VeggieBoards banner
1 - 20 of 79 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am curious if you vaccinate your kids. My dh and I are both teachers, so I worry about what we could bring home. So far we do vaccinate but my chiropractor had a poster showing what's in the shots and it's kinda scary!<br><br><br><br>
Do you vaccinate? Why or why not?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
995 Posts
I vaccinate, in Texas it is the law and your children will not get into school without them plus I feel my childrens health and safty is far more important than any of my personal belifes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
800 Posts
I vaccinate but only the necessary shots that Elliott needs in order to be able to go to school. I don't give him flu shot or the chickenpox vaccination or anything like that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,219 Posts
We vaccinate, no flu shots though,<br><br>
yes the vac have nasty ingredients, but i feel my child's health is not something i want to chance, you just dont know what they will be exposed to.<br><br>
we homeschool so i dont have to worry about the school thing, it is a law everywhere but you can get around it by saying moral and religious beliefs if you really dont want to.<br><br>
but in reality vaccines are one of the most highly tested and scrutinized meds out there, i work in health care and i have seen the results of not vaccinating and its not nice. and on the flip side yes there can be reactions but the worst reactions are rare thankfully.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
We don't vaccinate. I don't believe in them, but have compromised with my hubby that when they are older (after five) we may start to cycle them thru. I think that there are too many vaccines out there and that it isn't a bad thing for a kid to get the flu or the chickenpox. I can't see overwhelming their poor little system with all that stuff. I have gotten plenty of flack from people, even to the point that one of the guys my hubby works with (and is at our house often) was talking about how healthy our daughter is, and when I told him, yeah, even for not being immunized, he backed off like she was contagious. My daughter has only been sick once (just recently) and not an ear infection or anything of the like during infancy. We do plan to homeschool, so there is no issues for us there. Where does it state that immunizations are the law? I did tons of research, and all I can find is that it is highly recommended (to the point that I have had a doc tell me they would question calling social services) let them come and see how healthy, happy, and wonderful my babies are! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I know that in NM your child has to have the chickenpox vaccine, even if they've allready had the chickepox! crazy!<br><br>
I don't knock anyone for vaccinating or not, I just hope that everyone makes an informed decision based on the needs of the family/child. Just remember all the other things that we are told to do that are "good" for you.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,535 Posts
Immunization is required for kids to get into most public schools - I even needed paperwork proving immunity to certain things before I went to a private university.<br><br><br><br>
I've been worried about the immunization thing myself, moreso because of the autism link than anything else.... anyone else have thoughts on that, or is that OT?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
995 Posts
I get my oldest girl a flu shot yearly also so she gets more than just what is needed for school but it is for her safty, the flu could and very well prob would kill her.<br><br>
Her lungs just never did quite develope right
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,282 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bstutzma</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Immunization is required for kids to get into most public schools - I even needed paperwork proving immunity to certain things before I went to a private university.<br><br><br><br>
I've been worried about the immunization thing myself, moreso because of the autism link than anything else.... anyone else have thoughts on that, or is that OT?</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
I had to prove I was vaccinated against an assortment of things in order to be in GRADUATE school at public university. (Of course same was true for private undergrad)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,777 Posts
yep, my universities have all requested immunization records as well. We had a mumps outbreak at U of Portland a couple of years ago, IIRC.<br><br><br><br>
I'd absolutely immunize my children. I know there are some sketchy links between immunization & autism, but I'd take that (unproven) risk over my kid dying from measles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
106 Posts
My kids get immunized. I feel the benefits outweigh the risks. They don't get flu shots though. Going to school to be in the healthcare field, I also get these horror stories about children who aren't immunized and their disease could have been prevented by getting the shots. Each family is different though and you have to do what you feel is right for your family.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
13,022 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bstutzma</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
I've been worried about the immunization thing myself, moreso because of the autism link than anything else.... anyone else have thoughts on that, or is that OT?</div>
</div>
