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To Combat Disease, States Make it Harder to Skip Vaccines

 
lineup&dropdead
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05/30/2016 10:05 AM
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To Combat Disease, States Make it Harder to Skip Vaccines
When Jennifer Stella’s two children were babies, she made sure they got all the usual vaccines. But when one started having seizures and the other developed eczema after they’d gotten immunizations, the Vermont woman decided her kids would no longer get shots required to attend school.

Stella, a co-founder of the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice, is among a growing number of parents who are opting out of childhood vaccinations because they’re worried about their safety. Public health experts say the movement is leading to outbreaks of nearly eradicated dangerous diseases, such as measles and whooping cough, among clusters of unvaccinated kids.




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06/01/2016 01:31 PM
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Re: To Combat Disease, States Make it Harder to Skip Vaccines
According to the article:

"But even a small number of unvaccinated people can undermine the immunity of the larger population..."

If that's really the case, then what is the purpose of travel clinics? Why do I need to get a yellow fever vaccine to travel to a country in Africa where no one else has received the vaccine, if it will not protect me when I am surrounded by unvaccinated people?

They can't have it both ways.





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