Should we reject certain immunizations?

Gabriela - posted on 03/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hello, I have a survey to complete and I need just 2 participants. When I submit my assignmnet, the persons who did the survey will be anonymous. Here are the 2 questions below. I really appreciate your help on this. Please tell me your gender, age, education, and ethnicity when responding. Again, I am a ASU student and your names will not be revealed in my survey and I only need 2.Thanks!





1. Did you recently refuse or opt out of an immunization for yourself or another? What were the circumstances? (What was the immunization? Where was it offered? Was it suggested to you? Were there any other reasons, or can you expand on this point some more for me?)





2. Do you feel this way about all vaccinations/immunizations or just this one in particular? (Can you explain more about your reasoning? What do you think about immunizations in general and why?)

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Gabriela - posted on 03/30/2012

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Gabriela - posted on 03/30/2012

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Johnny - posted on 03/26/2012

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1, My husband and I are both fully immunized. My daughter is up to date on her schedule with the exception of the Chicken Pox vaccine which we had delayed. We will be giving it to her in the next few months though (she's 3 1/2). We did not give it to her originally because I was warned by a couple of family members (a nurse who works at our disease control centre and my nephew who is a biological researcher) that there was evidence that early vaccinations for it were not sufficient and that it was increasing the rates of shingles in early 20 somethings. Now that they receive a booster on the schedule, and the vaccines has been changed somewhat, that concern has dissipated.



2. I am generally positive on immunizations. I do feel that in public health, there is a bit of a push to do a lot all at one time, which works but can just be overwhelming for little bodies. With the support of my doctor, we spread them out a bit more, and she never really had much of a struggle. But I am behind the science of immunizing fully. There has been a recent, serious pertussis outbreak in my region because of some communities and cultural groups that do not vaccinate. It has spread to babies too young to be vaccinated as well. Now we are getting to witness firsthand the havoc and pain caused when people do not vaccinate. Scary stuff.

Sarah - posted on 03/26/2012

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1. I fully immunized my children with the exception of the flu shot. It was offered at our local public health unit, both my kids were immunized on time. We didn't do the flu shot because we felt they were too young. My hubby and I helped protect our children by getting the shot ourselves. I almost opted out of the H1N1 vaccine because I was pregnant and they didn't offer the unconjugated one. I ended up getting it though because in my job I was exposed to it and felt if I got it it would be worse for me than the risks of the vaccine.



2. Like I said in point one, only because it was unconjugated. For my kids and the flu shot, I actually just felt they were so small and didn't want to give them yet another needle poke since I was doing all the other immunizations around the same time. I also don't necessarily believe that the flu shot has a very high rate of efficacy as there are so many forms of flu. It's really just formulated for the year on educated guesses . In general I do agree with immunizing I believe it saves lives.

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