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What is the best for baby on shots??

To not vacinate, to vacinate, or to selectivly vacinate, and if you don't fully can your child still go to school if you selectivly vacinate??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:59 AM on Apr. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The best thing to do is to thoroughly research it and decide what you feel is best.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:00 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • This is up to you to decide, do not listen to anyone on here for it or against it.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • It is up for you to decide, I vaccinate my kids though. As first poster said, research it, and your the parent on that decision.
    IRA871

    Answer by IRA871 at 10:02 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • I suggest joining the group "Educate Before You Vaccinate", everyone there will be able to help you do some research and answer any of your questions. Also look up the YouTube video "ABC's of Shots", I'd known some of the information in this video but there was a LOT I didn't know. You can also message me with questions and I'd be happy to do my best to answer.
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 10:17 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • Like i said OP, do NOT listen to anything on here for or against it, that includes joining any groups!!!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • I've heard good things about The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:27 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • Do some research. Here is what the AAP says about it:

    http://aap.org/featured/vaccinesafety.html
    julipickle2

    Answer by julipickle2 at 10:43 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • I am stealing this list from a very wonderful and helpful mom here on Cafemom - happytexasCM

    Here are some questions to answer for yourself in deciding about vax.

    1. Name of the disease
    2. Description of the disease
    3. Length of time from initial infection to end of all symptoms
    4. Infectious period
    5. Normal symptoms of the disease
    6. Known serious consequences of the disease
    7. Proportion of persons infected developing serious consequences
    8. Transmission route of the disease
    9. Prevalence of the disease
    10. Treatments of the disease and efficacy of those treatments
    11. Relevant research about the disease
    12. Name of the vaccine
    13. Company that makes the vaccine
    14. Contents of the vaccine
    14A. The significance of whether or not the vaccine is live
    15. History of development of the vaccine
    16. Known side-effects of the vaccine and rate of incidence of those side
    DreaKevAiyana

    Answer by DreaKevAiyana at 10:47 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • (cont.)
    17. Possible side-effects not yet acknowledged by the vaccine maker
    18. Relevant research into the vaccine
    19. How effective is the vaccine at preventing the disease?
    20.What is the vaccine meant to do? (Many vaccines are not meant to prevent infection or transmission).
    21.Number of cases reported each year.
    22.Number of deaths reported each year from the vaccine and natural disease.
    DreaKevAiyana

    Answer by DreaKevAiyana at 10:47 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • and she also had a list of good websites to check out:

    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html (download the current issue)
    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pink-chapters.htm
    http://vaers.hhs.gov/pdf/PackageInserts.pdf
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7018835240451107552&q=
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6351515212287981735&hl=en
    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/G/cases&deaths.pdf
    DreaKevAiyana

    Answer by DreaKevAiyana at 10:48 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

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