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Thu, 11-20-2008 - 7:34am

I posted this on another board and wanted to see what reactions (and feathers got ruffled) over here. I'm wondering if there are more anti-vaccinating or more pro-vaccinating women over here...


If you were to talk to grandparents and great-grandparents who had to deal with losing childhood friends to diseases and illnesses that we vaccinate and have under control today, they think everyone who doesn't is c-r-a-z-y for not. It's too bad that it may take hundreds of children dying per year for people to realize that vaccines aren't from the devil.


Also, it has always irked me that those who choose not to vaccinate rely on my kids being vaccinated (and everyone else's kids who are) to keep their succeptible children from becoming seriously sick. I mean if EVERYONE in America stopped vaccinating, hundreds of kids WOULD get sick and WOULD die. Period. There really is no debate there. So yes, it bugs me that MY oh-so-horrible-vaccination on my kids keeps those who aren't safer.

mrsvanoven


 

I'm a vaccinating,

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Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: not_a_princess
Thu, 11-20-2008 - 5:20pm

We travel and travel a lot to places with poor immunization levels - we always go into the real city to see how the people live in those countries and none of us worry about catching disease.

If we truly were relying on the herd don't you think we would avoid international travel?






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Registered: 07-03-2006
In reply to: not_a_princess
Thu, 11-20-2008 - 10:26pm

Pro-vaxer here.

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In reply to: not_a_princess
Thu, 11-20-2008 - 11:31pm

Hi---not sure if there is a name for me, because I have 6 kids---for one I did not vaccinate until age 6, another I vaccinated until age 2 then stopped, my other two I gave certain ones and then boosters at age 3 and 5, and right now I have 5 month old twins whom I have vaccinated their two and four month shots, but spaced all two weeks apart--not all at once.

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Registered: 07-03-2006
In reply to: not_a_princess
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 6:50am

Actually, I do understand that most who do not vax are not relying on the rest of us.

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Registered: 07-05-2005
In reply to: not_a_princess
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 7:42am

" But for the most part, I have to think that some of you are off base for thinking that we choose not to vaccinate because we are counting on your children to BE vaccinated. That's the last thing on our minds, really! Most of us choose to vaccinate because we feel that is the best choice we can make for our children and family. "

Well, our decision to vaccinate our children DOES impact your decision. We don't see these diseases as much anymore and the risk for your child is lower. If every 5th child you saw had a VPD your "best choice" may be very different.

And, while many of you seem to to think that you do this for your child only and don't vaccinate (people with TRUE AE not included, although I really question a lot of times if someone really DID have a true AE, a temp and a sore arm are not an AE of the degree to stop vaxing, IMHO), please know that most of us that do vaccinate see your decision as selfish and not in the interest of either your child or greater good. I guess I got a bit of socialist in me, too.

Good luck!
Amy


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Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: not_a_princess
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 8:17am

Very well said (all of it).

Rands

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Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: not_a_princess
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 8:27am

Hi Amy, please understand, at least for myself anyway, that I don't care if you think I'm selfish.

Rands

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Registered: 01-03-2006
In reply to: not_a_princess
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 9:27am

>>>please know that most of us that do vaccinate see your decision as selfish and not in the interest of either your child or greater good. I guess I got a bit of socialist in me, too.<<<


How is that selfish, if a parent believes there are harmful ingredients in vaccines and does not wish to expose them to their children. I fail to see how that is selfsih? You know we as a human race have been around for thousands of years, oh and we used to give birth not in a hospital , and kids weren't injected with crap, and mother's used to feed their babies naturally and they could grow up to be healthy babies. Thank you Mr. Offitt now we can live for thousands and thousands of years because of your vaccines.Thank you Public Health because now I can go to Target and have someone right there sign me up, but your better hurry up because supplies are limited.


You wanna talk greater good, I am willing to give up my vaccine because supplies are short so that someone else may have it. Is that selfish?

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Registered: 11-09-2007
In reply to: not_a_princess
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 9:40am

 

I'm a vaccinating,

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Registered: 10-18-2007
In reply to: not_a_princess
Fri, 11-21-2008 - 12:02pm

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