Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Q & A: Dealing with Overzealous Doctors

Yesterday a mom on Great Mothers Questioning Vaccines posed this question: do I tell the doctor I'm not vaccinating? We have decided not to but then when they asked I chickened out and simply said we were delaying them for now. What do you tell the doctor when they ask you why you aren't vaccinating? I hate feeling like a little kid in trouble and I don't know what to say!

That got me to thinking, since doctors are always complaining about having to answer parents' questions about vaccines and only having a few minutes for each patient how about if, instead of settling for the "vaccines have saved millions of lives" canned five- minute speech, we leave the baby at home and let them take about three or four hours to go over each and every vaccine. They can tell us the nutritional factors that affect each illness, the mortality declines occurring before and after vaccination, the risk groups that most of us don't fall into that worsen illnesses etc. Faced with having to spend time defending these vaccines lets see how anxious they are to continue to harass us about them.

"Vaccines, really? Lets set up a time when you can take several hours out of your day to explain all this to me."

1 comment:

  1. Funny! I like that. But in all seriousness, just say you are against abortion, rubella and varicella use aborted fetal lines. Since most places don't let you pick and choose, you just say sorry I need to opt out of all of them to avoid those.