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I am simply aghast that it is 2019, we are in one of the most medically advanced societies in the world, and yet we still can't convince parents to vaccinate their children for their own and others' safety #VaccinesSaveLives
I understand that there is a lot of fear and anti vax propaganda out there. But do you know what you should do when presented with conflicting information? Consult an expert, in this case, your doctor/medical care provider. They will give you the facts and ease your fears.
I was not vaccinated as a child because my parents were misinformed about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. They also held strong religious beliefs against them, claiming it showed a lack of faith that God would protect us from illness.
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Let’s talk #VaccineLiability. There’s a vaccine court that has a lower evidentiary bar than any civil court in the US. If a plaintiff fails there, he can STILL sue in civil court afterward. Our system does protect families. #VaccinesSaveLives
Let’s talk #VAERS. It’s an important database in which anyone can voluntarily report any effect of a vaccine: injection site soreness,fever,fussiness,redness. I’ve reported. So when #ProPlague #Antivaxxers quote numbers, just ask for the breakdown of VAERs reports.#VaccinesWork
The #VAERS system helps monitor concerning symptoms that could start to appear (eg, ⬆️’d soreness or fever with a specific batch of vaccines). It helped identify concerns w/rotavirus so it could undergo rigorous safety testing. It’s a great 1st step in safety.#VaccineMonitoring
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1) “Measles Epidemic” SCAM

Adam Schiff $
Patty Murray $
Lamar Alexander $

#MeaslesScam

The government is using this issue to experiment with suspending the First Amendment !!!


Watch it while you can 🚨
2) Quick look at today’s “Measles Epidemic” SCAM News
#MeaslesScam
3) Patty Murray & Adam Schiff have been pushing Vaccines for a long time 2015
#MeaslesScam

c-span.org/video/?324253-…
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Low vaccination rates are a #publichealth crisis, leading to outbreaks of deadly diseases like #measles. My new research in Vaccine/@ElsevierNews provides insight into the characteristics of people who post #antivax content on #Facebook: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vacc…
First, I want to credit my fantastic co-authors: @MTH_Pitt @emfelter @DrToddWo @ChadTRM @PittPubHealth. This research stemmed from thousands of #antivax comments on a video on the @kidspluspgh Facebook page: facebook.com/watch/?v=10159…
We used social network, quantitative, and qualitative analyses to examine 25% of people who left these comments. Our goal was to answer questions about who these people are, the information they post, and how they are connected.
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When I’m elected to #seattle city council I will work to bar parents who chose to opt out vaccinating their children for “personal reasons.” My and your Seattle public school children deserve to be safe — and that includes from preventable disease! #VaccinesSaveLives
“Washington State Law allows exemptions to the immunization requirements for religious, medical, or personal reasons. These are recorded on a Certificate of Exemption (COE).” seattleschools.org/departments/he…
* bar the children of parents (but honestly I’d like to bar their parents as well).
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I’m about to chair the Senate health committee’s hearing on vaccines, ongoing outbreaks of preventable diseases, and the importance of immunizations. Watch live here: help.senate.gov/hearings/vacci… #VaccinesSaveLives
It was not that long ago that, as a boy, I remember the terror in the hearts of parents that their children might contract polio and put my classmates in iron lungs. @senatemajldr contracted polio when he was young.
His mother took him to Warm Springs, because that is where President Roosevelt received treatment for polio. Fortunately, because of her dedication, Leader McConnell is able to walk today, but thousands of others were not as lucky.
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So. Because I haven't done this in a while, here's what happened to me when I got chicken pox: A story of why you should vaccinate your kids against it. And yourself if you haven't caught it already.
Chicken pox is a pretty common illness that is usually deeply unpleasant but not super dangerous. Well apparently my immune system didn't get the message. Little history about me: I was born 10 weeks preemie, and as a result I have had shitty lungs my whole life (aka, asthma).
So because of that, I am at high risk for any infectious illness. I get bronchitis with every cold, nearly die with every flu (get yer flu shot!), and just generally have a miserable time whenever I get sick. Kid!me was no exception.
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‘Tis the season...let’s talk about #vaccines. You’ll likely see a lot of fear-mongering & misinformation from antivaxxers in the coming weeks. Let’s fight back w/ science & facts.

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Here’s a link to @CDCgov’s Vaccines & Immunizations directory:
cdc.gov/vaccines/index…

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Are you a parent? Here is a link to @CDCgov’s handy guide to #vaccines for parents: cdc.gov/vaccines/paren…

For a visual guide on the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule for children from birth to age 18, look below⬇️

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More on why it’s so important to vaccinate children: healthychildren.org/English/safety…

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