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to spend holiday budget on vaccines

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Bungleboggs Sat 18-Jun-16 19:45:16

That really, had £600 saved for a week away but decided to spend it on meningitis vaccines for dcs (5). Been told I'm being selfish and kids deserve a holiday

witsender Sat 18-Jun-16 19:47:38

How many kids? I ask because Boots have been cheaper than many places in my experience.

Bungleboggs Sat 18-Jun-16 19:48:45

2 children!! Twins, I feel that its better for them than a few days holiday !

Ilikedogs Sat 18-Jun-16 19:50:30

To me the people saying that to you are the ones being selfish. How is sacrificing a holiday for the welfare of your children selfish!?
My personal take on the vaccines (which are disgustingly expensive) is that although an unlikely illness the consequences are often devastating. If I could afford to have the jab and didn't I wouldn't be able to live with myself if my child did contract meningitis.

MinnowAndTheBear Sat 18-Jun-16 19:50:38

Absolutely spend it on vaccines. How could children's health ever be a wasted investment?

EveryoneElsesMumSaidYes Sat 18-Jun-16 19:50:39

Where do you live? My DS missed having his at school and so had it done for free at our doctor's surgery.

NeedACleverNN Sat 18-Jun-16 19:51:50

Who said you are being selfish?!

A holiday is neither here nor there. You can afford a holiday one day again in the future

Your child's health is priceless.

WittgensteinsBunny Sat 18-Jun-16 19:51:55

No. Not selfish, responsible.

whatadrain Sat 18-Jun-16 19:53:15

I have twins, and one of mine contracted Meningitis B. Please, please get them vaccinated. There is plenty of time for holidays in the future.

Bungleboggs Sat 18-Jun-16 19:53:22

Thanks all, I think ill just use the money for the men b vaccine at boots. They will have the stocks in within a few weeks according to their emails!! And just have a few days out and maybe put a tent up in the garden for an adventure.

TheCrumpettyTree Sat 18-Jun-16 19:56:10

I paid for my DC to have the Men B jab. Meningitis is horrific so do it.

NeedACleverNN Sat 18-Jun-16 19:56:55

So who said you was being selfish in the first place?

Bungleboggs Sat 18-Jun-16 20:00:29

Just friends who think my dts deserve a holiday, and they do but they deserve not to catch such a horrific illness more, and I think I deserve to have one less thing to worry about!!

EatShitDerek Sat 18-Jun-16 20:03:05

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witsender Sat 18-Jun-16 20:04:45

Boots was a couple of hundred each, so you'd have enough left over for some fun.

Bungleboggs Sat 18-Jun-16 20:06:46

You do have to pay for the Men B, which I think is very wrong and a totally different thread altogether.

NeedACleverNN Sat 18-Jun-16 20:07:24

Your friends would hate me then.

I don't think any child deserves a holiday. It's just a nice bonus if you can afford it after everything is paid for first. Such as vaccines

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Sat 18-Jun-16 20:09:02

You sound very sensible - I'm waiting for boots to get more stock in.

Bungleboggs Sat 18-Jun-16 20:12:13

Thanks all, I feel much better and will spend any money left over on some nice days out in the summer holidays.

DorothyBastard Sat 18-Jun-16 20:16:58

My baby boy has just last week had bacterial meningitis and septicaemia. He actually had the Men B vaccine as he was born the month they rolled it out. I am on the wait list for my 3yo DD to have it as soon as there's stocks. YANBU.

SoleBizzz Sat 18-Jun-16 20:19:21

Good for you. I had meningococcal meningitis and childbirth is nothing compared to it. Evil deadly disease.

Bungleboggs Sat 18-Jun-16 20:19:59

Dorothy: Hope your little boy is making a good recovery, how terrifying

NeedACleverNN Sat 18-Jun-16 20:20:54

If they say anything to you just tell them

"Well I think you are selfish for putting your own desires over your children's health" and leave it as that

NeedACleverNN Sat 18-Jun-16 20:21:58

Hey I had that too solebizz

Only I was 2.5 so don't really remember it.

Left me deaf though

GreatFuckability Sat 18-Jun-16 20:24:15

Its a personal decision that only you as the parent can decide. I dont think deciding either way is a) selfish or b) anyones business but yours.

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