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are there people on here who did zero vaccinations for their kids ever?

post #1 of 76
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Looking to find parents who did no vaccinations on their kids and their kids were healthy with that choice. Looking for stories about this. thanks

post #2 of 76
People who did zero Vaxes are rarer than you'd think . . .
post #3 of 76

I have never vaccinated any of my kids and they are healthy as can be.

post #4 of 76

Zero vaccines for my kids (and home births, so no chance of a sneaky hep B vaccine either). They will not be getting any vaccines in the future (at least as long as they are kids and it's my choice).

 

They've had chickenpox (from a chickenpox party). One has had pertussis, which improved quickly once I realized what it was and started treating with sodium ascorbate (a type of vitamin C). Who knows if they've had hepatitis A or rubella. Those diseases are usually extremely mild or asymptomatic in children.

post #5 of 76

Add me to that list. I know  many other families who haven't given one either.

My kids are extremely healthy.

Have they had a few colds, yep. ( once a year or less)

All have had CP-very mild.

All have had Measles: but I would have never known it was so mild if my youngest wouldn't have had a classical sign.

(My DH got a mild case of it too even though we both in our childhood had received numerous doses of the MMR and even individual vaxes for it.)

 

They might have had other things, but fought it off before I even knew they had it.

 

Other than that, they are happy, super healthy, smart and doing great.

post #6 of 76

I know more than 6000 people who've made that choice, and it's one we'll make long term too. :) More personally, my youngest two stepchildren are entirely vax-free too. They're the healthiest of all of my dsc. 

post #7 of 76

I have an 7 month old and he has had no vac's, he is the happiest, healthiest baby ever. 

 

My sister has two boys, one 3 and one 5.5 months, both no vacs and they are both healthy! The 3 year old has had little colds here and there because of being around other kids at church and stuff but he's never had anything major! The 5.5 mo old baby has some allergies that my sister is (tirelessly) trying to figure out, so I'm really happy she doesn't vaccinate her kids because if he is already a bit sensitive I don't know what vaccines would do to him! 

 

My eldest sister has 3 kids, one girl - 7, one boy - 5, another girl - 3, ALL are no immunizations, have never been sick other than a normal common cold. The 7 year old and 5 year old are in school/pre-school and my sister is a work-from-home mom so they never went to daycare regularly. All have never had any issues or sicknesses. Very healthy, active kids. 

 

We all try to give our kids good eating habits. When my eldest sisters kids went to school they were hammered with some colds for a while, I assume from not being used to being around other kids so much, but now they rarely ever sick! My sister just upped their Vitamins to help them get through it and now their immune systems are back on track. 

 

Long term, I am not FULLY vaccinated and I've never been sick or a sickly person. I work at a school and never get the flu shot and yet I'm the only one who rarely gets sick from the flu. I did my first year working here because again, not used to being around all the germs kids bring, haha! Now I'm rarely ever sick and most of my co-workers who get the flu shot get the flu. Every year. And they've worked here for 10+ years. Their immune systems should be built up by now. It's crazy. 

 

When my son is old enough and his brain is developed, we would consider getting a tetanus shot for him if he gets cut by something metal. Other than if we have to travel, we won't be doing any shots at all. If you have any questions let me know! :)

post #8 of 76
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Originally Posted by meganlauriana View Post

 

When my son is old enough and his brain is developed, we would consider getting a tetanus shot for him if he gets cut by something metal. Other than if we have to travel, we won't be doing any shots at all. If you have any questions let me know! :)

 Just as a side note, if you are ever concerned that your son has a cut that puts him at risk for tetanus, what you'd want is actually the tetanus IgE (an antitoxin) shot, not the tetanus vaccine. :) A vaccine for a bacterial infection (which tetanus is) is useless and it's why hospitals will administer a "booster" (there aren't actually any tetanus only vaccines - what they give you when you get a "booster" is just Tdap) even if you're "up to date" on vaccines.

 

Most people who go in for tetanus shots after a cut aren't actually at risk for it , so that's why they never develop tetanus, not because the Tdap actually does anything. If it ever is a real concern though, make sure they give him the IgE, not the "booster". 

post #9 of 76
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Originally Posted by keakiepie View Post
 

 Just as a side note, if you are ever concerned that your son has a cut that puts him at risk for tetanus, what you'd want is actually the tetanus IgE (an antitoxin) shot, not the tetanus vaccine. :) A vaccine for a bacterial infection (which tetanus is) is useless and it's why hospitals will administer a "booster" (there aren't actually any tetanus only vaccines - what they give you when you get a "booster" is just Tdap) even if you're "up to date" on vaccines.

