Hoping someone can help ease our minds. We started to selectively vaccinate our children until we did more research and have since stopped. My husband was recently talking to an acquaintance who is a DO and they were talking vaccines - and I think my husband is a little nervous now on not vaccinating for some things.
This Dr. said the one that he def. wouldn't skip was the Tetanus vaccine saying that the disease lives in soil/dirt and can be fatal. Can you share some of your information/resources on weighing the pros & cons on getting vaccinated for at least Tetanus (Dt - I believe) as the kids gets a little older? (We do plan on watching the Dr. Tenpenny video again to refresh some of our memory). I know we wash wounds etc with hydrogen peroxide and it is good if the wound bleeds. Should we be concerned to wash every little skin scrap? How serious of a wound do we need to be concerned of going to the ER for tetanus treatment? Do we really need to be so worried about Tetanus enough to get the vaccination?
Also - someone told us about knowing of someone dying of meningitis/HIB. I'm thinking the chances are pretty low but, what can we do to prevent? Is this a vaccine we should be considering?
Also, lastly, my husband wants to know what will one of our children have to go through if one of them gets sick and it's an emergency situation where we have to go to the ER. Obviously, we assume we will have to tell them our child(ren) are
partially/not fully vaccinated. If the ER drs. are not able to clinically tell what is wrong with them - my husband is concerned about what will our children have to go through to be diagnosed (invasive tests because they are not vaccinated - ie spinal tap)? I think my husband is afraid of putting them through unnecessary tests because we didn't vaccinate.
Thanks for any insight!!