Am I in the great big book of Crap Parent or something?
First, a few weeks ago, I get this letter from of all places our health insurance encouraging me to get Phoenyx more vaccines.
I admit it, he isn’t caught up. He isn’t in daycare, he is a fully stay at home kid in a progressive household that has running water, real food to eat, and access to soap. I am not overly worried about finishing those up till he is ready to go into the general population – mainly school.
Then today I get these letters home from Charlotte’s school about the Flu Vaccination.
They are offering “free” flu vaccines at school. HA! Jokes on them. Even if I gave permission for this, my daughter wouldn’t let them come within a 10 foot radius of her with a needle.
I get it. I do. I get that kids are probably more likely to spread germs than any other sect of the population.
And I’m not an anti-vaccer (is that real word?) but I’m not really what you would call a pro-vaccination either. I cover my kids in the bare minimums that are required by law and try to spread them out as far as possible. I simply don’t believe a 5 month old needs a 5 injections at once. This is simply a personal opinion from a parent that has two very healthy awesome kids that are no worse for the wear over delaying.
But why such a HUGE push for vaccines lately? We are almost never in the Dr. My son hasn’t had a need to see a Dr. since he was 12 months old. My daughter hasn’t been in a few years. They are simply never sick past the occasional at home virus and have no other circumstances that would require Dr. concern. My only thought is that I am on the “naughty parents who dont do what we tell you to do” lists.
I’m getting annoyed at all this “friendly intervention” that appears to be showing up lately.