Your pediatrician gets as much education in zoonotic and foreign diseases as I get in nutrition.
What does zoonotic and foreign disease have to do with measles, mumps, chicken pox, etc?
The risk is small because there aren't carriers anywhere, and if they are, they're so small as to be undetectable.
If we stop vaccinating, we lose immunity. The diseases DO exist... just not in our population.
Never said they did not exist, but the chances of contracting them are slim and more importantly the chances of serious complications even slimmer.
I just finished an online course in zoonotic foreign animal diseases. The number of routes for introduction of new diseases is staggering
Again what does zoonotic disease have to do with this thread?
Your child is not at risk because we all accepted that small risk. You're using our lives as insurance for your child.
Yep your right and I don't care, I guess I am selfish putting my children above the herd. There are no long term studies on the safety of vaccines, vaccines cause more bad reactions than I am comfortable with, and I don't like they way they are manufactured, I am not going to vaccinate until things change.
The homeless carry TONS of nasty contagious diseases. I hope your child doesn't plan on being a good citizen and working with them in the future for community service.
ROFL!!! That is a good one... I did not realize that the only way to be a good citizen was to work with diseased homeless people. Thanks for the advice I will keep it in mind at let my children know to stay away from the filthy disease ridden homeless and the "socially inadequate" cripples as you put it.
It personally irks me that people CAN sit around and not vaccinate, they are putting MY children at risk,
I have heard this before but I have always wondered about this...If your children are vaccinated then they should not be contracting the disease they were vaccinated against.... So what do you care?
because if they get sick with the "old extinct" diseases, and they CAN (Whooping cough was going around in the next town up the Valley from us!!!)
Whooping cough is not an "old extinct disease" it is a bacteria and it can infect you even if you are vaccinated for it. Whooping cough would suck to have but chances are it wont kill you.