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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 05:36 PM
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30. That anecdotal information proves nothing
For your education, I looked up some actual facts for you so you don't continue posting misinformation.

Apparently, you do not know that the Mexican immunization rate EXCEEDS the U.S.

Mexico's paternalistic approach has led to a 96% vaccination rate for children ages 1 to 4, compared with 79% of American 2-year-olds.
Immunization campaigns are run three times a year, done with great fanfare. In addition, uniformed brigades of nurses keep careful watch over vaccination rates, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Babies are given their first immunizations - against polio and tuberculosis - in the hospital right after birth. They also receive a government-issued National Vaccination Record, on which the vaccines they receive throughout their lives will be tallied. The vaccine record must be presented in order to enter school, to get passports or other identification papers and even to get some jobs and loans. Losing the record is not usually a problem, because the same information is recorded with the federal government and can be replaced.

Health conditions vary significantly on different sides of the border, as is evident in vaccination rates. On the U.S. side, an estimated 70 percent of children under 3 are vaccinated, below the U.S. national rate of 79 percent (as of 2003). In contrast, Mexican border states have higher coverage rates than the country as a whole, with 97 percent of children under 1 year vaccinated.

If anything, Mexico should be worried that unvaccinated AMERICANS will be bringing diseases there. But, I guess any outbreaks will be limited since they have been so successful with their vaccination program.
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