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