New parents always crying on fb about taking kids for vax
I'm in my late 20s, so a lot of my friends and family are having or already have little ones. I get tired of always seeing whiny posts about "Oh, I just hate taking little xyz to get shots." "Pray for us today; I'm taking xyz for first shots."
Almost no one, outside my mom and a few very close friends, know that we don't do any vaccines anymore. Most people assume from my fb posts that I'm still into delayed schedule. But, I'm very strong on advocating you research either way.
So, I have finally formulated a blanket response I'll be sending :) Already sent it to one mom, who thinks I'm over the edge with so many things LOL
"I look at shots two ways--either you're doing what you feel is best for him and shouldn't feel bad about it, or you don't trust the shots and shouldn't be doing it. Either way, you can delay while researching to become confident in the decision. There is enough range in the CDC schedule for some delay."
Oh, she's quick! Her response "It's not that I don't trust the shots themselves, I hate that he will be hurt by them." I don't like to scare people into not vaccinating, but if she read the insert for those shots, she would really be worried about HURTING him, as the DTaP lists SIDS as a possible side effect. Ugh. Advocacy is a fine line between offering information and pushing opinion.
But, someone else on her friends list agreed with my idea to delay some, that not all shots are created equal and that research is ALWAYS a good idea.