I think a lot of people don't realise that we as adults even need booster shots.
Maybe there needs to be some more education about adult immunisations. Seems most people think they only need shots if they're going overseas.
My GP told me that in our area, there has been a trend over the last 10 years or so, of not vacinnating so WC has been on the rise since then, and now there are very often outbreaks and a lot of new born babies are getting it, and getting very sick. I had it for 9 months, i cant imagine how sick a tiny baby would be with that cough. You literally turn blue.
No one is saying they are the devil's spawn at all.
The adult vaccination issue is a very good point. I have no idea why the government doesn't do some kind of campaign. Most people don't realise that vaxxes can sometimes wear off (like whooping cough for example) they think because they have been vaccinated 20 years ago they are still covered. But that again is different from someone deliberately choosing not to vaccinate.
I too, cannot believe that anyone can read the science and still choose not to vaccinate. I hear the autism link brought up all the time still - even though it has been disproven over and over and over again.
If you are not going to vaccinate - at least get your facts straight.
I fail to grasp the reasons why parents choose not to vaccinate their child/children.
I have witnessed first hand the devastation that these preventable diseases can cause.
As for the staying at home during pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period...well I'm not sure just how practical that is!! :-)
How is it barking up the wrong tree? Or do you know something about the 3 fold increased rate of whooping cough in the byron bay area where vaccination is the lowest in the state? Are you privy to some other explanation? Because the scientific evidence has proved that it is because the vax rates are so low, that the whooping cough rate is so high. And that is where this outbreak started.
Yes Im pretty sure I had it in HS, I think I would've still been vaccinated at that age (14-ish?) but maybe not, but a few of us got it, none of us ever got it checked though but I remember mum saying she's sure thats what it was. I had it for a few months, every night I'd be vomiting from coughing so violently, it's awful. After I got over it I ended up with chronic fatigue for a couple of years, and really it's only been in the last 10 years or so that I've been on top of things.
People don't vax for no good reason, those that choose not to have almost always done extensive amounts of personal research. Personally my children are vaccinated, for me that's the choice that fit best, but since researching we are considering delayed vax or this baby. In no way do I judge parents that don't vax. I actually find it sad that the majority of parents think they have no other choice then to vaccinate. I know when I was pregnant with DS1, at only 18 I had no idea I had a choice to decline vaccinations. You go to your midwife/OBGYN appointments, you are told this and that vax will be given at birth and at x, x and x age and most people assume it's the done thing, I wish I was more informed back then because my decisions might have been different.
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