Most U.S. teenagers who refused vaccinations are looking for an opportunity to get them. Officials warn all parents of a dangerous measles outbreak in 10 states. If your child has never been vaccinated against smallpox or measles, then fix it.
"My mother always said that vaccines are bad and we don’t need them. But the outbreak of measles scared me, so I would like to get this vaccine," Mayci, 18, told NBC News. On Monday evening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 100 cases of measles. More than 50 of them were recorded in Washington. Experts also report that children under 10 years old have the greatest risk of disease.
“Mom always avoided hospitals and preventive centers. All these vaccines were something bad for me. But now, I know this medicine can protect me. My friends want to be vaccinated too,” said Mayci. Today, 12 states are allowed not to vaccinate children before the school, based on religious and philosophical convictions.
"If parents immunized their children, then we would have avoided this epidemic and saved many lives. This is a result of the anti-vaccine policy," Dr. Peter Hotez said.
All teens younger than 18 need to get permission from parents / guardians.
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