goal is to provide parents with the insights they need to make the best choices for the long-term health of their children. Accurate data on health status is essential for informed decision-making. Together, we can ensure bright futures for our kids.
Take Action for Your Child’s Health Now: Concerned about vaccinations or your child’s wellness? Our Littleton, CO, wellness center is here for you. We provide personalized care to align with your family’s needs. Contact us today, and let’s work together for a healthier future for your child.
With over 20 years in the field, Dr. Dody is a seasoned chiropractor specializing in Functional Nutrition, Neurofeedback, and the Koren Specific Technique (KST). His unique ‘whole person approach’ identifies the root causes of health issues, offering patients not just relief but lasting wellness. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Dody’s treatments often yield dramatic improvements from the very first visit.