Originally Posted by janasmama
ernalala - Don't be ashamed of vaxing...we all do what is right for us and according to the information that we have. It sounds like you have a much different conditions and experiences than most of us here. The important thing is to have the knowledge and make an informed decision, whether that means to vax or not to vax.
Well, I didn't mean I'm ashamed for vaccinating or having been doing so, but a little bit for not having had any clue that there could be good reasons NOT to and not having had any information on it. My parents are really against not vaxing. I only heard one voice about the issue ever. Still I believe we did the right thing, especially regarding the more serious (children's) diseases.
One thing, I do believe vaccing is being promoted that much because in today's society children gather in daycare, pre-school, camps, school, etc. So more chance that contagious diseases spread and cause an epidemic. And that's just not good for economy is it? Less parents need to stay home with sick kids?, and workplace keeps on rolling smoothly? (ironically speaking)
Eg, I will never think of having any anti-flue shot for myself or my family. That is just totally ridiculous! My husband had it and some other adults I know of and most of them became ill with a bad flue because or in spite of the shot. I do not think my husband will have it again. His goals were noble though, it was offered by his workplace and he thought of me pregnant and a little one at home and not wanting to bring flue home. I've been having some flue complications like pneumonia in the years after the birth of my two children but still I am not convinced at all and I do not think a shot would have prevented it either I would just pick up on any virus, my immune system was just so out of sorts...
Personally and in our situation I might now choose for polio, tetanus, HepB and measles for our kids, possibly more spread or postponed. And maybe consider some other in the long term.
Hep A, I don't know, my mom had it when she was almost graduating from high school and ill for many many months and she had to redo her last school year for it too. This disease is also more common in my guest country.
Thus, most of above being hypothetic since we vacced our kids to schedule...