Vaccines for this&that: do you take them?

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Vaccines for this&that: do you take them?

DreamWolf DreamWolf
I already knew why they are reeeeeeally harmful before flu vaccines were offered in my area, and I rather put up with some flu in the year, not to mention how much I hate needles!

This is rather for those who have never heard about why they are harmful (and dare to do the research before doubting it, because it is just weird when someone doesn't even take the effort to check some info out, but voices opinions... ^^) - so, have you taken any only because you had the chance to decide about it? What about your kids? (Were they forced to take them in the school, did you know about it before they got the shots that they were going to?)
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I chose to get vaccinated against/for (insert comment here), and I chose to have my kids vaccinated too...
18  (37%)
I chose to get vaccinated against/for (insert comment here), but I didn't choose to have my kids vaccinated...
1  (2%)
I didn't choose to get vaccinated against/for (insert comment here), but I chose to have my kids vaccinated...
2  (4%)
I didn't choose to get vaccinated against/for (insert comment here), and I chose not to have my kids vaccinated either...
11  (22%)
Other
17  (35%)
Total votes: 49
Poll is closed
08/06/2012
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Ansley Ansley
I haven't had the need for a vaccination in many years and I have no children and no plans on having children.
08/06/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I generally just don't get vaccinated out of laziness but if I had kids they probably would be at school like I used to.
08/06/2012
Mwar Mwar
I don't for the flu because I usually get the flu early anyways.

Just to put out there... the whole research and autism things was based on mostly one study that had very inclusive results at best (but the media took it and ran, of course). I know mercury isn't the healthiest thing, so I would recommend spacing the vaccines your child gets out.

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08/06/2012
Pinkshirt Pinkshirt
I had no choice in getting vaccinated as a child. I refuse to get the flu shot because I think it's ridiculous. If I went to remote parts of the planet I would probably gets shots against westnile virus and such.
08/06/2012
Kindred Kindred
Vaccines in general provide much more benefit than any potential risk involved. Vaccines also work in two ways. First, they allow you to mount an immune response quicker when you are exposed, and more importantly, they help protect others around you by limiting transmission. This is true for vaccinations against infectious diseases such as the flu vaccine. I think people should take your advice and do some research on the subject.
08/06/2012
funluvinmama funluvinmama
I don't usually do the yearly flu shot, not for me or my kids. I do however take my kids to get the vaccines that are required for them to go to school.
08/06/2012
Rossie Rossie
My whole family takes the flu vaccines EVERY year for the past seven years, and the vaccines worked wonderfully.
08/07/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
The only vaccine I've received that I remember is the HPV vaccine. I never get a flu shot, never received a chicken pox vaccine. Instead, I let myself get sick and build a natural immunity. I had chicken pox when I was 5 and it wasn't severe. I haven't had the flu in years. I don't have children yet but I'm undecided about vaccines. My fiance and I haven't discussed the issue yet.
08/07/2012
Nora Nora
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I already knew why they are reeeeeeally harmful before flu vaccines were offered in my area, and I rather put up with some flu in the year, not to mention how much I hate needles!

This is rather for those who have never heard about why they ...
With the upswing in the number of "eradicated" diseases (such as Whooping Cough), I stay current on all my vaccines and will do the same when my little guy is born in less than 9 weeks! I didn't work this hard to create a life just to risk it to a preventable disease...there are enough things that out that are unavoidable...
08/07/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I stay current with my vaccines. Most of the side effects are really rare and minor.
The link between Autism and vaccines was from a paper that was based on faulty research, then it has been retracted as false
08/07/2012
Rey Rey
i get the annual flu shot, no messing about here
08/07/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I don't the flu - or flu shots, but I am planning to get the Shingles vaccine in a couple of years (when I turn 60).
08/07/2012
Anne Anne
I get all my required shots, but I think flu shots are worthless.
08/07/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I haven't had a vaccine since I was about 12 and I refuse to get any. As a child, my parents took me to get all the recommended shots (I am not sure about flu shots, though) and I was often sick. Since changing my diet to a whole-foods diet, I am rarely sick. From the research I've done, vaccines do more harm than good. The "studies" people refer to that supposedly show they are "safe" are funded by the very pharmaceutical companies that make the vaccines! Come on, people. Do you really think they would be honest about a product that generates BILLIONS in revenue? If you still think the government and the medical industry are out to protect your health, you need to think again. Cocaine and heroin were used in medical practice until the 1920's. Doctors promoted cigarettes in advertisements as recently as the 60s. Don't forget about the drugs that were prematurely approved for sale and maimed and killed thousands of people. Thalidomide, Fen-Fen, Fosamax, the list goes on. The advisory board of the FDA consists of former pharma CEOs and other people who made big money from the industry. It's not about your health-it's about control and the almighty DOLLAR.
08/07/2012
Gdom Gdom
No children here, so no, I don't get my nonexistent kids vaccinated. Since vaccines are usually required for traveling (among other things), yes, I'll get vaccines when I need to. As for annual flu vaccines, no, I don't usually get them. I don't actually have any problems with vaccines--yes I've done my research and no, I haven't found any substantive (read: not outright false or purely speculative) arguments against vaccination--but my immune system is ridiculously effective that I just don't bother going to the trouble.
08/07/2012
hot lil momma hot lil momma
I get the flu shot each year and so does my family. I used to administer vaccines for years and I fully believe in the benefits from them
08/07/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I think getting vaccinated is really important for the major diseases... I am bad about the annual flu shot tho.
08/07/2012
lineswecast lineswecast
I am all about vaccines, although I get the flu vax every year from my nurse mother-in-law - so handy!
08/07/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I am not willing to get vaccinated because the whole propaganda bullshit is based on the pharmaceutical companies making the money, and the government DOES NOT care about your health at all!!!
08/07/2012
G&L G&L
I don't have any kids, so that part of the poll didn't work for me. I get all my vaccines, except for the annual flu shot. After a few years of teaching I have a pretty strong immune system and don't usually get it anymore. For vaccines to be effective for the population, people need to get them. Diseases are coming back now because people have become complacent about them.
08/07/2012
Beck Beck
I do have my children vaccinated against all the recommended things except for Flu shots. I was vaccinated with everything, but I refuse a Flu shot. I believe that vaccines do more good than harm because they have made it so we no longer die from diseases we once did. They only people who die from older diseases are those who don't get vaccinated. I sure would hate to be that person, so I do what is recommended. I don't do the Flu shot because the Flu shot is only a vaccine for certain strains of Flu, which you might have already had, so you weren't at risk of getting it in the first place. The Flu shot doesn't protect you from all the types of Flu, so I think it's a false sense of security. I refuse to allow my children to get these shots too. They are unnecessary because that might not even be the Flu they are exposed to.
08/07/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I am not willing to get vaccinated because the whole propaganda bullshit is based on the pharmaceutical companies making the money, and the government DOES NOT care about your health at all!!!
Yes the government doesn't care about your health, but if they recommend things that are that bad...overtime NO ONE would listen to them, so they wouldn't be making their almighty dollar. This isn't their goal, so generally what they say is in your best interest because if it wasn't they wouldn't make their money.
08/07/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
My oldest daughter had reactions to the DPT (the whole cell vaccine) and also had a reaction which caused cerebellar ataxia (a brain disorder) from the MMR. My other children are selectively vaccinated. We do polio (injected, not oral, the killed virus) Tetanus and Diphtheria, and Haemophilis Influenza A (HiB.) That's it. Nothing that causes neurological issues, nothing that is totally unnecessary (like the Hepatitis B vaccine. Babies and children don't have sex or shoot up drugs, so they don't get Hep B. If they get it from their moms' they need a different vaccine. No Guardacil, as I feel it is dangerous and not efficacious enough. No MMR, as it caused brain damage in my oldest child and made my second child scream for a full day, then she slept like the dead for 12 straight hours (I had to feed her while she was asleep. Ever try to shoot breastmilk into a sleeping baby's mouth? It is not easy.) and left a lump that lasted for a year.

