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April 18th, 2012, 03:48 PM
shen7 shen7 is offline
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Originally Posted by stargatemommy
It is important to remember that vaccines DO NOT prevent you from getting the disease.
I am sorry, but I can't let this statement go unchallenged... this is false. That is exactly how vaccines work. They also reduce severity if you do get the disease.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm

Just because, statistically, a few people who get vaccinated will get the disease anyway, does not mean it doesn't prevent disease in general. Getting the shot dramatically reduces one's risk of getting the disease.

I keep reading about pertussis outbreaks. It was not on the radar in Mississippi when I had M, but there are cases here in California all the time, and it comforts me that M is up to date on all her shots. I think I need a booster soon, I had one like 7 years ago.
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