View Poll Results: If you vaccinate your kids, does it bother you when other people don't?
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Yes, but not primarily because of herd immunity. 24 5.66%
No, but I wish they would. 40 9.43%
No, vaccines are a personal choice. 134 31.60%
I do not vaccinate my children. 85 20.05%
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:35 PM   #21
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I think its a parents choice, and I'd never tell them otherwise. But I wish they would vaccinate.

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Old 05-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #22
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In theory I'm okay with it, but if my too-young-to-be-vaxed child caught something from an older unvaxed child I may have a different response.
This. My ODD was exposed as a newborn to my unvaxed nephew who had whooping cough. Thankfully, she didn't get it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #23
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it's a matter of public health and people try to spin it like it's just another neutral choice for their own family.
eh, ive seen people with severe MR due to adverse reactions to vaccine. im not going to risk my children for yours
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Isn't the point of vaccinating so if the disease comes around, you don't have to worry about it? Why would it effect your child if someone else had whooping cough if you vaccinated for it?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #25
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I have strong opinions about this but im not going to agrue with anyone about it, ill just say that I consider herd immunity so important and the fact that there are people out there not vaccinating their kids scares me and also pisses me off.
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And Wikipedia has a good article on what herd immunity is. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_immunity

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Last I read, the majority of whooping cough cases in California were in the vaxed population?
I am quoting myself from the last post that talked about the number of incidence of disease in a vaxed v unvaxed population

When people say that more people get a disease that are vaxed than not vaxed, the statement is meaningless. It's like comparing the purchase of oranges and dragonfruit in central Ohio. Every store in central Ohio is going to have oranges for sale, but finding a dragonfruit is much more difficult. So, obviously more oranges are bought in central Ohio. But, given how many oranges there are and how few dragonfruit there are, it may well be that every dragonfruit in Ohio is purchased while a very small percentage of all oranges are purchased.

No vaccine is effective for 100% of the people. Most people are vaccinated, so there are actually more people walking around who have been vaccinated who are in that small percent of people who don't gain immunity than there are people who are unvaccinated. However, nearly 100% of the unvaccinated people are at risk for the disease, while a very small percent of vaccinated people are at risk. Basically, if you put 100 vaccinated people and one unvaccinated in a room with a whole lot of pertussis bacteria, the unvaccinated person has almost a 100% chance of contracting the disease, while only 15 or so of the vaccinated people will get it. Sure, if you say that 15 vaccinated people got the disease and only 1 unvaccinated got it, it sounds pretty bad. But, when you look at the meaninful data - 100% of the unvaccinated got the disease while only 15% of the vaccinated got it. From 100% down to 15% is a huge decrease in odds.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #27
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eh, ive seen people with severe MR due to adverse reactions to vaccine. im not going to risk my children for yours
I feel similar. It's the parents choice, no one else's. A vaccinated child can cause an unvaccinated child to get sick too, some people would consider vaxxed children to be a risk to their unvaxxed child. It works both ways.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:19 PM   #28
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I feel similar. It's the parents choice, no one else's. A vaccinated child can cause an unvaccinated child to get sick too, some people would consider vaxxed children to be a risk to their unvaxxed child. It works both ways.
Good point. My brother is immuno-compromised, and I made a point of making sure he was safe around my children when they were vaxed. BTW, he has fully vaxed both his children with no harm to himself.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #29
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #30
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Yes, it bothers me. Not b/c Im worried their kid will give something to my kid(after all thats why I vax) but that their kid will get the illness vaxes are suppose to protect them against. However, Im sure it bothers some nonvaxers that my kid is exposed to all the stuff in vaxes.
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