Recently it seems the roar against vaccinations for deadly diseases has increased, with parents still subscribing to chicken pox party ideals and refusing to allow medical science to do its thing. People are dumb, so this isn't a huge surprise.
But it concerns me because the "herd immunity" is dropping. I am severely allergic (we are talking 106+ F fever here) to the pertussis vaccine, and there are quite a few other people out there who cannot be given the vaccine either. We depend on the immunity of those around us in order to stay safe. But the people around us are not getting vaccinated. Of course the odds of an outbreak are still low, seeing as the majority is vaccinated, but I'm worried about the future here, if the trend gets worse, and vaccinated people are no longer the majority, all it would take would be one small cough and then we'd be back in the 1920's. At this point, getting whooping cough probably wouldn't damage me, I'm 18, healthy, strong, etc. But I would be a carrier, and I might make it spread to other persons who would be at risk.
So please Flood, in the horrible event any of us reproduce, vaccinate your spawn.
EDIT: at no point did I mention the flu shot, lel.
Get leerned: [url=http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cdc-whooping-cough-epidemic-worst-50-years-1C6436040]“In many cases, babies get this illness from their mothers or others close to them. It’s absolutely tragic.”[/url]