(Closed) Would you vaccinated your kids?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 77
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My children will get all the “necessary” vaccines. I don’t necessarily think they need a flu vaccine every year – I never got one until this year because I’m pregnant.

Post # 79
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@theone99:  wait, they knew he had measles and sent him to school anyways!? wtf

 

to answer the question, we will most definitely vaccinate our future child. i’m on the fence about the flu vaccine though. right now, my opinion is that it’s not necessary. i’ve had the flu maybe 3 times my entire life (i’m 33) and i’ve never had the vaccine.

Post # 80
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@nursemel: +1!!!!!!

 

I work in a pediatric intensive care unit and I cannot AGREE with this post any more!! Those of us who work in pediatric hospitals understand the SEVERE risks of not vaccinating children. I have seen many children die or suffer life changing brain damage due to not being vaccinated and becoming sick with preventable diseases. Currently, our ICU is full of non-vaccianted flu patients – previously healthy children, not immunocompromised patients. The flu can be very much life threatening, especially in children under the age of two years.

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

actual parent here

i’m pretty sure the thimerosal in the vaccines (causing mercury poisoning) caused autism-spectrum type symptoms and since then, the levels of thimerosal in vaccines has been reduced.

soooooooooo yeah. i vaccinate my kid.

Post # 82
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326 posts
Helper bee

Absolutely. Herd immunity is important and honestly I think it’s selfish not to. Vaccines are not dangerous. They go through quite a bit of testing usually. The disease they protect against are very harmful and can be fatal. I find it hard to believe that anyone who has seen someone suffer from what should have been a vaccine preventable illness could still think that vaccines are dangerous. I don’t want to even talk about the autism link. It was one study. It was proven to be a flawed study. It’s simply not true and I feel sorry for children who are put at risk for measles and other serious illnesses due to their parents being duped by flawed ‘evidence’. 

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes, we will be vaccinating our baby girl.

Post # 84
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

absolutely. i disagree with every reason i’ve heard not to

Post # 85
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@persianprincess:  There was no link between autism-spectrum disorders and thimerosal, but it was largely removed anyway to put people’s minds at ease.

Also, not every vaccine takes with 100% success. It’s unlikely, but anyone relying on herd immunity may still pick up a disease from a “vaccinated” person, or give one to some of the people vaccinated against it. It’s not a good strategy to rely on others’ choices to vaccinate. 

Post # 86
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am 100% in favor of immunizations.

I work as a Registered Nurse on a NurseLine where citizens or visitors to our province can call for free health advice. (We get calls from all over the world though, because our service is free. Callers only pay long distance charges if they are phoning from out of province).

This is what I would like to say to those parents who choose NOT to vaccinate and then call us in a panic when their child is sick with influenza, measles, chicken pox, whooping cough etc.

“What were you expecting would happen?”

Of course, we can’t say that is it would be blaming the caller, but I may consider doing that on the last day of work before I retire (in the long distant future).

 

Post # 87
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Taeyers:  hmmm…. i don’t think you read what i said, actually.

Post # 88
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@persianprincess:  perhaps I should have been more clear, but I didn’t realize we were splitting hairs. Thimerosal was not linked to actual disorders or the symptoms of those disorders. Since symptoms would have constituted a link, I assumed it was implied that there were no symptoms. The effects of mercury poisoning have nothing to do with autism spectrum disorder symptoms, and wouldn’t be mistaken for them. The point remains that thimerosal is safe and was only removed voluntarily to give parents less to worry about. 

Post # 89
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Taeyers:  yessss i know that. all i was saying was thimerosal can cause mercury poisoning. i’ve seen it happen to one of my friends…….mercury poisoning can be misdiagnosed as autism sometimes. now i’m repeating myself.

Post # 90
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can’t believe anyone would consider NOT vaccinating their children. 

Post # 91
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@persianprincess:  Out of curiosity, how did your friend get mercury poisoning from thimerosal?

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