Asked by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by amileegirl at 12:28 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 12:22 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Answer by Autumn22 at 12:30 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 12:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Answer by jorjiegirl at 1:37 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Tetanus is the most important. The bacteria can live in soil and other places in a dormant state for decades. When it gets in a dark moist place, a deep cut, it starts to grow. Tetanus is a serious disease with a pretty high mortality rate. It's good to get when your child starts to be mobile enough to get cuts. We did the tD (you can't get just tetanus but you don't have to have DTP) at around a year.
Answer by Gailll at 1:41 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Immunizations are never mandatory, you can refuse. Immunizations are good for public health but not so good for the individual child. Babies are given shots for diseases there is no way they are going to be exposed to. They are given too many shots at once. We don't know the long term affects. There may be problems with components in the shots. There can be allergies (I'm allergic to tetanus - I was hospitalized 3 days with my last tetanus shot). There may be a link to autism (controversial). Immunization titers may wear off when the person is at prime age of getting the disease. The shot could be worse than the disease. It's not nice to fool Mother Nature. For example having cowpox prevents people from getting deadly smallpox. Descendents of survivors of the plague in Europe don't get AIDS even if they have repeated exposure.
Answer by Gailll at 1:51 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
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Answer by Autumn22 at 12:31 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Answer by Autumn22 at 12:33 PM on Jul. 28, 2010