No Chicken Pox vaccine. In otherwise healthy children, the Chicken Pox is NOT a big issue. My two older ones got the Chicken Pox when they were little and never need a booster. The CP vaccine needs a booster every 5-10 years and we're going to see an increase in adults who get the Pox with not nice results. It's a "I don't wanna stay home with a mildly sick kid for 2-4 weeks" vaccine. I stayed in the house for nearly two months, as my oldest child and myself got it first and 14 days later my middle one got it. It wasn't a big deal for the kids, they itched for a few days, I gave them oatmeal baths and they were fine. I got it in my early 20s, though, and ended up with bleeding pox in my intestines and ended up in the ER before I knew what it was. I also have some scars. My kids do not. If people would just let their little darlings GET the real Chicken Pox as children, we'd all be a lot better off. (Of course, there are exceptions, kids with serious immune system diseases probably might want to get vaccinated, as per their doctor's orders, but they will need to keep up the boosters regularly.)

NO PERTUSSIS. My two older kids and I were all given the whole cell Pertussis. My youngest did not. My oldest got her boosters, my middle one didn't. My entire family got Pertussis. The vaccine made absolutely NO difference in severity, or recovery. Two of my kids and myself got pneumonia from the Pertussis illness, and my middle one (who only had the first shot and no boosters) didn't. There was NO difference in the disease between who got the vaccine, who didn't get the vaccine and who had boosters and who didn't.

My middle one does get a Flu Shot, as she does get Influenza every year. She's our "Gateway patient" and usually is the one who brings Influenza into the home. She also has Reactive Airway (almost asthma) and this vaccine works well for her and she doesn't get sick from it. I have a very mild egg while reaction, so I can't get the Influenza Vaccine, because of that reaction via my doctor.

I think every parent needs to do their own research, look at their own family history (any history of convulsive disorders, autism spectrum conditions, migraine, allergies, a family history of MS or other neurological issues need to really do their homework and look at ALL warnings on the labels of the vaccines.)

Every family and every child will have different needs.
08/07/2012
bedorerc bedorerc
I get the flu shot, my kids get all they are supposed to get. For us, getting all the shots are what is right.
08/07/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
I am required to get vaccinated for everything, or so it seems. Vaccination record is several pages long.
08/07/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Vaccines in general provide much more benefit than any potential risk involved. Vaccines also work in two ways. First, they allow you to mount an immune response quicker when you are exposed, and more importantly, they help protect others around ...
Great points!
08/07/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
Everyone in my house has all the required vaccines and I get a flu shot every year.
08/16/2012
leanright69 leanright69
Both my wife and I were vaccinated as children. He had our health issues as a result. Our 5 children have had no vaccinations and are the healthiest kids I know. They have had chicken pox with not sequela and also had whooping cough with no complications. We are very opposed to vaccinations.
08/16/2012
Voir Voir
Ahh I love doctors with google MD's =_=
Flu is such a minor thing the vaccine is mostly to keep and epidemic from cropping up where you have more people sick from it spreading than at school / work.

As for childhood vaccines it's pretty fucking ignorant not to get your child vaccinated. yes sometimes you luck out and the child doesn't get sick. But later in life they also aren't going to have the antibodies to fight those diseases because they are so uncommon because people are vaccinated for them.

Most schools and colleges require certain vaccinations before the child is allowed entry sooo all these people boycotting these vaccines might want to do a bit of research on that before making decisions on what they are going to avoid. There's a reason that they're there and have been for so long.
08/16/2012
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