That is not really what my question!
My question is: Why do so many people come on here and bash their pediatricians, and then willing accept the advice of people on Cafemom or the just people in general?
The reason why I titled the post the way I did!
All of my children had Chicken Pox. So, they did not get the vaccination for it. But just recently my daughter (she has a compromised immune system) came down with SHINGLES for a second time. She had it so bad that her mouth, hands, back, and bottom area, were covered with it! It took her a long time to recover. She is 19, and had shingles when she was just 5 years old! She was already in the process of losing weight, but lost quite a bit while she was sick. In all total she lost 45lbs. I thought it was over until Tuesday when my sons back started itching. He showed me what he was scratching. It was a patch of shingles. So, he now is medicine to treat shingles. He is only 15.
But our doctor, at the time said that my son could have the vaccine, because he may still get shingles (this was when he was probably 3-4 year old). They had just come up with a new vaccine, because the first one had so many issues. I talked to "friends and family"! They all said tell the them no. So, I did. Now my perfectly healthy 15 year old has it. I would expect my daughter to get it. She is gets everything.
Now! I wonder if I had allowed him to have that shot, would he have gotten shingles. I am not really looking for an answer to that.
I just want to know why so many people trust the word of complete strangers over the doctor that they hired because of his/her knowledge. Hopefully everyone does their research on the doctors before the select them!