I guess all I can do is ask that vaccinations are up to date, and leave it up to the individual to check their own situation. We live in one of the highest anti-vax areas in the country and it scares me, can not rely on herd immunity.
My mum has leukaemia, she's been vaccinated but lost her immunity with chemo. I have to just cross my fingers with her because there is no way I would want to stop my mum from meeting her first grand baby. But it's tough. You want to do the best for your Bub but you can't lock yourself and your baby up for 2 months either.
Do you mind me asking where you live? I live in a hippie country town so I'm pretty sure people aren't up to date here either hence why I won't be taking her out.
Sorry about your mum, that is tough indeed. I would be the same, couldn't keep the baby from her. I guess she would be extremely vigilant herself as she has to be so she doesn't get sick, so that in itself would help lower the risk.
We didn't ask friends and family to get vaccinated when we had our dd, but did have a strict policy of no sick visitors. My mum didn't hold her until her first round of needles because she was sick with a bad cough. I know it sounds mean but mum wasn't immunized and I couldn't risk it.
I am glad to see that I am not unreasonable and that others share my opinion. I just feel stuck as I don't want to strain the relationship with the kids mother. If I go behind her back with the older son I think I might cause further issues. Maybe I just should say to the boys that it's up to them but if they aren't vaxxed they can't visit for the two months. In this case this will affect our arrangement with their mother too in respect of the younger boy in that he cannot visit during July school holidays.
Sorry but no I am strict my stepfathers sibling died on it back in the days because one of the siblings friends had it and no cuddle was needed to infect the baby. That's just my opinion.
A sneeze can travel up to 30ft... not to mention I can't imagine a teenage boys hygiene being top of his list.... 😝
The sunny coast is rampant with anti vaxers and there was a couple of cases reported not that long ago if I remember correctly...
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