Just wondering if there's anyone else living in a developing country where diseases like polio are still alive and well, killing and crippling children every year (well mostly killing them) and good medical care is limited to one clinic and one other doctor in the whole country. If there's anyone out there - what have you done/do you do for your children regarding vaccines?
I'm living in Central Asia and have two kids - 4 and 2. Both are now caught up on vaccines (with a few additional ones - ie: Typhoid) but we are beginning to explore the possibility of having another baby and I'm curious what other moms in my position have done/do.
Don't want it to sound really dire here - we don't always have electricity or running water but my kids are doing great - lots of playing outside in the dirt with other kids - and there's oodles of moms and kids to do life with here, much simpler in a lot of ways than our lives in the U.S.
I'd love any thoughts.
We are thinking a lot about this right now waiting for our 1st in a few weeks... While we live in fairly urban & "modern" Guatemala right now, in the future we will be living in a very rural area. People get sicknesses we don't typically get in the States here, still, but I'm not convinced of getting all vax'd up. DH & I are in agreement about delayed vax. However, my MW told me her 4 grown kids down here are not vaxed except for polio. But living here in a tourist city is different than living in my DH's village. Not sure... still learning to do on the subject!
Mama to boy born 7/18/11 and another on the way in November '13