Sometimes I think having a choice makes things that much more difficult.
I have written before about my hesitation and confusion about the HPV vaccine. Here we are a year later. I have no more knowledge – but the rumors continue to spread.
Some feel the vaccine should be mandatory. Some think that thought is flat out wrong.
I don’t know what I think.
I do know that since day one – the day my children were born – I didn’t think much of it. I thought, ‘yes of course give them those immunizations. The sooner the better. I want them to stay healthy.’
Now I am faced with a choice? A choice that could possibly keep my children from a devastating disease or perhaps give them another disease?
How do we make such decisions?
I am a big believer in choice – but sometimes I think we are not knowledgeable enough to make some types of decisions. And, the bulk of information we can get our hands on could possibly be rumor. How do we know? Who do we trust?
I do understand the reasoning behind the vaccine being optional, however do you think if the vaccine were just mandatory like all the other shots, we wouldn’t be thinking so much about it?