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February 5th, 2009, 06:36 PM
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of friends, where do your views on vaccination fit in? Do you find most people you know vaccinate on schedule, delay, or do they choose not to?
What about your family?
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February 5th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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I'd say I fall in the average.

I only know one person who doesn't vaccinate her kids. So I know 6 children personally. Well 5, she's due to have #6 in a month so I will know 6.

My family has had negative experiences, my mom with German Measles, and my dad with Polio. So they're very supportive of Vaccinations.

On average of the city I am not sure. I know there is a large group of people who don't vaccinate, but I don't know them personally.
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February 5th, 2009, 08:56 PM
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I don't know anyone that doesn't vaccinate their children. My sisters & I were vaccinated ... As far as I know everyone in my entire family is.
Anyone I know believes in vaccinating their children & doesn't understand why some people don't.
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February 6th, 2009, 12:05 AM
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All the parents I know vaccinate. My mom was a little skeptical after seeing the Jenny McCarthy hype on the news a couple years ago, but I told her that I'd researched it quite a bit before vaccinating and she trusts me to do what's safest for my children. (I feel fortunate to have a mother who doesn't try to tell me how to parent, I hear a lot of parents complain about not being so lucky)
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February 6th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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I know one person that I suspect doesn't vaccinate. She and I differ on almost ALL areas so it's not a subject I bring up because I just don't really want to "go there" with her. I don't know if she knows where I work. I would anticipate it would create quite a conversation.
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February 7th, 2009, 11:46 AM
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I know a few people who don't vaccinate, but most people i know do
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February 8th, 2009, 05:34 PM
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I know some mother's who don't vaccinate, or do selective vaccination. However, the mother's who are my friends all vaccinate on schedule. I delay mine, but only by a few months, it just works good that way for us.
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