(Closed) To Vaccinate your baby or not!?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

First, smack your Fiance upside the head.

Then, vaccinate your child. Please.

Post # 78
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@the_future_mrs:  

Oh god, save me from people that think Jenny effin’ McCarthy is a medical authority. Just thinking about it makes me want to drink to dull the pain.

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Coming from an autism specialist, please do not base the vaccination decision on ties to ASD. Or anything else Jenny McCarthy says. 🙂

Post # 80
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@the_future_mrs:  Ugh, she’s one of the people that I get lumped with when people think I’m a nut for being cautious.  I don’t know why she was provided the platform she had.

Post # 81
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@AB Bride:  Didn’t it come out later that her son doesn’t even have autism????

Post # 82
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Helper bee

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@Elvis:  Thank you for saying the things I wanted to say, but couldn’t without being awful… Well put. 

The pope and I don’t agree on many things… But even the Vatican is pro-vaccine, on the condition no additional fetuses are used. I can’t help but wonder how smug one could feel about their own moral superiority, for refusing to use something once upon a time derived from a fetus, as their own child dies from a preventable illness. Or what if your child’s illness killed your elderly grandmother? Would you tell yourself ‘well, at least I didn’t gain benefit from some abortion done before my lifetime’? That fetus isn’t any more alive due to your refusal. May as well keep yourself, your child, and your community safe. 

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@ms.melli:  I find the statement “she is crazy” when a parent makes a different choice abouit circumcision quite insulting. Fiance and I are leaning no, for a number of reasons. Implying I don’t deserve a son for a well thought out choice is pretty harsh.

@elvis: yes!!

 

If someone offered me scientific, peer reviewed data showing vaccinating was harmful, not just for my child, but for the immuno compromised kid down the street, my opinion might be different. But that doesn’t exist, however, evidence showing not vaccinating is harmful does.

Post # 84
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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Elvis:  you said,

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.)

Thank You – Thank You – Thank You…

On behalf of ALL mankind I thank you

This ME FIRST mentality is ridiculous… because some how of course the excuse for these people’s behaviour is.  The HIV Man was going to die anyhow, the Children with Lukemia were ill and there is no cure for cancer anyhow, and the Elderly were old anyhow.

What has been forgotten in the mix, is these ME FIRST people are putting their beliefs ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE’s wellness and safety (including ultimately their own and their children)

Somehow… it is forgotten that the HIV Man is someone’s Brother, the Lukemia Children someone’s Child, the Elderly someone GrandParents…

Here we live in a time and place when death doesn’t have to come knocking on people’s doors unnecessarily… if we have a vaccine it should be an easy choice.

Anyone who has lived thru an Epidemic / Pandemic can tell you there is a HUGE fear that comes with that… WHO’s Loved One will be next ???

And in this Global World where things can spread across 1000s and 1000s of miles in a short period of time… thinking SARS and Swine Flu which sparked major “panic” in 2002 and 2009

SARS alone killed 800 people around the world that year, and 44 of them lived in Toronto.

I cannot understand folks who don’t comprehend that the world is much bigger than each of us alone.

 

 

Post # 85
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@nursemel:  No clue, but it wouldn’t surprise me.  She probably got some quack to give the diagnosis.

Post # 86
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I can’t believe people are still debating this issue.  It’s completely ridiculous.  Vaccines don’t kill people.  Deadly diseases do.  For the love of all that’s good and holy, VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN.

Post # 87
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@Elvis:  You’re my new hero.

Post # 88
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just wanted to add my 2 cents about vaccinating (I’m Pro-Vaccinations!): My Fiance was not vaccinated as a child and contracted whooping cough. He survived it, but was left with scar tissue on his lungs that keeps him breathing at about 55% capacity in his lungs to this day (he’s 28). It affects him every single day of his life. It prevented him from following his dream of becoming a firefighter.
It’s not all death and doom if you don’t vaccinate – but it could potentially affect your child’s quality of life for the rest of it’s life.

Post # 89
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve posted rants on this before so will keep this brief, but I am pro-vaccine, no questions asked. They are much better for you than the antibiotics and anti-virals you have to take if you contract these diseases. Vaccines have saved millions of lives, and it saddens me that in some ways society is trying to move BACKWARDS and not take advantage of the huge advantages science has made.

I have gotten every vaccine I can (flu shots, HPV, etc), and will get my children every vaccine available. I take no risks.

Post # 90
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Elvis:  **LOVE** this post!

Post # 91
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m going to jump on the I love you, Elvis bandwagon here.  Excellent points, ma’am.

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