(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 # 47
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m not planning on having kids, but I don’t see why you wouldn’t vaccinate your kids (assuming they’re not allergic).

    Post # 49
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    OP – how many vaccines did you receive PRIOR to the one that caused no adverse effects? I would think that if you had gotten a bunch of vaccines that caused no effect and then one that did, that information would disprove your notion of a component in all vaccines being the culprit.

    I am not a medical doctor, but it almost sounds more like a shoulder damage thing from an improperly administered vaccine than an allergic reaction to a component in the vaccine itself.

    For my future kids, it’s 100% vaccination all the way unless against the specific advice of pediatricians (2nd and 3rd opinions needed). Limited mobility in a limb is unfortunate, but these diseases are not something to mess around with.

    Post # 51
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I think this is a bit of an odd scenario, considering that allergy testing is more advanced now, vaccines are becoming safer all the time, and many vaccinations can also be given orally.

    So yes, I would vaccinate.

    Post # 52
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @AB Bride:  This situation sounds more like an error when the vacination is given rather than a side effect of vaccine components to me.

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @AB Bride:  I understand that and I am sorry for your misfortune. It sounds like a difficult thing to cope with. I also have loved ones who have dealt with pertussis, measles, TB, and polio in their own lives, with varying degrees of success. There would have to be a smoking gun, slam dunk-type conclusion about a life-threatening complication in order for me to risk leaving my own children vulnerable to these diseases.

    Post # 54
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am unsure, to be honest. i have a minor version of your problem. With each vaccine I get, it weakens my upper arms. When I was a child, I received all of my vaccines in my right arm. Each time, it would take longer and longer to heal. I mentioned this to my doc when I was 13, so most remaining vaccinations went to the left arm, which was getting weaker with each shot. The last time I got a flu shot it took my arm three weeks to heal (right arm) and I got the flu that season anyway. I accidentally lightly hit my right arm into the wall a few months ago an the bruise there lasted 5 weeks. Needless to say, I will not get any more vaccines unless I absolutely need them. 

    Im not sure what to do about my kids. I think I’m going to space out their vaccines (why does a baby need vaccines that I didn’t have until I was an older child?) and keep it tessays entails only. No annual flu shots. 

    In your case, I think I would avoid the shot for the disease that caused the issue and monitor your kids closely for the others, and limit it to essentials only (no annual flu shots). 

    Post # 55
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @AB Bride:  First, I would find out if there was an alternative vax or if the vax recipe had changed since I received it and whether it makes adverse reactions less likely.

    P.S. I wouldn’t chance something like Polio; the effects are horrific and much worse than the chance of rheumatoid arthitis.  There was another Bee on here who’s sibling wasn’t vax’d and they developed the eradicated disease in a third world country on vacation and died.

    Post # 56
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @AB Bride:  actually, polio still exists

    Post # 58
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @AB Bride:  I know, I was responding to “Do you think it’s likely your kid would ever come in contact with polio though? “.  Since it’s not erradicated, it’s not completely unlikely.

    Post # 60
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I was recently talking to a doctor in Iowa about vaccinations (as i had to get a flu shot for immigration, and i’ve never had a flu shot, or a terrible flu). He was saying that as long as 80% of the population are vaccinated, most diseases will remain contained, however if the number gets below that, then outbreaks will occur. He was also saying the issue are th “highly Educated” population who believe that they don’t need to immunise their children because they believe they will be able to afford the correct medical care if it comes down to it – and the fear of asbergers developing from the vaccinations. I will absolutely vaccinate my kids – maybe not against chicken pox (i’ll just take them to a pox party haha), but the rest, heck yes. Not worth the risk to the children and the side effects are so rare that i’d rather take that chance. 

    Post # 61
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m a nurse…and I would give all vaccines. However, when available I would choose preservative free when it’s an option.

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