This article is a great one in understanding why it’s important to get your Whooping Cough vaccine if your going to be close to infants and small children. On top of the safety for infants and children it’s seriously damaging to adults as well.
I am not Pro-Vaccine or Anit-Vaccine.mi think each one comes with its own pros and cons and each family has the right to choose what’s best for them. However, when it comes to putting others at risk because your not vaccinated, yet you don’t let others know and come into contact with their children I think that’s selfish. Be forthcoming and let the family know where you stand and that you will not be vaccinating yourself or your kids, but know that that means some hard decisions may need to be made.
Today I got into an argument with my brother because he said he didn’t have the money for it,msg I said I’d pay. Then it was that he has been around babies lately and no one else told him he needed to be vaccinated, I said that’s their choice. Then it was that he didn’t want to put “stuff like that” in his body (does drugs, is an alcoholic and is addicted to pain meds). Ultimately I told him we’ve decided to not allow anyone without the vaccination to visit the babies until after they are three months and had their own vaccines. Long story short he was pissed and stopped the conversation.
This made me question who else feels these things who is close to us. I will respect their decision but I expect ours to be respected as well. So I posted on Facebook
Those who responded to it were,methane goodness, respectful and in favor of our decision…so far. Yet I’m very worried about the confrontations we will face with this decision from close family and friends. I’m already finding out many close to us don’t believe in it and they will be in our lives all the time. How do you manage that situation without breaking ties or hurting feelings?
What did you and your family decided?
how are you going about telling people who are in contact with your children if you’ve decided the same as us? Have you had backlash for it also?