Over and over again on this site I see people say if you are looking in to the facts about vaccines talk to your doctor. But here's the question. Since the number of anti-vaccine doctors has tripled over the last 2 years what happens if you do talk to your doctor?
There are doctors that are going to tell you (as our first one did) that without all the vaccines your kids are at risk of death. And there are doctors that will tell you (as my current one does) that vaccines are not needed and are generally more dangerous than the illnesses they are supposed to prevent...
So, how is the advice of "talk to your doctor" really sound advice? And what do you do if (or when) you disagree with the advice your doctor provides? Or worse, what happens when you get mixed signals from different doctors?
Should you do the research yourself or blindly trust your doctor?
Answer by KalebsMommee at 5:58 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
Answer by ecodani at 6:02 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 6:02 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
We went through 4 different peds in my oldest first 6 weeks of life. The first looked me straight in the eyes and told me that I am nothing more than a parent and have no right to make choices like this for my child. He then told me that if I didn't vaccinate my children they would without a doubt die and that it would be my fault and he would make sure that I am prosecuted for killing my child.
The second and third both just refused to treat a child that didn't have all their vaccines.
My current peds (who we have been with 3+ years) is generally pro-vax. But is also very honest with the fact that there is little to know reason to give them. She said that vaccines do not stop children from getting sick, they simply control how sick they get. And refuses to give certain vaccines at all (H1N1).
It's like dealing with polar opposites!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:05 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
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Answer by auroura at 6:24 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
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Answer by Pnukey at 8:31 PM on Oct. 15, 2009