I am for vaccine choice. I don’t think its up to me to make that choice for other people. I don’t vaccinate my children any more. First because I am not sure it works - my husband is not immune for anything he has been vaccinated for and I wonder if its the same for our kids. I wonder why we don’t test for this in children. It may give us some answers on the outbreaks that occur. More importantly, my kids are sensitive and react easily. My eldest son was fully vaccinated and is now chronically ill so of course we have to do right by our younger kids and protect them from the probababilty that they would suffer in the same way. I really don’t want that. There is nothing I can think of that hurts like losing your child, having that possibility over my head is traumatic enough. The nastiness of people who believe vaccination is the only way to eradicate or control disease and seem to have no understanding of it, is boring. There are no absolutes, especially in science. We need to ask more questions and stop being so dismissive. No wonder more people are weary, its a red flag when even doctors speak harshly to a honest question. It won’t change my mind. It cannot because the name calling will not change my experiences and the love I have for my children. If you truly believe in vaccinations and have information to share, I love to learn from you. I don’t learn anything from attacks and rudeness.
I want y’alls opinion on vaccinations. Do you or do you not think that children should get them? And maybe your reasoning behind that
"If you don't vaccinate your children, I hope they die, and I hope you know that you could have prevented it."
How nice of you to say?! I wish I didn't vaccinate my son and hope he will live til his 18th birthday ( doctors don't think he will). I don't want anyone to die but the reality is we all will one day. Let's make our lives worthwhile.
Anti vaccine sentiment is much older than Wakefield for the record. Vaccine history is very interesting. When smallpox vaccine was causing problems, parents were going against the powers that be and protesting in the streets. Leicester is one place that eradicated smallpox without the vaccine.