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sue1169 Fri 28-Oct-16 10:43:13

My baby grandson is sooo poorly since vaccines.four days now!! Im not sure i agree with them!! Do the Royals vaccinate their babies?....

Im68Now Fri 28-Oct-16 10:55:52

What ever the royals do, we won't be able to afford it.

goldengirl Fri 28-Oct-16 12:04:09

I'm sorry that your baby grandson has had a bad reaction. That's very upsetting all round. I'm one of those who are all for vaccination / immunisations having had everything going as a child and also been very poorly with measles as an adult. Also 6 years ago my then 4 year old GS contracted meningitis and nearly died and I'm so pleased that children can receive immunity now from such dreadful diseases or at least hopefully not contract them so badly.

LadyGracie Fri 28-Oct-16 12:23:15

I'm all for vaccinations and immunisations to, my 2 both reacted badly, the only saving grace is a bad reaction is better than the full blown illness. I hope your dear grandson is better soon.

Cold Sat 29-Oct-16 18:44:17

It is quite normal that children are poorly after vaccinations - it's something you are warned about. Usually it is a mild version and much less dangerous than getting the actual illness

Elegran Sat 29-Oct-16 19:04:59

The reaction is the immune system learning how to fight that disease by making antibodies to it and getting started on the stuff that has been injected in. It takes it a short while to get manufacturing the antibodies in sufficient quantities, but once it is in full swing it sees off the infection. The reaction proves that it will in future recognise the intruder at once and deal with it smartly before the child becomes really ill.

Deedaa Sat 29-Oct-16 20:56:53

I doubt the Cambridges would be travelling abroad with their children if they hadn't been vaccinated.

bionicwoman Mon 31-Oct-16 10:29:00

Vaccination is so important that I would beg people to encourage their daughters, sons and everyone to have their children immunised against killer diseases.
Yes, killer diseases. We forget nowadays that measles, mumps, diptheria and polio used to kill and cripple children. Why? Because those of us born in the 50s and 60s were immunised as a matter of course; it was accepted as being a 'good thing'.
Now, I'm not saying that some babies have not possibly been harmed by vaccination, but that is so desperately rare that the possibility of them suffering serious harm from getting one of the preventable illnesses is far, far higher.
We also need to consider children who, for some very good medical reason or condition, cannot be vaccinated. To keep them safe we need those children with no risk factors to be immunised to help keep them safe and prevent epidemics occurring as they used to.
Yes, your baby/ grandchild will be ill or off colour for a few days, but the benefits so outweigh the risks that it is worth it, for everyone's sake.

sue1169 Mon 31-Oct-16 12:38:30

Oh thanks everyone for your comments and am pleased to say baby is now well!😊 But been googling haha and doesnt look as if the Royals do immunise!!....

Granarchist Mon 31-Oct-16 15:11:53

sue1169 don't believe everything you read on Google