Post # 32
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 # 33
To be fair though, you really can’t start a thread like this and then get upset when people have strong opinions about it. Gahhh, there I go again!
Post # 35
Please enlighten me on which vaccine that is. That sounds like a bad urban myth to scare people away from “the horrific vaccines”
Post # 36
I 100% agree with everything you said.
Post # 37
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
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
@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 # 41
This was what happen with my daughter at 12 months old after the MMR
Post # 42
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
There has already been a very long, heated debate about this in a recent thread.
Post # 44
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
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
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.