One Mom’s Experience: Vaccine Titers

This story was shared with me, recently,  by a mother who chooses to remain anonymous, about her experience with obtaining titers for her child. In her own words…

I have always wanted to be a mother, for as long as I can remember, having children has always been a non-negotiable part of who I am. My husband and I were fortunate to have a healthy baby boy (all 10 pounds of him!) in 2005. An equally large “little sister” made our family complete in 2008. My husband and I took precautions to keep our children healthy, including vaccinating them on schedule. Our son had all of his vaccinations through age 8 and our daughter had all of them up to age 5. We did yearly flu vaccinations to keep them from getting illnesses that could otherwise be prevented. That changed in 2013, after my daughter had what I believe was an adverse reaction to the Flu Mist vaccine. Read on.

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30 Responses to One Mom’s Experience: Vaccine Titers

  1. Dawn says:

    Hi, this is very interesting. Please read about titers after vaccinations to see if your kids even need so darn many shots. Very interesting.

  2. Sasha says:

    My oldest only had his 2 month shots and then I stopped vaccinating. Now at age 8 he does the eye blinking thing (started this year). He hasn’t had shots in years–since he was a baby! What other causes could there be for the eye blinking?

    I live in PA as well and I was told that I did not have to vaccinate to have him in public school. This was straight from the principal’s mouth and the school nurse. You do NOT have to vaccinate in order to have your child in public school in PA.

    • Judy says:

      Take him to a Chiropractor for an adjustment

    • Brandy says:

      Please be aware that there is current legislation in PA to remove philosophical vaccine exemptions. The proposed bills are PA HB 883 and SB 696.

    • Peggy Winkel says:

      Some vaccine injuries do not resolve on their own and they are worsened/triggered by other toxic exposures as well. Some chiropractors, homeopaths and naturopaths are very good at working with vaccine injured people to help resolve the immune, gut and neurological damages from vaccination and other toxic events.

    • Lisa says:


    • magnesium deficiency and tics are common. Have your doctor check his magnesium levels… if he has other symptoms such as allergies, eczema, or heart murmur, this could very well be the cause. Magnesium citrate is the cheapest and best absorbed. Please research on the internet before giving any supplementation, and check with your doctors as well.

  3. CJ1954 says:

    Wait until ICD-10 starts in October of this year. ICD-10 is coding on steroids. Instead of these 11 codes, there will be hundreds more. ICD-10 is directly related to Obamacare. Coding will go from a few thousand codes to almost 87,000 codes, and that means we will have to be even more vigilant about medical issues. Also be aware that the gov’t is working on legislation to NOT let parents opt their children out of vaccinations due to religious reasons or personal beliefs.

  4. Mercury certainly causes tics.

  5. sylvia says:

    Your story sounds all too familiar. I too was told not to worry about the tics, just to ignore because they would go away. 4 years later, dramatically worse vocal and motor tics, I too believe my daughter was vacine injured! Working to heal her somehow and praying every day!

  6. Ellyn Saunders (Lyn) says:

    Also in Pa. My youngest is 19 now. All home educated all titered after initial vaccines and only repeated if lack of response. Only core vaccines given.yes, we have dealt with vaccine reactions possibly because some of my children were born with genetic deletions.

  7. Kim says:

    In addition, you do not need to vaccinate for your children to attend public school in PA. There are philosophical, medical and religious exemptions available. AND, any blood lab can run a titer. My children were all titered right in their doctor’s office! I’m sorry you had to go through this. It would be almost laughable if it weren’t so frightening.

  8. Dee says:

    Good for you! Did your son also get titers checked or did you proceed another route? I ask because my 18 month old daughter is now medically exempt from all vaccinations due to reactions but my 4.5 y/o son has had all his thus far. However, knowing what we know now and his genetics (we tested all of ours) being extremely similar to my daughter we want only titers for him going forward. What code for that one- the sibling that hasn’t gotten a medical exemption?

  9. jackiehorton85 says:

    No words. Other than this confirms why I never took my youngest who is completely unvaccinated to “well baby” appts.

    • Stephanie says:

      Just fabulous. So you put other children at risk (whom are too young for vaccinations or who medically can’t receive a vaccination) for a disease because you’re afraid of what exactly? I’d rather my kid have tics than die from one of these horrible diseases! Yes, I work at a pediatricians office. Yes, we vaccinate. We do not take anyone who refuses to vaccinate their child. Unless it is for medical reasons only! And, no, I’ve never ever seen anyone is my office have any kind of reaction from a vaccination. Besides a low grade fever! Measles, polio, whooping couph, menegitis and a boat load of other diseases are going to be on the rise in the US because people are getting their freak on about vaccinating. Thanks a bunch!

      • Anonymous says:

        Easy for you to say when your child isn’t the one affected by a life long tic or even more severe adverse reaction. And those childhood diseases you refer to are only scary in YOUR head. The only person who owes a child a healthy lifestyle is their own parent. People like you who choose to be rude and condescending, as if someone owes them something, simply astound me. Your ignorance must be quite blissful.

  10. Michele matthews says:

    Please tell this mothers to get a strep test for both children.

    I’m positive both kids have an auto immune disorder called Pandas (pediatric autoimmune neurophsycitric disorder associated with strep) or pans which associated with any infection.

    Have her look up both

    Untreated strep. Some children don’t show signs. Like my 8 year old daughter. The Auto antibodies start attacking the brain and mimic Tourette’s. A few months on antibiotics and a diet change should help.

  11. jmcinvale says:

    Those who have kids who got vaccinated and especially those with a vaccine injured child should google vaccine detox.

    What gets me is many parents of vaccinated children won’t let their kids play with the unvaccinated. If the vaccines work so good then what’s the issue?

  12. Kayla W. says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your experiences! Your story will help many parents and their kids.

  13. LeAnna says:

    I find it interesting that your children had underlying immune system disorders that affected the vaccination outcome. Was there any explanation as to where the immune system disorders came from in the first place?

    Do you know if there are adverse outcomes for underlying neurological disorders (such as autism, Parkinson’s or MS) OR are those created by vaccinations in the first place?

  14. bodhie says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience with vaccine titers. My son had a moderately severe reaction to his MMR at 3 years old. I quit vaccinating after and started testing for titers. I also had resistance from our pediatrician and for the life of me could not understand why. If titers are sufficient then the child is immune, no? I was curious how you obtained titers for the DTaP and Polio and if your school system accepted that as proof of immunity? For some reason our school only will accept titers for MMR, Chickenpox, Hep B and Hep A.

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  16. D Nantz says:

    Just how many parents even understand Titer testing or know to ask for it? How many children are being over-vaccinated? Also, Auto-Immune issues is contraindicated. Why would this Pediatrician not know this or perhaps care? These are the Doctor’s whom we are supposed to trust? I pray to God these parents reported these ADR’s to VAERS

  17. Joe Gooding says:

    I also live in PA. I’d recommend every parent get titres checked before “boosters” are given. 95% of kids that already have had MMR don’t need the 2nd shot as kids have built up immunity from the 1st shot. The 2nd MMR is given to ALL kids because 2-5% of them don’t respond enough to the 1st shot. And remember, PA and 46 other states offer exemptions to vaccination for school attendance. Don’t be forced into vaccination. Thanks. Joe Gooding

  18. Eunmi says:

    Thank you for sharing. I learned so much from this. Best wishes to you and your family

  19. Linda says:

    Awesome work momma! Doctors don’t know anything about vaccines except to say they save lives and your gonna die if you don’t get them!!!

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