I'm not for forcing anyone to get it, either.
As for the insurance company not paying in your mom's case, it's ridiculous, but not surprising. I could go on and on about that as well.
I am very happy to have never had polio, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, and a whole plethora of other horrifying diseases. My thanks to those who developed these vaccines and probably saved my life many times is to go on the internet and to swat down woo. However, I will say that after this past winter, I pretty much had my fill.
posted on 02/21/2010 6:40:14 AM PST
Hey, even chicken pox!! I laughed at that vaccine when it came out. Seriously, when I was a kid, it was like “WOOHOOOO I got the chicken pox! No school for 2 weeks!!!” and then they made it a mandatory vaccine for kids in our county. Well... my middle daughter got the vaccine and then got the chicken pox a few years later. It happens apparently, some do still catch it. However even WITH the vaccine she had nearly 100 pox, one under her eyelid!! Her pediatrician said “THIS is what the vaccine is for. Your daughter would be near death without the vaccine because if she has this bad with it, imagine without it.” And sure enough, instead of a two week outbreak, it was only a week with just 2 days of fever. I was grateful she had the vax at that point.
posted on 02/21/2010 6:44:08 AM PST
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