What is your opinion about getting Vaccinations Yes or No ?

on Feb 13, 2015 @ 09:11 am

This is a very controversial subject that has been in the media a lot lately so I was just wondering what you all think about getting vaccinated ? 

26 Replies

Pro vaccines on Feb 13, 2015 @ 09:57 am

I have all of my vaccinations and so do my children. I don't do the ones that are voluntary and we have never gotten the flu shot, but all of the major ones like those in the news these days we are up to date.

I definitely support a parent's right to decide what's best for their own family - after all, history has taught us that just because a government has decided something is "correct" does not make it morally right (ahem, fascism and other extreme points of view).

HOWEVER, as someone with a science degree I understand the concept of "herd immunity" and agree with it. The unvaccinated among us are protected by the vaccinated because the disease has nowhere to gain a foothold when 95% or more of the population are immune. My grandparents all lost siblings to diptheria, measles, and other diseases now covered by vaccines so people of my generation really don't have a personal knowledge of what it's like to lose a child to those diseases. This is not a question of "would I rather choose for my child to have whooping cough for a couple of weeks or autism for a lifetime", since they are not taking death into account.

I also believe that since the root causes of autism are still very much unknown we cannot blame them on this or that. Our world is full of pollution (even if you eat organic food and have non-toxic household products), and we've abused our food sources through genetic modification and even just agricultural selection. I wish we could go back to a more traditional lifestyle of eating whole and natural foods, get more exercise, get more sleep, spend less time glued to our devices, and I think that these many small choices could make a real difference in our health rather than picking on just one issue.

I have anti-vaxxer friends who are passionate about their viewpoints and this is such a hot-button issue that it's hard to have an objective conversation about it. I hope no one here interprets my comments as judgmental: this is my opinion only :)

Vaccinations Yes or No ? on Feb 13, 2015 @ 11:48 am

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about vaccinations you are really up to date on the subject and I really enjoyed reading your views. Thanks for commenting on my post. Have a great weekend.

autism on Feb 13, 2015 @ 06:40 pm

I understand the fears of parents who have chosen not to vaccinate their children however, when death is a possibility of not being vaccinated, it's our responsibility to make sure we have researched every avenue before claiming that the vaccine is the sole reason for causing or worsening autism. We also need to look at history. Years ago, many disabled and special needs children would be labeled as troublemakers or just not willing to learn. Who knows how many of these children grew up with autistic tendencies but slipped through the system. Now that we have more information available to us and better treatment, is it possible that this is also a reason for more children being diagnosed?

Although there is a correlation between the time vaccinations are administered and the time autism is said to develop in children, we still can't say that it's wise not to vaccinate. There are so many factors to consider such as genetics - (children with autism almost always have a parent or family member who has traits of autistic behaviours), environmental factors (for example, living close to major power lines, manufacturers that burn off chemicals, pollution, etc...), the processed and genetically modified foods we eat and so on...

I'm a special needs teacher and from my perspective, it seems like the rate at which students are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder is increasing as the years go by. We really need to examine why this is and not just concentrate on vaccines, mainly because they play such an important role in our general health.


Vaccinations Yes or No ? on Feb 14, 2015 @ 09:11 am

Thanks for all your information and very informative response to my post. It is such an important subject right now with all the measles out breaks I really just wanted to see what others thought and feel about the subject. I really enjoyed all your comments about the subject, I am going to add you to my ChickAdvisor friend list if you would like to accept. Thanks again Christine.

Thanks on Feb 14, 2015 @ 02:57 pm

I'm glad you found the response informative and I would I've accepted the friend request. This was a great forum post to start. It's important to share discussions about such topics!

oops on Feb 14, 2015 @ 03:03 pm

The sentence above should read, "...and I've accepted...". Sorry about that!


Ali de Bold
100% YES! on Feb 14, 2015 @ 03:07 pm

The diseases children are being vaccinated for now were terrible and many children died from them in our grand parent's generation and the generations before. I really don't think most mothers now would hesitate having their children vaccinated if they understood how truly bad they were.

A few years ago when I had my first I remember wondering if I should have him vaccinated. Now I just shake my head that it was even a question. Choosing not to vaccinate your child is not only putting their own health in jeopardy, but the lives of infants and anyone with a compromised immune system. We should all thank God for modern medicine every day.

Thankyou on Feb 14, 2015 @ 03:09 pm

Thanks so much for excepting me as a friend. I make spelling mistakes all time .lol

education on Feb 14, 2015 @ 05:49 pm

Exactly! What's keeping most of those who are not vaccinated safe is the fact that the rest of us are immunized. If more and more people don't get vaccinated we'll unfortunately repeat history and enable more of these illnesses to resurface. What's needed is more education about the science behind vaccinations and the research that supports whether or not they're safe.

please vacanate your children! on Feb 25, 2015 @ 09:42 am

okay so i know that it is the parents choice in weather or not they vaccinate their children but before you make your decision conceder the following:
1. if your child does come in contact with messials or any other virace are you prepared to go into corantine, sit back and watch your child in pain and be unable to help them, or are you prepared to lose a child to something that could have be pervented?
2. sometimes we can not vacanate our children do to medical reasons, and sometimes even when you do vacanate your child the child may not become immuned to the viras. So those people rely on others to vacanate they children to help prevent the spried of the virus. These people are less likely to be able to fight of the virus.
So please think about your childs future and the future of other parant children befor you deside not to vacanate your child, because you heard that the vacanation may cause autism, because it doesnt, autism is a genetic disability and has nothing to do with the vaccination.

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