Anti-Vaxxers: Do They Pose A Public Health Risk?
This week was an interesting week scrolling through the news. As a parent I’m always interested in new studies – especially regarding vaccinations.
Anti-vaxxers are individuals who chose to not get their children immunized.
As I scrolled, I noticed an article mentioning a new study. The study claims that researchers found a link between autism and environmental toxins. Upon further browsing, I found another article on autism. An interview with celebrity Kristin Cavallari. Cavallari claims she’s “…read too many books to vaccinate my child.” Cavallari’s concern is the potential link between autism and vaccinations.
The subject matter of both articles encouraged me to see what else I could find trending regarding autism and vaccinations. I found an abundance of articles.
Why are vaccinations such a hot topic? It seemed so routine when I was growing up. No one really ever questioned vaccinations. However, back when I was younger there weren’t as many autism diagnoses as there are today.
With that said – let’s address some of these articles and concerns.
Cavallari jumps on the anti-vaxxer bandwagon along with other notable celebrities, such as Jenny McCarthy. Anti-vaxxers are individuals who chose to not get their children immunized. One article begs the question, “Has the measles outbreak been spurred on by anti-vaxxers?”.