Disclaimer: Let me first start this post off with saying, I am not here telling you what to do regarding your own children. I am expressing my opinions on the topic. If anyone is offended by this post, then you are simply being offended by someones opinion that is different from your own.
I want to say that I personally am shocked by the amount of people that are NOT vaccinating their children. I am shocked that people are believing statements from someone that were proven to be false, about someone saying vaccines can cause Autism and things like that. I completely disagree with this choice as a mother, and here is why.
Preventable (This is the key word here) diseases such as Polio, Measles, Smallpox, Pertussis, ect were almost eradicated in the United States completely. Notice I said almost.
Now, there are all these parents claiming that vaccines aren’t safe, and their children are developing other complications to them, so in turn they are not vaccinating their children.
Herein lies the problem… By not vaccinating your children, not only are your children at risk for catching these serious and fatal illnesses, but… You are putting newborn/small babies (who cannot be vaccinated for everything right away), and even those of us who are vaccinated are at risk.
What I am saying is, if you are choosing to not protect your child from diseases that throughout history have killed countless people, that is your business. However, your children, who are potentially infected, are put into society with my children, without my knowledge, and are then able to infect my children. That’s not right.
I apparently have no say in protecting my child, even with them vaccinated. This is because you allow your potentially infected children to interact with mine.
I am not trying to tell you, that you’re wrong. Do I think it is dangerous? Yes.
If you do not wish to vaccinate your children that is fine, but you should have to inform schools, and places of that nature so, that other parents can be made aware that their children are potentially at risk. It is a matter of public health and safety as a whole. not simply your child’s safety. I do encourage everyone to rethink their position on vaccines, but as I have stated I am not here to tell you that you are wrong. Simply to tell you, I am upset that my child has to be put at risk too, because of your choices.