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Any moms declining ALL vaccines?

post #1 of 68
Thread Starter 

I've read up and have decided against getting any, but feeling a little anxious about it.  Anyone else going vaccine free?

post #2 of 68

Yes, my children have not and won't be getting any vaccines. You'll receive more "yes" answers in the "I'm Not Vaccinating" forum.

post #3 of 68

Although I made my decision several years ago, I still continue to read and research. The more I study vaccines and become informed, the more resolved I am to never vaccinate again!

post #4 of 68

We've stopped vaccinating my oldest 3 children.  My youngest is completely vax-free.  This baby won't be vaccinated either. 

post #5 of 68

DD1 was vaxed to 6mo old and then I stopped all vax. DD2 is completely vax free. I was nervous at first, although I had done all the research but as illnesses (even rare ones) come and go for other children in our lives and my kids remain healthy I know I have made the right choice for us. It is hard not to be nervous when you are the minority. Even when we were faced with the possibilty of getting measles, chicken pox, flu, pertussis, tetnus (after being exposed to them) I tried not to let 'other people' and their fear change my stance, because I had read the research and made my informed choice. My children are healthy and I feel that if they were to get an illness it would help boost their natural immunity. As pp said, I still always keep up with the research and continue to stay informed. Such as recently when the autism link was supposedly debunked by ONE bad report by ONE bad researcher. I dont let one discredit all the others, and I tend to stay away from the 'flashy' news stories or headlines. Because news has to sell just like anything else, and they are going to put out the most outrageous headline catching story to try and bring in readers/watchers.

post #6 of 68

I have two completely vax free children aged 13.5 and 11, neither of which have required a sick visit to the doctor in their entire lives. My eldest (20) was partially vaxed until 5, and I doubt she will ever consent to another vaccination. The fact that my children are vax free doesn't give me a mili-second of anxiety. I believe vaccines to be worthless.

post #7 of 68

My first was (to my utter regret) completely vaxed, my second was vaxed up until age 4 (speech delay and ensuing therapy), and my youngest is unvaxed. I was (and still) sometimes a little nervos about it but my heart and gut say this is the right thing to do.

post #8 of 68

Yep! 3 year old dd and 6 month old ds are both vax-free.

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post #10 of 68

Panda was born at home and hasn't even been to the dr.  she will be vax free

 

post #11 of 68

DS born at home and no vax, no circ, extended BF (going strong still) and proud of all of it!

post #12 of 68

We have not vaccinated our daughter (15 months) but my son (8 years old) is completely vaccinated. I knew absolutely nothing about vaccines when he was younger, and the more I learn, the more I dislike them.

post #13 of 68

Our 4th child is completely vax-free.  Our 3rd child had one polio at 6mo and one dtap at 9mo.  The dtap reaction he had has sealed the deal for no more vaccination for any of ours.  Until then, I wasn't sure if I was delaying or stopping.  Our first 2 children got the regular vaccines until 2yrs old for my first and 1yo for my 2nd.  They've each had about 18-20 shots.  I didn't even realize that I had a choice until I met some non-vaxxing people when right before getting pregnant with my 3rd.

post #14 of 68
Daughters age 5 & 3 completely vax free and very healthy. The only thing I sometimes worry about is navigating "the system"--potential visit to ER, school stuff. For the record, it has never been an issue. Having a very supportive fam prac physician has been very important to
me. We found one before my older daughter was born, so there is no pressure at the office. We made one trip to the ED for a nursemaid's elbow. It was not a big deal at all--in and out in 45 min. When I was asked if her shots were up to date, I nodded. I wish I felt like I could have been completely honest, but it seemed like it would just complicate a short visit that had nothing to with infection. I would be upfront if there was an infectious issue, but I sure hope I'm never in that position.
post #15 of 68

Ds is almost 3 and vax free.

post #16 of 68
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"As pp said, I still always keep up with the research and continue to stay informed. Such as recently when the autism link was supposedly debunked by ONE bad report by ONE bad researcher. I dont let one discredit all the others, and I tend to stay away from the 'flashy' news stories or headlines. Because news has to sell just like anything else, and they are going to put out the most outrageous headline catching story to try and bring in readers/watchers."

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By the way, he really was not debunked. Listen to this link of Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Mercola.  Second video on this link
Interesting as all heck!
 
 

 

 

 

 

post #17 of 68

We're vaccine free with both children. I would only ever vaccinate for tetnus if my child had a wound that warranted a tetnus vaccine (which is unfortuanately not JUST tetnus)..or if we were travelling to a third world country. (not planning on it:)

post #18 of 68

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We're a vaccine-free family and will be staying that way. The only vaccine we would ever consider is rabies, because rabies is nearly 100% fatal. In that one instance, the (very real) risks of vaccinating are still preferable to almost certain death.

 

You're not alone, mama!

post #19 of 68
Thread Starter 

thank you everyone, sorry i obviously missed the  vaccine free forum, but its nice to hear from parents who started with vax and are now vax free.  :)

post #20 of 68

Neither my 6 or 5 year old have ever had a vaccine or heel prick. I was a little worried at first, but I am more and more confident in our decision with every passing year. Very glad we made the choice we did. Read about it as much as possible, be confident, go with your gut instinct, and heart too. I think I would feel worse having hurt my child from a vax, than them getting sick from a disease. Neither have ever been to the door either, as other posters have mentioned. Good luck with your choices!

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