Crystal - posted on 12/11/2010 ( 101 moms have responded )
So I know diseases like Polio and Chicken Pox are all pretty much gone now thanks to Vaccinations- but there have been outbreaks of diseases lately because of people choosing not to vaccinate their children or not keeping up to date on their own boosters.
Here in WA Polio and Pertussis are making a comeback and I'm due to give birth this month to a baby girl. I've asked all my friends and family to make sure they are vaccinated and that if they are not, to please let me know. Most are cool with it, but others think I've crossed a line.
I'm not trying to tell anyone how to live their life- I'm just trying to prevent their choices from affecting mine. I don't want my kids to get sick. Pertussis is Deadly to infants who can't be vaccinated for it.
I guess I need advice on how to handle it. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or "violate" their rights- but I want my kids to be safe.
How should I handle it?