How do parents justify not vaccinating their children? How is this legal? I’m not talking about the few exceptions where certain people shouldn’t be vaccinated because of health reasons such as; a compromised immune systems, allergies to ingredients or generally ill…as a parent I can’t fathom not protecting my child.
In my experience, I haven’t been able to have a mature, logical conversation with someone who has decided not to vaccinate their children…I get the same reaction when I try. I dont mean to generalize, but the people I’ve encountered in this category, in my experience, share certain attention seeking traits. They are also into some kind of other idea that sets them apart from general beliefs. Jumping on any band wagon that makes them feel different or special. Very religious, very liberal, other conspiracy theories or anything else in the category.
When asked for legitimate reasoning, they all started with the same argument “I did my research!”. Or they accused me of “not educating myself!” Yet, none of them have any kind of medical education , (besides one person who’s medical training has nothing to do with this subject) and the rest, very little education all together….Once I asked them how they went about their research, that’s when things seem to get confusing…links thrown my way…they get defensive and insulting. Google seems to be the extent of their research. But if you Google the safety of vaccines you’ll see that the majority of experts spell it out pretty clearly and that the links that they send have obvious problems with them.
As a parent I have done some research. I asked my doctor who I happen to have grown up with. Then I asked several other doctors, nurses, professors etc…all the same answers. I just dont get how a parent could base the safety of their child off Google sources from less than credible sources with less than credible credentials…like theres millions of people with phd’s…or even worse, lots of these neigh sayers have ‘a medicle degree’ that all of a sudden makes them experts. Of course none of what they say could possibly be confirmed by a parent in Sudbury reading it! The law should step for the safety of these children.! Vaccines have saved billions of lives!