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I’m not sending my little one back to nursery until vaccine

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user1497873278 Sat 02-May-20 12:15:44

Just wondering if anyone else feels the same, I just can’t see how it’s going to be a safe environment. She is 3 and had settled well after a few weeks of upset, so I know she will be missing out on the socialising aspect, but people seem to be very eager to get their children back to school and nursery, I can tend to over think things, but I honestly don’t think it’s worth the risk in the coming months or weeks until the vaccine is available, am I being unreasonable

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terrigrey Sat 02-May-20 12:25:11

I think it's such an individual decision.
If your LO is happy being at home and not missing nursery that's fine.
After lock down is eased a bit would there be ways that you could meet up with selected friends children?
Children love other children and I personally think it's important for them to see and play with their own peer group - but this doesn't have to be at nursery.

terrigrey Sat 02-May-20 12:43:45

I would hope that after a while (even without a vaccine) you would be happy to send LO back to Nursery?
Adopted children probably need more help getting ready for school and nursery helps with that transition.
A vaccine is not guaranteed, and small children are unlikely to be a priority to be vaccinated if there is a supply/distribution issue.
It's early days in the pandemic, so no need to make decisions yet.

TigerQuoll Sat 02-May-20 12:48:01

There's not likely to be a vaccine inside a year

user1497873278 Sat 02-May-20 13:26:36

Yes I see that side of things and she does have a few close friends that we could socialise with but they will be attending nursery so a bit pointless keeping her off then mixing. I had a very serious bout of pneumonia when I was in my 20s so I think my worry may be irrational due to this, I only just avoided being put on a ventilator, it took me a year to feel anywhere near normal after, and I still have scarring and the odd chest infection due to this, I suppose it’s bringing it all back as I know what it feels like to really not be able to breathe it’s terrifying, thanks for the reply’s hadn’t realised vaccine might not be for little ones

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Ted27 Sat 02-May-20 14:38:10

I think its normal to feel apprehensive but you need to balance risk. There are many other illnesses that a child could contract, measles, meningitis, etc which could be equally as life threatening.

There won't be a generally available vaccine for a long time, possibly years. Don't forget the whole world will be pursiuing this vaccine, billions of doses will take a long time to produce.
My personal view ( speaking as an overweight over 50 !) is that we have to learn to live with this, as we do every other risk we do when we step outside the door but which we don't even think about.
But that is my personal view. If it will make you too anxious don't send her, but you are likely to be having the same dilemma when she is of school age.

RRocket Sat 02-May-20 14:59:34

It could be 5 years before there is a successful vaccine.

user1497873278 Sun 03-May-20 10:23:16

Really 5 years, think I am not considering the long term, so yes I see where you are all coming from. I am finding after a very difficult 18 months I’m over thinking and over worrying about everything so helps to hear others perspective

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terrigrey Sun 03-May-20 15:11:06

It's very natural to have these fears and worries, we are all experiencing them currently.
I think when lockdown starts easing a bit, the 'new normal' will include sending children to school & nursery and you will be reassured by that.
This might be several months away, and there will be lots of measures in place to try and ensure everyone is as safe as possible, so try not to worry about it yet.
Your child does need the company of other children and different stimulation at some point, so you will need to over-ride your own health anxiety to ensure it doesn't negatively affect them.

user1497873278 Sun 03-May-20 17:29:27

Thanks you are right

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