posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 09:47 AM
Vaccinations and children have always been a touchy topic, and more so here recently. When you read the different posts and look at the current
topics on hand, here is what I believe:
You mention about not wanting to get your son a booster, however, what we would need to know is what kind of booster is it that they are asking for
you to get your son? Some shots and boosters a person should get all their life, depending on what it is that they do, as the disease that such would
prevent is far worse than the actual vaccination or shot in the long run. Things like tetnus shots come to mind, where the person is protected
against the disease called lock jaw. As I sit here, I have seen the return of diseases that I can recall not hearing about in the country. Diseases
like polio and whooping cough I now see reports that are on the rise, where once they were erracticated from all 50 states.
When a person is asked to get a booster shot, they should consider several things in their decision. The first is if it is something they can deal
with or not, and the reasons for such. The flu shot is one example, as there are alot of people who can remember the 1970's and current history past
where the shots were either not needed or there was a valid concern over the innoculation, as it caused more problems than what should have been.
Now if it is for something like tetnus, I would not be worried and get the child his booster for such, as there is always a chance he gets hurt and it
will protect him for several years, but if it is for the flu, or something else here is the question you have to ask yourself:
Are you prepared to deal with your child being sick? Is it worth the risk to him and all of his friends and people you may or may not know, as most
diseases, initially are highly contageous, and then act on that decision.
The other option if you choose not to have him take a booster, and that is to home school him. If that is not an option, talk to a lawyer and see if
you are able to have a contract drawn up, telling the school and the doctor, that they are liable and will face such in a court of law.