Is everyone getting your little ones shots?

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Carmen - posted on 04/10/2010

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No we don't do shots we do our research. I could probably educate the doctors on the ingredients put in vaccines because if you ask them, they don't know. Why? Because they don't learn about that stuff in medical school. The drug reps that market the vaccines "educate" the doctors on THEIR product. And do you think they're going to sell a product by giving negative information-of course not. I've worked in the medical feild for over 10 years and I could give you a facts as to why you shouldn't give your kids nasty shots. Doctors get paid an 80% mark up for EACH shot given-Plus the drug companies pay the doctors in addition too giving their patirngts their vaccines. I've seen it all....Doctors will tell you your child needs this stuff, my oldest is 16 and he's never got polio or anything else. I am looked upon poorly with not giving my 1 yr old shots, but all I can do is shake my head and feel sorry for the kids that get that stuff injected in them after all the years of research I've done on the ingredients put in that stuff....it's sad how easly parents are talked into guilt and give their children shots .... :(

Anna-marie - posted on 04/08/2010

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no..
my son is 5 months and has had no vaccinations at all.. no vit k or hep b or any of the routine shots.
i do it all homeopathically.
read all the info on vaccinations before you decide what to do.
if you need any advice or want some info, please contact me

all the best x

Jessica - posted on 04/07/2010

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we do selective vaccinating. honestly, do your research before you make a decision! once you start researching, you will find some pretty shocking information! for one, the ingredient list... yuck!! most people vaccinate before researching and it's pretty ignorant, to me. they think vaccines are great but uh... not really.

Medic - posted on 04/07/2010

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My 3 year old has had all of them and my 2 month old just got her first round today. I feel that if you don't get your kids vaccinated then I have a right to know. I plan on asking my school if there are kids in his class without shots. I plan on moving him if there are. It is your choice but it's also my right to know what my kids could be exposed to.

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We got the major ones, but I chose to skip the flu shots (no one in my family gets them for several reasons) and the chicken pox shot. If he does not get the chicken pox by the time he is 12 we will get that shot. (chicken pox is only dangerous to infants and adults)
We did choose a delayed schedule for the shots and we separated the "combo" shots. He got more shots, and it cost a lot more, but I felt safer that way.

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Heather - posted on 04/12/2010

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NO ABSOLUTELY NOT.....IF it FEELS WRONG do not do it. The government / pharmacuetical companies have pretty dubious reasons behind these mass vacines. Oh look...what suddenly happened to the swine flu pandemic??? oh there wasnt one-- but Glaxo-Kline Smith made billions and billions of dollars..what a surprise. Many women suffered miscarriages after the shots. Ask any mum with a kid who was fine- then had had Autism after the 4-in-1 or 5-in-1 jab...what they would do if they had the chance? When the hell do you think your kid will come into contact with Polio??!! Me and many friends had Mumps, and German Measles as kids and were fine. It is scare tactics...preying on the vulnerable mental state of new mums. YOU KNOW BEST. FOLLOW YOUR GUT FEELING. when else would you go through with something sooo dodhy..without being 100% sure?

Heather - posted on 04/11/2010

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I've just been researching this myself... My first son is 3 & currently up-to-date with the recommended shots, minus the flu shots. My second son is now 5 months. I know a lot of intelligent moms I respect who do not vaccinate & started to wonder. It seems like a lot of moms just do (myself included) vaccinate because "doctor says it's best." However, the more researching I do, the more I have serious doubts. I would challenge all moms to do wayyy more digging into what is in vaccinations, what adverse effects have been reported, the effectiveness of vaccines, ect. prior to their child's next appt. I'd heard about possible links to autism, but was shocked to find that there is a correlation between the number of "SIDS" deaths that occur within 10 days of a child receiving vaccinations, as well as with food allergies, and all risks aside, vaccinations are still only 85% effective in providing immunity. So, 1.5 of every 10 kids getting shots is being exposed to risks & not reaping ANY benefit. Just keep in mind that the little paper(s) they give you at the doctor's office only have one author & they do NOT clearly represent both sides of the issue, even though they have a section on "risks." They are all overwhelmingly supportive of vaccinating; also keep in mind that the pharmacutical industry is very lucrative. One interesting article I just read was: http://www.healthtruthrevealed.com/artic... & I plan on reading the book "Saying No to Vaccines" by Tenpenny before my child's next shots. I've read all the information from the doctor saying why I should vaccinate, I think I owe it to my child(ren) to read the opposing viewpoint before making a more educated decision.

