Vaccine & Pots
Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:13 PM
Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:30 PM
Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:45 PM
He has to have it to be able to attend school.
While I was there they offered us five other vaccines.
All the other parents were agreeing and one was the gardisil. I was shocked to see them giving it to the boys also.
I declined and only got the two necessary.
The DTaP and the second chicken pox vaccine for him.
I guess I'm not trying to start a debate about the safety of vaccines-I just am paranoid about everything!!!!
I always felt sick taking my babies to get their shots.
I realize they save lives but they scare me too.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:11 PM
Lieze- I am paranoid about vaccines for my children - I fully admit it. They get the required vaccines, but I had them spaced out more slowly (Dr. was ok with that) so as not to bombard their little systems. There is a law in NJ called Holly's Law that says a parent can have their child tested for immunity against MMR before the child receives the second dose between ages 4-6. I had my son tested and sure enough, the first shot was enough - he was immune. Had I not requested the blood test, he would have had a 2nd unnecessary dose. This law came about because a little girl died from the 2nd MMR shot. I think these are the common sense approaches that government should adopt. I usually stay away from optional vaccines, however, I did get them the flu shot the year of all the swine flu madness. That freaked me out even more than vaccines! I hope they won't legally require the Gardasil vaccination - I'd have to fight that one.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:21 PM
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:57 PM
And, I have two daughters in the age group to get the Gardisil. I told them about the vaccines, but left it up to them. I didn't push it, as I had been reading a few years ago about some reactions happening. I wasn't sure if the vaccine was absolutely necessary. I mean, from my understanding, making sure they go to their gyn regularly and having the pap smear done should give them a heads up if anything abnormal pops up.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:26 PM
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:17 AM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:33 AM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:52 AM
I think the person saying about the issue being political is missing the point somewhat. My son was vaccinated for mmr ( I'm a nurse and didn't question the information pushed on us all) I also know there is no scientific link between mmr and autism but as a mother I know my son and know that before his second mmr he would make eye contact, would interact normally and was healthy. After, he wasn't - fact.
I have done a lot of reading about effects of vaccines and there are lots of documented auto immune issues. I think the point is that we have to weigh up risks and benefits. For most the risks are low but why give uneccesary vaccines if they aren't needed?
Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:14 AM
It did present a brother sister case in Florida that both children started having grand mal seizures after the vaccine. They were given at different times and the seizures did not begin for either children until they had the vaccine.
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