(Excerpted from Medium.com.)
By J.B. Handley
Last night on CNBC, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made it clear that vaccines should be a parents choice, that he spaced out shots for his own children (thereby not following our government’s Centers for Disease Control’s recommended timetable for vaccinating), and that his children specifically skipped or delayed the Hepatitis B vaccine.
For me, it was quite a shock to see his interview as I had just finished writing and posting a blog piece entitled, “An Angry Father’s Guide to the Measles Vaccine” and feeling a bit exposed about broadcasting my position to the world—when I see a sitting Senator saying many of the same things!
Paul specifically took issue with the Hepatitis B vaccine being given to newborns, and the fact that multiple vaccines are given at the same time.
Senator Paul’s actual words:
The Hepatitis B vaccine is now given to newborns. We sometimes give 5 or 6 vaccines at one time. I chose to have mine delayed. I don’t want the government telling me I have to give my child Hepatitis B vaccine which is transmitted by sexually transmitted disease and/or blood transfusion. . . . I had mine staggered over several months. I’ve heard of many cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines. …I think they’re a good thing, but I think the parents should have some input. The state doesn’t own your children. The parents own the children and it is an issue of freedom.
Read the full post at Medium.com.