I’m so passionate about the MMR vaccine and the eradication of the measles. If you’re interested in learning about some interesting new research and some more about the vaccine and virus, listen to this new podcast of me interviewed by Outbreak News Today!
Did you know…
Measles cases in the US are the highest they’ve been since 2016, with successive increases every year.
There are 200+ cases of measles in the US per year. (2019)
The measles still is a leading cause of childhood deaths in children under five worldwide, killing around 400 kids a day.
There are around 100,000 deaths a year. Many cases go unreported so the number may be much higher.
The MMR (measles) vaccine is 97% effective (and safe).
We need 95% of people vaccinated to keep measles out of our communities.
Only 86% of children get the first dose of MMR, and only 69% get the second dose. If they don’t get the second dose, they are not fully protected.
If a group of unvaccinated people are left in a room with just one individual with the measles, 90% of them will most likely get it.
The measles is preventable. Get your kids the MMR vaccine. It’s never too late.
PHOTO CRED: The Scientist Magazine
Are you or a friend hesitant to vaccinate? Please go to my Facebook page by clicking the Facebook button below or going to @thevaccinemom1 on Facebook and join the private group: TVM community for the vaccine hesitant . Make sure you tell your freinds to get in on the group, too!
I created this group as a way for members to voice their concerns about vaccines and get their questions answered in a safe environment.
I’ll periodically post questions to get conversations rolling and members are encouraged to post their own questions or concerns.
Should you become a fighter, you’re gone. This is a safe place!
I will do my best to give you the answers you’re looking for!
Thanks for keeping an open mind and coming to learn!
Thanks for interviewing me today Outbreak News Today! I loved talking about the HPV vaccine.
The Gardasil 9 vaccine is NEARLY 100% effective in preventing the 9 strains of HPV that have the highest rates of causing cancer/genital warts.
Only HALF of the teens are currently vaccinated here in the US!
Not good enough. If you could prevent cancer in your child, wouldn’t you??
Listen to this quick podcast by clicking the link below!