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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28-03-2014 10:06 #91Senior Member
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28-03-2014 10:24 #94
Reading this makes me realise how the "educated anti vaxxer" are really totally uneducated.
28-03-2014 10:27 #95
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!!
28-03-2014 10:36 #96
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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28-03-2014 11:09 #97
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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28-03-2014 11:20 #98
I think the rise in "attachment parenting" has a lot to do with this in these areas.
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28-03-2014 12:00 #100
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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