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Not Vaccinating Children has Become a Growing Trend

Updated on January 19, 2019
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Author Cheryl is an 9 time published author. She has dedicated her life to healthcare and raising awareness of abuse and mental health.

Choose Health Over Misconceptions

Why Are They Refusing to Vaccinate?

According to a new AP report released today, more than 1 in 20 kindergarteners in public schools across eight states aren’t getting the required number of vaccines stipulated for attendance.

In large part, parents are opting out of the vaccine requirements via medical, religious or personal belief exemptions, which vary by state. Reasons behind the personal belief exemptions include fears about vaccine side effects (many worry about connections between vaccines and autism though a recent National Academy of Sciences report found no link between the two) to wanting to be able to decide exactly which vaccines are given to their child.

There is no scientific evidence that vaccines cause autism. They actually believe now that autism starts very early in brain development. The only reason more children are being diagnosed with autism is because doctors have become more aware of it and can now diagnose it better then years ago when children were labeled mentally retarded or slow.

Are We Going to Be Run Over With Diseases

The growing trend of parents refusing to vaccinate their children is causing some devastation in the United States. Measles was completely gone until this past year. Now children and adults alike are being put into a predicament of the chance of catching these diseases because of this.

If you don't want to vaccinate your child that is your choice but they then should be home schooled and not taken in to public to protect people from coming down with measles, mumps or rubella.

Each year about 60 people in the United States are reported to have measles. But in 2013, 189 people have been reported to have the disease. This represents the second largest number of cases in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000.

Unvaccinated people put themselves and others at risk for measles and its serious complications. (

Doctors Don't Want to Treat Unvaccinated Children

There’s a new twist to the ongoing vaccine debate: Doctors are increasingly “firing” patients whose refuse to vaccinate their children, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

One office in Michigan, for example, made the decision to stop treating vaccine-refusers because they could expose children — some of whom are too young for some shots — to diseases.

So who is going to treat the children that no one wants to treat? A doctor that is against vaccination. How will they find one? Most children will be seen in the ER now because doctors are refusing to take care of unvaccinated children.

This is only my opinion: I would rather have a child with autism then a dead child that could have very well been alive had I vaccinated them. The benefits far out weight the risks.

Different Views on Vaccination

Mothers feel that vaccination is causing mental defects in their children such as autism. Nothing has been prove scientifically about this.

Doctors and nurses are tired of preaching about why vaccination is important. Many children are being brought up without life saving vaccines and are putting other children at risk for infection.

How can vaccines cause issues when most generations have been vaccinated and no one has had a bad reaction. Most vaccines are dead.

Measles Outbreak

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The Ten Worst Outbreaks in History

1633-1634: Smallpox Epidemic in New England

1793: Yellow Fever Outbreak in Philadelphia

1830-1851: Second Cholera Pandemic

1918: Spanish Flu Pandemic

1952: Polio Epidemic

1957: Asian Flu Pandemic

1977: Mexican Hot Sauce Botulism Outbreak

1993: Cryptosporidium Outbreak in Milwaukee

2010: Whooping Cough in California

1980s to Now: The AIDS Epidemic

In early years there were many epidemics and pandemics but the help of vaccines has eradicated most of them. Why would you put your child at risk of any preventable disease?

Vaccines are Needed for Children

When you refuse to vaccinate your child, you are opening up a whole world of diseases that they would not have to get if they would have been vaccinated. There is no proof that vaccines cause any other thing except some mild discomfort at the injection sight, fever, and redness. What ever parents choose to think that vaccines cause anything other then protection, then I feel for their child.

When I was a child, once a year we would line up at the fire station and get vaccines. You were not allowed in school then if you did not get vaccinated. Even in my adult life I have had blood work done and still have immunity to those diseases. Protect your children and vaccinate them.

Severe Case of Measles


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    • Author Cheryl profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl A Whitsett 

      6 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl


    • Author Cheryl profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl A Whitsett 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      Thank you teaches for stopping by

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Vacinations have changed so much over the years. When I was a child, there may have been five available. They do help prevent disease and death, but I can understand where some of the new vaccines cause concern. Great coverage on this growing issue.

    • Author Cheryl profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl A Whitsett 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      I couldn't agree more. Thanks for stopping by!

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      7 years ago

      I saw this on pinterest and decided to read this article. Very well written and voted up. It's really a shame that parents feel that not vaccinating their children is a good thing. I will be reading more of your articles as they seem very well written.

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      7 years ago

      This certainly hits home to a lot of new parents. Vaccinate your children and save them from preventable diseases

    • Author Cheryl profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl A Whitsett 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      Awe thanks so much. I work in medical records and the amount of refusals to vaccinate is very alarming and this new strain of measles is killing children because they have no immune system to fight it. Thanks for sharing I appreciate it.

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      L C David 

      7 years ago from Florida

      They are just awful to look at. I think that people don't realize how bad this disease really are. You are more likely to have complications from these diseases than from the vaccinations so to me the choice seems obvious. What upsets me the most is that people who don't vaccinate are putting us all at risk and that just doesn't seem fair.

      Thanks for sharing this and I will be sharing your article is well. Such an important message.

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      Cheryl A Whitsett 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      The top photo is small pox

    • Author Cheryl profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl A Whitsett 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      Severe measles. I had to go back to edit because for some reason it wont let me put in the titles unless I go back to edit. Yes this a growing concern. The hospital I work in has many parents refusing to vaccinate. It's sad the risk they are putting their children in.

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      L C David 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I am with you on the dangers of not vaccinating our kids! Mine are fully vaccinated. I'm interested in the last two photos in your article. What are they a picture of? What diseases do they represent?


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