But I don't expect my son to get around HPV. Why does he need vaccinated.. I was never vaccinated against chicken pox. Back then we just got it and we all lived. So why vaccinate against it ?
So you don't expect your son to ever have sex? That's an interesting notion. Particularly when you consider that virgins until marriage who are in fully monogamous relationships can still get and pass HPV.
As far as chicken pox, yes, it is relatively harmless - unless you happen to be one of 12,000 or so who were hospitalized with severe complications or one of 100 or so who died from it annually. Not to mention the cost to families in lost time/wages/productivity/etc. from 3-4 million kids a year getting them. Particularly so when a simply injection can drop the rates by 88% or more.
Deaths from chickenpox (the varicella virus) have dropped 97 percent in adolescents and children since the use of the vaccine began in 1995, new analysis shows.
"I think there's certainly the potential for very little disease in the future and very few deaths if we are to fully implement and maintain that program," said Jane Seward, deputy director, Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study appears in journal Pediatrics. Researchers from the CDC looked at data from 1990 to 2007.
"Every kid did get chickenpox and, in the pre-vaccine era, there were 3-4 million cases a year," Seward said. "What people may not have realized, every year, about 105 people died of chickenpox. About half of those were children and about 11,000-12,000 were hospitalized with severe complications. We started preventing the disease to really prevent those very serious complications."
Among adults younger than 50, the decline was 96 percent; overall, the decline was 88 percent. Seward pointed out that adults get more serious chickenpox than children and also need two doses of the vaccine.
You call my child a coward Corp..Of the needle..How dare You !!
Hey I'm right there with him. I do what I can to avoid needles as well
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:22 PM
AsteroidX, on 29 January 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:
Im gonna throw the increasing rate of Autism at you.
How do you, or anyone, know that there's actually an increase in Autism that is directly related to vaccines? It could simply be that these children are being diagnosed as being Autistic because nothing else fits and it's convenient because Autism has such broad variations.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:47 PM
AsteroidX, on 27 January 2013 - 02:01 PM, said:
I asked my 10 year old tonight if he thought he got too many vaccines. He answered yes. Ill take his word on it. Ill stand up for his right to have safe vaccinations only.
Ask your 10 year old if he believes he should be able to drive yet, as long as you are so sold on this "I'll take his word for it" reasoning...
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