First, my dog had to go to the vet today. I told him not to give her the vaccines (she's not due for rabies for another year). I told him my SIL is a dog trainer, and she said dogs are overvaccinated. They don't need these shots every year. Of course, he said that "they" are finding that because dogs only live 12 years or so that it's like spreading them out by giving them every year (in comparison to humans getting vaxed every ten years). He had to tell me about how viruses can be passed from animals to people, and by vaxing my dog I'm protecting my children, too.
Then, my husband went to the doctor and found out he has shingles. The DR asked if our youngest daughter had been vaccinated for chicken pox, and he said no. She told him we probably want to get her vaxed so she doesn't get infected with it from him having shingles. I told him I want her to get Chicken Pox so she has natural immunity. She also told him he should have gotten the varicella vax booster. He had chicken pox as a kid, but apparently immunity wears off and getting the varicella vax will protect him from getting shingles again.
Lastly, my IL's came to town today. They shared that they got their shingles vax, so they're protected.
Ahhh!!! I felt so caught off guard trying to defend NOT vaccinating today! Tell me how you would have answered all of these people.