Originally Posted by midwestmom
Kelly, I do see your point and am also horrified at the vax in food thing-hadn't heard anything about that. I mostly or selectively vax b/c of the same reasons that goodeats discussed, but certainly am not thrilled with the things in vaccines. I am sure most informed vaccinating parents feel that way. I don't take the 'toxins' in vaccines lightly. I just think that this is best for my family as is eating naturally/organically.
I too, didn't like the things in them when dd was a baby but did it anyway. She did receive vax's until she was 6m months old. Then things went bad and she had a pretty nasty reaction to the round at 6 months. I thank God that it doesn't seem to be a severe life altering reaction, but she does now have a wheat allergy that is suspected to be related to that event. In a 3 year old's mind, that is severe :LOL I myself have an auto-immune disease that is directly related to the Hep B vax I got in high school, and I am finding out that a number of other classmates of mine have the exact same thing as well.
I hope you don't think that I think anyone who is informed takes these things lightly. I cried each time dd got her shots because I didn't want her to get them, but I was also afraid for her not too. Now, due to the above mentioned events, we have made the decisions that we have.