My first son was faxed on conventional schedule until he was 2. When I had my second at home, I realized I had a choice of when I wanted to vaccinate. I started reading and have put off the shots for all of my children...... well, indefinitely, I suppose. I intended to vaccinate but only when immune systems were more mature.
I homeschool so I have never had to deal with waivers, etc. Also, my kids are at home with me and have never been to a daycare, where they would have more exposure to some of the nasty stuff out there. I have BF all of them for at least 2 years. I guess I have felt fairly safe regarding health issues.
Now that my oldest is 9, I was revisiting my books to decide what vaccines I should take care of. I was thinking about pertussis, but it looks like I missed the boat with that one. My book said the CDC recommends it should be administered before they are 7. I could still vax my others. Is it bad to vax some and not all?? I was considering components of the MMR.... but separately. I read here that Merck no longer makes this. I am not going to vaccinate against polio. And varicella?? I don't know what to think. It seems like such a dumb "disease" to vaccinate for. I object for that reason alone. However, seeing as all the kids are vaccinated against it, is it silly to be the lone hold out?? Does that do my kids any good?? I wish they could get lifelong immunity by actually having the pox and recovering.... like most of us did. But wishing something to be true doesn't make it happen.
Am I just really a non vaxer? Thinking I was going to selectively vaccinate "one of these days" made me feel more "normal?"
I would love to hear from some selective vaxers. What vaccines do you choose? If you disagree with some of my above thoughts, I would love to hear why. I want some information to think about. I feel like I have reached a dead end.