MORE INFO/DEFENSE IN POST 36
I have a 3yr old and a 3 month old - neither are vaccinated.
We just got jobs with an organization that will be sending us to Kampala, Uganda. We will be in a middle class neighborhood and don't plan to travel with the kids. Both are breastfed. I've done research about diseases incidence in Kampala and don't feel like the kids are at risk for any serious vaccine preventable diseases so we won't vaccinate.
Both Dh and I got vaccines before we had kids and did research, so our vaccines are somewhat up to date with what our organization recommends.
We don't advertise the fact that we don't vaccinate but had to fill out medical forms and our organization will know our kids have not received any,
I want a short one or two sentence response as to why we don't vaccinate. It's such a complex topic that we have spent hundreds of hours researching.
We are open to vaccinating in the future if there is an outbreak of a serious disease that our children are at a high risk of catching. Most people cannot fathom how we could be bringing our kids to Uganda without any vaxes.
I also don't know if international schools also require vaccines and if exemptions are possible - does anyone have experience with that?
Edited by bluedaisy - 5/4/12 at 7:07pm