I am alive, well and fully vaccinated, despite pledging allegiance to no authority. Listening to experts is not complacency, it's just an act of common sense humanity.
Fear not, get your shot.
It's important for children to be vaccinated so that they have the opportunity to become adults.
Some parents are ambivalent about vaccination after reading misinformed pieces and watching misleading videos on a popular mobile chat application. By electing to avoid vaccinating their child, they are denying their child's right to be protected against these severe diseases.
As for mercury, a child will almost certainly get more mercury exposure from her immediate environment than from vaccination. This is true, too, of the aluminum that is often used as an adjuvant in vaccines to intensify the immune response.
On the pro-vaccine side -- and not everyone does this, but I saw it enough for it to make me really uncomfortable -- is a tendency to accuse people who are wary of vaccination of being stupid and not understanding science.
We've been using vaccination in some form for hundreds of years now. We have almost nothing in our modern medicine that we've been using that long, and it's been consistently productive even though, you know, the older vaccines were much more dangerous than vaccines we're using now.
Universal vaccination may well be the greatest success story in medical history.
As cities get bigger, our best defence will be to prevent outbreaks in the first place by building better public health systems, improving childhood immunisation through better routine immunisation and pre-emptive vaccination campaigns.
With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot; but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year; but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus.
First be a good animal.
As a global community, we must ensure that legitimate concerns about liability do not hold back the possibility of developing an Ebola vaccine, an essential strategy in our global response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Supporting local farmers is important to me, which is not only good for the local economy and better for the environment, there is evidence that eating locally grown food strengthens your immune system.
From my perspective, it appears that a great thrust of research on health and longevity is pointing towards improving our immune system -- that within an empowered immune system are the health solutions and longevity answers we're looking for.
The immune systems goal is to protect the body against invaders either from without, such as microbes, or from within, such as cancers and different types of neoplastic transformation.
The bodys immune system is like any other system of the body. Each of them have their vital function for the human host.
When you're happy, your immune system is at its strongest point. And when you think negatively, or when you hate, or allow yourself to grow emotionally out of control, you are weakening your immune system.
Scientists are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.
Scientists know that women gravitate to men who have a different immune system from theirs.
Think about your immune system as being an army, and it's fighting infection.
The AIDS crisis has brought us a consciousness of the immune system as the most important health-maintenance element, and a consciousness of how it is under attack.
Naturally, immunity is a natural physician that fends off all invading bacteria and viruses; whereas, food becomes its medicine or trouble since that appears to increase or decrease your immune system. Thus, choose the right and healthy food, and adopt this proverb: Eat to be alive, not live to eat.
In critical situations, Yoga and Ayurveda driven community immunity plans are better than open-ended herd immunity.
Happiness is an immunity.
There was no immunity to cuckoo ideas on Earth.
When most members of a community are vaccinated, they protect those who are not by eliminating the viral reservoirs in the population. The effect is known as 'herd immunity.'
Vaccination is one of the easiest things on the way to development. It's much easier than roads and a great education system. It's very basic. It's one of the first things you want to get right.
It's extremely hard to get rid of any population. When they say polio is essentially wiped out, it's not. If we let up on the vaccinations, it will make a come back.
Scientists and companies weren't creating things like new vaccines. Now that we have this fund that's there to buy at the lowest price, but buy for those people these medicines, we see scientists everywhere coming up with those new tools.
There is so much in this world to be skeptical about if you want to be a skeptical a**hole. I'm kind of a skeptical a**hole. But not about vaccines, that's just not one of them.
There's no 'dumb-ass' vaccine.
Physicians who care for adults generally don't think about vaccines as much as pediatricians do, and adults think of vaccines as a kid thing.
Novel technologies for delivering .. vaccines can certainly find a market if they are more effective, less costly, less invasive or more convenient to use than the alternatives.
Vaccination is a public health issue because influenza is a highly contagious disease. If you don't vaccinate your child, his or her schoolmates are much more likely to become ill. That is why some places (New York, for example) are making the vaccine mandatory for school children.
Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance.
I am a huge believer in the flu vaccine. I have had it every year and have never had the flu.
Misinformation or distrust of vaccines can be like a contagion that can spread as fast as measles.
Vaccination was, and is, thoroughly infused with our politics, our social values, and our cultural norms. By acknowledging and understanding the divergent reasons why we've vaccinated in the past, however, we just may ensure the continued success of vaccination in the future.
Here in Bosnia I had already seen several cases of rheumatic fever and a case we thought was miliary tuberculosis, diseases now rare in America. It was sobering to think that the mundane process of vaccinating these children might ultimately save more lives than any UN-brokered peace treaty.
For a pediatrician to attack what has become the bread and butter of pediatric practice is equivalent to a priest denying the infallibility of the pope.
Flu can be serious, and it kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. Vaccination is easier and more convenient than ever, so get yourself and your family protected.
Vaccination is the single most important step people can take to protect themselves from influenza.
When you're in a pocket with low vaccination rates, that's when you find yourself at greater risk of getting measles.
If we vaccinate well, if we increase those vaccination rates, we can stop measles just as we stopped it before.
I experienced how foreign aid for large-scale vaccination projects helps to save the life of children and thus give a real input to growth and to escaping poverty.
Futurism is almost like a vaccination. You inject a little bit of a denatured pathogen to prepare your body in case you encounter it for real.
In the case of Pakistan, the CIA actually used a fake vaccination campaign to try to locate Osama bin Laden, so now vaccination is associated with espionage.
I think that people's resistance to vaccination isn't going to disappear until we address some of the nonmedical reasons for that resistance and people's discomfort and distrust of the government. That's bigger than what most medical professionals can handle.
Some very poor countries run great vaccination systems, and some richer ones run terrible programs.