Originally Posted by Lunasophia
S...I cannot go to the mall to walk around because I don't vaccinate and I like to avoid risk this time of year.
I'm sorry that the WW forum was so mean to you. We avoid telling most people about DD's non-vax status because we don't want her to be discriminated against.
However, we do take her everywhere - inner city, dirty playgrounds, I mean everywhere. I think the Sears' vaccine book spreads the fear that unvaccinated children should be kept at home. I appreciate that Dr. Sears admits there are problems with vaccines, but I don't like the way he spreads fear. I'm not worried about any of the diseases for which vaccines are available. I hope DD catch CP, M,M, and R.
I think DD's strong, natural immune system will protect her from NORMAL bacteria and viruses causing meningitis. Meningitis is serious, but it isn't caused directly by exposure to bacteria or viruses: It's caused by the immune system failing and allowing normal bacteria/viruses to get out of control and cause an infection. If meningitis was caused by bacteria exposure, then we would all have it right this second because our bodies are crawling with "dangerous" bacterias.