Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vaccinate Your Kids!

Not much time for writing these days, but I've gotta get this out. In med school, we learn a LOT about vaccinations. How they work, what goes into them, what the risks are, and all the science-, tech-, and culture-related nuances of vaccination. And you know what?

It still FLOORS me that some people don't believe in vaccination.

For anyone who thinks along such lines, I think the below info is worth a gander:




One thing the above graphic doesn't show is the effect that parents' decisions to not vaccinate has had on the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide in recent years. That's what this is for:




Not sure what Whooping Cough is like for a kid? Watch the below video.

Warning: if you are capable of empathy, this will make you uncomfortable.




If you want to learn more about vaccination in general, I recommend this as a reputable source of info:

Medscape on Vaccines: http://1.usa.gov/MBPmO1



So seriously.

Vaccinate your kids.

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