Supporting Good Decision-Making (or, Vaccines)

I often get accused of being anti-vaccine. I’m not. But I’m also not in favor of just blindly following the recommendations of doctors or the CDC (but that goes for pretty much everything, not just vaccines).

The trouble with vaccines is that nobody is willing to have a conversation about it. If you ask your doctor whether X vaccine is really necessary, or if you bring them research you found (credible research) about a vaccine, or if you ask about delaying vaccines for your premature and underweight baby, you’re more likely to get a lecture than a respectful discussion. You’re also more likely to find one-sided propaganda than actual facts when you start to research vaccines; the CDC is no different than Natural News on this one.

I particularly enjoyed this blog post over at Confessions of a Sleep-Deprived Momma about the flu shot for her medically fragile daughter.

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