(Closed) Hypothetical situation – would you vaccinate your kids

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Assuming the above would you vaccinate
    Yes - all the typical childhood vaccinations : (180 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 # 32
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    9087 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Depends on what the chances of my child having an adverse reaction might be. Just because I did doesn’t mean my child would, and I’d be doing my child an incredible disservice by not vaccinating if they had no vaccinations at all.

    ETA: People who say, “But my child will never come into contact with Polio!” is exactly why polio hasn’t been stomped out.

    Post # 33
    Member
    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would have allergy tests done, but honestly yes I would still have the vac’s done. They are important. 

    Post # 36
    Member
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    um yea my kid is getting vaccinated… he needs them because of all the parents who dont vacc their kids at all and send them on their merry way to school or wherever to spread everything that they are susceptible to bc they arent protected by a simple vaccination. i will say that we do delayed vaccinations to pinpoint any reactions that happen and to reduce the amount of vaccination my son will get at one time. 🙂

    Post # 37
    Member
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It’s refreshing to me to see that (as of the time of my vote), over 80% of bees would have all vaccinations performed.  I’m glad that the majority are still making decisions based on science instead of the anti-vaccine lie machine.

    Post # 40
    Member
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yes, I would vaccinate.  Not only that, I would see about getting the vaccine that I had a reaction to administered as early as possible, to see if my offspring had a reaction to it.  If they didn’t, then we’re in the clear!  If they did, alternative vaccination methods (oral, nasal) might be in order for other vaccines.

    My SO’s sister had a seizure after being vaccinated, so neither he nor any of his siblings received any childhood vaccines.  I think that was beyond stupid.  She was the only one who demonstrated sensitivity.

    Post # 41
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    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @crayfish:  I’m curious, how do you know you’re sensitive to the rabies vaccine?  Do you work with it? 

    Post # 42
    Member
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    OP, I would vaccinate the child fully because I wouldn’t assume that your child would automatically have the same reaction.  You could have allergy testing done to check for it.

    Post # 43
    Member
    2664 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @AB Bride:  Yes. Unless there was serious harm done, I’d still vaccinate my child. I believe it’s the right thing to do. I’d rather them have a limited mobiility in a limb than have a disease. 

    Post # 45
    Member
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @AB Bride:  Yes, we will. Whatever vaccines our doctor recommends is what we will get.

    Post # 46
    Member
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t know. I’d talk to an immunologist and discuss the situation.

    I think allergies are one of the few reasons not to vaccinate.

    Not vaccinating because of allergies is 1000x different to not vaccinating because you read non peer reviewed pseudoscientific studies on the interwebs. The point of everyone elsvaccine vaccinated involves the protection of those who genuinely can’t.

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