Originally Posted by rightkindofme
I know that vaccines have terrible side effects and I consider myself lucky that I can forgo them for my child due to herd immunity. We live in a place where she is unlikely to be exposed to most serious diseases. If I lived in a different place I would probably make a different decision.
your child can still contract chicken pox, pertussis the flu...many of the disease they vaccinate for. many disease are becoming vaccine resisitant. this is why they keep adding boosters, but even then boosters don't guarantee immunity
the herd immunity idea doesn't make any sense at all. < it's more about health diet and overall individual suceptability
i have traveled across the globe been to museums in NYC , dirty playgrounds...etc etc... my child has been sick twice, and i believe caught rotavirus from the kids next door and possibly pertussis, my son coughed heavily for 2 weeks, and had a 24 hour rota bug.... the kids next door still cough and are ALWAYS sick, they live on Pizza and Mcdonalds...and one has autism, and one chronic allergies