The Vaccinate Debate

Do you vaccinate your kids?

I do, and I’ll tell you why.

Because I don’t want my children out and about in a world where they could easily catch a deadly disease. A deadly disease that we have a means to fight. A deadly disease that I could immunize them against. It’s like having an antidote right at my fingertips.

I’ve done the research on the vaccines my children receive. I know about the side effects and the potential harm. At the end of the day it comes to this: I don’t want my kids dying of polio. I don’t want them to suffer through the measles and mumps. Meningitis? Do not want.

In choosing to utilize the medical advances in this day and age, I am making an informed choice based on what I truly believe is best for my family. In calling vaccines medical advances, I show my clear bias in this debate. Because to me, that is what they are. Someone has something they could give my child to keep them from dying before the disease ever has the slightest chance of taking hold? As far as I’m concerned it’s a go.

But I am not passing myself off as a scientific study. I am not promoting my point of view to the people at large, skewing data and attempting to persuade others to vaccinate. Do what you want, do what’s best for your family as I do what’s best for mine.

I am not this ridiculous study.

The piece is titled:
New Study: Vaccinated Children Have 2 to 5 Times More Diseases and Disorders Than Unvaccinated Children

Sounds daunting, doesn’t it?

I snapped to attention. But then they actually start saying things, and those things don’t make any sense.


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1 Response to The Vaccinate Debate

  1. mamadestroy says:

    I have vaccinated both of my children but I would take it one step further than you– I DO want to make everyone vaccinate their kids. Most vaccines are effective in 99% of people, meaning that for one out of every 100 people, they don’t protect you from a disease. So what really protects our population is the fact that most people are immune, so if a disease is introduced into a community the likelihood that it will spread is drastically reduced. It’s “herd immunity” that is important. I don’t want to take the chance that my child is one of the 1% who is not protected by vaccines and I don’t think anyone else should take that risk with my child either. SO, VACCINATE PEOPLE!

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