Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH, Naturopathic Pediatrics. Naturopathic and Homeopathic Care for Children in Victoria, BC. Practice Focus on Developmental Disorders, Child and Youth Mental Health, Auto-Immune Disorders and Vaccine and Medication Injuries.
Please note: The information on this website is aimed at allowing wider access to the full range of opinions in the vaccine debate, in order to help individuals make informed decisions. The aim is not to encourage parents to either vaccinate or not vaccinate their children.
Vaccine choice may be one of the most important decisions you as a parent can make. No matter which way you decide, your child's future health can be seriously affected. It is important to be aware of the impact of serious, contagious disease and at the same time be well-informed about potential adverse effects of vaccines.
I want to be clear that vaccines can be very effective at preventing targeted infectious diseases and have helped to save millions of lives. That being said, public sanitation has saved at least a thousand times more lives.
As the vaccine schedules have expanded however, tens of thousands of parents around the world have reported their children developing neurological, immunological, digestive and behavioural disorders following vaccination. Clinicians and researchers have naturally taken notice of this as well and research on the topic has been gradually increasing, with concerning findings.
I became interested in this topic as a result of seeing many vaccine-injured children and adults. Until about seven years ago I was relatively unaware of the multiple potential negative impacts of vaccines. Since then I've spent at least 8000 hours doing research on the topic and feel the urgent need to share my findings. Please also see my page on vaccine controversy and my vaccine video library.
I will support parents in whatever they feel will be best for their children. If the full, regular vaccine schedule is desired or can't be avoided, there are many things parents can do to reduce the risk of vaccine injuries and to help the vaccines work better, including not giving vaccines when the child is sick, spacing or delaying vaccines and the use of various dietary measures, supplements and homeopathic remedies given before and after vaccination.
Some parents desire certain vaccines but not others, for example, they may not want a hepatitis B or tetanus vaccine for a two-month old infant but perhaps think that a pertussis or meningitis vaccine is useful at that age and are just looking for an open ear for their concerns and choices.
Other parents are concerned about many vaccines being given at once or so early and wish to delay or space out some or all vaccines, which can be a reasonable choice, too. Yet others don't want any vaccines and instead want to learn more about how to support their child's immune system and how to deal with infections with more natural methods.
Occasionally I see parents whose child had an adverse reaction to a vaccine or whose sibling was so affected and they are interested in exploring other ways of supporting their child's immune system.
Still other are interested in and approach me about homeoprophylaxis, which is also an emerging and potentially helpful method to educate the immune system.
My goal is to help parents make an informed choice.
The CDC immunization schedule calls for children in North America today to receive 49 shots before the age of six. Most parents are unaware of the ingredients in vaccines and the potential adverse reactions they may cause.
This guide and journal is an invaluable resource to help parents make educated decisions BEFORE their children are immunized and to be aware of and track any reactions.
In addition to a detailed chart for filling in immunization dates, locations, reactions, etc., the Immunization Journal includes information on:
All vaccines on the 2016 CDC Schedule
A Q&A on vaccine safety;
Precautions for when NOT to vaccinate;
Tips for expectant mothers;
A special section on the flu vaccine; and more.
You can download this Journal now for your child, grandchild or any child you care about by clicking on the photo.
Questions? I offer a free 15-minute consultation. Please call 778-352-0806 or book online
Serving Families with Integrity and Compassion Since 1991
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH, Naturopathic Physician West Sooke, BC, Canada
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-6 and alternating Saturdays from 10-4
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