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♥ Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
15th Dec '12













1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
15th Dec '12

yes, my son is vaccinated. i want to protect him from getting dangerous illnesses

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15213 posts
15th Dec '12

We hate diseases in this household so my son is completely vaccinated. Nothing bad ever happened.



He got stuck with needles a few times, that sucked.....but no Polio so I think we're still in the green.

Amber Mosher 1 child; Rochelle, Illinois 1860 posts
15th Dec '12

My son is vaccinated. He needs to be protected from those who choose not to vaccinate. And we vaccinate on time.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12

I plan on vaccinating my children.



Here is my thought... we have eradicated so many terrible diseases with vaccines. Yes, there are possible side effects, but they are rare. Side effects are possible with ANYTHING you ingest, and in the end, I would rather my child have a side effect from something that will protect her, than have her contract a disease that could have been prevented in the first place.



Also, don't buy into scare tactics. Odds are your child will develop a slight temperature at most from being vaccinated.

skomula 2 kids; Muskegon, Michigan 259 posts
15th Dec '12

I've vaccinated my DS, but my sister apparently has this book that has all the ingredients in a vaccine and it's scared her so bad she didn't vaccinate either of her children. She says that for most of the diseases, the treatment is getting the "vaccine", so she says that if her kids do end up with whatever, she'll get them the shot then, but not before.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
15th Dec '12

First of all, this is the most difficult decision I have ever had to make for my children. My 5 yr old cannot be vaccinated ever again because of the past reactions he has had. I cannot be because I have an auto immune disease that was triggered by the DTaP. After knowing everything that's in vaccines, reading the inserts for each vaccine, I still question my decision to cease all vaccines from our entire family. However, I look at it like this. My children walk around every day, they drive around in a car every day. Their chances of dying in a car crash or being hit by walking down the street are higher than them contracting polio and dying. If someone were to line me up 1000 guns and they were to tell me "only one gun contains a single bullet. Pick one and shoot it at your child." Chances are REALLY good I won't kill my child. But, do I risk that? What if it ensures me my child will never die? Do I still risk it? I couldn't. Vaccines are NOT one size fits all. Vaccine injuries ARE real, just as real as the diseases they are meant to protect against. It boils down to the risk. Either way you are risking your child's health and well being. This site is REALLY good, it's unbias and their mission is much like Dr. Sears. Not to be anti vaccination, but pro education. http://www.nvic.org/ Also, I REALLY encourage you to watch both Vaccine Nation and The Greater Good. Both very good, unbias documentaries.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting skomula:" I've vaccinated my DS, but my sister apparently has this book that has all the ingredients in a vaccine ... [snip!] ... is getting the "vaccine", so she says that if her kids do end up with whatever, she'll get them the shot then, but not before."


The ingredients in bologna are scarier.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
15th Dec '12

He's not around other kids right now, not even really around many adults either. That's why I felt safe about waiting but I have this feeling like swap down that I need to start getting his vaccination. Idk where it's even coming from but it started a week or so ago. And now I watched this show and it really hit home.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
15th Dec '12

Yes, both my kids are vax'd, I don't want them to contract some horrible childhood disease. How I decided? It was honestly never a question for me, though I did do some research and basically just confirmed what I already knew. That a lot of the gobbly gook that keeps some parents from vaxing is well... goobly gook. Lol. (No offense, your kids.) The only side effects either of them have had is sore legs aside from DD getting a little bit of a rash from the MMR vaccine. That's it.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" I plan on vaccinating my children. Here is my thought... we have eradicated so many terrible diseases ... [snip!] ... Also, don't buy into scare tactics. Odds are your child will develop a slight temperature at most from being vaccinated. "


Vaccines did not eradicate diseases. Proper hygiene and sanitation and education did. If you look at disease timelines, they were all in the decline BEFORE their vaccine counterpart was introduced.

skomula 2 kids; Muskegon, Michigan 259 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" The ingredients in bologna are scarier. "


LOL, we don't eat pork at all, and my DH and DS are vegetarians...



I've never been interested in what's in bologna...

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
15th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" First of all, this is the most difficult decision I have ever had to make for my children. My 5 yr old ... [snip!] ... Also, I REALLY encourage you to watch both Vaccine Nation and The Greater Good. Both very good, unbias documentaries. "</blockquote>




Thank you :), I will visit it tomorrow when I can get on the computer. :). I really appreciate the actual info.

Brandi Eastman 2 kids; Youngsville, Pennsylvania 1452 posts
15th Dec '12

Both of my kids are, and any more I have will be. Yes there are risks involved such as severe allergic reaction. But to me the benefits of vaccinating outweigh the risks.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna+1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" First of all, this is the most difficult decision ... [snip!] ... Thank you :), I will visit it tomorrow when I can get on the computer. :). I really appreciate the actual info."


You're welcome. This is NOT an easy decision. It is seriously the most difficult for me in parenting. My 5 yr old has had a total of 3 reactions, this last one was the worst. It was the most scared I have ever been, and it was only his leg and the muscle in his leg. Each reaction has gotten progressively worse, and we were told last time they are to be "expected" to get worse with each vaccine and it could damage the muscle permanently or lead to losing the entire leg. The dr still was pushy about continuing vaccines :? You just told me my son COULD lose muscle or his entire leg, and you want me to continue? REALLY?! I was dumbfounded. The past 6 months I have done nothing but research from government sites or unbias sites. I have been given links to vaxtruth, and I've browsed, but I try to steer clear of conspiracy theorist crazies :P