More unvaccinated children in CA private schools than public schools
As reported by the Associated Press parents who send their children to private schools in California are more than twice as likely to opt out of recommended vaccinations than those whose children go to public school. What's your take?
The arguement could be made that if your child is vaccinated, what's the worry. While that may be true, it's still faulted. Data, and research from both government, and independent studies have concluded that vaccines, while effective, yes, are only temperary. The average innoculation only lasts 14 years, which is still 14 years of being covered, but you have to bear in mind that for virus' like chicken pox, is increasingly
My take on that is that it's trendy right now to be against vaccinating, so maybe it's playing out more in groups that can afford to send their kids to private school.
I am very pro-vaccination (maybe it's the public health grad student in me), even for chicken pox. Sure, maybe your child will just suffer a quick, easy bout of chicken, but it is potentially deadly in the immuno-compromised. That is why herd immunity is so necessary- some people cannot be immunized and, in my opinion, it's a social responsibility to be vaccinated for the greater good of the community.
People argue all the time "I wasn't vaccinated, and I never got 'fill in the deadly ass disease here'." Yeah, no duh. Because the lovely people around you have become vaccinated at rates that protect you from the disease.
the likelihood of your unvaccinated child contracting a deadly illness is far greater than the likelihood of that child suffering any of the rare side effects that can occur with vaccines. i think too m any people dnt realize that the reason you dont see alot of these illnesses these day is BECAUSE of vaccination. i think too many people dont do their research.
i am personally against vaccinating for non-lethal illnesses like chicken pox.
Interesting! I think there has been a lot of fear-mongering and myths about the "evils" of vaccination; I wish more parents would consider the sources. I've investigated arguments from "anti-vax" people and if there is valid research out there that is really against them, I'd be interested to see it. So far I haven't seen it. I do understand that like with anything, there are rare side effects and I can understand becoming anti-vax if your child or someone close to has a severe reaction but for the vast majority of kids, they are much safer than contracting the diseases they protect you against.