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|Thu, 03-15-2012 - 1:28pm|
I strongly encourage EVERYONE to do their own research and come to your own conclusions about anything--in this case, vaccines seem to be the hot topic. That way, you've decided if you should vaccinate fully on schedule, follow a delayed schedule, or not vaccinate at all.
In my case, DS is fully vaccinated. I have a cousin with a genetic syndrome, and even a common cold could turn deadly for her. I can't bring myself to take the chance that we could pass something to her (and she's vaccinated as well). She currently needs a liver transplant but her heart can't handle it. She needs another heart surgery, but her lungs can't handle it. Something like whooping cough would kill her. Our family vaccinates. I have nothing against people who choose not to. It just isn't the right choice for our family.
I will add that I'm scared of the Gardasil vaccine. I still fall into the age group who should have it/get it, but I haven't.