Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Boulder, Colorado
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This is all very interesting stuff. Thank you all for sharing.
As I've said before, I'm pro-vax, but that doesn't mean "pro-ALL-the-vaccines-without-asking-any-questions." (At least, it doesn't to me. Maybe it does to some people.)
Anyway, I've never had a flu shot and never had Gardasil because I think, based on the evidence so far, that the risks of those particular vaccines outweigh their benefits. I guess that may put me more in the "selected/delayed" camp, but I guess I'm bad at labeling. I'd really just like to be in the "makes informed decisions" camp.
I also might be holding a grudge against Gardasil because when it first came out, my GP at the time told me that, at the ripe old age of 26, I was "too old for it and you've probably already got HPV anyway." Uh, excuse me??
I'm actually quite grateful now that he didn't recommend it, but still. He could have phrased it a little better.