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View Poll Results: Just to find out how diverse a group we have here...
Yes 11 33.33%
No 11 33.33%
Selectively 11 33.33%
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July 20th, 2006, 06:56 AM
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I thought it would be fun, not to start debates, but to find out how diverse a group we have here. Give your reasons why too...
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July 20th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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We don't vax. Ani almost died from her 4 month shots.
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July 20th, 2006, 07:36 AM
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we selectively vax because so many of them are not necessary, have harmful preservatives, or give my kids bad reactions.
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July 20th, 2006, 08:22 AM
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Great post!

We are still doing research... I guess I can't vote b/c I am still undecided.
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July 20th, 2006, 10:48 AM
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this is a good one.. and i have been thinking about it sooo much lately.

but my homeopath friend said to me.. go with your intuition. in that case, i am going with selective delayed vaccination.

there are soo many unnessecary ones, and to give them soo early seems starnge to me. they have soo many weird additives in them not to mention human and animal embryo, mecury and other undesirable stuff. they really scare me.

i am choosing homeopathic vaccinations for many of them, but delayed and selective for them too.


it is such a hard choice. i have had soo much pressure to just go ahead and do them all, but that goes against my motherly instincts.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. big topic!
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July 20th, 2006, 12:55 PM
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We vaxed our first son and stopped before his 5 year old shots. A flu shot set off a series of reactions that led to a chronic health condition he will have for life.

We did the first set on our second DS and then I pulled on my titanium panties and got the guts to use my research so that I could raise my child with my beliefs and instincts. So happy now.
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July 20th, 2006, 08:56 PM
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I"m personally going to vaccinate Gaby.. i worked for a while in pre-schools and saw too many little kids getting sick with horrible illnesses, to not vax...
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July 20th, 2006, 10:01 PM
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our 6 yr old is vaccine injured from the mercury in the DTaP (P) shot. SHe has an "unspecified seizure disorder" that started after her second round, and ehr ped told me to not ever give her the pertussis vax again. We delayed till 9 months and were being very selective, and yet she was harmed. I am trying to do what I can to lobby for safter vaccine ingredients so that fewer children are harmed.

Our other two children are unvaxed. We will probably give a few on toward puberty (like rubella), and may get Tetanus. I voted unvaxed.
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July 21st, 2006, 02:28 AM
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no vax. i hated doing it with my first, but I was just a kid myself and didn't know i had a choice. I won''t be getting her any more. this time around, i listened to my gut and Just Said No. She's too young now, but when she is a little bit older, i will be hunting for pox parties and such. . .
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July 21st, 2006, 07:59 AM
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we are researching it ALOT right now. my DH wants to know what to do when they go to school. you have to have vax's to enter kindergarten and regular school, you have to have a list of their shots...
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July 21st, 2006, 08:34 AM
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You don't need vaxes to go to school. Every state has exemptions. All states have medical, all but WV and I think MS have religious, and various ones also have philosophical.
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July 21st, 2006, 01:30 PM
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With ds we got all but the flu and chicken pox. I couldn't justify the risks on the chicken pox one...so we opted out. We tried asking his ped about selectively or delaying the rest right after he was born, but they treated us like we were trying to kill our kid and we didn't know we had options. This time we're going to take it slow and do some research.
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July 21st, 2006, 09:18 PM
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We are vaxing Isaiah and I will with future babies. We wont get flu shots though and I am really considering not doing the chicken pox vaccine. That one irks me out. We will be doing travelling to Africa and the Middle East and I wouldnt feel comfortable going to those countries not vaxed.
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July 22nd, 2006, 12:27 PM
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We are not vaxing. If we do it will be when DD is MUCH older like 5 or 6. There are many reasons we don't want to do that, but a big one is a disease I have that can be passed to my kids has the result of a very low immune system. My entire family has it and my mom vaxed the first 4 kids and we were ALWAYS sick. She decided to try not vaxing the remaining 6 kids and guess what? Their health is SO much better. They get sick here and there because again we have lower immune systems, but it is not near what it was for the other 4 of us.
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July 23rd, 2006, 05:15 PM
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We don't vax. I am reading a book right now called "Just a little Prick" by Hillary Butler. It is the best and most informative nvaccine book I haver read yet. I highly suggest it.
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July 24th, 2006, 09:02 AM
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We are going to selectively vaccinate, but I haven't figured out what and when. I am leaning towards 2 years old for a starting age. I know the big thing for giving birth to this baby is to fight them off with that HepB shot.... unless I have HepB (don't see how I could have it), this baby won't be getting that and this hospital is known for giving the shot without asking. Why a newborn needs a vaccine for a disease transmitted by body fluids, sex, and shared needles I just can't imagine. (unless the mom has it, just test!)
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July 24th, 2006, 10:32 AM
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after researching the pros and cons of immunizations we decided that it was best for our ds not to be given vaccinations at his young age. This decision came after a couple rounds of shots. Something inside me just felt it wasnt right. I didnt give it any thought while I was pregnant and wished I had. He had bowel problems after his second round that the doctor refused to believe was from the vaccination since it wasnt a side affect listed. I disagree and feel that it was caused by the vaccinations. He could not poop on his own and would go months before actually having a bowel movement. I will never go through that again.
If you are undecided about what to do, I suggest while you are doing your research to also ask your ped. for the product inserts. The ones containing the ingredients for the vaccinations they use so that you can better inform yourself and make a decision. Read through it very carefully especially the ingredients. Thats what I did as well as read book after book.
The number one thing if you do decide to not vaccinate is prepare yourself for the worst case scenerios. What will you do if your child does contract a disease, how do you prevent those disease? etc....Once you are fully informed and prepared to deal with everything (including the harsh reactions from people and the medical staff) then you will have the confidence you need to stand by your choice.
I still do research on this topic with an open mind and always will! My child's health is very important to me and I just wont make a choice on their behalf without always checking into it and weighing the pros and cons.
The main issue I feel is a problem for us right now is that I dont feel safe sending him to Preschool. Most of the kids at preschools and day care centers receive vaccinations. Kids are contagious when they receive live vaccinations. Those that havent been vaccinated are at risk for getting the strain they are vaccinated from. It strikes me funny that its not the ones that HAVENT been vaccinated that pose a threat, its the ones that HAVE been vaccinated. Yet, with that being said...most places will give you a hard time with accepting your non vaccinated child. The best thing to do in that case is to remind them of the laws and take in an Exemption form that exempts them from the vaccinations you list. Really its just a piece of paper they need to have on file whether its an immunization record or an exempt form. The state requires it.
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July 24th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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Joshua is already vax'd, and we will continue to vax our future children. My friend works in a daycare and she's seen too many kids get illnesses that could have been prevented by a vaccine. I don't want to take a chance with my son, or any other children we may have. We also are going to be doing a bunch of traveling in the next few years with my family, and we're going to be going out of the country, so again, we would like him to be vax'd just in case. We are considering not getting the chicken pox vaccine though. My fiance has a natural immunity to it, so we're hoping Joshua got that as well.
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July 27th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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My vaccinated children go to school with and play with other children who are not vaccinated so I will vaccinate this baby on the recommended schedule. My thirdborn I waited until just before his sibs began school, he was about 18 months then. Before that my kids only had contact with family and close friends. I had whooping cough as a baby and my mothers best friend, my godmother, had polio, I would not want to see those come back with my kids. I would rather not have to vaccinate, but better safe than sorry.
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