WIll you get your <3yo child vaccinated?

posted 2 months ago in Parenting
  • poll: Will you get your young child vaccinated?

    Yes, immediately

    Yes, after a delay to see what happens

    Still deciding


  • Post # 2
    319 posts
    Helper bee

    My granddaughter is 4 and my daughter intends to have her vaccinated as soon as she is eligible. She actually tried to get her into the kids’ vaccine trials because she knew that the cut off was going to be 5 so my granddaughter would miss it but the trials were full. 

    Post # 3
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    Absolutely, provided that it is recommended! Our baby boy is due in December, so we’re hopeful that the initial data will continue to be as promising as has been reported, and that it’ll be approved in the 6 months-5 years group by the time he’s 6 months old. 

    My husband and I both went to grad school where we had multiple classes on how research works, so we have felt quite confident with the trial process thus far, and are fully vaccinated (including boosters) ourselves. The risks of heart inflammation currently are very low, so unless the young child data turns up something worrying, we won’t hesitate to follow CDC and AAP recommendations. 

    Post # 4
    2256 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I plan to follow the advice of our doctors, as I have always done.  If they recommend a vaccine, that’s what our daughter will get.

    I do not imagine myself to be more knowledgable about vaccines/medicine/infectious diseases than our physicians.

    Post # 5
    781 posts
    Busy bee

    Absolutely, without question.  I am genuinely not that concerned about my kids getting COVID in terms of their own health – but they are absolutely vectors for transmission to my parents (who, although fully vaccinated, are > 65, so at higher risk), plus they will continue to be a vector for transmission in general.  I firmly believe we have moral obligations as part of a civilized society, and that includes getting vaccinated and getting our kids vaccinated.

    Also – my dad is an MD/PhD, professor of virology.  He knows more about viruses, vaccines, and vaccine reactions than pretty much anyone else in the world.  His advice is unequivocal – the vaccines are safe, and they are effective – and he encourages us to get our kids vaccinated.  His ONLY caveat is that he wants us to have our boys vaccinated in their pediatrician’s office, rather than at a clinic, as one of them has a history of anaphylaxis (although the other doesn’t, they are identical twins).  The reaction wasn’t to a vaccine, so 99% sure they will be fine, but we want to ensure someone is there with epinephrine just in case. 


    Post # 6
    4406 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012


    My 3yo daughter is currently home from school with a virus and I can hear her laboured breathing from that. No way in hell I’m risking her getting COVID.

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    Post # 7
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yes. Then I will finally feel okay to go back to normal life. Provided the doctors recommended it, that is. I’m honestly terrified about the long term effects of covid. I worry people will be susceptible to lung issues or heart disease. 

    Post # 8
    3636 posts
    Sugar bee

    I will follow the recommendation of our doctors/the AAP as I do for all the other vaccines. So if the vaccine is approved for their age group and it is recommended then we will do it. 

    Post # 9
    3888 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Literally the first day my newly 3-year-old is eligible.  I trust the experts.  

    Post # 10
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    Yes, ASAP!

    Post # 11
    1923 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Newborn – as soon as I can. 

    Toddler – as soon as his allergist says he can. 

    I am desperate for the peace of mind to know they’ll be safe. 

    Post # 12
    8484 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Once it’s formally approved then yes.

    Post # 13
    22 posts

    Like PP I am not actually that worried about my son contracting covid (he’s 1.5). All the data seems to indicate that young children do not generally get bad symptoms from covid. At the same time, all the data suggests that the vaccines are utterly safe and effective. Given how much scrutiny there is of the covid vaccine, I am sure they will not approve it for young kids unless it is safe. Given that, why not get him vaccinated? There seems to be no downside and it will protect him as well as remove him as a vector of transmission. No brainer for me. 

    Post # 14
    9341 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I have a 4 and 1 year old and I’ll be giving them the vaccine asap. In fact for awhile right after I got my shot I was spiking the 4 year old’s regular milk with my breastmilk in hopes of sharing some antibodies with her (the 1 year old is still direct nursing). I only stopped because the mental load of pumping was killing me. 


    Post # 15
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Yes, as soon as I possibly can! Looking forward to 5-year-old hopefully being able to get it in a couple weeks! 

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