 

Most people who go in for tetanus shots after a cut aren't actually at risk for it , so that's why they never develop tetanus, not because the Tdap actually does anything. If it ever is a real concern though, make sure they give him the IgE, not the "booster". 

 

Good to know. I shouldn't assume that if my boy gets cut by something metal and I go in to get him a tetanus shot that they will do what they should by him. You'd think that it would be standard that if a person has already been cut by tetanus that they would receive an antitoxin, but that just isn't the way it is anymore. Parents have to be extremely vigilant of what treatment their children (and heck, themselves too!) get. Thanks for the info!! :)

post #10 of 76
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Originally Posted by meganlauriana View Post

 

When my son is old enough and his brain is developed, we would consider getting a tetanus shot for him if he gets cut by something metal. 

 

Tetanus has nothing to do with metal. The "rusty nail" concern comes from a nail causing a very deep wound if stepped on, which could possibly cause anaerobic conditions (not being exposed to oxygen). The rusty part comes from if a nail is rusty, that could mean it's been out in the elements for a long time, possibly being pooped on by livestock at some point. (Livestock poop can contain tetanus spores). 

 

A wound that bleeds (bleeding exposes the wound to oxygen), caused by a kitchen knife for example, is very unlikely to cause tetanus. Plus, consider that there are only about 30 cases of tetanus per year, mostly in people over 40.

post #11 of 76
Yes, tetanus is anaerobic which means if it bleeds, the tetanus bacteria can't colonize because it will have been exposed to oxygen. That's the other portion of the rusty nail thing - the idea being that something like a nail can cause a deep puncture wound that won't entirely be exposed to oxygen. smile.gif

Contrary to popular belief, tetanus is actually REALLY hard to contract and become ill from. Simple wound care is typically enough to stay safe.
post #12 of 76

Yes, our children are 100% vaxx-free. As far as we know they've never had a vaxx-available disease. Well, maybe the flu or the rota-virus, but if they did it wasn't bad enough to see a doctor. As far as their overall health, eh, some years have been better than others with stomach bugs, colds, etc...

post #13 of 76
My youngest two have never been vaccinated.
post #14 of 76

DS has had zero vaccines.  Maybe once a year or less he gets a cold.  That's it.  He's never had any serious health problems.  He's never seen the inside of a hospital. (He was born at home).

post #15 of 76

My DD will be 4 next Thursday! :stillheart  She is vax free, and I breastfed her until she was almost 3.5. She is not in school or daycare, but we do go out to play once or twice a week. She is very healthy! My son is 11, in school, and fully vaxxed until age 5. He is pretty healthy too, even more since I learned about true nutrition, organics, supplements, etc.

My DD has only had a few minor colds so far.  No allergies, asthma, disorders, etc. I don't know if her good health is a result of my efforts, or if it's just genetic. Who cares lol? She's healthy, so I will keep up with whatever I'm doing.

post #16 of 76

My middle child has received no vaccines.  She is the picture of health (my healthiest child).  

 

My youngest has had one vaccine -pneumococcal.  She was a candidate for it, IMHO…otherwise she would not have had it.  We don't do any by rote.  

post #17 of 76

My two are vacs free.  My son was formula fed due to latching issues and some really dumb stuff that happened in the NICU where he was treated for jaundice(including pumping him with antibiotics for 48hrs for no real reason other then caution)...he is healthy and smart but he has had a million ear infections and has to get tubes...but again I think it was the formula ( lack of breastmilk immunity) and the antibitics. I feel like his immune system is just now starting to catch up from all that and he is a year and half.

 

My six month old DD is vac free and breastfed and so far she has never been sick...I mean she has had a very very mild case of congestion when we were all sick with colds...but nothing really. Unlike her brother.

 

So I think no vacs are a big part but I also think the immunity and antibodies from breastfeeding make  HUGE difference in health!

 

Also my sisters kids are not vaced and they are all normal. Her one formula fed child had to have tubes in her ears too. The rest were breastfed and are healthy aside from the normal stuff.

 

I have many friends who don't vaccinate and they are all happy healthy and smart little ones. No problems.

post #18 of 76
My two are completely unvaxxed, ages 6 & 9. I'm always on the fence about whether or not I will vax eventually, and if so, what for. I really haven't decided yet... I'm quite happy that my babies are free from the multitudes of adjuvents put into vaxxes. If I do vax, it will most likely be the most difficult decision I do make.
post #19 of 76
Mine are unvaxxed and healthy!
post #20 of 76

Zero Vax's here.... my kids are pretty healthy and have not got any VPD, that I know of.  We get multiple colds here a year, but I would not say that we are unhealthy.  They get the cold, then get over it quickly. 

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