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    Default Anti-vax sibling

    Hi all,

    My partner and I just had our first born (3 months old now) and still learning everything as we go.....3 months before the birth we informed our family members to get their whooping cough injection or they can't see the baby. My sister and her husband refuses to get the injection as they are VERY anti-vax.

    They now want to know when they can see our baby. With Christmas coming up soon I'm having a hard time trying to decide on how to approach this situation without causing any family problems.

    If anyone has any tips or advice on how I can deal with this matter it would be much appreciated.

    Cheers!

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    At 4 months old bub would have had two round last of vaccinations, which would be before Xmas? Still not great to be around non- vaccinations but at least your baby will have some immunity.

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    I would say 6 months as a minimum.

    I told everyone that if they refused, they would not see my daughter until her first birthday. Only FIL was an issue as he has needlephobia, but he got his done before she was born

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    Just tell them if they or the kids are sick just to stay away, if you are really uncomfortable then tell them they can't hold the baby but honestly even immunised kids/adults can still pass on diseases, my SIL was lucky as her 5 year old nephew who was fully immunised came to the hospital to visit her twins as babies and a week later he was diagnosed with whooping cough, it's just if any one is unwell or sick I'd keep them away from the baby - but it's your baby and your rules so if they won't get vaxxed and that's what you want then just tell them!

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    Is there much WC in your area?

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    Thanks all, probably make them wait 6 months to be on safe side.....

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    I'd tell them to wake up to themselves and get educated about vaccinations. Surely in this day and age it shouldn't be be an issue to protect yourself and your newborn niece against disease.

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    It's your baby not theirs so you do what you want and fi they dont like it then too bad so sad. Can i just point out. Your baby will be coming into contact with other members of society, maybe not physically but close enough, shops, eateries etc etc. Now are you going to make sure that the lady serving you at the check out has had her vaccine or the person standing inline behind you? You get what i mean. It's good to be fair. Maybe then can come see the child but not touch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful37 View Post
    I'd tell them to wake up to themselves and get educated about vaccinations. Surely in this day and age it shouldn't be be an issue to protect yourself and your newborn niece against disease.
    This. And I would not let them near her for 6 months at least. Anti-vaxxers are a pet hate of mine though.

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    Old thread. What did you end up doing OP?


 

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