Hypothetical situation – would you vaccinate your kids

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Assuming the above would you vaccinate
    Yes - all the typical childhood vaccinations : (179 votes)
    78 %
    Yes - but I would exclude the specific one that harmed me : (28 votes)
    12 %
    Yes - but only certain ones (listed below) : (9 votes)
    4 %
    No : (4 votes)
    2 %
    No - even without the hypotheical situation I would not vaccinate my kids : (10 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    @AB Bride:  Was this a permanent reaction or temporary?

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    … and the vacination prevents what? 

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Depends on what the vaccine is for.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Depends on what disease, what the chances were of catching said disease and if disease is contracted, what is worse case scenario.  I rather have my child not be able to use their arm and alive, then possibly die from a disease that could have been prevented.  As a parent, I feel pretty confident in that decision.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If it was the Varicella vaccine for chicken pox then I might skip it.  Polio- no way I’d skip that.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    AB Bride  I think with the increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children the possibility is increasing- unfortunately.  It is not something I am willing to risk- however remote the chance.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Depends on if it is life threatening/ how common this side effect I supposedly have. 

    Truth be told, I’d in all likelyhood listen to my Dr. who will say vacinate.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @AB Bride:  Given all the people who aren’t vaccinating and the comeback of many diseases that is currently resulting or likely to result from it, I wouldn’t bet on my kid not coming into contact with polio. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would seek the advice of at least one pediatrician, and if only one pediatrician I’d also seek the advice of a doctor who is an expert in vaccines and vaccine related side effects. (This would be the ideal situation). If I couldn’t find a specialist, I’d probably consult 2-3 pediatricians and decide based on their recommendation. If all of them said there’s a good chance my child would suffer adverse reactions, then no I would not vaccinate, especially if the aforementioned doctors recommended against it. I think a high chance of a serious reaction like that is enough reason to not vaccinate. If however the doctors all concur that there is a very slim chance or no chance that my child will have a reaction and say that the benefits of the vaccine far far outweigh the risk then I’d probably vaccinate. I’m always of the opinion that it’s best to get a few expert opinions before deciding on something like that. Internet research, even if you’re just reading scholarly articles, just won’t provide the right information IMHO.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would have them allergy tested if the reaction was caused by something that could be tested for.

    Barring that, i’d still immunize, but under close medical supervision.

    A lot of people who are sensitive (and an egg sensitivity or similar isn’t the underlying cause) are only sensitive to certain immunizations. Best not to throw the baby out with the bath water and see how they react to each individual one.

    FWIW i’m really sensitive to the rabies vaccine, but don’t get a life threatening reaction, and would not let this hinder a future child’s immunization for rabies.

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