(Closed) To Vaccinate your baby or not!?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

  We vaccinated. Kids can’t get Autism from shots. That’s just nonsence. Vaccinations save lives! They keep your kid healthy! Please PLEASE vaccinate!!

Post # 48
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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@AB Bride:  Your post is really enlightening. I agree on the HPV vaccine.  But it does sadden me that the BCG is no longer routine in the UK as TB is still around in the UK and from what I understand on the rise. ETA: I don’t know the figures for this.

Post # 49
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

As an adult I had to get the whooping cough vaccine, as Dr. felt since DH and I were TTC it’s important that we don’t infect our child.  We both had the vaccine as children but it hadn’t remained in our system.  Just a thought for TTC people.

Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@ladyartichoke:  With the recent increase in whooping cough cases, there have been serious examples of the pertussis immunity decreasing over time.  You may want to consider a booster in this case to decrease the chase you could sprend whooping cough to babies under 6 month, which cannot be vaccinated and are very vulnerable to the disease

Post # 51
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Bumble bee

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@AB Bride:  I only have the first two parts of the three-part Hep B vaccine for this very reason. I was hospitalized because of the reaction I had to the second part of the vaccine. I still get flu shots, tdap, etc. whenever I’m supposed to and my kids will get all theirs as well. I just avoid the one that put me in the hospital and for the most part, I’m good. I did have swelling in my arm for three weeks after my last tetnus….but that’s a lot better than dying from lockjaw so it’s a concession I make.

Post # 52
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Sugar Beekeeper
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@This Time Round:  Here’s a great example of the all or nothing attitude.  That didn’t take long, immediately after my post.

I hope you don’t mind me pointing out your post.  From what I’ve seen of your other posts you’re a reasonable person, and I think you would agree that not EVERY child should be vaccinated, as there are a minority where it is contraindicated.

I just feel that the all or nothing attitude can be harmful.  I’ve had problems with office staff (not a doctor) refusing to process the paperwork so I could get titres done.  I wasn’t doing it to avoid the vaccine, I was doing it so I would know if I should be vaccinated.  To me, if I couldn’t get the test done I would have rather avoided the risk from having a booster when I shouldn’t have.

Post # 53
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@artichokey:  The vaccine I had problems with wasn’t a booster.  If it was a booster, I probably would have been open to trying a vaccine for a different disease.

Your type of reaction was the reason why I used to be tested before getting boosters before all vaccines were ruled out.

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@AB Bride: 

You’re correct — not every child should be vaccinated. Children who are immunocompromised, for example, often cannot recieve vaccines. However, for sake of these children, it’s even more important that children/people who have no contraindications for vaccination get vaccinated — people who cannot get vaccines rely on “herd immunity” in part for their protection.

I think my take away message from this is that if you have concerns, talk to your doctor. Your doctor will definitely be able to tell you if you or your child should not be getting a particular vaccines based on your own health concerns. But the Dr. Interwebz mentality that happens a lot right now isn’t helping.

Post # 55
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@ladyartichoke:  Thanks!  You’d be surprised how often people shut down when I don’t state that everyone should get all the vaccinations available.  It’s all about risk of a disease (and also limiting it in a population, like adults getting the pertussis vaccine) and risks from the vaccines (which for the majority of people are very very small for almost all the vaccines).

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

PLEASE vaccinate! Public health depends on it. We really don’t want to return to the age of polio, measles, etc…. trust me!

Post # 57
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@cmbr:  I’m one of those relying on herd immunity.  I actually pushed my DH to get the flu shot, as I’m in a high risk group for flu complications.

I’m pro-safe-vaccination.

Post # 58
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Buzzing Beekeeper
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TO – AB Bride:  Ok, so maybe I didn’t spell out my position correctly…

When it comes to Health issues, it is my opinion that the Medical Professionals can make a call on whether someone should or should not be vaccinated… (as obviously there will be some who the process doesn’t make sense for BECAUSE of their current health)

BUT whenever I’ve seen this type of topic come up in the past (on the Internet or in the News) … it always seems to be a bunch of Parents who are worried about some “none existent” threat that they believe in…

The Childhood Mortality Rates are real… they’ve changed drastically in the last 50 to 100 years, and one of those reasons is BECAUSE of the availibility of vaccines.

Like I said, I’ve seen it first hand… both sides of this coin… THEN and NOW.  So I know what it looks like to lose a child (menangitis) or have one that is permanently disfigured (polio).

 

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

To echo everything PPs said– I’m getting my PhD in developmental neuroscience; there is no, nor was there ever, any real evidence to suggest that vaccines cause autism. The only thing that could potentially harm (or kill) your child is the measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, cervical cancer (obviously later in life) etc. caused by NOT having him or her vaccinated.

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@ladyartichoke:  

I wish the HPV vaccine would be added to the routine childhood list, and totally take the “but my child isn’t sexually active,” head-in-the-sand argument out of the equation. Ugly as it is, bad things can happen to girls. Even little girls. They shouldn’t have to get cervical cancer some years down the road too because of it. 

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@cmbr:  

+1

Exactly.  

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