So my DS who is 5 travels on a small school bus some days. Its a 35 minute journey each way, & its not feasable for me to make the trip twice every day with a baby & toddler in the car - so the bus works perfectly for us. The only problem is,another family who also use the bus are staunchly & vocally anti vax. They are lovely people & not malicious in any way, just mis-educated & very misguided.
My DS is travelling I think twice a week with the children in this family - roughly 1-2 hours a week,on a small 12 seater bus,usually sitting next to or very close to the unvaccinated children. He is completely up to date with his immunisations, as are his younger siblings.
TBH,I'm not sure how I feel about him being in such close & regular contact with these children. Logically I am telling myself that the chances of him contracting a VPD are low,with his vaxxes up to date. But it does still make me feel nervous & a bit anxious that he will in an enclosed bus every week with these children.
How would you feel about it? Would you be completely not concerned,a bit nervous, or even try to make other arrangements? I'm just really not sure what level of 'anxiety' is normal!