Today Emmett was due for 3 vaccines, MMR, Hep A and something else…can’t remember. While I’m pro-vaccines I still like to talk to the doctor about them before they are given go our boys.
I was introduced to a family that had a child seriously injured by the MMR. It’s a real life situation and while I still don’t think vaccines are linked to Autism I do know that some kids are seriously injured. These are well documented cases and my heart goes out to these families.
Elliott was hospitalized after the MMR and so I have concerns about Emmett. Dr. H discussed those concerns and collectively we decided to split everything up. He received the other 2 vaccines today and the MMR as well as Elliott’s chicken pox booster is scheduled for a month out.
I encourage everyone to share your concerns with your child’s doctor and really listen to what they have to say before you just decide to not vaccinate. There are other options, like, breaking them up or simply waiting a bit. The more informed you are about vaccines the better decisions you will be able to make because you have actually talked with your doctor. Your decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate should not be based on some fringe website but based on what you feel is best for your child after having a “real life” talk with your child’s doctor.
We personally choose to vaccinate but we do so after educating ourselves and talking to our doctor.
– Lost and Tired
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