The application of Immunizations versus the promotion of Herd Immunity in the human organism is a controversial topic between holistic and allopathic practitioners.
Over the years as a practicing physician in primary care, often, when I have offered immunizations to my patients, I have heard repeated statements that some of them had never gotten the flu or pneumonia until they were immunized. These repeated comments have stirred certain doubts in my mind over the years.
On one hand, we are told that people perish due to a lack of knowledge. It is known that innoculation by definition is the act of introducing toxins into the human organism, whereas, natural immunity is acquired by allowing the human organism in working with nature, to wall off disease by applying barriers against it by limiting exposure to disease and by building a strong resilient immune system which can fight off intruders causing disease. The problem is that some people have a low resistance to fight off infection.
We know that it is easier for us as health providers to prevent a disease than it is to treat one. A typical example of this is when people have limited resistance to airborne diseases and germs circulating around us, despite the wearing of personal protective equipment, since there are those who do not practice social distancing, they may never the less get exposure and come down with the disease.
In fighting the war against communicable disease, in order for us to apply natural remedies, we must take into consideration the importance of primary prevention of disease. On March 2, 2015 the worldwide SDA Church released a statement declaring that church members should responsibly participate in vaccination for the prevention of disease. As health care providers and as believers that our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit, we should be proactive in preventing disease.
Notwithstanding, the following video by Dr. Raymond Obosmsawin entitled "Immunizations, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinations" gives us an alternate perspective on vaccinations.
However, bare in mind that given the virulence and high mortality rate associated with COVID-19, and the special groups at high risk of succumbing to this disease which are over 65 yrs of age, hispanics, afroamericans, all those which are diabetic, hypertensive, have chronic lung disease and or have heart disease, given this medical emergency, it is recommended that you consider getting immunized as soon as possible. Ultimately, whether or not you decide to do is your choice. If you have any questions, please consult with your primary health care provider.