Biggest concern is children, adults who might take virus home to infants
vaccines work most effectively because large populations increase their ability
to fight the disease by collectively being vaccinated. The net effect is that
the disease is not as easily passed through the general population.Disease Vaccination does not mean disease immunity. And when populations get
laxed about vaccinations, those who were vaccinated may be victim to the
illnesses against which they were vaccinated.
And to those who don't get vaccinated here is food for thought....I recently saw a lawsuit in another state where the parents refused
vaccinations for their kids. They sent the kids to school when they were sick
and infected many others in the school, and one child died from the disease (not
sure if she was unvaccinated too). They traced the outbreak to the one family
without the vaccinations, and now many parents are suing the one who refused to
vaccinate and spread the disease.I m not sure of the outcome of the
suit, but maybe spreading a preventable disease and then being suid for it is
the answer some of these parents need.
luv2organze -- Adults need a booster shot. The shot you got as a kid is no
longer effective. Parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are people who
believe a celebrity over the scientists who have studied the relationship
between vaccination and autism. Hutterite is right -- there are consequences
for denying science. Add this to the climate change deniers and you see a
pattern -- people would rather believe someone with no education on the subject
than someone with expertise. I don't know why, but there is a real
anti-intellectualism trend in the country right now. Rubio's comment that
he has no idea if the earth is a few thousand years old or not is another
A lot of adults are not getting their boosters and are spreading it to the kids.
At our clinic we have been giving Tdap for a couple of years now and try to get
every adult that needs a booster to get one. Most people don't have a
clue. For those with children at home it is a "no brainer" but for
those without kids there is often a little resistance. Once I explain that
Pertussis is that winter time "Chronic Bronchitis" people are more
accepting.No one likes to get shots but Pertussis is serious. In infants
it can be a killer. In adults it can keep you out of work, sometimes for weeks
at a time.
Hutterite - you are referring to those who aren't vaccinated? I'm just
getting over Whooping Cough - luckily a mild case but I am vaccinated. Hmmm.....
We've empowered people who deny science. Of course these are the