One of the more controversial approaches to vaccinations most likely isn’t those who staunchly oppose all vaccines, but those skeptics who participate in either staggered vaccines or selective vaccinating. In both cases, mainstream and liberal media attempt to shuttle these people into the “anti-vaccine” group as a way to intimidate them. For big government and mainstream media, staggering vaccines or picking and choosing vaccines is a gateway to anti-vaccination, even though no numbers statistically back this concept up.
More and more, the idea of “not getting massive vaccines all at once” has become a popular approach. President Trump remarked that massive vaccines in one sitting were problematic, but the fact is, he hardly inspired any parental behaviors that weren’t already ongoing.
For many parents who choose to stagger vaccines, they are condemned by their medical professionals.
Well, it seems the same controversy has arisen regarding dogs. Interestingly enough, one veterinarian is not only obliging pet owners who choose to stagger vaccines for their pets, she is advising it citing that multiple vaccines in one day might not be safe for a pet. Wait, am I comparing humans to pets? Not exactly. I’m comparing medical philosophy, however.
Dr. Cynthia Maro is a veterinarian at the Ellwood Animal Hospital in Ellwood City. Her article in the Ellwood City Ledger essentially condemns blindly getting vaccines. She speaks of how vaccines are constantly updated, so just because your previous pet got a specific one,t hat doesn’t make it safe for your current pet.
Here’s her official pet vaccine safety list.
How can you protect your pet, while preventing over-immunization?
1. Keep all vaccine records in a file (not just receipts).
2. Rely on informed veterinary professionals for immunization.
3. Talk to your veterinarian about blood titer testing or waiting longer intervals between vaccines rather than annual shots.
4. Learn about risks and benefits of each vaccine and ask about different manufacturers.
5. Discontinue the practice of getting multiple vaccines on the same day; instead give vaccines a month or more apart.
She also states, “Vaccines have the ability to save lives, but they must be used cautiously for all species. ”
If she weren’t talking about animals specifically, she’d be lumped in with the “anti-vaccine” movement. What also seems to be an underlying theme is her tone that pet vaccines are essentially profiteering. In other words, are vets honestly not looking over pet medical records before giving an animal a shot? How many vaccines are they giving them per sitting?
And lastly, how strong do Maro’s sentiments relate to humans?