So my brother (The Earl) asked me if I knew anyone who had inoculated their kids with Gardasil.
My heart started racing....
He then followed it with that his wife (The Countess) did not want to give it to their daughter....my niece!
She had seen that a girl got sick after the shot and now has totally shut down to the idea of giving my niece the shot. The Earl is researching online and asking people he knows.
I am being as neutral as possible,
but inside I am SCREAMING!
and wanting to slap some sense into The Countess or The Earl.
I have asked my granola friends, and my conservative friends,
I have asked doctor friends and total strangers...and forwarded their responses to The Earl.
All of which have chosen to protect their sons and daughters from
either transmitting or contracting HPV
It seems totally logical to me
and being someone who had more than one cancer scare
knows people who have HPV and had cervical cancer
I don't seem to see the logic in avoiding any kind of protections
from this horrible disease that can ultimately KILL you!
I have stayed mum with my personal opinion
as I know that I might get the "it is not your child"
thrown back in my face during a heated and or emotional moment.
I don't think they are avoiding it because they can not imagine her being sexually active,
but instead are simply scared of vaccinations.
Mind you they have gotten all the others....
What can I do
How can I speak or advocate for my nieces and nephews
without getting slapped?
Should I expect a slap...and just deal with it?
Should I risk my relationship with my SIL and brother...
How can I help?