(Closed) To Vaccinate your baby or not!?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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@ladyartichoke:  The MMR is NOT linked to autism. That study has been completely debunked. It was faked by the lead scientist.

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper
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Babies need to be vaccinated!  My goodness.  Tell him not to google-diagnose things, as they say!

ETA:  Vaccines are not linked to autism.  The latest research, as far as I know, links the development of autism to occurring in the womb- it is still under investigation (what causes autism), but it is not linked- through any research- to vaccines.  I hate the term “wive’s tale…” 
 

Post # 34
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@crayfish:  I didn’t say it caused autism, I just said that it was link, as in rumoured to cause it.  Sorry for not getting that across. I didn’t refuse the booster because I thought it might make me autistic, but because from the information I had there was no evidence to suggest it would protect me any more than I was already.

Post # 35
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@ladyartichoke:  

The MMR is one of the ones linked to autism, 

There is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The “research” was falsified. For profit.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-01/british-doctor-faked-data-linking-vaccines-autism-and-hoped-profit-it

That man was willing to convince you to leave your children vulnerable to deadly diseases so he could make money. Please stop helping him by continuing to spread his malicious misinformation as fact.

Post # 36
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@ms.melli:  I live in Minneapolis too. One of my coworkers had her four-month old baby catch whooping cough…and that was two years ago. Because young babies can’t receive the pertussis vaccine until they’re six months old they’re at extra risk, so all of the people who can get it and don’t are others in danger. The current outbreak has actually been going on for quite a while but it’s been picking up steam. It’s scary and bound to get worse unless everyone starts vaccinating again.

Side note on the circumicison thing – I asked DH about this too and asked him how great a risk boys teasing one another in the locker room really is. Basically, it is NOT cool to look at one another’s junk and anything you might see better be kept quiet ’cause it’s not cool to look or talk about another dude’s privates.  Just something to think about. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
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gotta keep the herd immunity going! vaccinate all the babies!

Post # 38
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Honey bee
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@Elvis:  Please don’t attack me! Lol.  It’s through discussions like this that we all become more informed.  As in my PP I said that informed research from reputable sources was important.  That article came out after I refused the booster, and since I’m not planning on vaccinating myself or anyone else anytime soon I haven’t looked into the latest research. Thank you for sharing though.

I edited my PP to make my meaning more clear. I used the MMR as an example of needing informed research because I can relate to it. You’ll see later in my post that I intend on vaccinating my children, including the MMR. ETA Whether I choose to give them unneccesary boosters (of any vaccine) I don’t know yet. It’s like the Hep B (I think, always get them confused) vaccine, they recommend you get a booster but it’s optional.

I am sorry if I have offended anyone.

Post # 39
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Absolutely will be vaccinating our baby! It really upsets me that people are opting not to. The current whooping couch outbreak has KILLED babies/children all over the U.S. How can people not vaccinate? I don’t get it. It protects all of us!

Post # 40
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@ladyartichoke:  The casual mention that the vaccine is linked to autism (WHICH IT IS NOT) is the problem…because when things are casually mentioned, people pick up on them and believe them.

 

 

Post # 41
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@ladyartichoke:  

Sorry, I didn’t mean to attack you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I genuinely just meant to clearly correct dangerous misinformation. I do get get really passionate about this, especially because the people most at risk are children and people who are already sick.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
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I’m getting my PhD in immunology — PLEASE vaccinate your child. There is no evidence that vaccines lead to autism, behavioral/developmental problems, etc. The benefits of vaccination far outweigh any potential “risks” (which in reality are basically a sore arm, minor flu-like symptoms for several days, etc).

Post # 43
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@peachacid:  I can only apologise for offending people who are better informed than I. PPs had mentioned the scare of a link to autism, it made sense in my head to reference it. I now realise it was unnecessary. At no point did I intend to say “vaccines 100% cause autism” because no research I had read said that, in fact they pointed neither one way or another.  Now I am better informed both from this discussion and 
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@Elvis‘s link.  

Post # 44
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@Elvis:  It’s good to be passionate about things ๐Ÿ™‚ and I agree with 
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@UberClaire‘s statement The benefits of vaccination far outweigh any potential “risks”

Post # 45
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Anti-vaxers annoy me, as people treat me like I’m a nut because I had a bad reaction and have been told by more than one doctor to not get any vaccines, as they do not know what caused the problem.  In general there’s too much of an all or nothing attititude when it comes to vaccines.  I’m tired of hearing ads about how ‘everyone should get this vaccine’ when terms like everyone is used the statement is often incorrect.

I would have no problem vaccinating a child if they were adopted.  I would be nervous about vaccinating a child if biologically they were mine, simply because no one can tell me what the risk would be of them having a bad reaction.

I would still get them some of the vaccines, but probably not all of them.  I would also get DH to go instead of me as much as possible, just because my anxiety about a possible reaction probably would just upset a child more.

I would get my child to get the initial vaccines like pertussis.  I would probably be pushing for titres to be done before any booster shots were given (I couldn’t get all of the boosters as my antibiodies were high, and that was before my reaction).  For something like the HPV vaccine I would have a serious discussion about it with my child and stress that it’s important they get it before engaging in a behaviour that could lead to contracting it.  I made those decisions for myself when I was younger, for example I skipped the menningitis one that was done in school after there was an outbreak.  It was being spread by sharing drinks and cigarettes, especially amoung those who went to raves.  I just became way more strict about not sharing anything that touched anyone’s lips (which I already tended to avoid).

Post # 46
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Buzzing Beekeeper
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I am over 50, which means I am old enough to remember a lot of the diseases that have virtually been eradicated due to vaccines… (Polio – Measles – Mumps – Chicken Pox – Rubella – Meningitis)

I think that this is part of the problem… the people who are anti vaccine don’t have a clue what it is like to live in a world where the child mortality rate was a VERY REAL thing

As a child I had Measles, Mumps and Chicken Pox … NO FUN

I have seen the effects of Polio… a LIFE LONG disability

And saw the devastation that a Meningitis Outbreak in Ontario caused back in 1991 (many deaths of Teenagers and Young Adults)

Until someone comes face-to-face with the reality of what they are saying… watching a child suffer, or an epidemic / pandemic, it is pretty tough to explain to someone who has been so fortunate to grow up in a time when this isn’t the norm !!

EVERYONE SHOULD GET THEIR CHILDREN VACCINATED… period.

 

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