Hi guys I just found this thread.
First of all YAY. I don't usually talk about these things, especially on EB but what the heck.
My son is 3 (he had the hep b and vit k and none since) and my daughter is 2 (vit k only). After the hep b for my7 son I realised I needed to think more about this, especially when my mother told me about some of her extended family having reactions to the MMR, the worst case being her cousin who developed encephalitis and a multitude of conditions which lead her to be permanently disabled and died at age 35.
I did discuss this with my doctor at the time, the reaction from her shocked me to say the least. She told me that my mother had either remembered details incorrectly or simply MADE IT ALL UP. Seriously? Yes because no one has reactions to vaccines....right
I don't know if I would have a reaction because my mother refused the MMR for me, but this interaction lead to me to look into it further. I did however get the rubella vacc pushed on me when I had my son, about 10 mins after the birth with them saying you need this because you don't have the antibodies or what have you, I was a bit spaced to say the least and they injected my leg with it. I had numbness the size of a saucer for the next 7 months... what would that do to a child??
For one thing I wanted my childrens immune systems to have a chance at developing on their own. I have always kept my options open in case something groundbreaking changed my mind. And as we get into the phase where I would want them to go to daycare it is becoming more pressing.
One thing I have come across in seeking to get my CO form is that the GP's here SUCK. I have been to several, most refuse point blank.
The last one I pressed as to why he wouldn't sign it, his response? because I don't believe in it.
I understand that, some people are very pro vacc. BUT NONE OF THESE SO CALLED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS EVEN TRIED TO TALK ME INTO IT OR CHANGE MY MIND!!?
What's the go? I would have respected their opinion a lot more if they had even asked me why I had decided not to vacc
conscientious objections .... Note, however, that because many doctors have (illegally) refused to cooperate and sign the form, the government is willing to accept a statutory declaration (signed only by the parent and a JP witness) in lieu of a completed conscientious objection form.'
Is this right? Is there anyway I can find more information on that? My ex partner (the kids father) is supportive and would be happy to sign it too.
I've just come to dead ends with GP's and the like.
Oh and for the record, my children are very very healthy. The worst was my son having an ear ache. I wish I had their immune system lol