Don’t let myths about vaccinations put your child at risk — 2 Comments

  1. Wow, I have to say, this post was very biased in it’s facts and opinions. Your only back up reasoning as to why it’s bad to not vaccinate is just because it’s “just not true”?? We’re supposed to take your word that it’s “just not true” because you’re a doctor and you said so? I was a vaccinated injured baby from the DTAP. So was my fiance (different vaccination) I almost lost my life as an infant because of it. Seems like doctors just don’t care about that. I had an OB try and FORCE me to get the whooping cough vaccine while I was pregnant to “protect my baby” even though I told him I nearly lost my life from it and learned I was allergic to it. For all I know, I could have lost my life the 2nd time around (should I have gotten it) and possibly even my then, unborn child.

    In the future, I’d like to see an article like this that actually has the #’s to support the ‘facts’ you provide. It’d also be refreshing for you to give the facts of the opposing side. Let parents make an informed decision, not one that rely’s on blind trust and ‘because I said so’ mentality and principles.

  2. Thank you very much for sharing your concerns. All medications and therapies carry some risk of an unintended result, as does driving a car. Over time new versions of vaccines have become available that decrease some of those risks. However the risk of contracting the diseases and having a bad outcome or death from the illness remains much higher than the risk of side effects. As a parent I read as much as I could about vaccines. I looked to sources of information that I felt were unbiased such as the Centers for Disease Control, peer reviewed medical studies and the American Academy of Pediatrics. I made sure that my own children were fully vaccinated and would do so again without hesitation.