Christian Heesch – Childhood Vaccinations are Safe

In a recent interview, Christian Heesch addressed the question of whether childhood vaccinations were safe.  “Concerns regarding this possible connection have been surfacing for some time now, and such concerns are not based on any facts.  Quite the opposite, all the available evidence has shown, over and over again, that the childhood vaccination programs available to us here in the United States are safe, do not cause autism, and prevent much harm and suffering,” says Heesch.

He then expanded on the topic: “I can say categorically that there is no causal connection between vaccines routinely administered to children in the United States, and the development of autism.  Any occurrences of autism are unrelated. Parents need to keep in mind that childhood diseases such as mumps or chickenpox are not always benign. In fact, in some children there are complications.  In the past, I have attended to children in a part of the world where vaccine programs had not been fully established.  I have seen children and adults die of complicated measles – very sad, especially in view of the fact that this would have been preventable had these patients received the vaccines available to us in the United States.”

Christian Heesch has been an internist and cardiologist for several years, and he has worked in areas with ample access to vaccines, and ones without.

Author: Robert Strong

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Christian Heesch Says US Vaccinations Are Safe

Christian Heesch is concerned with the rumors being spread about the dangers of childhood vaccinations for common diseases. As an internist and cardiologist, he has worked in many areas where some parents don’t have the resources to vaccinate their children for these diseases; and he has seen firsthand the unnecessary suffering that many children have been subjected to as a result.

As Christian Heesch describes it, “While I am certainly not a pediatrician or infectious disease specialist, I can tell you first hand that the absence of vaccine programs for children can create much unnecessary suffering in children.  Further, common childhood diseases such as mumps or measles can take a course that is anything but benign.  I have seen outcomes with death or permanent disability as a result.”

 Christian Heesch sees a missing education piece for parents to get their information from only credible sources. “Most parents obtain their information on health related issues from the internet.  Unfortunately, there is much good and much bad information that can be consulted, and it is sometimes difficult for people without a medical background to tell the difference.” He believes that if more parents got their information from credible sources, then there would be more clarity on this heated topic of debate.

Author: Robert Strong

Christian Heesch Addresses Concerns About Vaccines and Autism

Christian Heesch is a seasoned doctor and internist who says parents should embrace childhood vaccines, including those directed against diphtheria, polio, tetanus, measles, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and many other infectious conditions. In a recent interview, he explained his stance on the topic, citing his own professional experience:

“Before anything else, I would like to make it clear that I am neither a pediatrician, nor a specialist in infectious diseases.  However, I have taken care of a number of children in situations where there was no pediatrician and no infectious disease doctor around.  This experience was obtained in an area where routine childhood vaccinations had simply not been available for a large portion of the population.  With that background, I can tell you that ‘routine’ childhood diseases are potentially dangerous and lead to unnecessary suffering.  As an example, I once attended to a young mother and her infant child, both of which had presented with measles.  The mother and the child both died, and it was a devastating experience for everybody. ”

And in the United States, parents are starting to question the necessity of these vaccines, asserting that allowing their child to get sick would help strengthen his or her immune system. In response, Christian Heesch has this to say: “Anybody talking about these childhood diseases should know that they can have a course that is anything but ‘routine’ or ‘benign’.  In fact, some of them can have severe complications, and can even lead to permanent disability of death. As examples, mumps can lead to meningitis and orchitis.  Some childhood diseases have potential complications such as permanent nerve damage with hearing loss or even pneumonia.  There is a long list of possible poor outcomes.  The good news is that, ever since routine childhood vaccinations have been introduced, millions of cases of childhood diseases and thousands of cases of such poor outcomes have likely been avoided.”

In closing, Christian Heesch also tackled the alleged link between vaccines and autism. “There is no credible evidence to show that there is any causal relationship between childhood vaccines and autism,” Heesch said. “Of course, autism can on occasion be diagnosed around the time when a child just received a vaccination, but this is coincidence.  Similarly, children can get hurt in traffic accidents the day after they happened to get vaccinated, yet no reasonable person would suspect a connection between these two events.”

Author: Robert Strong