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Why do parents prefer risk of illness rather than immunization for their children?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:00 AM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I was very surprised to find that there is human DNA in some vaccines. It also seems strange to me that you would give a child eggs (which can be a big allergy problem) for the 1st time in the form of an injection. Plus, there is a percentage of people who don't end up with immunity after they are vaccinated on-schedule.

    IMHO, more research as to what happens to a body that gets immunized should be going on.  Also, the vaccines have been studied solo but in reality, they are given in groups.  I did vaccinate and feel that we got lucky that there wasn't a problem.


    Answer by JSD24 at 8:19 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • what illness are we talking about??? chicken pox, the flu, hep b, theres soo many you get immunized for? there are soo many new requirements for shots now and days that some like the flu i feel arent worth it...and some of the things we get immunized for are now considered a dead disease like the chicken pox in the US...if i had the chance though id expose my dd to it rather then giving her a shot for it..chicken pox suck but once you get it you usually dont get it again..and its soo much better to get it as a child than an adult. and i think the flu shot isnt a must have shot either ..just my thoughts on it

    Answer by rachel216 at 7:10 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Rachel216 Thanks.
    So you won't give the Varicella one neither the Hep B neither the Flu.
    What about the rest ? Thanks again for your answer.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:16 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • no i do give my kids the shots they need ..your ? is very veg what illness were you talking about? and the flu no i dont get that one..but the hep b a and whatever otherones you get she has gotten and the varicella got that one too still would expose her to the real thing if i had the chance

    Answer by rachel216 at 7:20 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • These are the rest:
    Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis B
    Tuberculosis (TB)

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:40 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • The Hib Vaccine prevents meningitis.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:44 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • A majority are required to enter public schools, so rather than having to give them to your 5 year old a week before kindergarten we are giving and gave all shots as suggested to our children. lol That sounds weird, WE didn't give them, we took them to the pedi. But I have friends who opt out on some shots b/c they are not a requirement.

    Answer by yesmaam at 7:45 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Yesmaam. Thank you.


    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:51 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Sometimes the immunisation risks far outweigh any discomfort of the disease/virus/infection or the very small chance of complications from a few of the diseases. And, there is a strong argument that experiences some of the diseases is a protection in numerous ways itself. It really isn't so cut and dry. Sometimes we are in such a rush to avoid sickness that we expose ourselves to greater risks in other ways. Just because a vaccine or immunisation exists doesn't mean it's a wise option, nor an unwise one. We need to research for ourselves. Not trust doctors blindly. imo :0)

    Answer by Womamhood at 7:52 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • The Pneumococcal or PVC also prevents meningitis, ear infections, pneumonia, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:52 AM on Jul. 6, 2011