The topic of vaccinations is always such a touchy subject between me, my husband and both of our mothers (both are nurses). Up to this point we have discussed the recommended vaccinations with the pediatrician and have chosen to have the twins vaccinated as per the suggested schedule...but I have no other experience to refer to all of my friends have had all of their kids vaccinated with out questioning it....but I feel like I should have a better understanding of why so many feel it is unnecessary or even dangerous...again I know this topic can ignite some very powerful feelings and opinions....I am just looking to hear other views pro/con on the topic from other mothers.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
I know people worry about reactions because vaccines are made with dormant samples of the actual virus. But this has been widely shown to be an incredibay small risk by the scientific community. There also can be allergic reactions depending on what the vaccine was made with (eg. Eggs). But if allergies aren't an issue in your family I don't think you have to worry to much.
I've also heard that people don't like them because they may by be as effective at preventin disease as everyone thinks. There are failure rates for everything. My thought is that it's better then nothing, and I'll still use good hygiene as a preventative measure anyway.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
The other thing that our pediatrician told us is that a child is exposed to more in you home in a daily basis than they are in the four vaccines they receive at a time.
Stacy Koenen - thank you for the cdc website I will definitely check it out.
Thank you all!!