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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:52 PM

Percentage of U.S. children under age 2 who don't receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001.

David Fahrenthold Retweeted:

NEW: Percentage of U.S. children under age 2 who donít receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001. Parental hesitancy/refusal is one reason. My story.


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Reply Percentage of U.S. children under age 2 who don't receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 11 OP
mr_lebowski Oct 11 #1
meadowlark5 Oct 11 #2
BigmanPigman Oct 11 #3
littlemissmartypants Oct 12 #4

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:58 PM

1. It's too bad this won't just be a 'Darwin Awards' type of problem ...

These idiot parents are endangering EVERYONE.

Sorry to rip off The Dead Kennedy's, but ...

Anti-Vaxxers, F*** OFF!!!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. How much of this is due to economic issues?

I'm not sure what the health departments offer, but I was looking at a menu of services offered at King Soopers Walk-In Clinic while waiting to be seen a couple of months ago (a Kroeger grocery store) and was shocked at the cost of vaccines if you don't have insurance.

One injection vaccines were $99 and up. So if a child needs a series with boosters, that's a pretty big cost. I know that doesn't account for the bulk of the anti-vaccers but with the lack of health ins for so many, could be a contributor.

I remember when I was a kid being herded into the gymnasium and having mass inoculations. That's where I got my polio vaccine - the little cup of pink liquid. a tuberculosis test, small pox etc. As far as I know, there was no cost to my parents

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:54 PM

3. That is a good point.

I don't have kids but was a teacher and the schools wouldn't let kids enter unless they were vaccinated since it isn't safe for other students and their hard working, underpaid teachers...

I don't know if there are any free vaccination shots for those who can't afford it. I do know that the teachers were pissed off over celebrities acting like doctors and scientists telling the public that vaccinations cause autism, etc.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 05:23 AM

4. We should all be concerned about this. eom

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