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    I honestly believe that people who are anti-vax or who state that "if their child catches a VPD, they'll be ok" are privileged parents. They are privileged because they have never seen their child truly sick and fighting for breath. They have never done time in the childrens hospital or in the NICU. Well I'm not so privileged. I've been there, done that and bought the bloody t-shirt and I'd wager if they had too - their eyes would be open wide.

    Vaccines aren't about sides, or cults, or whatever terms have been thrown around. They are about life and death.

    I better leave it at that because this "debate" just makes me bloody furious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    3 of ours and my DH had it unvaccinated too (before it was on the schedule)
    My DSS had about 20 spots and wasn't too unwell. My dd and DSD however- they were covered. DSD had them up in her vagina and bottom, in her ears and throat. She had a high fever and was sick as a dog as well as being in terrible discomfort. DD had them everywhere too and couldn't help scratch a few, so had some get infected. She had a high temp and was really sick. DH was about 34 at the time and sick as a dog. Did you see the comment from a PP where an unvaccinated kid got them and now needs a liver transplant? Scary stuff.
    My dad was 62 when he got almost died. He was in hospital for 2 weeks.

    I got when my first was 9 mths old. It was horrid. I was incredibly sick and didn't leave the house for well over 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I honestly believe that people who are anti-vax or who state that "if their child catches a VPD, they'll be ok" are privileged parents. They are privileged because they have never seen their child truly sick and fighting for breath. They have never done time in the childrens hospital or in the NICU. Well I'm not so privileged. I've been there, done that and bought the bloody t-shirt and I'd wager if they had too - their eyes would be open wide.

    Vaccines aren't about sides, or cults, or whatever terms have been thrown around. They are about life and death.

    I better leave it at that because this "debate" just makes me bloody furious.
    Very well said.

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    Reading this makes me realise how the "educated anti vaxxer" are really totally uneducated.

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    I get terribly terrible sick when i get vaccinations, vomiting, migraines - in 3 cases i ended up in hospital for nearly a week each time. But My Mum still made me get them done and when i need to get an update, i take a week of annual leave off just in case.
    I was terrified taking DD to get hers done as i was worried she had inherited my reaction. The nurses and dr's were wonderful and she is carefully monitored after each one for 48 hours. Despite the risk of her getting sick in the short term, i still make sure she gets them all.

    Why? Because i believe people who do not get vaccinations done are selfish = if you do not vaccinate you put other people at risk. The "She's right the drs and hospital will fix it" attitude stinks. If you catch one of these horrible diseases because you didnt vaccinate and are hospitalised, you are putting other patients, staff, visitors at risk, you could also be taking valuable resources away from those patients who desperately need it.

    Probably doesnt make any sense - but it does in my head!!

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    I really can't believe that there is still debate about this. It's 2014 for goodness sake

    Do all you non vaxers think parents in 3rd world countries would say 'no thanks' to a vaccine that could prevent their child contracting a vpd if it was readily available ???? You can bet they wouldn't !!! They line up for days to have their child vaccinated !!!

    To me, not vaccinating your child, unless you have a bloody good MEDICAL reason is neglect and child abuse !

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    I'm not sure if I'm chiming in at the right place but I do want to share another point from my personal experience. When I made the decision to fall pregnant, I believed all my vaccinations were up to date and had little to fear in that respect. After my BFP I had my first bloods done. My rubella immunity was low! I'd only had my shot a few years earlier! I've spent my entire pregnancy terrified because I know the dangers of rubella to an unborn baby and the rate of people who think that 'herd immunity will cover them so why vaccinate'. That does little to help my situation.

    As soon as possible I will be having that vaccination updated as I would never want to be responsible for making another ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    I was shocked to learn that I live in an area that hasn't got the greatest vax rates (around the low 80% mark I think), despite being an "affluent" inner city area.

    We need to pick a school for DD for 2016 and there are several state schools to choose from, I wonder if schools can tell me the percentage of students who are fully vaccinated? I don't want DD starting prep with a bunch of germ carriers.
    It's happening all over in affluent areas.

    http://m.smh.com.au/national/health/...326-35iy3.html


    I think the rise in "attachment parenting" has a lot to do with this in these areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    I was shocked to learn that I live in an area that hasn't got the greatest vax rates (around the low 80% mark I think), despite being an "affluent" inner city area.

    We need to pick a school for DD for 2016 and there are several state schools to choose from, I wonder if schools can tell me the percentage of students who are fully vaccinated? I don't want DD starting prep with a bunch of germ carriers.
    Rich people are the worst offenders apparently (think they know better than the trained experts).

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    I find it really bizarre that anti-vaccers use the argument "it's not 100% effective"

    Well no sh!t Sherlock, show me something that is?

    Taking folic acid during the first trimester is not 100% effective in minimising your risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect but it certainly gives them a better chance of developing properly if you do take it.

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