As each of my baby's scheduled doctors appointments approached, I was filled with apprehension. I knew the pediatrician would measure my son and weigh my son and ask a few necessary questions, but it was the real reason we were there that had me sweating. He was going to poke my baby with a needle and it was going to hurt. So, yeah, things parents who vaccinate do worry about, because it's hard to see your baby in pain, even when you know that following the recommended vaccination schedule is a vital, responsible part of parenting.
I don't worry about unfounded links, long since disproved, that claim to unearth a link between vaccinations and learning disabilities. I mean, that's just not a thing. I don't worry about the minuscule amounts of toxins necessary to stabilize the ingredients in vaccine preparations, either. I definitely don't worry that kids today get more shots than we did, because I know the amount of active ingredients has actually decreased. Why? Because I know that without vaccinations countless children would die from preventable diseases, and I know that when parents vaccinate their child they are not only protecting their own baby, they are proactively working towards ensuring that we are all protected. Vaccines are proven, life-saving advances in modern medicine and the whole community benefits when parents vaccinate their children. Simply put, vaccines work because, you know, science.
However, even though I'm doing the right thing by my son and my community, I still have a somewhat difficult time taking my kid to the doctor's office for his routine vaccinations. After all, those visits aren't necessarily a walk in the park. So, yeah, I'll admit that I have many worries and concerns, it's just that none of them are about the actual vaccines.