(Closed) Do you vaccinate your kids? Why or why not?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Do you believe in vaccinating your kids>
    YES : (88 votes)
    88 %
    NO : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Other- Explain? : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    First…even though you’re not intending to start an arguement, brace yourself. This becomes a touchy subject for people from both camps.

    Second…I voted yes. People are not usually surprised to hear I am pro-vaccination when they find out that I am a nurse. However, people are usually surprised that I am pro-vaccination when they find out that I am the mother of a child with autism.

    Post # 4
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Yes. I have an autistic child, but that myth was debunked a long time ago. I’ll be vaccinating this baby as well. Even if it was true, I’d rather have an autistic child than a dead child. Disease is preventable, and In My Humble Opinion to leave your child unprotected or rely on herd immunity is just flat our irresponsible.

    Post # 5
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    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    i am provaccination I never really thought about it to much my doctor always just told me when they needed it and I trust her judgement

    Post # 6
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    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Yes because the risks of not vaccinating outweigh the risks of the vaccines themselves.

    Post # 7
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    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    While I don’t have kids. When I do, they will be vaccinated. 

    Post # 8
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted no..but I should of voted other… I choose wich vaccinations I gave my child.. he did not get all of them..but did get some… I feel 100% in my decisions.. have no regrets.. to each their own… and .. probably wont even come back to this thread because I know theres going to be reaming and bashing both ways…lol

    Post # 9
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    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @KatyElle: Agreed word for word.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    i don’t have kids yet, but absolutley intend to vaccinate them. how horrible would it be to have your child die from something like small pox, which was essentially cured by the vaccine decades ago? i couldn’t live with myself. there are no proven ties to autism, as @KatyElle  stated. relying on other parents to vaccinate their kids to keep yours healthy is nonsense, too.

    Post # 12
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    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Take The Reins: Not only the safety of your own children, but the safety of other children.  The guilt that I could prevent some other children who cannot be vaccinized (due to age or severe allergic reaction) but didn’t would eat at me.

    Post # 14
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    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    If I ever have kids, they will darn well be vaccinated.

    Post # 15
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    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I do not have kids, but when I do they will definiately be getting their shots. 

    That being said, I am on the fence about the flu shot, I have gotten it, and STILL have gotten the flu, sometimes the next day!

    Post # 16
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @KatyElle: I agree with you 100%! Although that theory has been debunked, I live in a small country town and people still insist that there is a link. Even if there were a direct link, like you said…I, too, would rather have a child with autism than a dead child!

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