I thought my mother was happy to get the whooping cough vax so she could see the baby when he's born but when I spoke with her today she scoffed at the thought and said, "You'll find it very hard to police this given people will want to see the baby but won't want to get the vaccination".
Don't actually care to "police" anything but I would love to know why I would have to be made to feel bad about telling unvaccinated family not to visit until the baby is six months old unless they're prepared to be vaccinated. Other family members are showing signs of not wanting to listen as well. My brother's kid has never been vaccinated.
Has anyone had this issue? Or are you more casual about it? I've never had the vaccination but visited babies before, including very premature ones. It never crossed my mind to be vaccinated because I didn't know enough about it at the time and the mothers never said anything. Of course I would have either had the shot or stayed away until the baby was ready if I had.
What about taking your baby out in public or to visit friends where few people are vaccinated? What is the risk there? Finally, I've been told different things about WC vax and when it's safe for unvax people to visit. Is it six months or sooner?