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When I was a kid, my Mom always said vaccinations were the devil. Then when I went to college, they made me get my MMR.

What else am I missing? Anything I should worry about as a 28 year old man?

EDIT: Err, sorry about the poor English in the title...
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You are missing about 75 injections. How are you doing?
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aparently hes not dead yet!
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Then when I went to college, they made me get my MMR.
Did you look into if an exemption was available in your state before getting the vaccine?

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Did you look into if an exemption was available in your state before getting the vaccine?
Hey thanks, but I wasn't really too concerned. I grew up and figured out that I was more of the the devil than vaccinations, so I'm not against getting those anymore. I'm pretty sure I could have bailed out if I wanted, but I figured I would run with it. I'm having a baby soon, so the question came up in my head.

I might try to get my vaccinations alongside my child. It'll be great. Maybe I can get a group discount or something. "Hey doc, is there anything left in that hypo? Shoot me up with them there leftovers ya' got in yer' hand..."
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You are missing about 75 injections. How are you doing?
Holy smokes! I better get to shooting up!

Err, in that strictly legal sense that is...
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Since I am more than twice as old as you I didn't even get the MMR and I am lacking even more vaccines. And guess what, my grandmother had none and lived to be 96 and discussed wold politics (and made a lot of sense) up to a few weeks before she died.

She might have had one vax sometimes in her life, since the small pox vaccine was actually a law in her days? There is a possibility that they just did it in school. That was the only vax that was ever a law in Germany where she lived. BTW, there were so many adverse reaction to that vaccine that they put it into the country's constitution that mandatory vaccine would never be forced on people again. No mandatory vaccines in Germany (plus many other European countries) to go to school.
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Holy smokes! I better get to shooting up!
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Lucky~ I would do some serious reading before you decide to start vaccinating. First of all, you probably are immune to most of the vad's by now and probably dont "need" them anyway. Second and more importantly, they are very risky and depending on which side of the fence you sit, you're either willing to take the risk of unknowns or leave your immune system intact and take good care of the body you have. I would suggest reading the archives in this forum to start and then researching the history behind each vaccine and it's vad. Good luck!

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What else am I missing? Anything I should worry about as a 28 year old man?
What are you missing? A lot.

There is a lot to worry about. Read my siggy.

Many here do not vaccinate at all.

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Lucky, when you read Emmeline's siggy, please share it with your partner who is carrying your child.
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first of all...

and congratulations on your impending fatherhood. it's an amazing ride!

you picked an appropriate username. you certainly are LUCKY to have had a mother that went against the norm for the time and didn't vaccinate you.

my mother didn't have such foresight, but at least now she has since apologized for having me shot up for everything, and she is staunchly supportive of us not vaccinating her granddaughter.

can you believe that they vaccinate newborns for hepatitis b now? that would be the first vax the docs will be approaching you and your wife about so perhaps start with that farce first.
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I might try to get my vaccinations alongside my child. It'll be great. Maybe I can get a group discount or something. "Hey doc, is there anything left in that hypo? Shoot me up with them there leftovers ya' got in yer' hand..."
Yikes!

If I were you, I would pull up a comfy chair and get to reading......Please don't just "go with the flow." This is a VERY serious decision that WILL affect your child's health. It must be made deliberately and with good reason, whatever you ultimately decide to do.

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Your mom sounds like a smart cookie. You should heed her words.

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Your mom sounds like a smart cookie. You should heed her words.
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You probably don't even need any vaccines. Have the doc draw some blood and check your titers to see what you are showing immunity for first.
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Your mom sounds like a smart cookie. You should heed her words.
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I was just cracking up at your blog. Sarcasm can be pretty hard to relay over the internet, but I'm pretty sure that's what I'm getting from you about vaccinatinos, and that's a good thing. And if not, then you and your wifey should do some researching and reading about vax (that means both of you, not her just reading and you playing the Xbox.)

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Whoa, I always kind of laughed it off and never thought much of my Mom's beliefs towards vaccinations. However now I'm very interested in the subject after hearing all of your opinions. Thanks! I will definitely put down the X-Box controller and do some research with my wife.
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I was just cracking up at your blog.
Hey thanks! Sorry if any of it is offensive in there. I promise I treat my wife better than that...the blog is more just to get a rise out of some people and make some others laugh.
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I surprised that this thread is still here, it just reeks of the "t" word. Funny though. DH got a kick out of the blog
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Coming from someone whose umm...much older and let's not forget wiser! (hahaha), you don't need any.

Love your blog...dh used to call our dd an alien too.
He'd have her doing all kinds of flips and bounces at the sound of his voice while in my tummy. Now... she ignores everything he says, muahahahaha.
Hence, she's now 'an angel with a crooked halo."
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why start now ??

they are way worse now than we were kids, well let's say when I was a kid & when my DD (almost 26 yo) was a kid...

none of us gets any...

oh yeah, I got chicken pox when I was 40... I got a bad case but did just fine & didn't die as the CDC would lead you to believe

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