(Closed) Will you vax your baby?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Will you vax your kids?
    Full vaccinations : (80 votes)
    61 %
    Partial vaccinations : (15 votes)
    11 %
    Non-vaxing : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Delayed vaxing : (11 votes)
    8 %
    On schedule vaccinating : (22 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Honestly, this is something I haven’t given too much thought to yet. My first instinct is to say yes, I will vaccinate, and on a regular schedule. But I know there are some differing opinions on the subject and it’s definitely something I feel like I should read up on so I can make an informed decision instead of just a knee jerk one.

    Post # 4
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    773 posts
    Busy bee

    We are skipping the Hep B vaccination because we feel it is unnecessary, but we’ll be doing all others on schedule.  There is no evidence that has convinced us that a delayed schedule is beneficial, and we feel strongly that vaccination is important.

    Post # 5
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I am with NorthernAzBride on this one. I (er…WE) will be vaccinating our child I just don’t know to what extent yet. So it is better for me not to guess without doing the necessary research.

    Great topic though!

    Post # 6
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    What’s the deal with vaccinations? Dont they have to have them for school anyways?

    Are you talking vaccinations like, ya know, smallpox, polio, etc?

    Post # 7
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @ejs, I do believe most schools do require certain vaccinations before a child can enter the school.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    This may change by the time I am having kids, but I plan on fully vaccinating our kids.  I think they are beneficial and I haven’t really seen anything that have convinced me that vaccinations are harmful.  And since it will be a few years before kids are in the picture, I also haven’t really read the latest research or anything.

    Post # 9
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    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I haven’t given this issue tons of thought yet, as we’re not to that point for a while but I guess I feel that I want my future child to be completely ‘ready’ for the world when it comes to vacs.

    Post # 10
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    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    @ejs – There has been some talk that certain vaccinations/vaccinating your child could lead to giving your child autism.  Nothing’s been proven yet, but Jenny McCarthy (I’m pretty sure it’s her) wrote a book about it.

    Post # 11
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Does anyone know of any books or articles out there explaining what vaccinations are given now a days and what they are for? I may find this info, interesting.

    Post # 12
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    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    No intelligent input here, but I keep reading this as “will you wax your baby?” and I’m like wtf? hehehe ;o)

    Post # 13
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted delayed, but don’t actually mean delayed, but rather spreading them out so it isn’t so many at one time–there is some eveidence (though not conclusive) that for some kids, it can be too much for a little body. By spreading them out just a bit, you get all the vaccinations on time, it just takes more office visits. I haven’t done enough research yet, but plan to do most if not all of the vaccinations–I need to look into it further.

    From what I’ve read, the vaccine/autism link is pretty much complete bunk. And really, do you want to take medical advice from Jenny McCarthy?

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I believe the deal with Vaccinations is that some DO still contain Mercury, and (even before Jenny) it started to come out that it was linked to Autism and other “mental” defects/retardations.  

    I think there was an issue with the Swine Flu vaccine for pregnant women as well. It was said to NOT contain Mercury but still had some, and many women suffered miscarriages within a week of recieving the vaccine.  Of course, even though many had perfect healthy babies at the exam 24 hrs before hand there was “no link.”

    We’re still 1-2 years from the possibility of a child, however, when the time comes I will be doing loads of research and making my own decision (with my husband to be, of course).  In reading up on Fertility Awareness Method I’m already learning so much about how little we know about how our bodies work… (and I took Anatomy and all the upper Bio classes!). I can’t even receive all the vaccines myself because most contain EGG which I’m allergic too. That being said, I have a double concern for my future children and how they tolerate shots.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m not there yet, but I will certainly be vaccinating my future baby… maybe on a delayed schedule, like nonimouse said, so that the poor baby isn’t getting so many vaccines hitting his/her little body at one time. 

    @otb, just to be clear, there is zero scientific evidence supporting a link between vaccines and autism.  There is a lot of hype out there, but none of it is scientific evidence, and yes, studies have been done.  The confusion is that autistic behaviors tends to appear in small children at right around the age that they get vaccinated.  But there is no evidence that one causes the other. 

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s kinda funny how “jenny McCarthy” is being used as a reason to debunk scientific research when all she did was use her name to make it more public.  She is not the one who came up with the idea of vaccinations causing Autism. She only made it more public because she is dealing with the effects personally in her own life.

    There’s also studies that show that diet can affect Autism.  She tried it on her kid and it worked.  A friend of mines ex had an autistic child and when they modified his diet he learned 20 words in that first week he had NEVER used before. A friend of mine has an “adult” brother with autism and so they never modified his diet because they didn’t feel it would help… they finally did this year and his mood swings have dropped completely.

    SO, that part of her book, I do believe. I have seen it first hand.  Therefore, I will be doing my own research and if I continue to see links between Vaccinations and Autism or other issues I will look at how I can best protect my child from disease and mental disorders. But, I’m not going to let the “blond bimbo from MTV” dissuade me from looking at all the pieces of the puzzle 🙂

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