Oh my. Out come the autism, Jenna and AVN generalisations. I wish i could insert the face with the rolling eyes right about *here* but don't know how to do it on my phone.
Like PPs said, if I went to a nation where children were dying from vaxx preventable diseases, I would certainly be getting the Vaxx - *if* I was living there.
In those settings, vaccinations save lives and I'm glad programs are in place to stop the spread of these fast moving diseases. I feel the different environmental factors in comparison to 1st World nations such as movement of people, vaxx rates, living standards, general health and hygiene (don't worry - I'm not using hygiene as a reason for the improved disease rates - but we certainly have it better here than there) play a huge part in spreading the disease, and I feel that we are miles ahead of these nations in these factors.
I have a few reasons why I don't vaxx and I'm not going to go into them all but believe me, my sources do NOT come from the AVN. But one of my main ones is as a consumer of a health product - why can't I go into a Dr's office and develop a plan of individual shots at times of my selection? Why couldn't I request JUST the WC shot at 6 weeks? Why when we take any other type of medication an individual prescription is made for just that patient but I have to accept a one size fits all solution when I have concerns over the relevancy (small example only - polio) of those vax? That irks me.
I gave my reasons over and over years ago and wont do it anymore, sorry. I don't have the energy to justify our decisons, etc anymore. Things that are important to us just aren't important to other people and vice versa and alot of people seem to have a hard time accepting that. Links of mine were package inserts, ingredients, origins of vaccines and things like that.
Last edited by Ffrenchknickers; 12-07-2012 at 18:28.
I read a few articles for and against vaxxing and I talked to two doctors, who had opposing opinions but when deciding not to give my son the MMR and chicken pox (he had the others) I simply went with my gut feeling.
If I could have separated the MMR I would have gone with that option but as it was not made available to me I elected not to give it to him.
Stiflers Mom (12-07-2012)
Ah the good ol' vaxx debate lol look I support parents right 100% to not vaxx. I delayed my son's vaxxes until 6 months bc he had severe reflux. So I understand the delayed/selective vaxxing debate and why.
As a pro vaxxer, I believe herd immunity means those that don't wish to, are *generally* covered. Many of the non vaxxers I know have done lots of research and while I don't agree with their assessment, it's their assessment. I will however say, that I do kind of understand why many people are worried about their newborns. My kids are fully vaxxed, I believe, overall, that vaxxes do work, so I know my 7yo will only get a mild dose, if at all.
But I think anti vaxxers have to understand the fear for our newborns who aren't fully vaxxed yet. I don't think this is an attack on your decision, but worry for our babies.
and as a side question, and a genuine one.... what is with the WC that people don't like? my kids are 7 and 5 so I can't remember what's with the WC vaxx lol
I would like to see the option of stand alone vaxxes so people an pick and choose, bc WC scares the crap out of me, more than any other communicable illness.
As much as I agree with the selfishness of not vaccinating kids.. adult vaccinations aren't up to date either nor are they pushed or even suggested sometimes!! I never even realised immunity from vaccines ran out until I started having kids.
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