Tuesday, 13 July 2010
I think we can all agree that vaccines are one topic that is debated a lot. It definitely comes down to whatever each individual set of parents decide. Some do research and decide against vaccines all together. Others decide to have a delayed vaccine schedule and others decide to just follow the regular schedule (like we decided).
My cousin took her three kids to the doctor, the other day. She told her doctor she didn't want her oldest son to get the chicken pox vaccine. He got some other vaccines, though, including the MMR one. She found out later that the MMR vaccine, that her doctor ordered, was one with the chicken pox vaccine in it. She was livid. Can you blame her?
She told the doctor, specifically, what her wishes were and he went against them. She never even realized that the chicken pox vaccines could be in some of the MMR vaccines.
Whatever you do decide to do, as far as vaccines are considered, doctors need to respect the parents wishes. What that doctor did was very underhanded and wrong. I really hope my cousin is able to report him.
Whatever your stance on vaccines may be, how would you feel if your doctor went against your wishes? How would you react?