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    Default Why on earth are there people that don't vax?

    This is a genuine question, I don't understand it at all?

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    The same reason some people circumcise or breastfeed or cloth nappy. Because it's their choice to

    But seriously, one reason I know of is that some people believe vaccines can have harmful side effects and so they weigh up the risk of their child contracting the disease vs the possible side effects.

    Ftr I do vaccinate.

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    Because some children are allergic to the ingredients.

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    @monkeybear I can't imagine (other than an allergy to a component of the vaccine or medium) why anyone of sound mind and reasoning wouldn't vaccinate. I think the risk of contracting a disease is of far greater risk than the vaccine itself. I have also had one of my babies contract measles (too young to be vaccinated at the time) and ended up in hospital in a very bad way for more than a week. Yes it may be a choice not to vaccinate, but I think without a "valid" reason (ie: threat to life to do so) it is irresponsible, selfish and goes against community expectations. Btw this is not meant to offend. It is just my opinion, and is in the pro vax section for a reason ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Because some children are allergic to the ingredients.
    We had to delay vaccines due to egg allergies. When ds outgrew that allergy we caught up. Both my kids are 100% vaxed now but there are def legit reasons which is why herd immunity is so important. It protects those that for some reason can't have vax's

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    Allergies to ingredients
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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    We had to delay vaccines due to egg allergies. When ds outgrew that allergy we caught up. Both my kids are 100% vaxed now but there are def legit reasons which is why herd immunity is so important. It protects those that for some reason can't have vax's
    Which vaccines did you have to delay? My DD has an egg allergy and no one has ever mentioned this to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by KitiK View Post
    @monkeybear I can't imagine (other than an allergy to a component of the vaccine or medium) why anyone of sound mind and reasoning wouldn't vaccinate. I think the risk of contracting a disease is of far greater risk than the vaccine itself. I have also had one of my babies contract measles (too young to be vaccinated at the time) and ended up in hospital in a very bad way for more than a week. Yes it may be a choice not to vaccinate, but I think without a "valid" reason (ie: threat to life to do so) it is irresponsible, selfish and goes against community expectations. Btw this is not meant to offend. It is just my opinion, and is in the pro vax section for a reason ;-)
    Agreed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollypolly View Post
    Which vaccines did you have to delay? My DD has an egg allergy and no one has ever mentioned this to me
    MMR has egg protein in it. Lots of kids w egg allergies have it so it really depends how severe your allergy is but they should have asked and explained it to you. We also were allergic to dairy, soy, wheat and gluten and ds was pretty unwell in general for his first few years so we chose to delay but only until he was strong and healthy enough. He caught up pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollypolly View Post
    Which vaccines did you have to delay? My DD has an egg allergy and no one has ever mentioned this to me
    You also should know that some flu shots contain egg protein as well but if your child didn't react to MMR you should be right.


 

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