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My son has had all his vaccinations to date and hes now just over 4 months. Here in the UK there isn't a jab for chicken pox but dunno if some people are confused with small pox perhaps as chicken pox doesn't cause death and once a child has it they build an immunity naturally and shouldn;t catch them again. I'd rather my son was immunised rather than risk catching for example mumps and find in later life that he's infertile as a result.

Shasta - posted on 04/11/2010

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There are a lot of pro's and con's to consider when thinking about vaccinating your baby. My husband and I both waffled on what we should do and concluded to delay vaccinations until our son is at least two. The two main reasons we have decided to do so; during the first two years of your child's life they go through the most rapid brain development and we were concerned with the idea of introducing toxic adjuvents such as mercury and aluminum to our baby at this stage. Our other concern was that a baby doesn't begin producing bile until they are between 7-12 months old (usually by the time they are 10 months though) which would inhibit the ability to really remove the additives they use in vaccinations from their system. We also want to be able to help our son through the process by boosting his immune system prior to receiving the shots with lots of vitamin c. Essentially, if you are really concerned you just have to do the research and pay attention to the viruses that are prevalent in your area.

Sarah - posted on 04/11/2010

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no i have not got one of her shots and shes 5 going on 6 and has never been sick and i mean never!!!! i do plan on getting her the polio and a few others but not until her body is ready for them to posion her

Kami - posted on 04/11/2010

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I decided to hold off on vacc. after two of my boys were diagnosed with autism, Looking back, I never will forget the day I brought my 12 month in to doctor and asked if he could have any side effects such as autism because he was developing skills he should as a one yr.old. He actually was ahead for his age. Anyway, he assured me that it was worse not give him his shots. I agreed and he was diagnosed with autism at 18 months. I will never know what caused it but I decided to wait with my next to children and didnt give vaccinations until they were 2yrs old. A doctor actually gave me that advice with a little wink, and both girls now age 3 and 6 are smart, outgoing, talkative, almost to much! With the steady rise in autism and add ect. My decison may have saved to of my children from a life long disability.

Beth - posted on 04/10/2010

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I have chosen not to have my children vaccinated for many reasons, but primarily because after researching the ingredients (MSG, aluminum, formaldehyde, mercury, and substances known to cause cancer in animals), potential side effect and actual cases of reactions, I do not feel that the benefits outweigh the risks. That is my conclusion, but each parent has to make their our choices on what is best for their children. I am lucky to live in a state (MI) that allows parents to opt out by filling out a form when enrolling a child in school. Also, my parents had 8 children, my father is a doctor and they did not vaccinate any of us... we were all very healthy children, more so than most of the other children in our neighborhood who were probably fully vaccinated. So, take from that what you will, but not vaccinating your kids is not a death sentence like many people seem to believe. From what I've experienced, the best way to keep kids healthy is to have good nutrition, exercise (Play outside) and a stable family situation.

Gidgit - posted on 04/10/2010

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I too agree that this is a crazy debate! If you choose not to that is your business but just as those of us who choose TO vaccinate our children should not be looked down upon by those who don't.
I am the oldest child of 6 and EVERY one of us was fully vaccinated, as will my children be. I have done ALL the research and yes the benefits far out weigh the "side effects"

Amber - posted on 04/10/2010

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Yes my son has gotten all of his shots:) I did when i was little and there isnt anything wrong with me so yes he is getting all of his! My son my choice and thats the way it is!!!

Nichole - posted on 04/10/2010

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Every check-up she gets her shot (every 2-months)....I believe that it is better for her to be vaccinated then to get extremely sick. We all had our shots when we were little and we turned out fine!!! Nothing to worry about!!!

Sheila - posted on 04/10/2010

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I am expecting now and am torn about vaccinations. I admit I haven't done much research but I just can't believe in loading up a growing little body with all of that stuff is a good thing. I think I will probably vaccinate but I don't think I will do it on the doctors schedule. I think there is too much development going on in the early stages. I believe that vaccination is the reason why the diseases aren't seen much any more and if everyone stops vaccinating they will return. so I don't want to be one of those people who rely on others to do vaccinations so that I don't have to. It sounds like some of you have delayed the schedule and I think I will likely do the same.

