Monday, December 7, 2009

Scary

Law & Order: SVU tonight was about vaccinating against the measles. It was just so terrifying, because the twins aren't vaccinated yet. The vaccination isn't given until a child is 1 year old, and it's just so scary to think about them getting the disease if other kids are carrying it. Yes, I know it's not exactly going around the schools like swine flu, and I haven't heard of any cases in my community, but this episode just made me cry. *shiver* Wow... If I had been on the fence regarding immunizations, this episode would've decided it for me. Much safer to vaccinate so your kids don't get sick and so they don't get other kids sick. As one of the characters put it on the show, "It's more dangerous to drive a car than to be vaccinated against the measles." I would have to agree.

In other news, I saw Dovid pull himself up to standing a few times today, but he always went back down to kneeling before I could get the camera or camcorder. Very, very cute.

3 comments:

mommybird said...

I agree with you totally. I've researched, but never questioned if I'd get my kids immunized. I watched my cousin nearly die from whooping cough and watched a friend actually die from menangitis. The benefits outway the risks to me.

Morgan said...

I totally agree! Mason will be getting his one year shots next month..and it definately gives me peace of mind to know he is protected! There was ALOT of debate about the Swine Flu vaccine and after alot of research I knew it was more safer for him to get it..and after he did I felt so much better! He got that last week and is doing fine!

JamieD said...

It IS scary. And funny to think about things that frighten me now that I have a child that never crossed my mind before.