Originally I started to write about the vaccination rates for hepatitis b, rotavirus, hib, pneumococcal, polio, chicken pox, and all five kinds of bacterial meningitis, but I stopped myself partway through and hit the delete button. There are many reasons why– hep b is a blood borne sexually transmitted disease, rotavirus is usually symptomless in adults, polio (by strict definition) was eradicated in the 1970s, bacterial meningitis infection is so rare that even the CDC says it’s rare, and so on– but the real reason why I erased everything is this:
All anyone complains about in the news and in legislative hearings is pertussis and measles.
So let’s have a conversation about about herd immunity for pertussis and measles.
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For the hyperlink impaired:
http://vaccinesafetycommission.org/pdfs/45-2000-Pediatrics-Vital-Statistics.pdf (See bottom right corner, page 1313, under “child mortality” to top left corner of page 1315.)