Yes. However most people don't stop to think about the logic of that....in fact that was one of my questions when I first started questioning vaxes....a poster here pointed out that very fact to me and it was like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">why do ppl say things like "i'm not letting my child play with yours because your child's not vaxed"? if their child IS vaxed then how is MY child a risk to them? wouldn't it be the other way around?</div>
You are utilizing too much common sense. That is not allowed in the bizarro world of the vaccine movement. Repeat after me, "Vaccines are good. Vaccines have saved millions of lives. Vaccines do not cause autism. Vaccines are the greatest medical invention of all time. Only God can be spoken of with more reverence than vaccines and not in all cases." Say that one trillion times and then you will stop with the ridiculous common sense thing.
My husband and I decided not to vaccinate our son (now 2) and will also not vaccinate our baby-in-the-making! We both feel totally comfortable with the decision, because it came out of lots of research, going to talks by experts, talking with other parents (some who vaccinate and some who don't) and so on. In the end, we made an <i>educated</i> decision...which is something that I do not think that a majority of parents that do vaccinate do (that is not to say that <i>all</i> parents that choose to vx do not educated themselves on the matter because some do). Of course it depends on where you get your information from. If it is from a big-pharma sponsored "advocate" group, then obviously the info is skewed. There are some great links out there and I am currently searching for one but cannot seem to find it (of course!!). Nonetheless, I know countless parents that have vaccinated without a second thought...they admit that they did it because they just thought it was what you need to do to have a healthy baby.<br><br>
Anyway, I want for all of you mama's out there who have taken the time to think through the vaccination conundrum to honor yourselves and the courage it takes to go against the mainstream. It is not an east task!<br><br>
I will post that link when I find it!!