goodpapa: I'm fully with you that natural immunization is best, but I believe (if I remember the thread correctly) the dr was saying she could come back for the shot because it's required to enter school - I got the jist that the dr didn't believe too strongly in the vax himself.
amnesiac's response was so much more helpful than mine to be sure!
I just happened to remember a coversation with that same exact remark.
Reading things like amnesiac's link really burns my britches! Rationalizing giving a child a vaccine for "convenience" issues is really wrong to me. Chicken Pox was the first thing that started to change my mind about vax in the first place. I got in a HUGE arguement on another "mainstream" board about the chicken pox vax because I dissagreed with it - I thought it was a waste. At the time only because 1) does not provide lifetime protection and adults/seniors have worse problems coping with the pox than children do 2) I thought research $ could have been better spent on real life-threatening diseases/illnesses instead of what has become a "nuissance" illness. Now I know a little more about vax and their undocumented reactions or miss-documented reactions, it makes me question all vaxs.