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Are you planning on vaccinating this baby?

Poll Results: Are you planning on Vaccinating this baby?

 
  • 14% (16)
    Yes I am.
  • 47% (54)
    No i'm not.
  • 37% (42)
    I'm going to delay or selectively vaccinate.
  • 0% (1)
    I'm not sure.
113 Total Votes  
post #1 of 68
Thread Starter 
Hey, I just wanted to see the variety of answers we'll get, and see what other people think, and also just put the various options out there. So, are you planning on vaccinating?
post #2 of 68
I am, but I'm going to ask that the preservative thimerisol (sp?) not be used and I am going to have them done one at a time instead of several at a time. Well that's for now anyway... I'll have to do more research before I make my final decision.
post #3 of 68
nope, we aren't
post #4 of 68
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwuertz View Post
I am, but I'm going to ask that the preservative thimerisol (sp?) not be used and I am going to have them done one at a time instead of several at a time. Well that's for now anyway... I'll have to do more research before I make my final decision.
Same with me.... I want to see if I can space mine out further too. I have to figure out what the maximum spacing is.
post #5 of 68
Nope, Vax free here.
post #6 of 68
I watched my grandfather die of polio. I vaccinate my kids. I do, however, decline ones that are not life threatening diseases.
post #7 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommathea View Post
Nope, Vax free here.
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post #8 of 68
Nope. DS1 is not vaxed either.
post #9 of 68
My boys 5 1/2 and 3 are not vaccinated and this one will also not be.
post #10 of 68
I'm planning on vaxing--I have a hold on the Sears Vaccine Book at the Library to help me decide how and when.

I just finished my master's degree in community health (graduated today, woo hoo!!!) and I can't deny that vaccines have saved millions of lives....pretty impressive. I'm open to making it a safer expereince for my kiddo though
post #11 of 68
No vax or well baby visit
post #12 of 68
Our boys aren't vaxed and this baby won't be either. I have an irrational fear of vaccinations, and it's pretty much the only thing in my life I'm truly afraid of, so I heed it. I tell people all of the reasons there are to be concerned about the safety of vaccinations (and YAY that the vax-autism link is no longer being 100% dismissed by the medical community!), but in the end I always tell them that although there are compelling arguments on both sides, the idea of vaxing my kids just doesn't sit well with me and I have to heed that intuition.

I've always said that "someday" we'll consider tetanus, MMR and varicella...but every time we consider them, I just can't do it.
post #13 of 68
Yes.
post #14 of 68
We do selective/delayed. The Dr.Sears book is a good resource if you are interested in knowing which ones may be most important depending on your individual situation. IMO, vaccines are not a 'one size fits all' thing, there are many factors to consider when making the decision that is right for your family.
post #15 of 68
nope
post #16 of 68
Thread Starter 
Pretty cool. I like the range of replies and votes we're getting. Very interesting to see.
post #17 of 68
nope. vaccinations are ineffective and dangerous.
post #18 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gremco View Post
I watched my grandfather die of polio. I vaccinate my kids. I do, however, decline ones that are not life threatening diseases.
My father had polio, many who had long term damage were ones who were treated wrong. The treatment he had funny enough was the "alternative" type of the day, no one he was treated with was very bad off, just smaller foot on one side by a bit and ideally needed 2 pairs of shoes, which funny enough I have as well


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamato3wild ponnie View Post
No vax or well baby visit
In the UK there isn't this "well baby" visit. I just don't understand it. I mean if you have a problem, you ring or go in, and if baby is fine, you don't need a doctor do you?

If your someone that enjoys weights and measures maybe a scale and tape measure is more useful, it's more accurate when done at home anyway (weight)


Just something I never ever got, like the "sick" vs "well" room, if my child wasn't sick I'd be at the shops not HERE, I told the lady
post #19 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Britishmama View Post
In the UK there isn't this "well baby" visit. I just don't understand it. I mean if you have a problem, you ring or go in, and if baby is fine, you don't need a doctor do you?
I don't know anything about well baby visits in the US, but here in Denmark a nurse comes to you and it's as much about the mama as the baby. They just want to make sure everything's going ok and give you a chance to ask questions if you have any. I don't see anything wrong with that. I'm guessing there's little in common with what goes on the US, though.
post #20 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alcyone View Post
I don't know anything about well baby visits in the US, but here in Denmark a nurse comes to you and it's as much about the mama as the baby. They just want to make sure everything's going ok and give you a chance to ask questions if you have any. I don't see anything wrong with that. I'm guessing there's little in common with what goes on the US, though.
We have nurses who like to visit, weigh babies etc. I'm told they are being phased out more, I hope so they are usually useless and make mothers stop BF'ing and seem to be spies to see how mothers are "coping" (notice I didn't like ours )
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