I homeschool my kids and they are unvaxed (well, short of my oldest having a couple shots when she was a baby). None of us have ever had a flu vaccine. But do I need to reconsider this given the circumstance? I love my Mom so much and I don't want to miss time with her OR be the cause of her catching some sort of infection. She is only 52 and a huge part of our lives.
I know we will be missing church for much of cold & flu season I am guessing (it is pretty impossible to prevent my 2yo from catching everything in the nursery, and people are unrelentless in bringing sick children). I feel stressed about not having outside support but my Mom is much more important. Do I need to have everyone vaxed for flu? I feel scared to do it and wonder if we would end up sicker in the long run...but if it what is best for my Mom then I would be hard pressed to decline it. What would you do in this situation?
Cindy, loving wife of 15 years
homeschooling mama to 4 wonderful girls, and 1 boy! praying for #6, sch, due 4/14/2013!
My oncologist told me to stay away from anyone recently vaxed anyway.
PP's advice is great. Keep your kids away from your mom when they are sick.
Sorry about your mom . 52 is wayyyyyy to young
If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.
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