My parents decided to stop taking me in for vaccinations after I turned two. My mother had read books about the risks involved and decided that she did not want to take the risk. I respect her decision and I have never had any serious health issues, other than chicken pox when I was eight. Neither have any of my four brothers. I've never felt the need to get vaccinations, but I have decided I want to be a nurse. I am a first-year pre-nursing student, so this hasn't come up yet, but I know it will when I begin to apply to schools
next fall. I know that I need to be vaccinated and I need the flu shot (which I also have never gotten). I am just a little nervous/scared. I don't know which vaccinations are required, and I don't know who to turn to for advice. Does anyone know what my requirements are and who I am supposed to call? Is there a chance I could get really sick since I've gone eighteen years without those injections into my system? How soon do I need to have these injections done? My mother still does not believe in vaccines so I have to figure this out on my own.
I sincerely appreciate any advice you have to offer. Please, no judgement in the commentary, I have only told a handful of people about my lack of vaccinations because it is typically met with aggressive condescension. Thank you.