(Closed) To Vaccinate your baby or not!?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
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Blushing bee

I’m all for doing your own research. A doctor can’t be right 100% of the time but overall if you don’t trust your doctors opinion than that doctor is not the right fit for your family.

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I plan to do a delayed vaccination schedule. It’s slower, but the baby will eventually get all the shots needed. I also plan to do one vaccination at a time, that way if there’s an allergic reaction, we know what it’s from. When I was born in 1982 there were way less vaccinations, and I turned out fine. They are needed, but I think that for some babies it can be a lot for them all at one time.

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

double post

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The scary thing too is that most of the movement behind not vaccinating is based on rumor (i.e. vaccinations cause autism – they don’t).  I did read some interesting things on another site about adjusting the timing of vaccinations or opting out of the eye drops/erithromycin if you don’t have gonorhhea or chlmydia, (I had never heard of this before!).  

But vaccinations exist for a reason.  It’s scary that some diseases are making a comeback because of the anit-vac mov’t.

Post # 66
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@ms.melli:  After reading the vaccine inserts and doing extensive research, including how the vaccines protect, we have chosen to not vaccinate DD.

1. Because of our Christian beliefs I cannot accept a treatment that involves cell lines of aborted babies (yes I know they are old and not “new” aborted babies).

2. SIDS and autism ARE listed as reported reactions in the TRIPEDIA DTAP vaccine insert pg 11 (saying there is correlation, but becuase of the way reporting is done “it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship”).

3. Ingesting the ingredients (ie. Mercury) and having them injected on a cellular level are completely different, why would I live green & eat organic then change my child’s cellular composition unnaturally with said ingredients?

4. DD has many food intolerances and many vaccines are cultured using food protein (ie. egg) and have been linked to anaphylatic type allergies, a reaction is not worth the risk to me.

Whether or not a family chooses to vaccinate is an extrememly personal decision. Talk to your pedi, read the inserts, CDC info, WHO, disease trends, and as much info as you can so you can make an informed decison that works for you.

 

(I’m fully aware of the pro-vax stance and am not getting into a debate or bantering back and forth about the logisitics of vax vs. non-vax) Thanks! =)

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

As a pediatric nurse I have to say that it is very refreshing to read that pretty much everyone in this thread is for vaccines.  We’ve had an outbreak of whooping cough in our state as well(even had a few deaths now from it) and it just amazes me that a parent wouldn’t want to do everything they could to prevent these DEADLY diseases from affecting their children. 

 

I agree with the PP about third world countries.  Those moms would gladly take vaccines for their children…in some cases they don’t have access to them though.  Yet over here, we have easy access but people are refusing it???!!  Just doesn’t make sense to me. 

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Peony007:  

Hah. Yeah. I’m old too, and now I have to get a bunch of the ones that weren’t standard because we travel. :/ 

Post # 69
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I just had my baby, and we are/will be vaccinating.

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@runsyellowlites: 

I realize this won’t change your mind.

1. I can’t really say anything about people who would use religious justifications to endanger not only their own child, but other people’s children, and the elderly and the sick in their communities, without being insulting. So I won’t even try.

2. Vaccines don’t cause autism. Your insert only mentions it because of the malicious hoax previously linked and corporations being so freaking scared of lawsuits and all the stupid people that would still be suing them because of their autistic kids, even though the link was a faked study and the man that did it lost his medical license.

3. Thimerosal, the mercury containing preservative, has not been used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines since 2001. (I believe it is still used in some flu vaccines.)

4. If you make your physician aware of your concerns you can have titers done and determine if your child has allergies to those proteins. 

Please stop spreading misinformation that could get other people’s children killed because their parents make a stupid choice based on fear, lies and ignorance. 

 

Whether or not a family chooses to vaccinate is an extrememly personal decision. 

No, no it’s not. It’s a decision that affects everyone around you, everyone in your community. It affects the HIV positive man that’s standing in line behind you and your potentially deadly children. It affects the little kids with leukemia and other immune compromising diseases that could rely on being protected by herd immunity when they can’t be vaccinated themselves, and can’t even go to school like normal kids because they could die from being exposed to your children.

It affects the elderly, and vulnerable populations. It affects everyone your children come into contact with, every day of their lives. People may be willing to risk exposing their own children to deadly diseases, but you don’t have the right to make that choice for total strangers who don’t even have the defense of knowing your children should be avoided as potential Typhoid Marys. (Which, if they are unvaccinated, they could be.)

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@Elvis:  +1

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Peony007:  

I think I would probably do the same. I suspect they’re done in as few visits as possible because not everyone is reliable about coming in for appointments on schedule.

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Elvis:  I think I love you.

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Elvis:  +1, They really need to have a like button here!

Post # 75
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I just came from a 3 hour lecture specifically on this! It makes me really happy to see that the general consensus is that vaccinating is a good thing, and it IS NOT linked to Autism. It’s nice to see that the Jenny McCarthy propoganda has been slightly put to rest.

Post # 76
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@Elvis:  I’d fist pump ya if I could.

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