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Please Vaccinate Your Kids, If Only for Their Sake

In our modern world we sometimes think that certain communicable diseases and dying from such diseases are a thing of the past.

What we think and what the truth is can be very different things.

The measles is spreading across the country like wildfire. As of last week, more than 600 people across 22 states have been diagnosed with measles.

I’m not a medical professional, nor am I a parent, but logic tells me that the anti-vaxxers need to get their heads out their proverbial behinds. Vaccinations save lives, especially the lives of young children who are too young to get the vaccine.

Please, if you have not vaccinated your children, please do so. If not for your sake, do it for their sake. If not for their sake, for the sake of their friends and classmates. If not for the sake of your children’s friends and classmates, do it for your community.

Good parenting requires one to put one’s child’s needs before your needs. That includes their health and the necessary vaccines that could save lives.

 

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Earlier this week, a measles outbreak was occurring in California.

Such diseases used to be a thing of the past or the subject of a Charles Dickens novel. It was not uncommon in previous centuries for parents to watch one or more children die from diseases such as measles.

Since the 1950’s vaccinations has become the norm. But some parents do not vaccinate their children for a variety of reasons.

Before I go any further, I need to state that I do not have any children.  But I believe that unless there is a specific reason that a child should not be vaccinated, there no reason that a child should not be vaccinated. If not for the sake of the individual child or their immediate family, but for the sake of the surrounding community. Please vaccinate your child, you could be saving more than their life.

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