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My husband just said the if we get the kids the vaxes, and they have a reaction, then it was meant to be. If we don't get them the vaxes and they get the disease it was meant to be. He says that the con-vax side will say the risk is higher of a reaction to a vax, but the pro side will say the risk is higher from contracting the disease.
The vax thing is left up to me to decide, alone.
One thing I am worried about is, what if one of our children get a "vaccine-preventable disease". Will the welfare be after us, and try to take our other children away. Lord forbid they would die from it, but then what? We aren't bad parents, are there laws to protect parents whom don't believe in vaxes?
Sounds like dh is pretty level headed. Interestingly enough, even the CDC admits that the chance of having a vaccine reaction is higher than the chance of even CATCHING *any* of the diseases we vaccinate for. Interesting, eh?
No, no one will come after you if your children get a disease.
Thanks! Do you have any references where I could check this out in more detail?
|From 1980 through 2000, 70% of reported cases of tetanus were among persons 40 years of age or older. From 1980 through 1990, a median of 21% of reported cases were among persons younger than 40 years. The age distribution of reported cases shifted to a younger age group in the last half of the 1990s. Persons younger than 40 years accounted for 28% of cases during 1991-1995, increasing to 42% of cases during 1996-2000. This change in age distribution is a result of both an incresaes in cases in persons younger than 40 years and a decrease in cases in older people. The increase in cases among younger persons is related in part to an increased number of cases among young injection-drug users in California in the late 1990s.|