Results for - Immunizations

2,165 voters participated in this survey

My baby got his shots today and it got me thinking about vaccines in general: I have always been torn in making the decision about which vaccines to give my children. Both my parents and my husband's parents never immunized their children, but my husband has family members who live with the long-term effects of polio and others with the adverse effects of mumps, so we have considered multiple perspectives. (We live in Canada, so the schedule and laws may be different for those who live in the USA.)

1. Do you (and your children if applicable) keep your vaccinations up to date as per the recommended schedule?

Yes
57%
1,243 votes
No
13%
274 votes
Not Applicable
30%
648 votes

2. If no, this is because...

...I haven't had the time to get them updated
4%
93 votes
...I am concerned about adverse effects
5%
113 votes
...my religious beliefs don't support vaccinations
2%
45 votes
...I have a medical condition that prevents me from being vaccinated
2%
41 votes
...I prefer a natural/alternative approach to healthcare
4%
97 votes
...I choose to get some of the recommended vaccines and not others
4%
89 votes
Prefer not to answer
2%
42 votes
N/A
80%
1,739 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
24 votes

3. Do you know someone who has experienced any of the following "vaccine-preventable" diseases?

Polio
12%
251 votes
Whooping Cough
11%
240 votes
Tetanus
5%
115 votes
Measles
20%
430 votes
Mumps
17%
360 votes
None of the Above
65%
1,400 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
30 votes

4. Do you believe the influenza vaccine is worth getting?

Yes
44%
947 votes
No
25%
533 votes
Undecided
19%
416 votes
Not Applicable
12%
269 votes

5. Are you familiar with the concept of herd immunity?

Yes
29%
624 votes
No
71%
1,541 votes
01/23/2016 Health & Fitness 2165 49 Anonymous

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