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PostPosted: 30 Apr 2008 14:24 
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Has anyone decided 1/2 way through a course that vaccinating wasn't the way they wanted to go?

I've never been overly happy about vaccinating, it just seems so cruel. I know it's for a good reason but there must be an alternative to scaring the wits out of a small baby, hurting his by sticking huge needles into his legs and then making him poorly for a couple of weeks.
Jacob had 3 jabs yesterday afternoon then we had a horrendous evening where he was terrified of anyone going near him and he just clung on to me for dear life. He was poorly all night and is still pretty rough now. He wants to sleep all the time but he's scared of giving in and all this just in case he catches a few diseases that may or may not make him unwell.

I'm not sure whether it's the vaccinations themselves that bothers me so much or the thought of him having so many in one go. I'm scared of them overloading his poor little body.

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hi, orlaith had her three jabs last thrusday.
she nearly 5 months now and she was laughin at the doctor!!
that the last twice we have been for her jags she was awful.
third time lucky i guess.
its pretty awful though. :cry:
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Hi Tigga,

I can't really help on this one I'm afraid. I don't know what happens if you stop them half way through a course.

I've always been quite nervous of vaccines - you read so many reports about adverse reactions and overloading their bodies. :( For me though, the diseases are far scarier than the vaccines. They are horrible though. :(

Can't really help but there are lots of websites around full of information about not vaccinating, so I'm sure you'll find something if you Google it. I have looked at some in the past but have no idea what they were. If I think of any, I'll let you know.


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PostPosted: 04 May 2008 22:01 
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but what u need to think about, is not only your baby (hard as it is lol) but in the future, what if ur lo caught or carries this perticular desease/infection and passes it on? to small babies who are too young to have the vaccination, or to others who are ill and dont have the imune system to fight he desease? how would u feel then knowing that your child has unwittingly infected x amount of people and through that they have died?
when i was pregnant i was thinking of nnot getting my lo vaccinated probably for same reasons as urs, but over time i realised that we are vaccinated for a reason, and its not just for us, but for those around us as well...
at the moment, their is a strain of TB coming back into the UK because we have immigrants who havnt been vaccinated... the strain is too advanced for us in the UK to deal with, the Gov is getting worried as it could cause an epidemic... something that this country has worked hard to erradicate... if more and more poeple stop vaccinating their kids then more of these deseases will come back into our society, and i for one dont want that added worry that my lo's cough could be deadly

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The only one i'm wary of is the MMR
Jade had it and was talking up until the point of having it down and as soon as she had it, she stopped talking, went right back to baby like behaviour and ended up having loads of special needs help at school - she is 8 in august and still behind with reading & writing at school.

I didn't give Jessie the MMR purely because of this reason & the surgery I was with threatened to take me off their patient list if I didn't!!! What a cheek!

With Harley I am going to have it done, purely because he has so many problems already and any of the measles, mumps or rebella could be really,really serious for him.

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yeah i agree, i dont know about the mmr... im going to look into our practices procedure for this... i think i'll be asking for it in 3 seperate jabs, if i remember rightly its 'better' seperate....
what age is lo's when they get that?

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yeah i agree, i dont know about the mmr... im going to look into our practices procedure for this... i think i'll be asking for it in 3 seperate jabs, if i remember rightly its 'better' seperate....
what age is lo's when they get that?


when i had my last child vaccinated with the mmr i thoroughly researched all the pro's and cons of single vaccine and triple vaccine and found that the triple vaccine had undergone far more testing than the single ones

i was under the impression that the single vaccines were 'better' but when i looked into it i found the opposite to be true

its a hard topic.i dont like the thought of pumping chemicals into my babies bodies but i understand the reasons for vaccinations and all mine have been vaccinated


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this is a hard topic as everyone is totally different
i personally didnt get mine the mmr they had all the others except michael hasnt had his 3rd set :shock: this is purly because of all his breathing difficulties and he ended up in hospital after the 1st 2 and basically everytime he was booked in for the 3rd he wasnt well enough
sophie hasnt had her pre school booster dont know why i have chased this and they always say they will send appointment out she's been in school now since last sept :?
think is a hard choice to make which ever you decide
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after reading loads of papers and studies decided to not give E any of the jabs.

My main reasons are that the age we give them is way to young for them to cope with (especially when there is more than one) and that I do not think that one way to treat every single person can be right.

Me or my sister were not vaccinated and my sister got measels and I got whopping cough. It was really awful as it is when a child gets ill and can be very scary and dangerous (obviously life threatening sometimes) but GETTING ILL IS A PART OF LIFE. If we come through it ok it helps us grow, makes us stronger and contributes to the people we are.

I had two appointments with the doc (who was amazing) who went through all the stats of the chance of a baby (who was under 1, not in nursery) getting these illnesses, what would happen if she got it and how it would be treated. I then weighed that up with what I would do if something that was put inside her while I held her down changed her or even worse. What helped me make up my mind was this website www.thinktwice.com.

I'm not saying I will never get any vaccinations. I would like to get some of them (tetanus and men) done one at a time and space them out over a few years but that isn't an option in this country. When making enquires I was told that there ''isn't call for this as parents don't want to have to keep getting there children injected''. I feel that this is really wrong (which every doc I have spoken to about this agrees). If children had one jab at a time over a space of time it wouldn't be such an overload and you could isolate and potential problems that your child may have. I think as parents we should deal with the fact that it is hard but this is a better way rather than taking the 'fastest' and 'least fuss' route.

Sorry for the long rant!!


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Luna mama wrote:
Sorry for the long rant!!


Think you'll find you can't do direct links - need to leave a space but hopefully a moderator will confirm

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