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#31 of 32 Old 11-19-2010, 07:34 AM - Thread Starter
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That's my thought too Tdunahoo.  It's all fear based. Fear comes from ignoranace. And as you said, if you took the extra measure to vax your kid, you should feel safe with that choice.  Smile and nod.  :)

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but it's not 100% effective. that's not fear based, that's a fact.  The logic is quite simple: I do not want my kids to get chicken pox. I decided to vaccinate them. I know the vaccine is not 100% effective, so i still need to take precautions against infection. One of those precautions is not having contact with recently exposed children if I can help it.


Obviously there are other thoughts going on, but I don't think anyone who has this logic would appreciate being told they are ignorant or making decisions from ignorance. Knowing the vaccine is not 100% effective and taking precautions is not acting from ignorance! it's acting from FACT!



the logic works with other vaccines, too. Here's another hypothetical person: I vaccinated my kids against Hep A. I know that the vaccine is not 100% effective. So when I travel to central america, I still peel fruits and vegetables and take care to wash hands. We do the best we can to prevent infection.


Is this person acting from ignorance or fear? no, they are just being realistic about things and acting on their wish to not be infected by Hep A. They take precautions: vaccination, peeling, washing, etc.


The vaccine is a layer of protection, not the be all and end all of protection. Families will chose other routes of prevention, other layers, on top of that vaccine.

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