Becky - posted on 01/01/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )
I know, everyone is groaning about yet another vaccine debate. But I haven't seen this one brought up before and I was going to post it in the Gardasil debate, but after all the warnings to keep it on topic, decided I'd better not. :)
My question is, for those who do not vaccinate your children, what if you were to travel outside of the country? What if you were to travel to a 3rd world country where vaccinations for things like measles and meningitis are not readily available and these diseases, as well as other, more deadly diseases, are epidemic? Would you still not vaccinate and just take your chances? Would you suddenly change your tune on the dangers of vaccines? Or are you just never going to travel out of your own country because of your fears of vaccinating?
Personally, having lived in a 3rd world country, I would never dream of taking my children back there to visit without them being fully vaccinated. I wouldn't even take them down to Mexico without Hep A vaccines!