parents who vaccinate their children without their consent are terrible parents, no exceptions.
parents who let their children die of completely preventable diseases because they think 8 year olds are capable of making their own medical decisions are terrible parents. no exceptions
At the age of four, I would have said “wah, no shots,” and gone unvaccinated if it was up to me. At the age of fourteen, I would have constructed a time machine, gone back, and jammed the needle into my own damn arm.
When I was five years old, I didn’t want the doctors to slice open my back and jam needles in my heart.
Now at 21, I am so glad they did because having a giant gaping hole in your cardiac septum is a really, really terrible thing. Heck, I was glad they fixed it at 6 years old.
I’ve caught chicken pox. I’m very glad I was vaccinated for measels and rubella.
I know it hurts to see your child in pain. But what’s easier, five minutes of pain that is fixed the minute you offer then ice cream or a toy? Or weeks of excruciating pain as the fever from the preventable disease they caught slowly dehydrates them, killing them?
Don’t risk a child’s life. Stab the little bastard.