To vaccinate? To delay vaccination? Or to go the homeopathic route? What are your options?
The big heated debate that often turns a calm conversation into a full blown war. There are 2 very clear sides to this war (let’s just call a spade a spade) – we have the anti-vax parents and we have the pro-vax parents. And it’s a tough decision. Especially when you’re sitting on the fence.
You don’t want to not vaccinate your child and then live in fear of them contracting all these terrible childhood diseases, but then on the other end, what if there is some truth to this whole anti-vax movement? What if…?
I think whichever choice you make (and yes you do have a choice and yes your child can still attend school), it’s important to be informed and feel 100% confident in your final decision.
We personally chose not to vaccinate our son, but it took us months to make that decision. We didn’t just watch one YouTube video of Jenny McCarthy. We delayed vaccination at birth, to give us enough time to do the proper research and in the end we decided that the risk of vaccine injury outweighed the risk of contracting one of the illnesses.
That said, I don’t believe that this is the right decision for every family. Just like breastfeeding might not be the right decision for every family, or natural birth – I believe that vaccination is just as big a decision to make.
If you are a concerned parent or parent-to-be, this talk is for you. It is hosted by Global Wellness Chiropractic in conjunction with Vaccine Awareness South Africa and is happening this Saturday the 21st of November from 9-11am at the Milnerton library. You can purchase your tickets online via Quicket.
I’ve kept comments open on this article, for now. Please be respectful if you wish to leave a comment. If any undesirable comments are posted (swearing or nastiness will not be tolerated) I will be forced to close this post to comments. Please feel free to leave a respectful comment, no matter which side of the fence you stand.