(Closed) Would you vaccinated your kids?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I say yes, but spread out in a reasonable manner.  I had a friend who wasn’t vacinated against menengitis and she was lucky to survive but unfortunately suffered brain damage.  I also got a disease that could have easily been solved with the vaccine.  My mom (who was into natural stuff at the time) didn’t think that the disease would be bad if I got it, and that the risks of the vaccine offset the benefits.  I too came down with a far harsher time than what most people would with it although I didn’t suffer significant damages.  My belief is that only those whose imune system is too weak to take the vaccine, or those who are allergic to the vaccine should not take it.  For me, the benefits outweigh the risks, and I if my child has no complications, I would hope s/he is able to help those who cannot take the vaccine (herd immunity). MHO of course =)

Post # 4
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

“My belief is that only those whose imune system is too weak to take the vaccine, or those who are allergic to the vaccine should not take it.”

These are my thoughts as well.  The doctor who claimed a correlation between vaccines and autism was only out to make a name for himself, and his sampling in his studies was horribly skewed from the beginning.

Post # 5
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

great post! I can’t wait to hear what other bees say. Vaccines  REALLY freak me out… in a perfect world, I would like to wait until my future kids are school-ready. Still, it concerns me. (but GMOS freak me out even more!)

But unless I’m a stay-at-home mom, I don’t know how daycares work with non-vaccine families; might not even be a possibility.

Post # 6
2552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yes. Its a no brainer. There are risks with everything, but the risks that come without vaccinating are much much higher.

Post # 7
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

yes, yes, absolutely yes.

agree completely with sheepandbear.


Post # 8
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m a pediatric nurse….I’m seeing what happens when parents do NOT vaccinate…esp in regards to whooping cough(pertussis).  Unless you have  a legit medical reason to not vaccinate I say it is the responsible thing to do as a parent.  Always makes me shake my head and wonder why someone would choose not to vaccinate here in a developed country, where the shots are so readily available, when you have mothers in third world countries that may not even have ACCESS to life saving vaccinations for their children, who would LOVE to have that choice. 

Post # 9
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes. Have you ever seen that SVU episode where the mother refused to have her child vaccinated and he spread the virus he had to a toddler that was too young to get the vaccine. The baby died. I know it’s just a show, I don’t want to be responsible for anything like that! 

Post # 10
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

As someone who studies this for a living, please vaccinate.

Post # 11
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I find it incredibly stupid to NOT vaccinate your children. It’s completely irresponsible and exposes other children to preventable illnesses.

Post # 12
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Now that the autism link has been debunked, I don’t see what reason there is to be against vaccines. 

Post # 13
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Absolutely yes, I’m a mother and we do. There’s no reason not to trust the science.

Post # 14
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This is not going to end well.  Foot in Mouth

Post # 15
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

As another nurse, for the love of all that is holy and the immune compromised, yes I will vaccinate. The risks baring serious allergic reaction (genreally eggs or shellfish) of getting the vaccines is much better thangetting whooping cough or tetanus or mumps or any of the other totally preventable diseases that can and do kill little kids. There are people with allergies and immunity issues or who are too young to get the shot and the only way they can be protected is if the general population immunity is up. It is 2013, there is no reason kids in countries where vaccines are available should get or die from preventable disease. 

And no, if you have been living under a rock and don’t know this yet, vaccines don’t cause autism the guy who did that study was a fraud and no legit study has shown a connection. 

Post # 16
9089 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I absolutely will vaccinate my children. The herd protection is absolutely vital to us as a species. Autism has never been caused by vaccinations. Not only was it a silly thought to begin with, it made absolutely no sense.

My children will be vaccinated appropriately.

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