Measles cases in US

Consider this if you haven't or aren't planning to vaccinate your child:

http://shotofprevention.com/2014/05/29/measles-ca…

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4Rina
    05/31/14
    4Rina
    I agree with both of you, and what infuriates me the most is that people who can't be vaccinated (because too young or immune compromised) are getting sick as a result of those that choose not to!
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    05/31/14
    4Rina
    I used to feel that way, Alissa (i.e., not faulting the parents), but I'm changing my mind pretty quickly. Frankly, it's irresponsible and selfish and also puts your own child at risk!
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    05/31/14
    I can understand how you'd feel that way. I guess I just look at how different we all are as parents. Whether we breastfeed or not, go back on birth control right away, let babies cry it out, when to discipline, what to feed, what NOT to feed, WHEN to feed, circumcise or no?.. go green or not, homeschool or public, vaccinate or not.. we all watch parents make decisions that we would not make ourselves.

    I believe in a supportive force for parents. The information is out there. It's everywhere. As parent's our job is to make sure we are informed of the benefits and risks associated with these decisions and choose accordingly based on what will work for our families.
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        06/03/14
        4Santana Ferrell
        over 400 cases here in central ohio
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          06/03/14
          4Santana Ferrell
          sorry we have a mumps outbreak not measles
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          06/03/14
          4Rina
          Mumps is bad too...and it's in the same vaccine grouping as measles, MMR. Mumps can cause infertility, especially in boys who get a bad case.
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          06/03/14
          4Santana Ferrell
          neither me my kids or scarlets dad has dealt with any of it
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            06/03/14
            4Rina
            There is a vaccine now for shingles, but they don't give it to you before 50 years old. Not sure why, but I guess that wouldn't have helped you, Laura! I have heard that those that get chicken pox as adults are more likely to have shingles for some reason.

            Sheila - I guess I have to admit that I am changing my views on this. I used to respect the decision of others not to vaccinate, but I am finding it harder and harder to do given the evidence and the repercussions of having so many people choose to forego vaccination. Now, I feel like those people are putting those around them at unnecessary risk.
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