why do people choose not to vaccinate
2. These illnesses aren't all that bad. I hear this one often in comments on blogs I write about immunizations. It's certainly true of many vaccine-preventable illnesses that they aren't always serious (except perhaps for illnesses like meningococcemia -- that's pretty much always bad).
But they all have the possibility of being serious. Measles, for example, can lead to many complications, including brain complications, and can be fatal. Of the U. S. cases this year, 43 were hospitalized, five got pneumonia and three had other complications.
Many have died in the measles outbreak in the Philippines. The risk of getting really sick from the disease is always going to be higher than the risk of getting really sick from the vaccine. That's an important point that sometimes gets lost in the discussion. The other point that often gets lost is that while you or your child might weather chicken pox or measles or whatever just fine, if the newborn next door or your ailing grandmother catches it from you, they might not.
Vaccines affect the health of entire communities. I wish it were just a personal decision, but it's not.
Cultivating "a strong patient-doctor relationship is the most successful method of reversing vaccine opposition," he wrote.
That means carving out a system in which "your doctor is granted the time to truly understand you, while at the same time allowing your doctor to treat you appropriately.
If we've done our job right, you'll seek out the insights we've earned from treating many challenging cases over many years. And we'll know we've succeeded in our new relationship when you let us vaccinate your children. "
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