Well, no one can tell you to take a vaccine or not because it's you decision at the end of the day. I can see why giving your child a vaccination
would upset you, and how it can upset the child when they have it, and can cause illness for a few days.
Therefore all I can really say is this; I, like a lot of other people, have had the injection, and every other injection offered to me (including flu
vaccinations, seasonal and swine) because of a pre-existing medical condition which means my immune system might not be up to scratch to actually cope
with things like this as well as other people. Frankly, I think I probably could deal with flu on my own, but I'd rather not risk maybe getting
something and ending up in hospital, you know? I also work in a medical environment, so I'm a bit less paranoid and probably a bit more flippant about
medicine than most people on this board. I tend to trust the safety of medicine, as I know about the protocols. I also know where the protocols go
wrong and sadly, for me, that seems to be picked up upon and talked about more than the good points of modern medicine. I've heard some horrific
stories, but I can also see the good, and for me, the good outweighs the bad. That's through personal choice, and I'm sure many people would disagree
with me, and that's fair enough because we all have our own thoughts and we all deserve the right to be able to make up our own minds on things.
There are a hell of a lot of horror stories about injections out there, I'm aware of this, but there are also a lot of good reasons to vaccinate a
child too. You just need to dig them up. You made the decision for the child which you believed was best and that's completely your choice and
perfectly fine, but now you're having doubts about it which means you need to think about it some more, and I'd suggest you do some research on it as
this will either confirm your doubts, which will mean you've made the right decision, or not, in which case it isn't too late to rectify it.
Basically, all anyone can suggest is that you research the pros and cons, and make the decision for yourself, and nothing
says can take that away from you, so remember that. This child is yours and you need to do what you completely
believe is best for him. I won't
explain how vaccinations work, or the good they do, just as people shouldn't explain what harm they can cause because I don't think anyone has the
right to. I, as probably most people here, would know what I'd do in your situation, but this is your child and the risk is his of being ill, either
from the vaccine or not. Therefore, I can't be much help to you, and I'm sorry about that because I'm pretty sure this isn't the answer you wanted
while posting the thread. Unfortunately, no one can take that responsibility, so offering support and advice is really the only thing I can do. Go on
some medical websites, read some journals or papers, look up the research on the pros and cons and hopefully you'll find yourself an answer. (If you
need help finding any of these, drop me a U2U and I'd be happy to point you in the right direction for both sides of the argument).
I wish you luck in making the decision that is best for you, and hope that it works out well.
edit on 23/6/2011 by Ayana because: Coding issue