6 week old - dont have much time left...

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6 week old - dont have much time left...
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Sun, 08-10-2008 - 9:30am

Hi ladies. I have a 6 week old, will be 7 weeks tomorrow and his 2 month appointment is coming up where i will have to decide to have him vaccinated or not. In my heart i just cant do it knowing that there are some huige risks involved, but my brain is telling me all these other kids have done it and its fine, blah blah blah... I'm really struggling with this. Silly question based ont he board i'mposting on, but can anyone make any sound recommendations?


Thanks in advance!


Katie

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Katie

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Registered: 12-27-2005
Sun, 08-10-2008 - 10:15am

well, you can do 1 of 2 things ........ not go to the appointment

 

Tracy - wife to Ron since 9/9/03, mom to college sophomore, Jason (18), high school Junior Chase
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Registered: 06-05-2008
Sun, 08-10-2008 - 11:02am
I second this. Don't vax til your comfortable w/the idea after doing some researching. I was in the same boat as you when my first born approached his 2 mo appt. I made a last minute decision to hold off vaxing after talking to my husband. My husband gave me good advice - if you don't have peace about it, don't do it. That's my advice to you. Either don't go to the appt (don't need to if you're not vaxing unless your child has something wrong that a dr needs to check) or just tell them you're holding off vaxing til you do more research.
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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 08-11-2008 - 8:25am

There is no harm in "holding off" until you do some more research to be comfortable with whatever decision you make.

Whether you decide to vaccinate, or not, you need to be 100% confident in your decision. Take the time to think the issues through.






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Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 08-12-2008 - 8:54am

A lot to think about.

Rands

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 6:25pm

You don't have to rush at all. Your baby is only 6 weeks old! Let them know you still have questions before allowing your child to be vaccinated.