Kayli - posted on 01/28/2012 ( 142 moms have responded )
Well ever since my son was born I have been thinking about vaccinations. I know it was a normal thing that wasn't much thought about back in the day like when I was little i received all routine vaccines as I'm sure most of us did. But after all the new thoughts and issues raised on vaccines and thoughts on them being linked to Autism. Also hearing and reading personal stories. I am not sure what to think. The topic was even brought up in one of my college courses. I've done some of my own research and I found that when I was young I think there were about 8 recommended vaccinations, and today there are at least 14! Also with this of course there has been a rise in the diagnoses of Autism. I do not know if they are linked, but it just seems kind of interesting,
So my son is 6 months old and due for his check up and next round of shots. So far for his 2 and 4 months he has received routine vaccinations. But each time this issue has been a worry on my mind and it always is. I understand some of the vaccines, but are all really necessary? What if there is some link? I don't want to have these vaccines given to my son then someday it affects him and it is irreversible, I am pretty scared of that.I have read about alternative schedules. I don't really think of not having any at all, but just are they all necessary? I am still researching but I am also wondering others thoughts and views??