[quote="Iheartcoffee, post:12, topic:300105"]
As far as I know, the Catholic Church has no problem with people using these vaccines, since no alternatives are available, though the Church does insist that companies should find alternatives.
We have many dangerous diseases making a comeback because people are choosing not to vaccinate. People are dying from these diseases since we are only one plane flight away from any of these things and international travel happens every day. Most parents now were not even born during the years when people died regularly from these illnesses, so a certain level of "it can't happen to me" abounds. Unfortunately, it still can and it still does happen.
My husband and I are expecting our first, and we already predict that we'll get hassled by some friends because we have every intention of vaccinating our kids. Mind you, my husband spends nearly a month every year in a country in which measles are at an epidemic level, and vaccinated though he is, he can still carry it back with him to a kid who is too small to be vaccinated, not to mention a potentially pregnant wife. Yeah, no thanks. I can assure those people that a measles epidemic is no joke whatsoever.