A lot of people have wondered: why did we do a post coming out on the side of vaccines? Why now? Why ever, when this is such a hot topic? And what do the other moderators think? And why did we only reference one source?
Well, here it goes.
Selected Links Regarding Vaccinations
We jumped into the vaccination debate with our eyes wide open, fully-aware that we would lose many members when we addressed this untouchable subject. We did so because we this issue is simply too important to ignore. We could not, in good conscience, remain silent on the topic any longer. You can read Pam's positions on vaccines here, and Amy's follow-up post on the anti-vaccine debate here.
To support the discussion, and because so many moms have asked for it, below is a list of links related to the pro-vaccine side of the debate.
When my oldest was born, vaccines were not questioned nearly as much as they are now. My biggest worry was how to afford them. At the time (nearly 18 years ago) we had rather limited insurance that did not cover well-child visits. I quickly learned that the most expensive part of this visit was the administration of vaccines. His first such visit cost us over $600. I was shocked, to say the least. My first response though, was not to forgo the shots in the future, but to find a way to have them administered more affordably. The county health department was our choice.
Why, you may ask, was I so adamant about having my sweet, clean, pure, baby, injected with chemicals and toxins? Why would I want him to endure the pain of an injection?