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✿LilyBear09✿ 1 child; Oregon 5006 posts
21st Aug '12

Age 30.
Two 2 year degrees, and a cert for Dental Assisting..



Vaccinate using a delayed/ alternate schedule



I read up on vaccines by using Dr. Sears "The Vaccine Book". I then found a Dr. In my area that was "vaccine friendly".

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17406 posts
21st Aug '12

23, trade school graduate, don't vaccinate at all. Ive used numerous links online from several sources like the cdc and aap, along with a few child development books and dr sears vaccination book. My pedi respects my decision however encourages me to do rsearch for a few that she recommends. We will not vax at all.

My Girls♥ 2 kids; Virginia 660 posts
21st Aug '12

What is your age and education level?



21, associate in medical assisting and currently studying nursing.



Which most closely describes your vaccine choices?



-fully vaccinate on schedule



What (primarily) led you to your decision(s)?



-learning through my studies and also doctors recommendations. With my oldest, strictly doctors recommendations.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
21st Aug '12

I'm 28, some college...still attending.



I do not vaccinate.



I've read extensively on vaccines, anything I can get my hands on. Books, CDC/AAP website, NVIC, documentaries, other moms...

кinga Due February 18 (girl); 1 child; Ontario 4606 posts
21st Aug '12

I am 21 and have completed college.



I vaccinate but on a delayed scheduled.



I followed the doctor's recommendation.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
21st Aug '12

46 y/o. Bachelors degree plus some course toward masters.
Fully vax on schedule. skipped flu shot and didnt do swine flu shot.
Researched many resources online and spoke with a couple of docs.
I have a clinical background as well as my husband.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 24272 posts
21st Aug '12

25, BS degree (psychology)



With my son I fully vaccinated on schedule for the first 18 months. From that point on (and for future children) we will vaccinate on a delayed and selective schedule .



Initially: followed the doctor's recommendations
Now: did some research (please list the main resources you used)
-Mostly based on two personal experiences. The first was having my son forced to get the initial H1N1 vaccine while I was steadily telling the nurse not to do it. The second was a mild reaction that my son had at 18 months to the last shot he got (I can't remember which one it was). After that I did research that included reading a lot of other parents' personal experiences, reading information on the CDC website, and various other sources about parental rights.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15449 posts
21st Aug '12

22
High school graduate.



Fully vaccinate on schedule.



I researched the viruses themselves (what they do to the body, mortality rate, number of reported cases each year, etc.), potential risks and side effects associated with the immunizations and the likelihood of said risks and side effects, and ingredients lists (to which I concluded that these immunizations were created by scientists, and I trust a scientist's discretion as it pertains to the safety of the ingredients).



If my son had been in any kind of poor health or had any reaction at all to the first round of immunizations, I would have started delaying, but he's 10 months old now and still has never had an adverse reaction. I feel the benefits in vaccinating greatly outweigh the risks.

Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
21st Aug '12

23 College degree in Early Childhood Education
Non Vaccinating
Resources:
Online research, Dr Sears, CDC, National Vaccine Organization, Sanctity of Human Blood, Vaccine Organization, other parents, my Dr, and much more.
Personal Experience with a Vaccine Reaction.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
21st Aug '12

29
High school, with certifications in disability care, and some college in medical research.
Fully vax on schedule.
I vaccinate because I can't afford 100% of my childcare costs and the government won't give you any monetary support without full vaccination.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
21st Aug '12

I'm 24...graduated highschool and will be taking college classes soon.



My cousin is vaccine injured..my aunt won a lawsuit for it...but it's not like she won much...my cousin is 27 and still in diapers and can't walk or talk all due to vaccines.
My husbands little brother also had a bad reaction.
We decided to delay vaccines because of it running in my family.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
21st Aug '12

33- trade school ( RDA-dental program)
we do selective vacs on time.
we feel most people are over medicated. so we chose what we think are the major things to protect against. My pedi also agree's.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
21st Aug '12

26 years old-- High school education with some college.



I fully vaccinate on time. ETA: Except the flu shot.



I vaccinate due to the doctor's recommendation/receiving government assistance and it's required.
Also, it's something that is within my power to protect my children. I personally feel that these vaccines were created for a reason, to keep these illnesses at bay, and I'm going to do just that.



Also, I've done research. The information the doctor gives you that lists the side effects as well as the CDC and also speaking to family members who are doctors and nurses. If my children ever had a bad reaction, I would delay and/or stop vaccinating, but my children have never had a bad reaction and from the research I've done and the numbers that are out there, the benefits outweigh the risks for me.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15449 posts
21st Aug '12
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" I'm 24...graduated highschool and will be taking college classes soon. My cousin is vaccine injured..my ... [snip!] ... vaccines. My husbands little brother also had a bad reaction. We decided to delay vaccines because of it running in my family."


Oh my gosh that's horrible. :( I don't blame you. Do you mind if I ask the details of your cousin's injury?

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
21st Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting B-rand D-lux:</b>" 26 years old-- High school education with some college. I fully vaccinate on time. I vaccinate due ... [snip!] ... had a bad reaction and from the research I've done and the numbers that are out there, the benefits outweigh the risks for me."</blockquote>



You say you've done research...how do you not know that vaccines are not required? Every state has exemptions.