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Need good argument for why vaccinations are a good thing.

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Jan9-14, 10:28 PM
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[...] And unfortunately, a very seriously deluded woman is currently suing her husband for vaccinating their children behind her back! It won't get past the first hearing with any luck.
Sounds like the loonies are mounting a takeover of the asylum.

Please let us know the outcome.
Jan9-14, 10:49 PM
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A large part of the problem is this crackpot *celebrity* Jenny McCarthy, which for some unknown reason was recently added to the popular daytime talk show The View with Barbara Walters.

Those watching Jenny McCarthy's debut on ABC's "The View" this morning should keep in mind one thing: She's not qualified in the least to give you advice on vaccinating your children.

McCarthy, the model and TV personality who moonlights as the anti-vaccine movement's most influential (read: dangerous) voice, sells plenty of books, speaks passionately about parenting and cracks off-color jokes. She also peddles the discredited, poisonous claims that the way we vaccinate our children against the diseases that were once regular killers of children places our young ones at greater risk of developing autism -- the kind of conspiracy theorizing that will draw only more eyeballs.

Absolutely disgusting that such a dangerous crackpot should be given validity and an audience of millions to perpetuate such dangerous misinformation.
Jan10-14, 03:27 AM
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Within one year of birth their are various vaccination which is important.So, being a parent we should try to do all the essential works for the baby.
Jan10-14, 07:27 AM
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Within one year of birth their are various vaccination which is important.So, being a parent we should try to do all the essential works for the baby.
If there was a Like button on PF I'd click it a million times for this post.
Jan10-14, 11:21 PM
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This article in Slate gives a good account of someone who grew up in an anti-vaccine household before it was all the rage:

Not surprisingly, this woman contracted some potentially nasty diseases, including viral meningitis and whooping cough, in her childhood which are no walk in the park and remain potentially fatal if not recognized and treated in a timely manner. These diseases plagued (no, I don't think she caught the plague, but not from lack of trying) the author not only through her childhood, but also into her young adulthood. This woman was fortunate, but some of her friends were not so lucky.
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Jan14-14, 11:28 AM
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I would say:

The decision to use any drug or vaccine involves a cost-benefit analysis. In most cases with vaccines the benefits far outweigh the costs. But: you don't want to stick yourself or your kid with every vaccine ever made as quickly as possible. You want to space them out, and some you will never need. Which to take and when? In general, it makes sense to follow the advice of your doctor, who, after all, is far more knowledgeable than you on these matters.
Jan14-14, 03:15 PM
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Show her these pictures:

These are prevaccination era kids. Their deaths were so frequent there was whole photographic industry built around them.
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Jan15-14, 11:46 PM
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I live in California and ten families killed their children last year by not vaccinating them against whooping cough:

About 9,000 kids got the disease (with more to come) and it will possibly damage their development.

If you want a powerful argument, I suggest you contact one of the people who lost their child and ask them if it was a good freaking idea to not vaccinate.

If you are worried that a vaccine will affect your kid's development, realize that the disease is much worse.

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