Sarah - posted on 04/10/2010

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I try not to get involved with this vaccination argument anymore, but here I go anyway. People are going to have their opinions and bash others who don't do things EXACTLY the same way as they do. I was vaccinated fully as a child & I am perfectly fine and healthy. I'm very rarely ever sick. My 6 1/2 month old son is fully vaccinated & he is also fine and healthy. This is what I have chosen to do. I have done some research, talked to my child's doctor, and I have a degree in Health & Kinesiology. So, I am confident with my decision to vaccinate my son. That's fine if you don't want to vaccinate, but don't assume that those of us who DO, haven't done our research or are choosing to put "poisons" into our child.

Tammy - posted on 04/10/2010

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I actually get confused when someone say's they have a right to know if someone has not had there child's vaccinations done. If a person chooses to not have there child vaccinated it has no affect on any other child. If there is a illness going around it's not because someone did not get there child vaccinated. Aren't you getting your child's vaccination done with the thought it's going to help prevent them or if they do get sick for it to be not as bad. So one chooses not to vaccinate it has no effect on a child who did get vaccinated. If there is a illness going around your exposed weather or not you have been vaccinated. And NO people who choose not to vaccinate they children are not relying on the ones who did vaccinate they kids to keep them safe from illness. People who choose not to vaccinate do it for many reasons. One would be relying on your child immune system to fight of illness as it was meant to. I am not speaking about children who have low immune systems. I have done research on vaccinations some are important. I encourage everyone to do there owe research you'll find some very interesting info.

Nicole - posted on 04/10/2010

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NO! I delayed my older daughters shots until she was 2 years old and then I did them one at a time. I also did not give her the second dose of measles I had her titers? checked and she was positive so I did not have to give it to her at 5 again. I followed an evan more delayed schedule with my son. My 3 year old is not vaccinated yet and I do not have any plan yet for her. There is alot of info out there and not all of it is true. Do your research and follow what you think is best for your family. Good luck this is a tough subject for people. Contact me if you need too!

Sammie - posted on 04/10/2010

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This is a subject that everyone should really do their research on. There are pros and cons to both sides.
My oldest daughter was fully vaxed, she is 24 years old and at that time there were not awhole lot of vaxes needed.
My 2nd daughter (just started researching vaxes) was selectively vaxed and the vaxes were spaced.
Now, i have done much more research and i am proud to say that my son is vax free. I wished i could go back and have my daughters vax free also.
Vaxes can and do cause harm.
But i really have to question the previous poster who said she had friends whose kids were taken away for not vaxing. I find that very unlikely, it is not child abuse to not vax your children. You cannot be forced to vax them.
Do your research, you might be surprised at what you learn.

Erica - posted on 04/09/2010

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I understand the cons to the issue however I want her to be safe. no one said that they HAVE to have all of them and at 8 months my baby has gotten less than 8 shots and 2 i requested cause I live in the city and couldn't remain homebound all flu season. so I had the doc give her both seasonal and H1N1 or swine. she is perfectly healthy thank you.

Anna-marie - posted on 04/09/2010

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this is a very taboo subject, if you vaccinate you feel very strong that you must and if you don't then you also feel very strongly.
i myself do not vaccinate, i do however, give my boy homepathic vaccinations.
it is done in a tablet form and i feel is much better than dosing a child with 39 different diesaes by the time they are 4.
I have my reasons for not, and i still respect those of you that do...
but i have done my research and i am glad i have chosen not to.
but ulitmately you have to decide for yourself. i have lots of info if you wanted.
all the best,

Steffanie - posted on 04/09/2010

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Yes, and you should. Vaccinations help stop our children from dying from childhood diseases that can leave them crippled, led to death, or like chicken poxs, stop your child from getting permanant marks. We all should be very thankful we live in a country where we have excess to vaccinations. Go to any third world country, or even poorer counties, and many children die there from proventable diseases. What little chance of side effects, it is worth not having your child paralized because of pollio? There was no questions about my children getting vaccinated. The worst that happened to them is they all suffered from fevers the next day. Get your child vxs done, and be thankful we live in a country that offers this!

Denise - posted on 04/09/2010

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I would never risk my children's health and not vaccinate them. My kids are 17, 17, & 7 and have never had any complications from their vaccinations. The fact is you put your kids at greater risk by NOT vaccinating. BTW, chicken pox can cause harm to any age group -- not just infants and elderly. Even the first exposure can cause shingles which affects the nerves. Chicken pox can get into your respiratory tract and kill you! Not to mention, it leaves awful scars. Children who are not vaccinated can get the illnesses or be a carrier and pass it to a pregnant woman's unborn child and cause deformities or death. The media has put a bad spin on vaccinations saying it can cause Autism. Ask your pediatrician about this & any other possible complications. The truth is even the medical profession cannot prove this and, though, complications are rare, but possible, it is still safer than the diseases themselves. We are not a third world country. We are lucky to have these luxuries to protect our children. So, please vaccinate!!!

