Yes, I knew that about Oregon. All these hippy, dippy organic, paranoid parents. One time when [her son] was a wee infant, we were exposed to someone with whooping cough in our mom/baby yoga class and it was about a week before I was to fly to Albuquerque. I rec'd a call from the health dept and it was a big deal. He had been vaccinated, so he was OK, but I had to see the doctor since he had still only gotten one shot and it was a little frightening because he could have gotten really sick. All due to a mother not vaccinating her child. People see this as a personal decision but it's such a societal problem, particularly for infants and the elderly. Measles rates are climbing at a rapid rate and these folks still believe that vaccinations are bad. Makes me crazy.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
On Living in an Anti-Vax State
I sent Oregon's high vaccination exemption rate to my sister, and she sent me this:
Posted by David Appell at 8/07/2014 08:49:00 AM