Lucas had his 7 month vaccination shots today. (He weighs 18 pounds by the way!) As you know, we are a delayed vax family. Being so means we have to have to visit the doctor more frequently so he can get his shots spread out.
Anyways, at our appointment today I asked our doctor what his thoughts were on the Flu shot. I do my own research and decide things for my son based on my thoughts and beliefs, however I do respect my doctor and think he is very smart and knowledgeable in his practice. He is also very supporting and agreeable with our delayed vax schedule, natural child birth, circumcision, and the like so I feel like we are on a similar path.
Believe me when I say I cringed when I heard this. My doctor said, with no hesitation and a strong force, that everyone should get the Flu shot. Even my 7 month old son.
Have I told you how much I hate this? I do. I hate vaccinations. I hate virus’. I hate diseases. I hate making hard decisions like this. I go back and forth. Back and forth. Seesaw seesaw. Just when I think I know what I believe is best, I change a thought or my mind. Then I question myself and change my mind again.
Didn’t your mother say, Life is full of hard decisions, or something like that.
My doctor (who is also my sons pediatrician) told me the Flu shot was so bad this year that everyone should get the vaccinations. Even babies and kids.
I will tell you, I haven’t got the flu shot in many years and I had absolutely no intention to get it this year. I don’t believe in this vaccination and think the Flu is the Flu. That’s why God make soup.
A couple weeks ago when I asked Mama Notes readers if you were getting the Flu shot, a lot of you said no way! and a few of you said heck yes!
I seriously hate this. I’m stressed about it.
If I get the Flu, will my son get it? I feel like he is at an exceptionally low risk because he is breastfed and doesn’t attend day care. But, what if he gets the virus, doesn’t get sick, but gives another baby the virus. I would feel awful.
I think I will remain on my stance and not give the Flu shot to Lucas. At least now right now. Maybe when he is older. Slowly, I feel like I’m leaning towards that maybe I should get the vaccination.
But I totally don’t want to. And I don’t want to do something just because my doctor thinks I should.
Anyways. There you have it. My ramblings of the never ending vaccination talk.