<br><br><br><br><br>
There has been serious clinical study showing an autsim link.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,134 Posts
One of the things I note in this discussion is that not all vaccines are the same. Boys are possibly (not proven) at more risk than girls, preemies are being examined for extra-susceptibility.<br><br><br><br>
Even the character of the disease makes a difference to me. Polio and Varicella (Chicken Pox) are hardly of the same caliber, imo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
I do not have kids...so I am not totally decided, however I probably would. I have been to Africa and seen programs such as widespread polio vaccination that just reached rural areas a few years ago, and it seems crazy that we in the US can argue about vaccinations. I am not saying there are no risks, I guess you just have to weigh all factors-risks of vaccinating versus these serious illnesses, some of which have all but been eradicated in the US because of vaccines, while they continue to threaten third world countries.<br><br>
Also, one thing that I think non-vaccinaters should remember is part of the reason a non -vaccinated child in the US does not get sick with thses illnesses is because he or she lives in a society of vaccinated kids, therefore greatly reducing the probability of certain diseases being around.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,777 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tame</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
There has been serious clinical study showing an autsim link.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
did you mean "no" serious clinical study?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,535 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tame</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
There has been serious clinical study showing an autsim link.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
Yeah Tame, did you miss a "no" in there? I know the research so far has been sketchy, and its difficult to pinpoint just one cause especially since SO many things have changed since the time of immunizations.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
13,022 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OregonAmy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
did you mean "no" serious clinical study?</div>
</div>
<br><br><br><br><br>
Yes. I am drinking quite heavily and missing some words now and then.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
13,022 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bstutzma</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah Tame, did you miss a "no" in there? I know the research so far has been sketchy, and its difficult to pinpoint just one cause especially since SO many things have changed since the time of immunizations.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br><br><br>
Actually, it hasn't been that sketchy.<br><br><a href="http://www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/911_pentagon_757_plane_evidence.html" target="_blank">http://www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/..._evidence.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2006/07/05/autism-vaccine.html" target="_blank">http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/nati...m-vaccine.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.immunizationinfo.org/iom_reports_detail.cfv?id=42" target="_blank">http://www.immunizationinfo.org/iom_...tail.cfv?id=42</a><br><br><br><br>
We have two issues at play in this controvery:<br><br>
1.) Parents of autistic children who are desperate to find someone else to blame.<br><br>
2.) The incredibly ignorant among us who claim to be experts because they read something on the web.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
471 Posts
my ds was a preemie so we put off his shots for a while. Then he got his first round and suffered horrible reactions. We chose to NOT vaccinate him until he was 3. And, he had his complete vaccs in March this year. With no reaction this time.<br><br><br><br>
That said, it took 3 nurses and a male pa to hold down my 32lb little man! And he screamed and hid and fought the entire time. Giving them to an infant would have been much easier. Would I delay them on my next child... yes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
I defintley do! I used to work in the healhcare field and saw what not vaccinating can do. My daughter is 6 and has to get a flu shot every year (she gets sick sooo easily, like 2 times a month brings EVERYTHING home) so her doc recommends it for her. my son got one last year didnt get the second flu shot though, dont know if i am going to do it this year. but all other shots they defintley get.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,134 Posts
While there haven't been any studies showing links between the vaccines/autism, there have been some showing a possible link between Thimerosal, the preservative used sometimes, and higher rates of autism. To date, none have been able to establish a causal link, but neither have some been able to rule it out. Primarily British studies, they led to the removal of Thimerosal in the MMR vaccine in 2004 in the UK. Another possible (i.e. not ruled out yet) cause is the combination of the vaccines into a single dose (wrt the MMR). This vaccine is generally given in a one-shot deal in both the US and the UK, but practitioners sometimes now offer the vaccines separately.<br><br><br><br>
Vaccines is a very common subject broached by parents of infants, to their caregivers..I read everything I can come across.
 
1 - 20 of 79 Posts
Top