Before our DD was born I was on the fence about vaccinations just from seeing all of the news stories about the bad side of vaccinations. I also teach children with autism and mental retardation and most mothers seemed to link their child's onset of autism with a vaccine. One mom told me that her child "screamed for hours the day of the vaccine and never made eye contact with her again"... I also had another parent tell me that after her son's 6 month vaccines he his behavior has completely changed.
A wonderful co-worker gave me a copy of "Vaccinations: A Thoughful Parents Guide" and it was a great, informative read. I initially was going to do delayed vax'ing but when our daughter was born I knew there was no way I would be able to go through with it.
My daughter had her 2 month well-baby check up yesterday. Her pediatrician asked me were we vaccinating today and I told her that we were not. She looked at me with a here-we-go-again look and asked "Why". She informed me that she is willing to bend and do delayed vax'ing but if we decided not to vaccinate that the practice wouldn't allow us to come back. (She is being seen through a pediatrician at Texas Children's Pediatric Associates). I did tell a little white-lie and say that we were delaying all vax'es until 6 months...that will give us time to research and find a doctor who respect our decisions.
I have talked with a few moms who have recommended Dr. Alexander Injac but when I called their office the nurse informed me that Dr. Injac was no longer accepting new patients who are refusing the CDC Immunization Schedule. I was also given a recommendation to Dr. Phuong Dang but her office doesn't accept my insurance
I am in search of a doctor who is non-vax friendly and also "parent empowering". (I am also against signing the AAP's vaccine refusal form.) I am very open to a family practice doctor so that DH and I can be seen there also. We live in north Houston but I am willing to travel if someone is highly recommended.
Thanks so much for any recommendations,