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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    On a sidenote regarding vaccinations - It still amazes me that ignorant people out there think they know better than the scientists and medical profession! - do they not have any idea how many years of work and study these professionals put in? Ten years at the very least. I tend to think they know better than me.
    True, i do trust medical professionals for the mosT part BUT but at the same time, there have been a few vaccinations that were recommended for children which have since been changed/withdrawn due to the side effects so I completely understand people not wanting to expose their kids to them til they've been around for a while. I don't get the flu vax for that reason despite medical prof recommending it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    who said they are the devil spawn? If you have a new born baby, its not unreasonable to want to protect it from getting WC.
    Of course not, that is why it is so important for ADULTS to be up to date with boosters. Which most are not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    who said they are the devil spawn? If you have a new born baby, its not unreasonable to want to protect it from getting WC.
    I'm not saying it is unreasonable to want to protect your child from sickness. Simply making a point that perhaps when people are going on about unvaxed KIDS they might be barking up the wrong tree.

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    I think a lot of people don't realise that we as adults even need booster shots.

    Maybe there needs to be some more education about adult immunisations. Seems most people think they only need shots if they're going overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onionskin View Post
    Of course not, that is why it is so important for ADULTS to be up to date with boosters. Which most are not...
    This is true. I caught whooping cough 2 years ago, the only person i came into contact with was my nephews unvaxed friend (child) who had it. I can never be sure though because you can get it from anywhere. I never knew that you had to get a booster as an adult. When i was kid, i never even heard of anyone getting whooping cough, it just wasn't around.

    My GP told me that in our area, there has been a trend over the last 10 years or so, of not vacinnating so WC has been on the rise since then, and now there are very often outbreaks and a lot of new born babies are getting it, and getting very sick. I had it for 9 months, i cant imagine how sick a tiny baby would be with that cough. You literally turn blue.

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    No one is saying they are the devil's spawn at all.

    The adult vaccination issue is a very good point. I have no idea why the government doesn't do some kind of campaign. Most people don't realise that vaxxes can sometimes wear off (like whooping cough for example) they think because they have been vaccinated 20 years ago they are still covered. But that again is different from someone deliberately choosing not to vaccinate.

    I too, cannot believe that anyone can read the science and still choose not to vaccinate. I hear the autism link brought up all the time still - even though it has been disproven over and over and over again.

    If you are not going to vaccinate - at least get your facts straight.

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    I fail to grasp the reasons why parents choose not to vaccinate their child/children.
    I have witnessed first hand the devastation that these preventable diseases can cause.
    As for the staying at home during pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period...well I'm not sure just how practical that is!! :-)

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    How is it barking up the wrong tree? Or do you know something about the 3 fold increased rate of whooping cough in the byron bay area where vaccination is the lowest in the state? Are you privy to some other explanation? Because the scientific evidence has proved that it is because the vax rates are so low, that the whooping cough rate is so high. And that is where this outbreak started.

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    I'm not saying it is unreasonable to want to protect your child from sickness. Simply making a point that perhaps when people are going on about unvaxed KIDS they might be barking up the wrong tree.

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    Yes Im pretty sure I had it in HS, I think I would've still been vaccinated at that age (14-ish?) but maybe not, but a few of us got it, none of us ever got it checked though but I remember mum saying she's sure thats what it was. I had it for a few months, every night I'd be vomiting from coughing so violently, it's awful. After I got over it I ended up with chronic fatigue for a couple of years, and really it's only been in the last 10 years or so that I've been on top of things.

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    People don't vax for no good reason, those that choose not to have almost always done extensive amounts of personal research. Personally my children are vaccinated, for me that's the choice that fit best, but since researching we are considering delayed vax or this baby. In no way do I judge parents that don't vax. I actually find it sad that the majority of parents think they have no other choice then to vaccinate. I know when I was pregnant with DS1, at only 18 I had no idea I had a choice to decline vaccinations. You go to your midwife/OBGYN appointments, you are told this and that vax will be given at birth and at x, x and x age and most people assume it's the done thing, I wish I was more informed back then because my decisions might have been different.

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