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Children's Health and Vaccinations

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young girl receives a vaccination in her arm
Photo from videos by Dr. Isaac Eliaz

In this series of three videos, Dr. Isaac Eliaz takes another look at childhood vaccination and offers recommendations for making smart choices regarding your child's health. He advises against stopping all vaccinations and suggests some vaccinations can be postponed.

Are vaccines dangerous?

The debate over a link between childhood vaccinations and autism has reached fever pitch, as evidenced in a major court ruling March 2008. The federal government conceded that standard vaccination practices contributed to the development of autism in nine-year-old Hannah Poling. While failing to admit to a clear-cut link, the government has nevertheless offered the Poling family compensation, citing that a pre-existing mitochondrial disorder that predisposed the toddler to autism was "significantly aggravated" by the immunization shots she received at nineteen months.

Dr. Isaac Eliaz offers his thoughts on this unprecedented ruling, noting that vaccines in general – and especially those containing thimerosal, a mercury-derived preservative – are not completely safe. Not only do they expose infants and toddlers to toxic loads of mercury, but when administered concurrently, they are also potentially dangerous – and often unnecessary, as in the case of the Hepatitis B vaccination. These risk factors amount to what should rightly be considered a true health crisis for our children.

Are Vaccines Dangerous?

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Ensure a healthy child with smart vaccination choices

In this segment, Dr. Isaac Eliaz explains the crucial role assumed by the immune system in childhood. As our body's primary source of protection, it is vital that our immune system is properly trained—and childhood illness serves this very purpose, thus ensuring health in adulthood. But while illness plays an important role, stopping all vaccinations is not advised, as it could endanger your child's life. Instead, a greater selectivity as to which vaccines your child should receive is advised. A perfect example of this would be opting to postpone your child's Hepatitis B vaccination until early adolescence, as protection against this virus in infancy is wholly unnecessary outside of certain exceptional circumstances.

Ensure A Healthy Child With Smart Vaccination Choices

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Create your own vaccine schedule

In this segment, Dr. Isaac Eliaz explains the crucial role assumed by the immune system in childhood. While illness plays an important role, stopping all vaccinations is not advised, as it could endanger your child's life. Instead, a greater selectivity as to which vaccines your child should receive is advised. A perfect example of this would be opting to postpone your child's Hepatitis B vaccination until early adolescence, as protection against this virus in infancy is wholly unnecessary outside of certain exceptional circumstances.

Create Your Own Vaccine Schedule

Dr. Isaac Eliaz