VAXBaby 33: Should a sick child get shots?

Many parents want to know “If my child is sick and they’re supposed to get some shots. Should we still go?” If it were my child, absolutely no way. Vaccines are not supposed to be administered to a child unless they’re in perfect—or as close to perfect—health as they can be. Remember that you are purposefully injecting them with modified versions of pathogens that can cause serious problems. You are depending on their immune system to be able to fight these off. Doctors then add another layer by injecting children with multiple vaccines at the same time, as if that is a harmless, risk-free operation. Finally, add to that the stress to a child of being physically restrained by a nurse, or you, their parent, and they might have the beginnings of a serious health event.