Do you know any formerly unvaccinated teens or adults who researched the issue as teens or adults and decided to have themselves vaccinated?
I am asking because I have heard several posters say the above lately, and I assume these situations are outliers, but I really don't know.
Adults in general are undervaxxed - not up to date on their boosters and the like. I cannot really imagine most teens and adults making the time to get caught up unless there was a darn good reason (military). I can see adults selectively vaxxing themselves for one reason or another - but the whole thing? Nope.
I have no issues with people vaxxing themselves as adults - it is their bodies, after all. I also think their immune systems are more developed than infants and babies and they have more ability to look at and communicate what is happening in their body after a vax than a newborn/baby (who has little more than screams and cries unless something goes really wrong )
In any event, I cannot see my kids bothering to get themselves vaxxed for anything but a few select vaccines, (unless they get caught up in the pro-vax movement )
What are your thoughts?
Edited by purslaine - 6/10/12 at 9:51am