I will start out by saying 2 things –
One – I live in the United States and I am unsure of what other countries do as far as immunizations go. I do know however there are a lot of countries that do not have the same resources as we do here and wish they did.
Two – I am about to take a stand on a very touchy topic for a lot of parents out there. I realize I will probably upset and spark feelings one way or another with this blog. Please know I am open to discussion both for and against immunizations for children.
Yes, I am pro-immunizations for children. My daughter turned 6 months just a few days ago and we will be leaving the house shortly for her check-up that will include booster shots for her.
Don’t get me wrong, I am like any other parent and hate to see my baby sad. The tears that come after the shots kill me. However, as a parent I would never forgive myself if my child were to become ill lets say whooping-cough or measles and I could have prevented her from that hurt.
Time Magazine posted an article just in 2014 with updates in the article for 2017 stating 4 Diseases Making a Comeback. Why you ask? Because there a lot of parents deciding not to vaccinate their children.
WebMD, which I know a ton of people use for day-to-day medical concerns also published a slide show showing several different Diseases Coming Back.
Diseases that were once considered to be under control are no longer under that status. There are a lot of parents today that feel their children do not need these vaccinations and that is better to no have them. I believe in your rights as a parent to do what you feel is best for you child and your family. I do not however agree completely with this. When I make the choice as a parent to not allow my child to “do this” or “go here” it’s not a health risk to the general public.
Please know the risks associated with not vaccinating your children. To ensure you are making the best possible choice.
I will continue to vaccinate my children – with their best interest at heart and mind.