Should vaccine advice be offered online?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
Should vaccine advice be offered online?
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Wed, 07-23-2008 - 12:14pm

Should vaccine advice be offered online?



  • No - the person offering the advice knows nothing about my child.
  • Yes - the same information applies to everyone.
  • Not sure - please explain.


You will be able to change your vote.


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 12:18pm
I think when people ask specific questions about specific vaccines or diseases, those should certainly be addressed.
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 12:39pm

I think people can share what "their" decisions have been. What they have done and why. What research they have read, what conclusions they have drawn.

The decision to vaccinate or not is a personal decision up to the parents of said child.

So explain your situation, what you think, but stop short of telling people what to do ;)






iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 1:07pm

If someone is trying to make a decision wrt to vaccines, I feel that their ability to make that decision should

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 07-29-2008 - 9:29am

Personally, I feel this is a very slippery slope - and if someone IS offering vaccine advice (such as to do it) they open themselves up to liability should something drastic occur as a result given that medical history will not be known (including allergies, previous AE's (if applicable, etc..)) in addition, family history is not known.


I see nothing wrong with sharing experiences - but I'd never offer advice either way that was based on medical advice as opposed to opinion - say hello liability.

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