It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since we last talked about this. And yes, we know to many of you that have been following along you’ve read our first post. But as we enter into a new phase of our life, with Zo heading to Kindergarten, this topic continues to become more and more relevant and real then ever before.
So let’s just get right into it. We vaccinate our kids. Yes, we vaccinate them for every disease with a vaccination that is recommended in the immunization schedule by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a committee made up of leading medical and public health experts. In addition to the recommendations by this group of medical professionals whom study science for a living, the schedule for immunizations is also approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians. And if that isn’t enough, it is recommended by our personal pediatrician.
So why talk about this now, again after we already did last year? Well, first because this is a hot topic and one that has the possibility to effect the most precious beings in our lives. With both boys starting new schooling in the fall we are finding the facts hard to believe. For instance, did you know that in the state of Michigan only 56% of toddlers are up to date on their recommended vaccinations? Or the fact that in the state of Michigan parents who send their kids to school can opt out of vaccinations all together, therefore putting everyone in the school at an even higher risk? That doesn’t sit well with us at al whatsoever.
If you’re wondering where we are getting our facts from, don’t sweat it. We’re open and honest people over here. We use I Vaccinate which provides information & tools based on real medical science and research to help Michigan parents protect their kids. Yes, you guys REAL MEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH. We feel putting that in capital letters may get our point across. Because in this household real medical science research is what we base our medical decisions on. Not cultural fads rooted in baseless, mythical beliefs.
Hey guys! If you’ve made it to this point you clearly know how adamant we are about vaccinations. Both Danielle and myself have been vaccinated our entire lives and we’re not for one second even considering pressing the brakes on it for our kids. Choosing not to vaccinate your children puts their health at risk, as well as everyone around them. We want our boys to live healthy, long lives. We work hard every minute of every day to give them the best that life has to offer and will stop at nothing to ensure they’re happy and healthy. Anything we can do to prevent those little dudes from getting sick, or getting anyone else sick, we will do. And most importantly for us is keeping them up to date on vaccinations.
Sure, there are “data points” out there as to why vaccinations are harmful. Albeit not scientifically or professionally verified by any respected and notable medical journals, but they’re out there. And we can’t hide from them. We need to talk about them. And when you lay facts and fads on the table, anyone can identify what is true or false. I like to use this example to explain where we stand…
There is strong belief by some that the world is flat…but guess what, it’s not.
Much Love –
Danielle and Michael
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