Healthy Life: Vaccines

Before I start, I’d like to thank the medical community for finding serums to obliterate smallpox, and reducing the cases of polio and working on other infectious diseases like measles.

A recent article about Angela Price delaying or opting out of vaccines is a little worrying for me. As a new mom, we want to try to only give the best to our kids, maybe home cooking instead of using ready made meals, a softer laundry soap less perfume, easy stuff like that, but medicine, um, this new age thinking, is, in my opinion, roulette.

There is a plan in place for inoculations based on the child’s growth and age. Years of scientific success with this plan.

Why would anyone gamble with their child’s health to play let’s see if it’s really necessary, especially introducing a new born into a home with an older child who potentially hasn’t been covered with all her vaccines. Maybe I’m set in my ways, but when it comes to health I tend to opt on “let’s do that because it works”. The entire idea that there’s a better way than what’s been proven for decades really left a bad taste in my mouth. Sometimes you can have just enough information to be dangerous.

I don’t mean to sound mean and of course I hope the children live happy healthy lives but this is a hot button topic and I just don’t believe picking and choosing or delaying doesn’t come with risks. On another note, she’s got a following and I think it’s reckless to discuss opting out of these vaccine schedules to your followers whom you may influence simply due to your celebrity. Politics and inoculations - shhh. 

There is a reason we don’t have some epidemics in Canada and all immigrants coming into Canada should have to get up to date on their vaccines too.

Laura Muer is a native West Islander and single mom, and she's not defined by life’s curve balls. 

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