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The Stat That May Change Your Mind About Vaccinations

Few things divide moms quite like their views on vaccination. While some see annual shots as a life-saving treatment, others see them as a potential threat. A new study, however, may have some moms switching sides. Doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the medical data of 79 million US children since 1994. During the 20-year time frame, researchers found that more than 732,000 lives were saved as a result of the routine procedure. In addition, roughly 322 million potential illnesses were prevented. The recent measles and whooping cough outbreaks further support the CDC's position that vaccinations are the best form of prevention, with the spread being attributed to overseas travel.

"Current outbreaks of measles in the U.S. serve as a reminder that these diseases are only a plane ride away," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden tells The Huffington Post. "Borders can't stop measles, but vaccination can."

To learn more about Dr. Frieden's findings, read the full story on The Huffington Post.

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KristaBlaisdell KristaBlaisdell 2 years

Three out of the eleven adults were vaccinated, according to public health records. All nine of the children were unvaccinated - 7 were too young and the other two were from anti-vax families. That's 15%, not 90%.

JennPenrod JennPenrod 2 years

Seriously!! I wonder that every single time I hear that dumb statement. lol

AprilCoble AprilCoble 2 years

And don't we find it disturbing that the people who want studies independent of those done by the CDC... don't accept the independent studies that show that immunizations are effective?

AprilCoble AprilCoble 2 years

THANK YOU for posting, and backing up that non-immunized were affected by the outbreaks. Once the new outbreaks have a chance to mutate among those who aren't immunized, they then put those who are immunized in danger of contracting the virus as well.

Laurelolo Laurelolo 2 years

http://contemporarypediatrics....

Almost all of this year’s cases involved people who were either unvaccinated (82%) or had unknown immunization status (9%). Three outbreaks were responsible for the majority of the cases, with 58 from New York City, 23 from North Carolina, and 20 from Texas.

--from 2012

Laurelolo Laurelolo 2 years

Um, no...that's not how the news that I read went:

Almost all of this year’s cases involved people who were either unvaccinated (82%) or had unknown immunization status (9%). Three outbreaks were responsible for the majority of the cases, with 58 from New York City, 23 from North Carolina, and 20 from Texas.

http://contemporarypediatrics....

LynnDixon16197 LynnDixon16197 2 years

I'm old enough to remember polio epidemics, I had friends who died or were crippled for life. I had measles, mumps and chicken pox...the measles nearly killed me. One of my friends younger sisters died of whooping cough. This was in the fifties in a medium sized American town. Swimming pools closed down, theaters were shut. Parents were afraid. I was exposed to polio when I visited a friend who came down with polio that same day and died a few days later. She was 5. I got lucky. There is no way I would have exposed my children to these diseases. They were immunized and suffer no ill effects. They now have children who are fully immunized. My mother told the the horror of losing two siblings to smallpox in the twenties.
These diseases are horrific and real. Hoping others are immunized so your loved ones will not contract something is ludicrous. People who do not immunize are not only endangering the lives of their own children, but of those who are too young to be fully immunized. Grow up people! The CDC is not an evil government conspiracy. Open a book, look up these diseases, get some information on what they do to a child or an adult.
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. For Gods sake...immunize your children!

JennPenrod JennPenrod 2 years

Sounds right to me!! Do you have a link or something to back that up? I'm so tired of all this crap going around blaming those who don't vaccinate their children.

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