(Closed) Hypothetical situation – would you vaccinate your kids

posted 6 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 # 62
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Considering I’ve worked with someone who was quaranteined in a TB ward who was younger than I (I’m only 37 and this was a few years ago), know someone my age with Polio, know a toddler who died of Whooping Chough recently (parents refused vaccination… it was horribly sad), and on top of that recent outbreaks of things like measels and such… I’d vaccinate unless I had firm reason (and doc advise) not to.

    Which isn’t to say I wouldn’t dicuss my concerns with a few doctors but as others have said a slightly bum arm is very little compared to what could happen without vaccines (like death).

    I know a woman (sister of an ex) who climbed in to play in a running washing machine at three years old, he (ex) wasn’t quite legal driving age but was the one to fish her and her arm out and rush them to the hospital, they were able to reattach her arm and she can barely use it.  You know what she does for a living?  Forestry fire services.  She beat almost all the guys, literally one handed (elbow works and she has the hand but it’s limp and she can’t control it).  She climbed trees, hauled trees, chopped trees, put out fires, etc… I saw her in competition a few times and she kicked butt!

    So while I understand your trepediation… life experience would have me doing all the vaccinations.  But as I said, I might get a few different doctors advice.  But bum arm > death.  And I don’t say this lightly about a disability, my dad has MS and I’ve seen his ups and downs, I have a vision problem and know what a hassle a disibility can be personally.

    Post # 64
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @AB Bride:  I have been thinking about similar things in the lead up to my wedding and future kids, so I guess that’s where my thoughts came from. I’m sorry if I misinterpreted the thread. My question to you is – are the side effects experienced likely to be genetic? If they are, i guess id add it into the equation, but if they aren’t likely to be genetic, I’d absolutely vaccinate according to my opinion as mentioned previously. 

    Post # 65
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Without having kids or really knowing anything about vaccinations… I would do all the normal vaccinations except the one that affected me, since I’d be worried about the allergy or reaction or whatever happened being hereditary.

    Post # 66
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @AB Bride:  My fiance’s father got Guiann Barre (I have no idea how to spell that, obviously) when he was very young, linked to a vaccination. He has no feeling in his legs but is able to walk with a very awkward gait and the muscles are deformed. Both his sons got vaccinated with no issue.

    Post # 67
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @AB Bride:  Of course not, I consider actual reactions to be from the science camp and to be considered in the risk to benefit assessment.

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