Vaccinations, yes or no?

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Just wondering what others thoughts are on this subject please! I did not do the hepatitis B vaccine and wavered back and forth worrying about the 2 month vaccinations.

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Mike - posted on 09/17/2012

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I'm a new father, like all you moms I'm as concerned about this subject and there's so many different views on this. On that note my wife and i have not given our son any shots yet and he's 10 months old. He's healthy, strong and smart. To me , i can't help but think the push from some doctors to vax is nothing more than a money game like most everything else we deal with in life. I just wonder how both sides can have all these facts together yet we still have 2 completely different sides. Definatly do your research and make your own judgements but done believe everything you hear or read, goverment is involed in everything to the insurance companies, to the companies who make the vaccines, to the hospitals....thats why i say money games. We have more people now than ever on some kind of pill for something or another. Thats why i can't bring myself to trust most doctors because somewhere down the line they are getting a kickback from pushing shots. Not saying one way is better than the other just throwing this out there for everyone to think about.

Cathy - posted on 04/21/2012

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My son is only 10 months,but for us,absolutely not. I myself developed a seizure disorder after MMR vaccination,now people will argue with me that the vaccine had nothing to do with it,but my husband and I do not believe in vaccinating and I really feel like I'am protecting my son from horrible things. My son is a healthy happy baby who has gotten sick once when we all got the stomache flu,threw up a little bit and then recovered quickly,that day(while the rest of us took days),my brother and his wife get their boys vaccinated and those kids are ALWAYS sick with something. After the horror stories I've read and my own experience,I just can't take that chance with my son.

Jill - posted on 08/25/2010

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i did all the shots on all 3 kids ... no flu vaccines though... i don;t believe in those...

Michelle - posted on 07/13/2010

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It's a difficult one to answer really but both my girls had their full vaccinations without any side effects so I would say yes. At the end of the day though, it's entirely your choice.

Jane - posted on 06/24/2010

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i guess the question is why you don't want to. if it's Autism, that study was found out early this year to be non-research based and has been retracted.
i am one of 7, all born b/w 1958 and 1969, we got all of our vaccinations and have all been fine. i've gotten my two all of their vaccines so far (3ys and 16 months) and they're fine.
i trust that doctors would not do anything that they know is going to harm our kids and none of the harmful things are included in vaccines any longer.
do the research about the things you have questions on and talk w/the pediatrician and make your decision from there.

Karen - posted on 04/14/2009

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This might get you more than you bargained for, lol! But I'll throw in my 2 cents.  I chose not to vaccinate and I'm glad I did.  We also waived the HepB on the advice of my OB/GYN.  I originally planned to work through the alternative vaccine schedule (due to ADHD/allergy issues on both sides of the family) starting when she was between 2 and 4 years of age, but the more I research the less I like the idea of vaccinating at all.  I'm so glad we have not vaxed so far.  We are struggling with eczema, allergies and a possible sensory processing disorder so I can at least rule out the vax's as a cause.  I would also be concerned at this point that she is too hypersensitive to tolerate the vaccines and would be one of the unfortunate kids who have a reaction. 



All I can say is this:  TRUST YOUR GUT.  You know your kid like no one else can, and if God forbid something were to happen and you didn't listen to that voice, you would never forgive yourself.  Some parents feel just as strongly that they have to vax for everything, and I believe they have the right (and possibly a very good reason) to do that. 



And one last thing: despite all of my child's 'issues'.. she's NEVER had a fever, never been sick other than nasal allergies, and is growing faster and developing faster than her older friends.  I don't know for sure that it's because I didn't vax, but most of our friends are sick at least 2 or 3 times a year, some even more.



When I have a little more time I will try to post back with some links I found helpful... good luck to you.  I have found that 3 years later, I'm still researching, still deciding.  It's a process. 



by the way, I totally agree with Lynette, the other responder.  I had a friend who did exactly what she did, cancelled her son's 18 month MMR after noticing some unusual behaviors.  He's fine now, but who knows what might have happened if she had pushed forward against her better judgement. Only a mom can know for sure.

User - posted on 03/31/2009

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When my daughter was born, I had all her vaccinations done, and she was fine. When my son was born he had his vaccinations up until the 12th month. I had the 15 month one booked but cancelled it after finding alot children became autistic after the 15 mnth. vaccination. I have been ridiculed by alot of people including the pediatrician for not continuing with the vaccinations. The doctors and experts all say that vaccine is not related to autism, but that is when it generally starts to show up in children. It is intirely up to you what to do, but no matter what you decide, it is the right decision because you as the mother know what is best for your children. Follow what your heart and instincts are telling you. You will do the right thing, and don't let anyone tell you different.

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