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Why do YOU choose to vaccinate or not? Part 2

I’ve recently discovered that the subject of whether or not to vaccinate your child is up there with topics such as religion or politics – its certainly a minefield. As promised, I would put across both sides of the argument. So, here is what non-vaxxing parents have to say on the matter:

MindfulmummyinFrance says:
Our little one is almost a year old and hasn’t had any vaccinations.  It was a decision we made after almost a year of research into both sides of the debate.  If we are concerned about what our child eats, what quality of nutrition they have to help them grow and develop; it seemed logical to be concerned about what substances we are advised to inject into our child and at what possible price.  For us the risks outweigh the benefits and we trust the immune system to do its job alongside vigilant parenting.  (Many childhood illnesses were on the decline BEFORE vaccinations – contrary to popular belief)

DadinDubai says:
The easiest thing that any parent could do is to vaccinate, it only takes a minute, and you can remain ignorant to the debate, not ask any questions, and simply go ahead with the protocol recommended by the drug companies, and implemented via government and doctors. If anything goes wrong; within this ignorant state you would not carry any guilt, as you simply did what you were told you to do. So if you want to remain in that space, then I suggest you don’t do anymore research on this topic. I was in that ignorant state for my first two children, and it’s not a bad place to be. Ignorance is bliss = true.

So, what are we really debating here? You don’t need to be a doctor to read a well researched study on how vaccines work, and the success the Pharma companies have had doing double and triple blind studies to ensure that injecting, formaldehyde, aluminum, live viruses grown in monkey’s, cadavers and chicken embryo cells, is both safe and effective in preventing disease.

If you could find {a study} on how all the different vaccines react within our children’s bodies and work with one another that would be a really good read also.

So, now I have an unvaccinated 2 yo, and I don’t know what to do?

MummyinVancouver says:
At the moment we are non-vaxxing. I feel that they give way too many vaccines to young children at one time (we don’t even give that many vaccines to adult dogs!), I’m not happy with the ingredients of the vaccines, I feel we are low risk (BF and not in daycare), and I feel a lot of what we vaccinate for is unnecessary. We WILL vaccinate once he is older (2+) but only do a few.

We studied both sides and decided there was not enough evidence that vaccines work or are safe , read “a shot in the dark”. We decided that we would feel worse if they got a vax and had an irreversible neurological damage or possible death then if they caught a disease we could fight it. More risks associated with the vax themselves then with the diseases.
rchrispy says:
I currently am on a delayed schedule since I feel we over vaccinate and we overtax their systems by doing too many at once

So that is the other side of the argument. What do you think?

Why do YOU choose to vaccinate or not? Part 1

I never considered not immunising BiP, it was something that never crossed my mind. It wasn’t until met other mothers, in person and virtually, that I discovered that many parents we choosing to either delay or skip immunisations all together. I am in the process of collating information on the parents who choose to go down the non-immunisation route but I have to admit I am struggling.

The law in France
In France there are 3 mandatory vaccinations that children MUST have by law; Diptheria, Polio and Tetanus in order to attend kindergarten, daycare and school. Failure to provide proof that your child has been vaccinated is illegal under French law (and in Italy).

What are other Mummy’s doing?
So, when I asked some Mummy’s internationally why they vaccinate/delay vaccines or choose not to vaccinate their children here is what I was told (please note these views are not necessarily shared by MummyinProvence – i.e. ME!)

MummyinLondon says: “We choose to vaccinate, but more slowly than the UK’s schedule, I believe they do too many at once, and my daughter reacted very badly to one set of vaccines, which made me change how I view them. I think they are necessary, but we give too many too fast, and our babies bodies are too little to cope.”

MummyinMelbourne says:“We chose to vaccinate accoring to the normal schedule of vaccinations in Australia. This is because I believe it is safer to give a small amount of the disease in the jab, then to put your child at risk of catching something that could kill or badly harm them. There are also some childcare centres and schools that wont accept a child that is not immunised, so this did have some influence.”

MummyinIllinois says: We chose to fully vaccinate according to schedule. I did prioritize vaccines though and try to spread them over a few weeks. I feel the risk of disease and sickness is much greater and more detrimental than the potential side effects. I vaccinate myself too (flu, h1n1, pertussus). My daughter is in daycare, thus increasing their necessity, in my opinion.”

MidwesternMommy says:“There is no credible medical proof to delay or deny vaccines and unless we want horrible childhood illnesses that were once though eradicated to return, vaxing is the way to go”

MommyinJAX says: “So this may make me an uneducated mommy in this regard, but technically I’m not educated in medicine so that is fine. I did not go to medical school, I do not have a degree in medicine. Therefore, I follow my doctor’s advice. Websites have made me more aware of controversies but for the most part has not changed how I parent. I will vax based on what my doctor suggests. I also have kiddos in daycare, this is one less hassle I have to deal with (getting exceptions for not getting my child vaxed).”

Carnet de Sante - Legal French Health Record for all children

MommyinKentucky says: “We do the scheduled vaccinations. I researched on my own, but I do not have a medical background. I searched for a pedi that I trust, and since she is educated in this profession, we trust her judgement. I think it is important to have a pedi that is educated, and current on issues, and one that you can trust, and always be sure to discuss any concerns with them.”

MommyinSacremento says: “We are doing all the scheduled vax’s except we delayed hep b. Our ped said it wasn’t necessary and I didn’t want to do anything unneccessary at birth. I have to admit I’m a little worried about all the vax’s, but I’m hoping that the benefits outweigh the risks. I’m really just trusting my ped on this, after taking a lot of time selecting him. I definitely want to vaccinate Tommy against the fatal diseases, but sometimes it seems like an awful lot of injections. It’s definitely a tough one for me.”

MommyinTX says: “We delay some vax’s, like the Hep B. He did not get it at birth as there was no need for it; he just now got the 1st dose of Hep B at his 9 month appt. I don’t feel any need to justify our decision, it is what we chose to do & it is what it is. We will not do chicken pox (varicella) and we don’t do rotavirus. Those are not necessary. Catching chicken pox won’t kill him, nor will rotavirus.”

So that’s it for today – I would love to hear from other parents who are choosing to not vaccinate their children and their reasons why. I promise to have your voices heard!