Kristin - posted on 04/09/2010

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Absolutely, I do not care for the idea of herd protection. These shots may not fully prevent my kids from getting the illness, but it does substantially reduce the possibility of dying from it.

I don't really care for the number or most of the ingredients. You can talk to your child's physician about how many at each visit and how fast they get them. Most pediatrician are willing to work with you, as the goal is a healthy and protected child.

Christie - posted on 04/09/2010

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Research on Russellblaylockmd.com. You will be shocked to see the ingredient list and what the dramatically increased number of vaccines can do to a little ones nervous system. I got 10 when I was a kid... they now suggest 26 for babies... we are poisoning our children and the FDA is doing nothing about it.... the amount of aluminium alone is too much for such a tiny body! God bless you with wisdom.

Erica - posted on 04/08/2010

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yep, mine gets her shots whenever they are due. where I live it is required for daycare, pre-school, and regular school. I know lots of people have mixed feelings but I was vaccinated when I was a baby and I'm fine. besides it is the only way besides putting them in a bubble to keep them from getting some pretty nasty diseases

Tisha - posted on 04/08/2010

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all but chickenpox shot.. I don't really have a set opinion and my husband thinks it's important so I just researched very carefully and we both decided the chickenpox wasn't needed.

Tracy - posted on 04/08/2010

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My husband and I held off on getting the Hep B shots until she started crawling. I got her shots only two at a time, because it was what we agreed on with her doctor. She did fine with all shots. Do what you feel comfy with, and talk to her doctor on the importants of all shots before you make your decision. Read up on all of the shots too, it helps to know why they are needed.

Valerie - posted on 04/08/2010

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The ingredient list for any medication can be shocking.....even some food we eat. My question is....what are the most shocking ingredients and why do you think so? Is it because you don't know what the ingredients are or what the side effects are? The number of shots has increased but the actual antigens (the part of the disease exposed to your kid to give them the immunity) has dropped drastically in each shot. So if you're scared of the number of shots than apparently having the needle poked in you for a second is whats really awful, not the actual content. Our kiddos actually receive significantly less antigens than we did when we were there age.

As far as any fear of Autism.....the number of people vaccinating their kids has dropped dramatically while the cases of autism have increased dramatically. Not too mention the case most used as proof of the cause of autism has had all but one of the author retract their support. The only author that hasn't turned out to be paid by a drug company that was hoping to put out a different medication as an alternative for vaccines. So he had a bias there.

The reason we find shots so scary is because we are no longer see how awful the diseases are that protect us from them. This is due to the great effectiveness of vaccinations. I'm not opposed to those who don't give there kids flu or chicken pox vaccinations, but please really research these diseases before refusing your kids vaccines to polio or some of the other biggies!

Myra - posted on 04/08/2010

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My oldest has had everything recommended except flu and H1N1. She got her last round of everything up to age 2. She's a little behind because she missed her appointment in February. I was coming home from having my youngest the day she was supposed to go, but no biggie, we just made them up today.

My youngest starts hers next week. She had the first Hep B at the hospital, though.

Kim - posted on 04/08/2010

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My 3 kids had their shots on time, except for my youngest. She got the Varicella shot a few months late because both my Mother and Grandmother were recovering from Breast cancer, radiation and chemo and we didn't want to chance her giving it to them.

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I followed the AAP schedule with my oldest, with the exception of chicken pox & flu, b/c at the time it was recommended by the dr. but not on the official schedule yet. I had more reservations when I had my youngest, mostly b/c I learned that auto-immune disorders are hereditary & can increase you chances of reactions. So we did a delayed schedule, & got them one at a time initially, so that way if there was a reaction, we would know which one she was reacting to. We did skip a few more in addition to chicken pox & flu. Our state allows only religious exemption for school, but I homeschool my children so it's not an issue for us.

Dawn - posted on 04/08/2010

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If you choose NOT to vax you need to check your state laws. Some states have exemptions (is this the right word?) to where you don't have to vaccinate your child(ren) on the basis of personal belief, religious and/OR medical reasons. Some have one, some have two and some have all 3. Here in my state they ONLY have medical exemptions. If you want I can look for some sites that has this info for you...

Dawn - posted on 04/08/2010

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My kids are older (13,11, 10, 9 & 3) but all 5 have gotten all their shots. My 3 yr old is all caught up til she starts school.

