I was trolling on Twitter this morning when I came across these interesting tweets:
I can’t lie. I thought that point of a vaccine was avoid getting infected. I didn’t realize that the point of the vaccine was to get a less lethal strain of an infection. In grad school one of my classes did a research study on why families chose, or did not choose, to have their child vaccinated. We found out that some do, some don’t and some choose to have vaccination spread out over a different schedule. We learned about how some people think that if everyone else is vaccinated then you don’t need to be and we learned that some people think that you’re adding to the possible medical danger in the world if you’re not infected – you could be the one that brings whatever disease it is back to everyone else.
I didn’t realize what a problem that was until this morning. I thought that if you were vaccinated you had a get-out-of-jail-free card. It turns out that if you’re vaccinated you may still end up in jail … you’ll just be in minimum security instead of maximum. Hmmm ….
That has me wondering … would anyone care to share how and why they chose to vaccinate or not vaccinate their kids?