I’m posting this excellent and informative video by Joe Hanson not for parents who refuse to give their children safe and simple vaccines (nothing will change their minds), or for parents who, for whatever excuses, are on the fence about vaccines (most will eventually relent), or even for parents who allow vaccines to be given to their children while they are stricken with fear over some logical perception or illogical misperception about vaccines.

Instead, I’m posting this video for parents who get it. You understand science, remember history, and, most importantly, have empathy for others — you appreciate that vaccines protect not just your own child, but also those who know and love them, as well as those they’ve never met. It’s you who must step up and be the force for truth and reason. We have no ulterior motives; we only want to save lives by safely and simply preventing unnecessary deaths in infants and children.

After all, It’s Okay To Be Smart:

As more and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children or are vaccinating them later, diseases like measles are making a comeback. Are vaccines safe? How do vaccines work? Why do some people claim there is a link between vaccines and autism? This week we look at why are people afraid of something that has saved so many lives, and look at the history and science of vaccines.



(Back Pat: Sarah Kohl, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray Division)