To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question on many parents minds.
I find this sad and scary that we are now having to worry about things like Whooping Cough once again.
As you know, I’m not anti-vaccine but I’m aware of the reality of vaccine injury. While I don’t believe that it’s very common, it does happen and it’s tragic. Think what you want but it is real and my heart goes out to call those affected.
Having said that, because of the mass hysteria surrounding vaccines, we now have to contend with things like Whooping Cough and Measles once again.
Vaccines are most effective when the majority of the population is vaccinated.
Even if vaccines were scientifically proven to cause #Autism in some children, it’s certainly not the only cause of #Autism as many unvaccinated kids are diagnosed as well.
I believe that everyone has a right to their own opinion about vaccines. However, please do your research and talk to your trusted pediatrician. Any doctor worth anything should be willing to openly and honestly discuss all of your concerns without making you feel like you’re crazy for being worried.
I think that it’s a good thing to be concerned, that’s a sign of being a good parent. However, that’s why you should talk to your medical doctor and not listen to people in Hollywood or those running conspiracy websites.
You are the only person who can decide what’s best for your child. All I ask is that you consider the source of the information before you decide to put faith in it.
Vaccines are not a decision to be taken lightly. My wife and I never just vaccinated our kids all willy nilly. We researched and had very frank discussions with our kids pediatrician, whom we trust. In the end, we vaccinated all of our kids. Sometimes, the vaccines were delayed or broken up but our doctor was happy to work with us.
As with many things in life, there are risks with vaccines. However, the vast majority of people greatly benefit from their protection.
This was posted via WordPress for Android, courtesy of Samsungs Galaxy S III. Please forgive any typos. I do know how to spell but auto-correct hate me.
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