Any non vax moms considering giving their older kid(s) inoculations before their march baby arrives?
I will tell you that if the older sib was over 4, I would feel pretty all right with the decision to go ahead and partially vax. Under 2 and I probably wouldn't...and that grey area would cause me to dither a lot. Lol
Nope. I *might* consider it if they were in a public school setting with a local outbreak, but that's about it. But we homeschool and I'm truly not that concerned with it. Maybe some would consider this foolish, but I'm an RN and have worked for years in highly contagious settings (often ERs) without vaccines... took care of multiple patients last year with the flu and patients before that with the H1N1 epidemic... and never caught a thing. These diseases are not as scary as we're told...I take reasonable precautions, of course, and wear a mask around those patients and wash my hands religiously... but I've always had healthy kids. My oldest wasn't vaxed and his younger brother never even had so much as an ear infection until he was 2...
The only serious respiratory illness I have had in a newborn was with a summer baby and it was pneumonia. He and I both got it as a complication of the flu. Boy... having the flu, I mean the real flu (not just a bad cold or virus) knocks you on your back and fast. He was not quite 2 months old. But it had nothing to do with vaccinating or not. I hope we all stay well. We won't be vaccinating because of this pregnancy.
We're delayed and partial vaxxers, With one child who has a history of seizures (not related to vaccines, but a contraindication) Living in this urban area, I am considering moving ahead with a few shots (polio).