Other vaccines are just bits of protein that look very much like the real virus and, as above, "trick" the body into thinking it has come in contact with the virus, and triggers a protective immune response.
A beautiful piece of immunology in action, in my opinion.
And I have NEVER EVER got a "kick-back" from a company which manufactured vaccines. I did get given a pen once from a company which manufactured a cardiac drug...but I cannot remember which drug, so as a marketing tool it did not work.
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I don't think you should be able to force people to vaccinate (and I'm strongly pro-vax) however I do believe that they should be segregated away from those who are unable to vax for medical reasons. I don't think you should allow people who CHOOSE not to vax to send their children to school with potentially vulnerable children. I also think its disgusting that ANYONE who comes into contact professionally with people who are medically unable to vaccinate or are not yet fully protected (newborns etc) should have to vaccinate as part of the job description. If they don't want to they can find a different job.
And, believe it or not, I do believe in bodilly autonomy. But I believe each individual has an obligation to the rest of society to put the needs of the whole above theirs first. So yeah. I guess I see it as a seperate issue from bodilly autonomy but I do understand your point.
ETA: Those who medically can't be vaccinated for whatever reason are part of the society to be protected. Just reread my post and it didn't sound quite right.
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Last edited by Jennaisme; 21-08-2014 at 11:39.
On the OP, I am surprised they announced that the children were not vaccinated, I would of thought that would be breaching privacy. When I worked in child care we were never allowed to tell parents who was or wasn't vaccinated, we only had to ensure that their vaccination status was up to date.
You know I am a believer of bodily autonomy as rule. But what about the child. What about the child who is now so severely brain damaged he will never be able to live a normal life without care for the rest of his life because his parents *chose* for *him* not to be vaccinated. How is that respecting bodily autonomy. I am going to go out on a limb and say that if you asked, most kids would want to be protected from nasty diseases and illness, if they say the opposite - it means someone has been filling their heads with nonsense!
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