Originally Posted by septmommy
An unrestrained child may be in harms way, but the same argument could be made for your unvaccinated child.
I totally disagree with you on that. There's quite a few differences between an unrestrained child in a moving car and not vaccinating. First, vaccination is not law (there are exemptions); child restraints are. Secondly, the choice not to vaccinate does not endanger the child; an un-restrained child does endanger that child. There are thousands of documented wrecks which seriously injure or kill unrestrained occupants in MVC every year; and lastly, not vaccinating does not affect anyone else, stranger or familial, while unrestrained occupants cause not only bodily harm to themselves and the occupants in that vehicle, they also cost society as a whole hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
CPSI and momma to 2 sons in seats
You control your child's health by supplying a healthy diet which affects immunological response. You control whether or not to vaccinate. You CANNOT control how other people drive (not to mention weather conditions). You could be the most conscientious driver in the world, but it means nothing unless you are the only one on the road.