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Old 19th January 2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Vaccination Turn Around

An interesting article on Stuff news site:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/heal...ppies-about-it

It is unfortunate that it took such an event for them to change their mind on vaccination - those anti-vaccers have a lot to answer for!
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Old 19th January 2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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It's mind boggling an educated couple wouldn't get their kid tetanus shots.
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Old 19th January 2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Tetanus sounds brutal. If I recall, about 1 in 100 people are exposed to it. The vaccine is definitely worth it.

Also, this part is right on about many anti-vaxxers:

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He's not stupid. If anything, he was just a little bit too smart for his own good.

The Williams are among the one in 10 parents who opt out when it comes to vaccination, not out of ignorance, but because they think they know everything. Williams said they believed they'd done their research but now admits they were out of their depth.
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Old 19th January 2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Oh jeez, 25% of kids in part of NZ are not immunised. Lift your game Kiwis.
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