I have a 5 month old and a 2 1/2 year old, both completely unvaccinated. I've always felt very strongly about this issue; everything from possible reactins, disabilities, toxins and our country's cancer rate have made me wary..
Recently we started a new preschool. My son has been sick, sick, sick since we started. From Chicken Pox, ear infections, bronchitis there has not been a break! I'm sick right now with a 4 week cough, that I got from a little girl in his class. My good friend is pro-VAX and recently got DtaP for her new baby, telling me, that she'd DIE if she caught pertussis, as a cold hard fact. After going through the pox, I'm fairly shaken, ad pox is mild by comparison to pertussis... After being sick non-stop for two months, I'm really starting to worry, we and the baby ARE going to get pertussis. Been weighing, well, should we get DTaP after all? I noticed the kids who did NOT get the pox had the shot , and never had to deal with it.. Do I want to deal with whooping cough? NO!!! Do I want a vaccine reaction and GUILT? Guilt if we get it, or guilt if we vax, if god forbid something does happen?? Chicken Pox, you get lifetime immunity, but pertussis, would we just get misery? (and I don't believe we'd get a dead ..bb.... , but it does happen. and you can catch it several times.. would we get a vaccine reaction, and why m I suddenly considering this at all.. we're in the epicenter of the california pertussis outbreak.. (norcal / coast) . the mother of the little girl who gave me the cough, told me ALL the kids in her neighborhood got pertussis last year, rightly worried I am ??? or being paranoid because I'm around the mainstream vaxers, my alternative doc is too busy to see me and the pro-vax doc is messing with my head.... support, reasons, anyone? anyone? I'm confused right now... thanks for reading :)