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Question for moms that don't/haven't vaccinated only

Have your children ever caught one of these diseases/illnesses that they were supposed to be vaccinated against?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (14)
  • nope and if she did we would treat it if possible right away and then she'd REALLY be immune for life (not like vaccines promise)
    momoflilangel

    Answer by momoflilangel at 1:51 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Same answer as the PP.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 1:53 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I vaxed my older child, selectively vaxed my younger ones. The only one that ever caught one of the illnesses was my daughter who caught pertussis (whooping cough) which she'd already been vaccinated against. Finding out that they could still catch things after they'd been vaccinated was one of the big deciding factors for me in refusing future vaxes.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 1:55 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • That's great to hear moms, do you give your children special immune vitamins or anything?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • nope. supplements are unnecessary. just breast milk, water, no junk food, and lots of outside time. the "preventable" diseases really aren't a big deal even if they ever did happen. check out the choosing not to vaccinate group. there's a sticky on an over all healthy lifestyle.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • no =)
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 2:07 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Vaccines don't promise anything. Nothing is 100% and anyone who believes so is foolish. But it's safer than not doing so.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • So i'm not answering the question i know but i just have to bash the Anon at 1106...the "preventable" diseases really aren't a big deal even if they ever did happen. That is the biggest load of misinformed propaganda ever! As a nurse I have seen firsthand what can happen when kids catch these diseases (vaccinated or not!) Diptheria-can cause severe stomach problems including death (though rare in the US.) Tetanus (aka lockjaw)-can cause severe stiffening of muscles that is irreversable. Pertussis (whooping cough) less risk of mortality. Polio, also less risky, but also irreversable. Chicken pox, less risky. Measles, less risky, Mumps- can leave a child STERILE!!!, German Measles-most risky, can cause miscarriages if prego women come in contact w/kids that catch this. Hepatitis A/B-some of the most common causes of liver disease (and you catch these from many sources).
    I have seen kids die from most of theses diseases! CONT
    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 3:11 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • CONT
    As a parent I fully support your choice to vaccinate or not, but PLEASE do so only after you are informed properly and not base your decisions on PROPAGANDA like these diseases aren't fatal!!!!

    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 3:12 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • momoflilangel, or it could kill her and then she really would be a lil angel. Not all diseases that we vac for can you just run to the doctor for a cure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

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