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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:53 PM

Nearly half of U.S. children are undervaccinated, a new study shows

Source: Denver Post

Nearly half of U.S. children are under-vaccinated because of delays or refusals by their parents, according to a massive Kaiser study, showing widening immunization gaps even in families with primary doctors and coordinated health care.

The study of more than 320,000 children up to age 2 in seven states also showed a steady increase in the percentage of families delaying or refusing vaccines between 2004 and 2008.

Some parents deviate from the recommended vaccine schedule because they didn't have time for an appointment, or their child was sick on the appointed day and couldn't be immunized safely, said Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research scientist Jason Glanz.

The study showed 48.7 percent of children under 24 months were under-vaccinated by at least one day between 2004 and 2008. The numbers grew from 41.8 percent in 2004 to 54.4 percent in 2008.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22419213/nearly-half-u-s-children-are-undervaccinated-new

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Reply Nearly half of U.S. children are undervaccinated, a new study shows (Original post)
Redfairen Jan 2013 OP
broadcaster75201 Jan 2013 #1
sakabatou Jan 2013 #7
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #2
NickB79 Jan 2013 #5
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #14
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #3
pitbullgirl1965 Jan 2013 #8
NickB79 Jan 2013 #4
graham4anything Jan 2013 #6
TM99 Jan 2013 #15
Crowman1979 Jan 2013 #9
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #10
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #11
raptor_rider Jan 2013 #12
revolution breeze Jan 2013 #16
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #18
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #13
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #17

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:32 PM

1. Poverty + Conspiracy Wackos = half unvaccinated n/t

nt

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Response to broadcaster75201 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:34 PM

7. +1

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:18 PM

2. Are children under two years of age spending more time ...

... being sick? Are their parents not getting the needed time off to get them to the doctor?

... or are these percentages not much different than they were ten years ago?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:36 PM

5. This sentence answers your question

From the OP:

The numbers grew from 41.8 percent in 2004 to 54.4 percent in 2008.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:59 AM

14. You're right.

That's a pretty big difference for just four years.

Most of those people apparently are not "ani-vaccers", either.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:32 PM

3. Stupid parents and their diseased little vermin. They'll kill us all some day.

Don't get me started.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:40 PM

8. Agree. There should be consquences if you don't vaccinate.

Did you hear about the 800 plus people infected with measles in San Diego a year or so ago?
A couple and their young son coming home from a vacation in Switzerland caused it.

Should have been criminal charges pressed imho.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:35 PM

4. The most important medical discovery in human history

Yet we treat vaccines like burdens instead of blessings.

Maybe we are too stupid to survive long-term as a species.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:58 PM

6. Wakefield the quack quack should have been jailed for every single person infected by lack of shot

 

and how many people this year didn't get a flu shot?

The thing about vaccines is how it puts a ring around it, and leaves the illness with no place to grow and expand.

anyone not getting the vaccine is a clear and present danger to everyone else.

I would make it mandatory for everyone who is not allergic(and there are alternatives for those that are anyhow) to have all vaccines prior to school each year,

and somehow make the parents liable for $$$$$ others who then get sick incur.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:13 AM

15. Are you saying that vaccines

are no longer mandatory for everyone prior to a school year?

There wasn't a single school I attended from a daycare to multiple elementary, middle, and finally a public high school where proof of vaccination was not required before attendance. This continued through college and through several graduate degrees.

Have the anti-vaxers so perverted the system that now this is not the case?!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:49 PM

9. I like to give a good F*** you to Alex Jones and Jenny McCarthy.

They have blood on their hands IMO.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:52 PM

10. Every post here is a good reason for "single payer".

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

11. I remember when my son was young I couldn't get an appt for his physical until later in the year

The school nurse was able to give him his shots in the meantime.

Not sure if that is just our town or state or if it is available nationwide. Alot of times its hard, especially for low wage workers, to get any time off work.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:51 AM

12. They do it too fast

And too often!! My daughter was always so sick after hers, and I always did what the dr said. At age nine, went into DKA! Is now Type Diabetic!
Her younger brothers, have only had a couple rounds of shots, at our asking. Given very slowly, not pounding their immune system with it all, they are the healthiest 5 & 6 yr olds in their school!!!
Compounding the immune system with all the viruses that the shots give dead parts of, just weakens it more. I believe in time to let the body heal to vaccinate. Not compound it with several diseases that it needs to fight! It'll just kill itself!!!

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Response to raptor_rider (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:30 AM

16. Same here

Daughter's pediatrian had retired and her records were with her "somewhere in Florida". We had lost her immunization records during our move and she needed the records to start school. So, not thinking her doctor would suggest anything harmful, I went with his advice and got her "caught up" on all her shots over a six month period. Within another six months, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I am fairly certain there was a genetic predisposition for the disease, but the barage of immunizations triggered it.

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Response to revolution breeze (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:49 PM

18. Correlation is not causation

Please provide the link to one medical study that establishes a link between vaccinations and Type 1 diabetes.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:47 AM

13. I don't want to say it borders on child neglect but...

advanced medicine that saves so much suffering and so many lives. Stupid? Crazy? Mean? Neglect? Gawd help us.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:47 PM

17. The anti-vax idiots are gping to kill us all.

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