Contrary to what the government of Ontario, Canada wants you to believe, your child CANNOT be denied an education due to non-vaccination. My son recently came home from school with a letter stating “As of July 1st, 2014, the meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) will be required for school attendance.” What they failed to include in this letter, was the Ontario website providing the form that can be filled in to excuse your child from this procedure. Here is the link. http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/canada.htm NEVER be afraid to question anything when it comes to your health or the health of your children. Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a potential side effect of this vaccine. It is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms.
These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. In its most severe form Guillain-Barre syndrome is a medical emergency. Most people with the condition must be hospitalized to receive treatment.
The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. But it is often preceded by a vaccination, a respiratory infection or stomach flu.
There’s no known cure for Guillain-Barre syndrome, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Most people recover from Guillain-Barre syndrome, though some may experience lingering effects from it, such as weakness, numbness or fatigue.
Someone I know recently got this from their flu shot. She has been on life support for the past 7 months, and is slowly recovering.
One side note, a friend of mine whose daughter was attacked by a dog on a Friday night, went to the hospital on Saturday due to extreme swelling, told the staff that her shots were all up to date, then went to her family doctor on Tuesday. Her mother found out she had lied to hospital staff about her tetanus shot and asked the doctor if she should now get one to which he replied “when did this happen?? Friday? Today is Tuesday, she would have been dead already.” He continued to tell them that only 20% of the population needs a boost every 10 years, but since they don’t know which 20%, they boost everyone! You would think that with all the billions that go to medical research, they would have a way of testing for this. But why should they, Big Pharma makes money each time we are injected and who knows what illnesses these cause down the road.
All I am saying is DO YOUR RESEARCH! Don’t let anyone scare you into anything. Now if it’s an emergency situation and if I was the mother with my daughter at the hospital, I may have made her get the shot. Who knows…always better to be safe than sorry. Where time permits-RESEARCH!!!! The decision is always yours!