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Living With Non-Vaccinated Kids

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 My SO's kids are not vaccinated.  My children have been since birth, and will continue to be.  As someone who has been a healthcare professional, I have the opinion that vaccinations have their purpose and that everyone who is able should be vaccinated against these atrocious, ravaging diseases.  I'm wondering, though, if my SO's children were ever afflicted (heaven forbid) with any of these diseases, how would the other children be affected?  How would I protect my children from an illness that could have been prevented in the first place but was not because someone was misinformed and doesn't thinks the rules apply to them?  I'm not trying to be snarky and truly care about the health of all of our children.  I simply don't agree with not vaccinating based soley on personal opinions and the "what-if" possibilities that vaccinations cause other problems.  Any thoughts and informed opinions are welcome.

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM
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by Emerald Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Since you are a healthcare professional, you should be able to access their shot records and ask their doctor when boosters are needed.  Growing up I do not think we ever got the boosters like we should have.  I remember getting a tetanus(sp) booster due to being bit by a cat and also stepping on a nail.

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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:34 PM

My informed opinion? Stupidest thing I have ever read. I think it's hilarious. You inject these poisons into your child for their "safety" but you're afraid they will catch something from a non-vaccinated child? HA HA HA... WOW... 

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