I don't vaccinate my kids for the same reason I don't let my frogs drink from the gay water
@K1lgore, THEY'RE TURNING THE FROGS GAY
@Devil Ocean, it's those artistic vaccinated children making the gay water!
Seriously people needa vaccinate they chilluns. If a certain percentage of people in a population are vaccinated then it protects the people who can't get vaccines. This is called herd immunity. There is always going to be a percentage of people who can't get vaccines due to health issues such as cancer, which means for them to be protected from potentially deadly disease, everyone who can get a vaccine needs to get one. Purposefully choosing to not get vaccines can drop the percentage of immune individuals below the point that herd immunity works.
So the next time you don't vaccinate your children you kill a cancer kid with measles.
@CapitalismDoesntWork, you lost me at "seriously."
My wife has a friend that did not vaccinate her child because she believed they were dangerous. Also measles is on the rise in the U.S.
By the way, this is a fake internet article.
So in one government released ad, they claim that in one scenario, a number of kids get a vaccine and then one doesn't. That one goes on to infect the others. I don't know why they'd say this but that should be impossible.
@Imaginaut, I think there is a thing called herd immunity that has something to do with it. Though I could be wrong about it.
@NexusRex7, yeah you right son
@Imaginaut, TL;DR Supporting Herd Immunity by Examples of the Past and Present
Polio is a disease that effected one of our presidents in the past, but now it's not even an issue in our modern era, even in India. Why? By mass vaccinations. WWI caused the deaths of 16 million people. But the Flu epidemic of 1918 caused over 50 million deaths. It's the reason we have shots today. It only works though if over 95% are vaccinated since just 1 has to be a carrier to spread a disease. Broken herd immunity was also found to be the cause of the measles outbreak in Wales in 2013 so it does have consequences. Say for example you don't vaccinate your kid and he gets measles but lives. Unfortunately he ends up infecting 2 other kids who through herd immunity, would never had to have faced this, but end up dying anyway to this rampant disease. Who's at fault for their deaths? Or is it just "Oh too bad, so sad, they had bad luck."
@Imaginaut, I AM NOT ANTI-VACCINE. you've got to remember that not every vaccine works on every person due to several factors. My son got vaccinated for chickenpox and ended up getting chickenpox. I WAS PISSED. I've known a few students who have had reactivated chickenpox a few times after getting the vaccine. It's not bad but wtf seriously. He came in contact with kids who had natural chickenpox. IT HAPPENS.