Jenn - posted on 03/21/2011 ( 76 moms have responded )
Hi, I am just wondering how many of you moms get your child (s) immunized...Also, do you think it should be mandatory or a personal choice? I had a social worker I was meeting with every few months (from when I was struggling with addiction, clean two years now tho!!) and I did not personally want to immunize my children against ALL of the available shots they say you should get, I only wanted them to have a select few shots that I had felt comfortable with and felt necessary at such a young age. However, my worker refused to close my case until my children had ALL the shots, so as a result my children both had to recieve SIX SHOTS (!!) at once, two in one leg, two in other, one in each arm.and both were under three years old (one was only 8mths!I was so pissed, but they basically said refusing shots was a form of neglect. I was beyond pissed, I can see if you just don't care, but I had done a lot of research and was making an imformed choice based on what I felt was right for my children, and weighing the risks and benefits. So what is your opinion on this? Do you agree with immunizing young children with multiple shots? Do you disagree? Should it be mandatory or parents choice? SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS/STORIES...