It's interesting to read other people's experiences... And I'm shocked by some attitudes!
I've heard the usual during our first and only visit vith a former pediatrician (she fired us that day), talking on the phone with nurses/doctors while looking for a new one and seeing the new one 2 years later (we completely skipped all visits until then):
- Cases of children dying from random VPDs 'just this past month';
- DD is in grave danger if we don't vax (she is actually super healthy);
- Internet lies;
- Wakefield was wrong (the most often heard argument despite of me not ever talking about Wakefield);
- DD will never be able to attend school;
- There is nothing wrong with the ingredients (despite of not being able to name a few, let alone most common ingredients);
- Published scientific studies lie if/when then deem vaccines potentially unsafe/ineffective; back to internet - full of lies;
- Chicken pox is often deadly - OK - I admit I look younger, but this new doctor definitely guessed my age wrong - I come from a generation when everyone had chicken pox.
- What??? You would prefer the actual chicken pox over the vaccine when they have the same result and the vaccine has no side effects and doesn't cause death??? ... Out of all VPDs this pedi concentrated the most on chicken pox.
And the favorite one from my friends:
- Why would you not vaccinate? Everybody does it.