Rachelle - posted on 04/08/2010

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my daughter is getting some i watched something on cnn about the rotovirus (sp?) it has been recalled .. shes getting the ones that are nessacary for her to go to school (the same ones that me and her father got 20 years ago

Natashea - posted on 04/08/2010

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If you do the research on what is actually in the vaccines...you might question getting all those vaccines. Not saying one way or the other is the right answer because we don't know for sure...But we did not need all these vaccines when we were children and we turned out fine. And if anything it seems children are having more and more problems and sicknesses then before. Something just does not seem right about all that. But once again it is a personal preference. Do what ever you feel is best.

Kim - posted on 04/08/2010

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I was surprised when I started asking friends about vaccinating their kids. I found an alarming precentage do not vacinate. I think most people who don't vacinate, do not go around advertising because of those people who make you feel bad. Another surprise I found was the women who weren't vacinating their kids were well off and highly educated. Funny I thought, but I found a nitch where I feel I fit in and am very comfortable not vacinating. Personal choices, do what you feel is right.

Jennifer - posted on 04/08/2010

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I've never heard of having an option to NOT get them. I know that here I've had friends actually get in trouble with child protective services for not getting them and ended up having to do so. There are the elective ones like flu and such but the basics they give automatically or require you to take your children to. There have been times I wished I could elect not to such as when my friend lost her nephew from being overdosed by a nurse on his shots. He was happy and playing...went to sleep around nap time...and never woke up again. There are horror stories for those that do have the shots and there are horror stories for those who don't have the shots. I personally have chosen not to do any flu shots other than h1n1. My children have yet to get the flu and rarely get actually sick so...it's worked for me.

Adenika - posted on 04/07/2010

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Yeah, I'm kind of confused by your question, but my son got his 18 mos shots yesterday....Everything went well. They cry for a minute, even though it seems awful to hear them cry this is a definite must. Shots are definitely for the best. Kids still get sick but imagine how sick they could be without their immunizations.

Angela - posted on 04/07/2010

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all my children had their shots i've never had any problems and my kids did not have any kind of reactions to them they always did fine

Krystal - posted on 04/07/2010

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yep my son has had all of his vaccinations so far. hes 11 months so he will be going for his 12 months shots soon. i would rather my son be protected against viruses and things that could kill him then actually have it happened and he got seriously ill or even worse died. i would of never of forgive myself for putting my child in danger. better to protect and be safe. and i will have any other children we have vaccinated to. :)

Kim - posted on 04/07/2010

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My 3 year old has all her shots because I just assumed that you do what the doctor tells you no matter what. After switching clinics and her shot records guessed on then mixed up twice, and chickenpox given against my will, I question doing whatever they say. Keep track yourself what shots you have and the schedule if you choose to do shots. After doing a lot of research, my second child is 1 1/2 and hasn't been vacinated for anything. There is a waiver you can fill out at school that says you know about shots but you choose not to do them. This is a personal choice based on your own research. Do what you feel is right, don't be pressured either way.

Amanda - posted on 04/07/2010

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Yes most definately!! Just like you wanna protect them from everything else you wanna protect them from diseases as well. Shots are essential!!!

Natashea - posted on 04/07/2010

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We have 4 children ages 9 to 1 and we have not given any of them any shots...And they have never been sick with anything more then the seasonal colds

Rebecca - posted on 04/07/2010

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I did selective vacs w/ my oldest, but after they gave him oral polio & a couple days later it was banned because it killed too many babies...I just couldn't do it anymore. We were already questioning some of the shots anyway, so that did it for me. We now have 6 kids, the oldest had his first two sets ( minus hep B & chix pox), and none of our other 5 have had any. Oh and yes, their is a waiver to sign at school, you just have to ask.

Ashley - posted on 04/07/2010

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both my girls are up to date on them my oldest doesnt need to get them again til shezs 4 and my youngest will be gettin her 12 months ones on may the 11th

Brianna - posted on 04/07/2010

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We haven't done any, most states have a form you can fill out to be exempt from vaccines when entering school. It is a personal choice based on your own research. We just weren't comfortable with all the adjuvents and additives being put in our LO at such a young age. I'm not opposed to all vaccines but some of them can have very bad side effects just as catching some of the diseases can have very bad side effects. Do what you feel is right.

Tara - posted on 04/07/2010

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get the shots!!! there is more risk to you baby if you don't! both of my kids have their shots up to date. the things they protect against are far more dangerous and risky than the shots themselves pose. if you have any questions talk to your dr.

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