(Closed) Any parents who don’t vaccinate their children? Thoughts on vaccines?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
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@MrsFuzzyFace: My mom said I too had a severe reaction to that vaccine that we believe led to me having recurring seizures for several years thereafter. I am pretty leery of vaccines because of that.

This is something that I will look into carefully when I have children. I have no doubt that I will still vaccinate for things such as whooping cough, polio and such, but chickenpox, HPV,  or the flu? No. Doubtlessly, vaccines have saved millions of lives but I do think that we are tending to over-vaccinate and it is something that pharmaceutical companies profit from so I try to just be aware of that.

 

I am sure this will become quite heated but I thought I’d throw in my 2 cents before then 🙂

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
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@MrsFuzzyFace:  that is not true

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
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@MrsFuzzyFace: Please enlighten me on which vaccine that is. That sounds like a bad urban myth to scare people away from “the horrific vaccines”

Post # 37
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Busy bee
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Not the OP, but a PP mentioned that kids can come to school without being vaccinated?  Holy shit, that scares the hell out of me!  Schools are such breeding grounds for the common cold – I can’t imagine the terror of an unvaccinated kid bringing a more serous disease to that environment.

I am also interested in hearing why parents don’t vaccinate their kids.  To me, it seems like such an obvious decision (to vaccinate) but I appreciate hearing the other side of the story.  

To the parents that don’t vaccinate…..would you let your kids play with kids in public areas?  (i.e. like a community playground or rec center?)  Would you feel bad if one of the other kids got sick from your kid not being vaccinated?

 

 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
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@nickels: My sister ended up with HPV and had to have surgerical intervention because of it. My daughters will both be given the HPV vaccine. 

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
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@hisgoosiegirl  I think we’re on the same page. Serious illness, yes. Flu and chicken pox, doubt I will. I will probably for the measels though. I don’t think there was a chickn pox vaccine when I was little. I remember when my brother and I got chickn pox, all the neighborhood moms wanted their kids to come get it too so they could just be over with it. Wow, I feel old saying that, I’m only 29.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I will definitely have my future daughters and sons vaccinated with the HPV vaccine (yes it is now approved for boys).  Why wouldn’t I want to prevent young women from getting cervical cancer and possibly losing their reproductive organs? 

 

My children will be getting all of their vaccines on time, but then again I am going to be a pediatrician….

 

and while some diseases are obviously more deadly then others, people die from the flu, and chicken pox- so yes those are just as important.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
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Vaccinations

There has already been a very long, heated debate about this in a recent thread.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
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I can’t find anything that isn’t a fear-mongering, anti-abortion, or anti-vaccination page about vaccines that are grown in aborted fetal lung tissue.  Could you link me to a non-biased, scientific source that says this?

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
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@Crisark

Maybe thisn is too personal as a question, so please feel free to ignore if you find it as such.How old was your sister? Do you know how she contracted it?

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper
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@Rock Hugger: You can claim medical or religious reasons. Communities such as the Amish or Mennonite don’t usually vaccinate and if you think about it – they are fairly closed off from the rest of the population so they are *probably* ok. Now if they run into someone who is carrying something they have no natural immunity to (think Native Americans and smallpox) it could be quite bad.

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