Originally Posted by MsFortune
VPD = vaccine preventable disease
I think it's accurate. It does not say that in each any every person will be prevented from getting a specific disease in all cases. It means that a disease can be prevented by a vaccine.
I think you are contradicting yourself.
Vaccinating falls under science. In order for something to be true in science it has to be 100% accurate (or darn close to it) as far as I know. Science-y types can weigh in if they like on this.
Vaccines are no where near 100%. Some are very effective, and some are not (someone on another thread posted pertussis was about 75% effective).
Saying VPD is too blanket a statement for me.
I do not think it is an issue on MDC (where I genuinely believe most people, at least the ones who post here, know darn well vaccines vary in effectiveness) but I am not so sure of the general public. Words have power. VPD promotes an untrue image in something that is so important.
Has anyone heard the term VPD outside mothering?