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    Quote Originally Posted by melab View Post
    I love this chart! I know it doesn't give you the chance if your child contracting the disease, but vaccinating protects them either by preventing them getting the disease or if they do happen to catch it, makes it much less worse than if they were unvaccinated! To me the risk of vaccination ALWAYS outweighs the risk of them not being vaccinated!
    Well, right now it is low because there are no epidemics, but that can all change in a day. Mullumbimby has below 50% vaccination rate of kids. If measles got into that community it would spread like wild fire. You have a 90% of contracting it if you are unvaccinated and in the same room as someone who has it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Well, right now it is low because there are no epidemics, but that can all change in a day. Mullumbimby has below 50% vaccination rate of kids. If measles got into that community it would spread like wild fire. You have a 90% of contracting it if you are unvaccinated and in the same room as someone who has it.
    < 50% That is terrifying.

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    Less than 50% is horrifying! I don't understand how people think that it's ok! No one ever thinks it will happen to them! Unfortunately until its too late =(

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    All it would take is one person to go overseas, catch measles and then bring it into their community. What are they thinking?

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    My son is fully vaccinated to schedule & he still caught meningococcal, we nearly lost him - I would never wish that on anyone!! I would hate to see anyone who wasn't vaccinated catch it. As I said before - you never think it will happen to you, until it does! People can't just assume it won't happen to them!

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    That is so scary Melab. How awful for you all

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post

    I've actually come around in my thinking, I actually want there to be an epidemic of something here, I think we need it. Me and my family will be well protected, and I think the anti vax movement needs to actually see what happens when a disease takes hold due to lack of vaccinations. A kick up the bum if you like. A famous quote re vaccinations is "vaccines are a victim of their own success" - that is just so true. 50 years ago no one questioned whether or not to vax, because polio was rife and completely devastating.
    Well that's a bit harsh, don't you think? Wanting an epidemic to happen just to show all those naughty non-vaxxers how irresponsible they have been That's a great way to risk the newborns, the eldery, the immunocompromised, those with medical reasons not to vaccinate AND the children of the non-vaxxing parents, and all just to teach a lesson to ADULTS? Way too harsh, dude. Way too harsh.

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    It was the worst time of my life! I can't understand why people don't immunise (obviously unless for medical reasons). Why wouldn't people want to protect the news they love & at the same time getting rid of these diseases!

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    Yes that does sound harsh, but unfortunately people don't know what kind of effect these diseases have because we don't often see them (because of vaccinations). But when you do see first hand how devastating they are, it might make people rethink not vaxxing (not saying an epidemic would be good by any means)

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    Yes, if you read further on, you would see that I realised that it would affect others and I changed my mind about it. Of course I don't want those who can't be vaxxed for whatever reason to get sick.

    I am just sick to death of all the ridiculous excuses that anti vaxxers make.

    You can't have it both ways. You cannot be an anti vaxxer and sit back thinking that nothing will happen, because it will. The rest of the world proves it.
    Now that is harsh, Selfish and bleeding harsh, on their own kids and everybody else.

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    Well that's a bit harsh, don't you think? Wanting an epidemic to happen just to show all those naughty non-vaxxers how irresponsible they have been That's a great way to risk the newborns, the eldery, the immunocompromised, those with medical reasons not to vaccinate AND the children of the non-vaxxing parents, and all just to teach a lesson to ADULTS? Way too harsh, dude. Way too harsh.

    *I can haz typos*

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