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What are your thoughts on vaccines?

Posted August 25, 2015 - 10:04am

Are you secure following the regular vaccination schedule. Do you want to delay or eliminate some? Are you not vaccinating? I would love to know where you stand.

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That's a tricky one. I would have to do more research to form my opinion. We had vaccines when I was a kid, but I do remember getting the mumps anyway. Hmmm. We also have a lot of cancer in our family. Almost all the women have had it in one form or another. Two died from it. I don't know if vaccines would cause that. My kids never had any of the usual childhood diseases & they had all the vaccines because they've been required by their schools.

Frugal Minded M...

My kids do get all their vaccines (except HPV), but I don't exactly follow the routine schedule.  Since they are home with me and are nursing, I wait until they are 4 month to start shots.  Then I wait until they are 2 for the measles shot.  I had a pediatrician tell me with my first, that the reason they link autism with measles is because between 12 months and 2 is when autism is usually diagnosed.  So to take any chances I wait until 2.  I also seperate the measles and chicken pox shot because one of my kids developed a rash after getting the shots and we weren't sure which caused it. 


We believe in vaccines. We ask questions, read and research and disccuss with our pediatrician our concerns. 

Mommy Ramblings

I believe in vaccines as well as doing my research. It is very true that the autism diagnoses coincides with the MMR vaccine. I have delayed vaccines but I believe in them and am thankful that we have them. 

Frugal Minded M...

I am definitely thankful for them too and the diseases they prevent.  There was one shot that my older four didn't get as babies.  I think it was called for Prevnar for menegitis, but when my youngest had menigitis at 2 days old I definitely was going to do anything to prevent it again.


I am a believer in vaccines. I feel a little nervous when children at my school have an exemption and haven't been vaccinated. That may be an unfounded fear, but for my own children I always thought it was best to protect them. 


Frugal Minded mom - that must have been so scary for you all. Did everything turn out ok?

Frugal Minded M...

Fortunately yes.  We ended up in the hospital for 8 days, but it wasn't bacterial and there were no lasting side effects.