A fellow hubber posted this on FB this morning.
"A child's right to health is greater than that of the parent to make the wrong choice" - love that quote
Still not sure where I stand on making vaccinating compulsory as I believe people should have a right to believe whatever they want. Same as a lot of people on here have (and have done) the right to tell me my faith in God is ridiculous. Still nutting through this one in my own head.
Would love to know what others thought of this article - @Atropos @beebs @VicPark and anyone else.
If it makes you feel better - I have 4 kids all fully vaxxed, two almost never get sick and two get sick all the time. I was fully breastfed and not fully vaxxed - and my health is shocking. It is all down to genetics, I never believe anyone who try and make out that this or that reasons is the reason their kids are so healthy. Nope - it their bleeding genes!!
I don't agree with mandatory vaccination at this point- but you can ask me again in a few years, as I've a feeling these outbreaks are going to get way worse and I may feel differently then.
I believe once you start enforcing vaccinations, then where does it end, can they then start enforcing other kinds of medicines, or medical procedures? It just doesn't sit well with me.
It think this part of the article is really interesting and SO obvious that is what is happening the world over - vaccines are a victim of their own success. Sigh.
"Since Croatia made vaccinations universal in 1999 diphtheria, whooping cough and measles have disappeared entirely and tuberculosis has decreased by 93%, tetanus by 97% and hepatitis B by 65%.
Possibly because of this success, however, Croatia has experienced substantial resistance to what was once an uncontroversial policy. Having achieved universal vaccination for a decade (presumably excluding cases where there was a valid medical reason) 28 children went unvaccinated in 2012, according to official records, and in 2013 this climbed to 143. While these numbers are not enough to generate the sorts of outbreaks seen in the US and UK as a result of campaigns by anti-vax lobbyists, the direction is clear."
Tried to quote you beebs but bubhub is playing funny buggers lol.
I have 3 vaxed kids (DS3 is only 9 months but is up to date), DS1 rarely geys sick, his immune system is amazing. DS2's was delayed vax and he has always been sick, he catches absolutely everything there is around.
DS3 had a patch of 2 months where he was sick the whole time but apart from that has been great. I get sick all the time, DH doesnt. It really is the luck of the draw.
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Also, I could be wrong about this, but isn't Hep B given another 3 times in the schedule and doesn't it only take 3 doses to gain immunity? Why the random newborn dose then?
Maybe the doctors and other experts can clarify this for me?
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