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Old 09-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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If you believe in vaxing, but have friends who don't...

Do you try to see them less when pregnant or with a new baby? Would you be more concerned if there was a group of them who hang out who all don't vax? This is my situation. A lot of people at our church don't vax their kids. If it was just one family I would be less concerned, it's just that there's a number of them. The only good thing is they all home school and live out in the country so I guess they have less exposure.

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: If you believe in vaxing, but have friends who don't...

I have friends that I see very very often that don't vax for various reasons. I have never really limited my time around them when I was preggo or with small children. I figure that I am encountering a lot of people that have unvaxed kids through out the course of my daily activities and don't even know it. If they are going to get it they are going to get it and I know I have done all possible for my kids to help lessen the chances of them getting it.
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Re: If you believe in vaxing, but have friends who don't...

I don't vax, but I also don't have my kids walking around with measles, pertussis, polio, diptheria, etc, so they would be of no risk to your new baby or you. I find that to be true of everyone I know who does not vax.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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I don't vax, but I also don't have my kids walking around with measles, pertussis, polio, diptheria, etc, so they would be of no risk to your new baby or you. I find that to be true of everyone I know who does not vax.
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I have friends that I see very very often that don't vax for various reasons. I have never really limited my time around them when I was preggo or with small children. I figure that I am encountering a lot of people that have unvaxed kids through out the course of my daily activities and don't even know it. If they are going to get it they are going to get it and I know I have done all possible for my kids to help lessen the chances of them getting it.
This is my situation as well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:10 AM   #6
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I do vac but have several friends who do not. I really have never thought about it. I don't feel they are a threat to the health of me or my children. I do however keep my kids away from theirs if mine has a bad cold as it could be pertussis that would be minor for us but worse for them. My kids get a cold maybe once a year though so no big deal. I would also keep my young baby away from anyone who was sick, vaxed or not.
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Re: If you believe in vaxing, but have friends who don't...

I'm actually a little worried about this with this coming winter baby. The only thing I'm really worried about is pertussis because the symptoms are that of a common cold for 10 days to 2 weeks before the coughing starts and the whooping cough is actually diagnosed. Washington is in the midst of a major whooping cough outbreak and it makes me a little nervous for the newbie because infants are most at risk. I'm not sure what I'll do though...
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Re: If you believe in vaxing, but have friends who don't...

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I don't vax, but I also don't have my kids walking around with measles, pertussis, polio, diptheria, etc, so they would be of no risk to your new baby or you. I find that to be true of everyone I know who does not vax.
Most viruses are most contagious right before symptoms start and anybody realises they are sick. Just saying. I don't think most people go out of their way to get other people sick.
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Re: If you believe in vaxing, but have friends who don't...

But to answer the question... no I don't do anything special. My nephew is unvaxed. I figure there are plenty of unvaxed people around who you wouldn't know about. We just do general hygiene, handwashing etc.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:39 AM   #10
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Re: If you believe in vaxing, but have friends who don't...

The thought to stay away doesn't even cross my mind. I don't ask people if they vax or not, so how would I ever know? My kids are vaxed, but on a delayed schedule.
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