Diseases are back, guys. We’ve been hearing about outbreaks everywhere recently. Headlines show the concern that the Center for Disease Control has over the terrifying number of cases of measles that have popped up since the disease was declared eradicated in 2000.
We’re just here to remind you that the MMR vaccine is safe. Unfortunately, many parents are still not getting their children vaccinated.
While this is unsettling, the other end of the spectrum shows that there are parents taking a pro-active approach in protecting their children, and themselves, from diseases that can be harmful by getting vaccinated.
Mom of two, Abbey Clint, grew up in an anti-vaxx household and decided to not repeat her family’s history and got her kids vaccinated. Clint shared her experience and her decision to vaccinate on a Facebook post that has gotten the attention of anti and pro-vaccine groups. “I grew up unvaccinated before it was cool,” she wrote on Facebook. “I’ve had to catch up on my inoculations with each pregnancy. Glad I didn’t catch measles while pregnant!” she wrote.
Record-breaking outbreaks of infectious diseases that are preventable with vaccinations are causing serious conversations about the anti-vax movement. Clint’s decision to share her experience, especially coming from a family that did not vaccinate, is proving to already be helpful in stopping the spread of misinformation regarding vaccines.