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#1 of 11 Old 01-09-2011, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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interviewing to work for a dr (D.O.)/nurse couple. they are ver naturally minded, bfing, cding, etc. but they asked about dd's vax status (has none at 10 mos and don't intend to have any). sounds like a deal breaker. i want to send them some info on the actual risks nonvaxed kids pose, but can't find the 09 mothering article. so far i just have this one: http://secretsofnaturalhealing.blogspot.com/2009/12/forced-vaccinations-and-myth-behind.html

 

their ds is 3 mo old. i thought i would mention some things like frequent handwashing and notifying them of any symptoms we have before we come around. any other ideas?


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Since she is watching a child too young to get some vaccines and too young to have full protection from most series, I could see how this question would interest the family. I think there are a lot of issues with that mothering article and many aspects that are not taken into account such as much higher colonization rates of hib and pneomoccocal strains in children not vaccinated, recent studies on the spread of rotavirus, varicella passage, etc.

 

The child is 3 months old, at that age there is a lot of dependence on those around you to be vaccinated.


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At a mom who hires nannies I say let it go and find another job.  They obviously have an opinion on vaxing since it came up in the interview process. Your gut reaction is that it is a "deal breaker".  I would be completely turned off if a prospective employee sent me information of that nature and tried to convince me to change my mind.


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I agree: if they have a problem with your child's vaccine status I'd let the job go and find another.
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thanks for the input. i just want to mention that i did ask permission to send them info and wife was ok with it. does anyone have access to the mothering article? i sent an email to mothering to help me out, but no response yet.


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I don't have the article, but don't forget about the threat a vax'ed child has on an un-vax'ed child


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By your logic, no one should get vaccinated.  And if no one gets vaccinated, the disease runs unchecked.  The effectiveness of the vaccine is never guaranteed to be 100%, but if you introduce a disease to a vaccinated population, the effectiveness rate drops significantly. 

 

Say, for example, that the effectiveness is only 90%.  If everyone in a population of 10 is vaccinated, the disease is not allowed to exist--to 99%.  If just one child is not vaccinated, if they introduce the disease to the same population, the vaccine is now only 81% effective.  You have to vaccinate to 100% of the population in order to get the maximum effectiveness of the vaccine.

 

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By your logic, no one should get vaccinated. 



Exactly! LOL


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Please remember to remain on-topic for the thread, focusing on the OP's situation of wanting to share information with a prospective employer.

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Well they did their research, talked to the ped, and ultimately decided to hire me! I didn't try to talk them into it or even send them anything. They don't feel that DD poses a significant risk, but that their DS is at risk for RSV and other infections while at daycare. So it's a go! Thanks again for the input.

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Fabulous news!  I'm glad that you get the job you want without having to compromise your beliefs!


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