To be honest I sit on the fence with vaccinations.
But I can tell you that we are up to date with our vaccinations and booster shots.
Our 4yo daughter is about to have another round of vaccinations and our 1yo will have another round of shots when he’s 18 months.
Plus I’m needing some injections for my 3rd pregnancy (in the 2nd trimester now).
It’s a bit of a controversial topic for families but this is something I’ve been thinking and talking about with my husband Leki.
Parents only want the best for their children.
If you’ve been reading my blog entries then you’d know that Health is one of our top priorities.
So why am I interested about vaccinations now?
A lot of it comes from misinformation.
I know social media is not the best source of information and sometimes closely held facts can be challenged.
For example cocaine was a common medical prescription once upon a time in the 1800s.
At the time it was thought to be helpful in soothing pain. Much later it was found to be dangerous and had to be regulated as a narcotic drug.
So in this case something was thought to be helpful and then after some time and research – the opposite was found. It was harmful.
Then there are cases of the opposite.
Look at all the recent developments with medical marijuana and CBD oil for disease.
Something was once thought to be harmful and now through research is showing positive benefits.
And this is where I am at the moment.
What are we being told and what are we open to exploring further?
I’m not completely ruling out vaccinations all together but I think my family needs to ask more questions about what’s in it and how it actually helps?
We could be in a cocaine situation where vaccinations are thought to be helpful but end up being harmful.
Or we could be in a medicinal marijuana situation where something thought of as dangerous is actually beneficial.
This is why we sit on the fence.
At the moment we appear healthy and happy and as I mentioned we are up to date with all vaccinations. Adults, toddlers and newborns in our little family.
But some healthy scepticism remains.
Here are some of the places where we will be getting our information:
For now we will continue to vaccinate our kids and say up to date until we feel otherwise.
Will update you in the next 6 months!