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Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49484 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting bbbt:" To those who selectively vax, which are you omitting and why? "


Flu, Chicken Pox - these are pointless.
We also didn't do the H1N1 as it was too experimental.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting the grace life:" Flu, and chicken pox. I find them unnecessary. "


Oh, yeah, I don't even get the flu shot myself so that'll be out unless my child is immunocompromised.



The chicken pox... I'll still do that one. I don't want them to get shingles later in life. It's very painful.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44107 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting bbbt:" Oh, yeah, I don't even get the flu shot myself so that'll be out unless my child is immunocompromised. ... [snip!] ... The chicken pox... I'll still do that one. I don't want them to get shingles later in life. It's very painful. "


The vaccine does not 100% (ok, well duh not 100% but you still have the same chance of getting it so saying the person wont get shingles later in life is not true) prevent shingles, you have the same chance of getting it with the vaccine or without it. Just as you can still get the chicken pox with the shot, it may just be a milder form. So if you dont get it as a child because of the vaccine you can still get it as an adult.

kthx. 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69816 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting bbbt:" Oh, yeah, I don't even get the flu shot myself so that'll be out unless my child is immunocompromised. ... [snip!] ... The chicken pox... I'll still do that one. I don't want them to get shingles later in life. It's very painful. "


Chicken pox becomes more painful and worse as they're older. I will probably purposely put my child around others who have chicken pox so they will get it when they're young. And I've heard the vaccine doesn't always prevent the virus from happening. So.... pointless, IMO.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting IDID-VBAC 12/09:" The vaccine does not 100% prevent shingles, you have the same chance of getting it with the vaccine ... [snip!] ... shot, it may just be a milder form. So if you dont get it as a child because of the vaccine you can still get it as an adult."


No vaccine 100% prevents anything. :)

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
Dec 19th '12

The only one I know for SURE this bub is getting is pertussis. I'm getting it and I'm pretty sure she won't need a boost for a year or something?



I'm weighing the pro/cons for the rest of them. I'm waiting for Dr. Sears' book to be delivered.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
Dec 19th '12

I never do the flu shot for the kids. This year was the first time I have ever had one. I had one because of the hospital I had to work at required it for all RN's. The Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine doesn't prevent singles. there is a different optional vaccine for that.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
Dec 19th '12

Yes, my kids are vaccinated. We do not get the flu shot though.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting I'm me:" I never do the flu shot for the kids. This year was the first time I have ever had one. I had one because ... [snip!] ... it for all RN's. The Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine doesn't prevent singles. there is a different optional vaccine for that."


The chicken pox vax helps prevent the chicken pox. If you don't get the chicken pox, you won't get shingles.

Sweet Little Lies 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Deception, WI, United States 6900 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting ღ Diana ღ:" Yes, my kids are vaccinated. We do not get the flu shot though. "

:!::!:

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
Dec 19th '12
Quoting bbbt:" The chicken pox vax helps prevent the chicken pox. If you don't get the chicken pox, you won't get shingles. "


not true. You can actually get chicken pox and not know it because the vaccine has given your body the ability to fight off the infection before it gets out of control. So yes it is possible to get shingles without ever having an active case of chicken pox, I have seen it.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Dec 20th '12

I vaccinate but only because in Aus I wouldn't get my child care benefits without it.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
Dec 21st '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" I will, yes. I will not have my child contract a disease I could have prevented. "</blockquote>




This

user banned Australia 23104 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" I vaccinate but only because in Aus I wouldn't get my child care benefits without it."


that is not true LOL

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Ostralia is d00med:" that is not true LOL"


Then why did thy all get taken off me and I had to pay full price when I didn't do his 12 month vaccs? And why was I informed by FAO that they don't accept moral waivers only medical ones?