(Closed) Would you vaccinated your kids?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 107
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Steinberg:  We don’t tolerate language like that when it comes to other minorities, so why should I tolerate it now?  She might not be referring to me specifically, but that doesn’t matter.  She was bashing all people who do not vaccinate.

Post # 108
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not planning on kids but if the plans change the kids will be vaccinated.  Think about it…I was vaccinated for things such as polio and small pox.  Both have been erradicated in the US and what led to that erradication?  Vaccines.  Most of you didn’t even require these vaccines.  Even the other diseases I was vaccinated against are very rare…measles, mumps, rubella.  It only makes sense.

Post # 109
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AB Bride:  Ok, fine.

TO ALL BEES: in order to make it clear, if you are going to make any comments about ppl who chose not to vaccinate their children or selves, please finish every comment with one of the two statements:

1) Applies to all who chose not to vaccinate, regardless of reason

OR

2) Applies to those who chose not to vaccinate, but not those with a valid medical reason why vaccinating would be, in their specific situation, medically dangerous.

Post # 110
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I believe in vaccination, and will be getting my kids vaccinated. I wish people as a whole were more educated on how they work, and why they are important. I do, however, firmly believe that parents have the right to choose whether their children get vaccines or not. It shouldn’t be something completely mandated by the government.

Post # 111
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Steinberg:  I think that is implied. Nobody would think badly of someone who can’t get vaccinated due to medical reasons, I think most of the controversy arises from those who can get the vaccine and choose not to.  For the last few years I too developed a serious allergic reaction to a vaccine (gardisil) and when I went to get a booster for a non-related vaccine I developed symptoms so now I have to be careful.  If/when I have kids I will immunize but if they develop serious allergies I’ll consult my dr on how to proceed which may include stoping immunizations. This is my plan solely others may go a different route.

Post # 112
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Ettalie:  I agree that it should be implied, but clearly wasn’t to all. Thank you for not taking offense to the post.

Post # 113
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Helper bee

Yes I would absolutely. It’s because of vaccines that polio doesn’t exist in the states anymore. There’s risks with everything you take from simple medications like aspirin (blood thinning properties) to vaccines but the benefits outweigh the risks. It’s also required to have all vaccines up to date when entering college so keep that in mind. My college hounded me for 2 weeks to get them my vaccine records because they wouldn’t let me start without it. I don’t, however, get flu vaccines because I always end up with the flu when I do. It seems like a waste to me.

Post # 114
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep, my kids will be vaccinated. Unfortunately I had a horrible allergic reaction to the pertussis vaccine, so I can’t get that one again. 🙁  Kind of freaks me out that I won’t be able to protect my own baby from myself some day.

Post # 115
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Ettalie:  You’d be surprised.  I’ve heard from people I shouldn’t be allowed to walk around in public, especially if something is going around as I might give their child whooping cough or something.  I missed the booster people get in their teens, as my antibodies were tested and were high.  Now I can’t get it.  I’ve also had problems dealing with the health field in getting tested for antibodies before getting booster shots when having stronger than usual immune reactions; before I had the really severe reaction.  I’ve had administrative staff refuse to send information as they didn’t think I should be tested, even though the doctor did.

What @araneidae:  said about people who don’t vaccinate isn’t as inflammatory as some of the other people I have heard from, but it’s still not right, and some of those who make blanket statements also have opinions like those above.

Post # 116
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@AB Bride:  I’m sorry you couldn’t get tested  for antibodies that is just ridiculous.  Because of my predisposition I was lucky that my doctor tested me for some especially the critical ones.  I’m okay for now, except for that one I needed to take, but you never know with age.  But you shouldn’t feel bad, herd immunity exists to help those who can’t take the vaccine.  We of course have to play our due diligence card which is to take precautions, be aware of what might be floating around the community, and stay home if we get ill and obviously see a doctor.  Hopefully you can find a better doctor/staff who will help you get the necessary tithers though =(

Post # 117
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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

THIS!

Post # 118
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Ettalie:  Thanks for your concern!  It was actually a while ago, and the doctor ended up doing the admin stuff so the testing could be done.  I meant I was able to get some booster shots on schedule, while delaying others.  What would have happened if the doctor had the problem though?

It points out though that the attitude that all vaccines are safe for everyone can be harmful in the similar way that the attitude that vaccines are evil is harmful.  I think things have improved, as the number of vaccines has increased, diseases have been reduced, and immune system problems have increased I think more in the health field realize that not everyone should follow the suggested vaccine schedule.

Post # 119
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I will, without question, vaccinate my children. My cousin’s son was almost killed by pertussis (whooping cough). Their friends don’t believe in vaccinating, lie that their kids are so they don’t get excluded from social events, and proceeded to pass it on to my cousin’s two week old baby. Their baby ended up in intensive care and was incredibly lucky to survive. Seriously, pertussis KILLS. 

The doctor who claimed that there was an autism connection has been disproven unequivocally. Unless you plan to keep your children in a bubble, away from other people’s children, then you have a responsibility to vaccinate. It’s not just about you and your children, you have a responsibility to the wider community as well. 

Thanks to people believing quack science and a human blow-up doll, illnesses like Polio, TB, Whooping Cough and others are becoming increasingly prevalent again. It makes my blood boil. 

I am speaking as someone who can be seen as a bit airy fair about nutrition (i.e. don’t agree with the USDA Food Pyramid recommendations on fat  intake). I don’t just take things at face value but i haven’t seen a single convincing argument against vaccination in most cases. 

Post # 120
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not planning on having children, but should I change my mind in a few years, HELL YES. It’s so STUPID NOT to!

Post # 121
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

YES!

The autism “link” has been thoroughly debunked. I’ve even seen some recent research (too lazy to find it, but it was a study in Denmark) saying children of women who got the flu while pregnant are twice as likely to develop autism as those whose mothers did not get the flu. Seems there is the possibility it may be linked to the spike in body temperature that comes from an infection.

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