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Was asked to have it before being around a newborn but don’t fee I should be forced into this when then the Health Dept cannot get its facts right

Posted by mom57797, 5th January 2017

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  • If you want to see the baby, get it done. Parents know best.
    Have you seen a baby with whooping cough?

    Take to short jab instead of potentially getting a child sick with that.
    Otherwise wait until baby is vaccinated and mum and dad allow visitors.

  • I would not like to have a child with whooping cough. Get the vaccine.

  • I think that it’s important when around immunocompromised people, vaccinations are important. You can always wait to see bub when he/she is a bit bigger.

  • If you want to see or visit a newborn you need to respect the parent’s rights in this matter. No you don’t have to have a vaccination, that is your right, but then you are putting babies at risk that come in contact with you. The bottom line is, if a new or expecting parent requests you to be vaccinated before visiting/seeing them then you must be vaccinated if you wish to see or visit them.

  • If you don’t get it then the parents of the child have every right not to let you near their newborn. Its completely safe and if you want to visit their baby you can respect their wishes and get the vaccination.

  • https://youtu.be/S3oZrMGDMMw
    Watch the above and then decide if you want to be the cause of a child being this sick. I guess then you will have your answer.

  • YES.
    newborns can’t get it themselves so the people around them who can NEED to. its the only protection they have against a DEADLY disease.

  • Very well said Tracey. And wonderful that you are speaking up and acting for a bub that has no voice yet.

  • My baby is 3 1/2 months old, anyone who wanted to meet my little one was told “No vax, no visit”. You aren’t being forced you have a choice. If you choose not to vax then don’t expect to see the baby. Simple.

  • Bottom line is with all vaccines there will be a small number of people who have an adverse reaction, like some people will be involved in car accidents or be allergic to any number of things. The alternate is a lot riskier though, if we allow viruses to thrive in our communities a LOT more babies will die, no slim chances, A LOT. A lot will suffer from diseases that we can prevent, vaccination is an altruistic action, for the greater good, some people can only think of themselves in the moment.

  • Definitely! If you are a mother of a newborn and families or friends haven’t had the shot, i would rather have my baby survive and be safe.

  • Absolutely! Don’t let social media put you off Stick to qualified answers. Your doctors will say yes.

  • I informed everybody that no-one was seeing my baby until he was 8wks old unless they had been vaccinated, it was only because I didn’t want my baby at risk of catching it. Please think about the baby, it would be nasty if it were to get it.

  • YES – it is on the rise, and it is a horrendous illness that often leads to death!

  • I’m sure if your baby caught whooping cough and got very sick or died from It you’d feel differently.
    I never had anyone get it, but I don’t have many people around my babies in the 1st little while any way. I’ve had the booster twice in 8 years ( I have 4 kids ) whooping cough is so deadly to newborns. My husband had it in his late teens and he struggled with it so badly so I can’t even imagine what it would be like for little ones.

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