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So...do you vaccinate?
So...do you vaccinate?
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30th-Apr-2007 10:20 pm
So, are you vaccinated?
Are your kids vaccinated?
If you or your kids are vaccinated--are you/they on schedule, delayed, selectively vaccinated?
Tell me your interest in vaccines!
1st-May-2007 04:02 am (UTC)
My son isnt vaccinated.
Im not either.
Nor is my mum (I am unsure of my dads family...)
Neither of my mums parents are vaccinated.
Neither of my mums grandparents were vaccinated.
None of my grandparents grandparents were vaccinated. On my grandfathers, grandfathers side they were involved with the early anti-vaccination movement in the UK and my grand grandmother had a child who dies as a result of vaccination and vowed that no one in the family would ever recieve one ever again. It looked like she did a good job of that! (-:
I guess this is a good intro post too - hello (-:
1st-May-2007 04:27 am (UTC)
I am vaccinated with whatever they shot us up with back in 1969. I don't have that telltale smallpox arm scar, but I am not sure if that's because I have good skin or because they didn't do it any more by then.
Most recently, I chose to get a Hep B vaccination because I am a student midwife and work around a lot of body fluids. It was a difficult decision.
My older kids were vaxxed on schedule because I did not know any better. Now that they are teenagers whose schools run vax clinics in certain years, I discuss each vaccine with them, show them the CDC info, explain as much as I know, and let them choose. They have declined Hep B (what would the younguns need that for?) but have received a DTaP booster, for example.
My youngest kids are selectively vaxxed. No Hep B, no varicella, no Men C (I might do that one if they were in a daycare centre, perhaps). No to MMR at this time. Yes to pneumococcal, yes to DTaP, yes to Hib, but not on schedule at all. We do one vaccine at a time, starting at around 1 year.
I have done a ton of research to support my choices and feel comfortable with them, yet I get ribbed/harassed/subtly patronized at almost every visit to our public health clinic. I am SO tired of that aspect of being a thoughtful, selectively vaxxing parent. So.tired.
1st-May-2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
I'm partially vaccinated.
Nope, we don't vax.
1st-May-2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
I am fully vaxed.
Sawyer has had one Hep B vax (at birth, because we hadn't decided about vaxing yet so I let them do it.. ugh..) and one polio vax at 6 months. He won't be getting any more until he's 2. I haven't decided which ones (if any) yet.
Beckett is still vax free and will be until he's 2 :)
1st-May-2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
I am vaccinated up until 1998 (against my wishes though, but the college deleted my records and informed i had absolutely no choice which I now know is never true). My daughter has no vaccines. I got interested in it back in 92 or 93 when ironically I was trying to prove vaccine safety to a bunch of crunchy friends. Heh. Now I'm the crunchy friend. When I became pregnant with my daughter in '01 I had just begun a bridge program towards a graduate degree in pulbic health (I would have been getting a BS concurrently as I needed just two more requirements filled) and I had intended on specialising on "evidence based vaccination policy". I still intend to finish that someday, as soon as I get my student loans paid off (another year).
1st-May-2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
I'm fully vaxed, and electively chose to get a tetnus booster back in 2004. I debated it, but was bit by a horse, and work around farms so I decided on the booster. I still have nerve pain in the arm it was given in. For 5-7 days after the shot I had no feeling in that arm. It took a month to regain all feeling in my fingers.
I will never get vaxed again.
I vaxed my 9 year old, simply because I dodn't know better. As I started to research I delayed vax with him, and then when he was 4, we stopped vaxing all together.
My 16 month old is not vaccinated-and will not be.
I'm pregnant, and I won't vaccinate this baby either.
It's all about risk versus benefit, and I just don't feel the risk is worth it.
2nd-May-2007 06:38 am (UTC)
Me - yes, as a child.
Kids - no.
5th-May-2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
I am fully vax, my older child is vaxed till 6 month then we had complications, since then we had no more vax. my youngest is not vax at all.
16th-May-2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
No, I do not advise their patients to vaccinate just so:), Buy Tamiflu, will be calmer.
Any question. I recently moved from France to the United States. Opened a private clinic. Usually I buy Tamiflu for their patients through an online pharmacy -
But there is - "the original product of ROCHE PHARMACEUTICALS". This to me is very expensive! Do not argue, reliable but expensive.
Someone may suggest the name of generic versions of this product and where you can buy cheaper?
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