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How does the state know you aren't vax'ing? It shouldn't come up till you LO enters school.
 

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It is probably because he has medicaid, he is also in preschool. He has all his shots up to 12 months, but I did my research and didnt like what I found so I quit taking him for his shots. My son's doctor's inturn is always trying to bully me into shots for my son so I quit taking him in for his well care visits. Which are stupid anyway, I think.
 

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Why is the state so pushy about immunizations, I keep getting phone calls and letters and pamplets about getting my son immunzed. I have already talked to his doctor about not wanting to immunize, but every week get these letters and they seem to get more threating as time goes by. Anyone else have this problem?
 

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We have chosen not to immunize because it makes sense to us not to.<br><br>
I think people on this board often have the idea that the medical establishment is up to no good. Being part of "the medical establishment," I don't think it's true. In general, I think medical professionals, including the health department, believe in what they are doing. I know how they are educated and they are educated to believe vaccines are perfectly safe and a gift from god. I do think there may be some key players and politicians who know the financial ramifications of admitting vaccines have their downsides. (I also have a lot of problems on WHAT medical personnel are taught, but that's a different story, for the moment.)<br><br>
I find I get a whole lot further with "the establishment" if I look at it from their perspective--they HAVE seen children die from chicken pox and can't imagine why anyone would want to risk that. Remember, almost all these diseases can be really bad for a few patients.<br><br>
When I had nursing students on the pediatric unit, a pediatric MD professor and I had the vaccine conversation. I told her, "I find it really hard to believe vaccines are perfectly safe when Congress has a fund to reimburse families for injuries or deaths that result from vaccines. Think about how much it would cost the government in lawsuits if the government ever admitted that vaccines can cause problems. I think doctors are indoctrinated into believing vaccines are safe even if they're not."<br><br>
Because I didn't get angry, and because I thought she really does think she is doing right, she was able to hear me. She said, "I would hate to think I was just a tool in a government conspiracy." She said it in a way that sounded as if she realized it could be true. Maybe she came away thinking more about the dangers of vaccines. I came away thinking about the kids she saw die from chicken pox.<br><br>
So, the reason you are getting the mail you are is people care about your child. They do not have the same information you do on vaccines, which is sad, but at least give them credit for trying. Then figure out if there is some polite, respectful way you can slowly educate them on your perspective.
 
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