Why Don’t Americans Vaccinate Their Children?
Posted by fearlessfishtank on September 24, 2012
many parents choose not to get their children vaccinated. This is a moronic decision in my eyes. Vaccines have only helped improve lives. Despite what you may have heard about vaccines having a link to autism, this is false. People have suffered and suffered with these awful diseases. Now people want to suffer? This makes no sense whatsoever. Vaccines were made to help people. The risk of side affects are very small. My doctor even said that parents have chicken pox parties so their children can have chicken pox. At the parties the children lick infected lollipops that their parents have received in the mail. Terrorists could possibly even contaminate those lollipops with Ebola. Now wouldn’t that be fabulous?
This little boy has the measles.
An increasing number of parents, according to a recent report, are opting out of vaccinations. This is based on nothing more than an easy opportunity to opt out. Washington state has had a particularly high rate, with 13 percent of children not getting vaccinated.
In the case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, the general population needs to be vaccinated to protect infants who are not old enough to get the vaccination. Pertussis can kill infants and has. Vaccines are a public health concern as well as an individual concern. This called herd or community immunity.
Adults should also consider they are vulnerable to pertussis. Having their children vaccinated protects them from pertussis. The pertussis vaccine does not protect people throughout life.
In conclusion, get your and your children’s vaccinations.