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Mom Calls Out Anti-Vaxxers In Facebook Post After Daughter Gets Seriously Ill

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Gaining Traction.

Everyone is allowed to make their own choices. And I am not here to say otherwise. However, when these ‘personal’ choices start affecting others, that’s when the real problems begin.

The new ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ movement is one such thing. Their motto is ‘Why would my un-vaccinated kids be a threat to your vaccinated kids if you’re so sure they work?’  They do work, and the vaccinated children are safe from many diseases.

However, What About The Kids That Can’t Be Vaccinated?

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That’s the question that Camille Echols posted.

I’ve been relatively quiet on social media about the ‘Anti-Vax’ movement. I’ve seen smart-ass memes saying ‘why would my un-vaccinated kids be a threat to your vaccinated kids if you’re so sure they work?

THIS is why. There are people who cannot have live vaccines, like my daughter, who had a kidney transplant when she was 2 years old. She got one varicella vaccine but couldn’t get the second because she was immuno-suppressed and instead of developing immunity, she would have contracted the virus.

She was exposed to a child with chickenpox this weekend and now we are in the ER. She’s getting lab work, injections of synthetic immuno-globulin and then we have to wait to see what the infectious disease doctor says. The incubation period of chicken pox is 7-21 days. So even with all we are doing, she could still become sick in the next 3 weeks. And that would mean an automatic admission to the hospital for IV antiviral medicine. She could become very, very sick from this.

Please, if you are someone who believes your child will get autism from vaccines, PLEASE educate yourself. There isn’t a single peer reviewed study that came to that conclusion. And the people choosing to skip vaccinations put children like my daughter at risk. She has been through SO much already. And this was avoidable.

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I am not saying vaccines don’t have some risks associated with them. But they are far less that not getting them and suffering later in life. I do know that many people can have an allergic reaction to the formula sometimes, but that is not any more than 3 in 1,000,000 doses.

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