In recent years more and more people are choosing not to vaccinate their children, as they believe that it does them more harm than good. However, it could have the opposite effect of what they expect.
Jennifer Hibben-White is the mother of a baby boy, Griffin, and a young girl, Aurelia. When Griffin was just 15 days old, he started to show symptoms of measles, which also put his sister at risk.
The mother wrote a blog post on “HuffPost” detailing her experiences and expressing her anger towards the anti-vaccine movement.
The topic of Griffin’s measles came up during a standard weigh-in appointment when the doctor noticed he was displaying symptoms of the illness.
The doctor then let Jennifer know that seeing as measles is an airborne disease; her, her daughter, mother, and anybody Griffin comes into contact with can develop the disease, unless they have been vaccinated against it.
Jennifer was safe because she received all her vaccinations as a child. Her children, however, were not immune. Aurelia passed away shortly after at age five and a half.
In her post, Jennifer encourages parents to ignore trends and people who say that vaccines lead to autism, and to vaccinate their children against all possible diseases.
DON’T DEBATE, VACCINATE
In recent years there have been many debates about whether or not children should be vaccinated, as some people believe that it can lead to the development of autism. However, this can have deadly consequences.
One such case is a child from Florida who died from the flu because they had not been vaccinated against it. The identity of the child is unknown, but the Florida Department of Health said that the incident took place last October.
The state’s health department said that this single case did not necessarily mean that the current flu season is inherently deadly, and encouraged people to get vaccinated.
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