I go back and forth on the value of tetanus vaccination, and less so for measles, but I think about that one, too. But the rest of them? I just don't feel like the risk of unnecessary medicine outweighs the benefit of whatever degree of protection the vaccines afford.
If I decide to start vaccinating him, honestly it will be out of fear- not of disease, but of the hate being directed boldly and blatantly against anyone who questions vaccines. If someone disagrees with my choice and wants to have an argument, that's one thing, but i can't take the idea of vicious, irrational hatred being directed at my sweet boy.
I'm scared of some potential future scenario in which we are stripped of our rights and he is forcibly injected with multiple vaccines all at once, or is denied medical care in an emergency, or we are blacklisted because someone "finds out."
I guess this post is about 2 things-
1 me weighing the decision to vax or not
2 me venting about my fear of social repercussions if we don't.
Any thoughts you can share would be welcome.
Edited by Jennyanydots - 5/11/13 at 8:29pm