Depends what it is, I have seen people refer to vax reactions as swelling and redness at the site, um, no - I don't think that is a good enough reason.
In fact, I really don't think any reason is good enough - unless there is a medical reason.
Recently someone on here was saying that their stepbrother had a severe reaction - I could see how that would make it hard to vaccinate. If you have seen up close and personal something really bad happen due to vaxxes.
But generally no, and the reason is this, the amount of mis information out there regarding vaccinations is horrifying, and the amount of people who do *research* on the web and then decide not to vax is just plain scary. I just don't get it.
Thankfully vaxxing is still a parents choice to do or not. I really wish we could all sit down, take a big breath and accept that different parenting choices work for different families and that that's ok- rather than sitting on our opposing high horses looking on each others choices.
Vax, non vax, part vaxed, homeopathically vaxed, not fully vaxed for medical reasons- why fight about it when at the end of the day we are all trying to do what's best for our kids
Yep....my cousins kids were two of those hospitalised with measles in Campbelltown due to not immunising
We were exposed to it through them, but it looks like we've escaped it - DS is fully immunised thankfully!
I knew there was a hypothesis about it, but I didn't realise that our government were wondering what they were going to do about it in the future, I have been looking since you posted that and can find nothing that says anything about our governments concern for future shingles outbreaks. I did find a lot from overseas, and one study suggested that they vaccinate the elderly at the same time as the children, so more vaxxes, not less.
Last edited by beebs; 15-08-2012 at 11:55. Reason: sp
Why should i accept it - this affects everyone. Someone's decision to vax on their own doesn't matter, but when there are 30,000, well that is when outbreaks occur. And before anyone uses the ole 'But your kids are fully vaxxed so it shouldn't matter' excuse, we all know that vaccines aren't 100%.
Sorry OM, we will have to agree to disagree - I believe that is a silly reason not to vaccinate.
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