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Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
21st Aug '12
Quoting ~*Amanda Evan*~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting B-rand D-lux:</b>" 26 years old-- High school education with ... [snip!] ... You say you've done research...how do you not know that vaccines are not required? Every state has exemptions."


Well, every appointment I've ever gone to, they've told me it was required to keep receiving benefits. Regardless of that, I choose to vaccinate for my own reasons. So it's not that I don't know that they're not required. I simply do not care to argue because I vaccinate for reasons beyond receiving government assistance.

martinez♥ Due February 13; 2 kids; Fort Myers, Florida 2596 posts
21st Aug '12

21, HS Diploma, college, halfway through my associates in nursing.

Fully vaccinate on schedule.

I did research for different classes and worked at the Health Department. I do know people who have had severe reactions but I feel that the benefits outweigh the potential risks. Those people who have had severe reactions happen to themselves or their children also vaccinate.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
21st Aug '12
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" Oh my gosh that's horrible. :( I don't blame you. Do you mind if I ask the details of your cousin's injury?"


Yeah growing up with seeing what he went through I just really wanted to be on the safer side.



I believe my aunt said after the dtap vaccine he started getting seizures and she told her doctor but he said not to worry about it...so at the next appt my aunt said she didn't want him getting anymore vaccines the doctor didn't listen gave my cousin more shots and he got a seizure right there and then. He started having other problems too. The doctor lied about it too. They have in his notes weird things and he tried to run and hide to not get inrouble.



My cousin started just going backwards and things got worse. They decided he was vaccine injured and my aunt won a case. That doctor also lost his job.
If a child gets a seizure and fevers after a vaccine they are supposed to take that seriously and this doctor did not.



[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15008 posts
21st Aug '12
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" Yeah growing up with seeing what he went through I just really wanted to be on the safer side. I ... [snip!] ... If a child gets a seizure and fevers after a vaccine they are supposed to take that seriously and this doctor did not. "


Holy shit that's terrible. :shock:
I would have taken my kid and ran out of the fucking office.

Meg and Nora's Mommy 2 kids; Bridgewater, Massachusetts 3915 posts
21st Aug '12

32 with a Bachelors degree



Mostly vaccinate on schedule, I dont do flu, chicken pox



I didnt research, I just want my kids protected. I dont bother with the flu because its not that big of a deal and i would rather my kids get pox as a child rather than as an adult.

~~~~~~~~~~~ Thailand 339 posts
21st Aug '12

18, GED
-don't vaccinate
-I read your thread while pregnant which introduced me to the issue. I've always believed that unnecessary medicine is a bad thing. I started out on blogs and Facebook groups just trying to see what the controversy was all about, found NVIC, checked out the inserts, looked up the diseases on the CDC website, read all the articles I could find on both sides, and ultimately decided not to do them. I feel that there wouldn't be so many people fighting so hard to let people know that there are risks and claiming that there kids had horrible reactions if they were so rare. I also don't like the way all pro-vaccine articles seem to try to scare you into vaccinating or how some pro-vaccine advocates try to convince people with things that are obviously untrue ("A newborn would be fine with 10,000 vaccines!") And I trust our immune system protects us well if it's well taken care of and allowed to do its job.

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
21st Aug '12

28, High School graduate.
Delay vaccinations for a year
Did my own research

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18313 posts
21st Aug '12

23, In college.
Most vaccinations on time. (Only vaccinations I don't do are Flu. That's because the only time I've ever gotten the flu is when I had the shot. :lol: )
And I did research all over the internet but don't feel like grabbing the links right now. :lol:

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
21st Aug '12

27



Post graduate (tertiary level), graduate diploma in education and bachelor of communications, major in journalism.



Fully vaccinated on schedule based on research, discussions with pediatric nurses and doctors and my own opinion on vaccines.

KJ & EV's Mama 2 kids; Ontario 359 posts
21st Aug '12

28. University educated, BA. No vaccines but not wholly against all, all the time. I do think there are situations where the potential risk of the vaccine is offset by the risk of a disease, particularly when traveling and potentially being exposed to things that you have no natural immunity to.



Mostly, I just find them unncessary and I'm a believer in minimal medical intervention.



My main reason for making that decision was just that: the diseases that could potentially be life threatening have been eradicated here, and the ones that haven't aren't life threatening to healthy individuals. It's unnecessary and I also don't believe in pumping their bodies full of who-knows-what to "prevent" something that isn't going to hurt them long term.



I didn't read books, mostly because all of them have an agenda and I didn't want that to poison my thinking. I chose to read university-published, peer-reviewed studies about the efficacy of vaccines, prevalence of reactions, long-term outcomes, tuned out the white noise/commentary on all of it, and made myself aware of what diseases are in my corner of the world and whether they are likely to do more damage than the vaccine itself. My conclusion was that I was unimpressed with the record of effectiveness on vaccines, as well as the number of injuries/deaths they cause and the heavy vaccine schedules.



The one thing I *may* get them vaccinated for is diphtheria, separate from the 5-in-1. Diphtheria scares the crap out of me, even more than the vaccine itself. Their bodies are older and stronger now than when they were babies and better able to handle it. Other than that, unless we travel to a region with endemic diseases that could easily kill a healthy person, no vaccines for us in the forseeable future.

Denessa Rose Due January 18 (girl); 1 child; Missouri 19 posts
15th Sep '12
Quoting EmmaGrace:" What is your age and education level? Which most closely describes your vaccine choices? -fully vaccinate ... [snip!] ... votes with pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine agendas) and also a good idea of which resources generally lead to which choices."


No vaccines at all. ever.



I am a highschool graduate, and i am 24 yrs old.
but been doing vaccine research for the last 3 years :)

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
15th Sep '12

What is your age and education level? 26. BA and currently PhD student




Which most closely describes your vaccine choices?



-don't vaccinate



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



Did research and came to the conclusion that the risks of vaccinating outweighed the rewards.

Teagan's Mommy☠ Due May 20 (boy); 6 kids; Egypt 31882 posts
15th Sep '12

29 , trade school grad in computers
dont vaccinate at all never will



research has and still does include cdc/who/aap and sites such as nvic and groups such as proud parents of unvaccinated children and great mothers questioning vaccines.



i pretty much research anything that goes in my childs body



also just fyi vaccines arent needed for gov assistance.. for cash assistance proof of vaxs are needed OR an exemption instead

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
15th Sep '12
Quoting Teagan's Mommy☠:" 29 , trade school grad in computers dont vaccinate at all never will research has and still does include ... [snip!] ... also just fyi vaccines arent needed for gov assistance.. for cash assistance proof of vaxs are needed OR an exemption instead"


here they are ... well if you want the government to pay child care costs anyway. You can only get a medical exemption ... any other kind of exemption is no acceptable.

Teagan's Mommy☠ Due May 20 (boy); 6 kids; Egypt 31882 posts
15th Sep '12
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" here they are ... well if you want the government to pay child care costs anyway. You can only get a medical exemption ... any other kind of exemption is no acceptable."


i understand, i meant usa