A comprehensive refutation of common anti-vaccination claims.
I read a blog post today, entitled “10-things-want-parents-vaccinate-kids-know” and I felt the need to respond.
1.Most of the time the diseases we vaccinate for are very mild and unlike vaccine injury, they last only a short time. This is not true. Back when vaccine-preventable diseases were common, disease injury was common. 30% of measles patients suffer complications requiring hospitalization and some of those will be permanently injured. Back when nearly all children got measles, this mean thousands suffered injury every year. Polio was also very bad in the 1950s. “In 1952 alone, nearly 60,000 children were infected with the virus; thousands were paralyzed, and more than 3,000 died. Hospitals set up special units with iron lung machines to keep polio victims alive. Rich kids as well as poor were left paralyzed.” source Before the hepatitis V vaccine was recommended for all children in 1994, 30%…
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