"keep your unvaccinated child away ..."
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|Sun, 05-18-2008 - 1:43am|
I recently came across a group of mothers who basically told me, flat out, that if I were choosing not to vaccinate my child, that I need to keep her far away from their vaccinated children. Personally, I haven't decided. I know that she will be getting no vaccines until she is at least two years old. I know that I feel like if they truly believe vaccinating is effective and right, they should have no reason to fear my child. If she happens to be carrying one of the conditions others are vaccinated against (rather rare, in itself), then why would it be a problem to them?
I guess I felt incredibly patronized and offended. If they hadn't known about my choice, nothing would ever have been thought or said on the matter. In fact, I could even have lied to them and we'd all be singing kumbaya and eating marshmellows - and if one of our kids did get sick, nobody would blame me for it.
Has anyone else run into this? What did you do? How did you feel? Do you think it is warranted?