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The	
  vaccine	
  debate	
  today	
  is	
  conducted	
  in	
  stirring	
  
images	
  and	
  strident	
  language.	
  
Emotions	
  run	
  high	
  on	
  this	
  issue	
  
Let’s	
  stick	
  to	
  the	
  facts.	
  
Vaccines	
  introduce	
  a	
  dead	
  or	
  modified	
  form	
  of	
  an	
  
illness	
  into	
  your	
  body.	
  
This	
  creates	
  antibodies:	
  an	
  army	
  to	
  fight	
  the	
  illness	
  
next	
  time	
  it	
  appears.	
  
Every	
  virus	
  and	
  bacteria	
  needs	
  its	
  
own	
  antibodies	
  to	
  fight	
  it.	
  
Your	
  body	
  can	
  overcome	
  some	
  
illnesses	
  quite	
  easily.	
  
Others	
  are	
  too	
  strong.	
  They	
  can	
  
kill	
  or	
  severely	
  damage	
  us.	
  
That’s	
  when	
  we	
  need	
  vaccines.	
  They	
  help	
  
our	
  body’s	
  natural	
  defenses.	
  
Vaccines	
  have	
  prevented	
  mass	
  
disability	
  and	
  deaths	
  from:	
  
Whooping	
  
Cough	
  
Hepatitis	
  B	
...
Vaccines	
  keep	
  individuals	
  safe	
  
from	
  dangerous	
  diseases.	
  
What	
  about	
  ‘herd	
  immunity?’	
  
Herd	
  immunity	
  is	
  where	
  so	
  many	
  people	
  in	
  a	
  
place	
  are	
  immune	
  that	
  the	
  disease	
 ...
If	
  the	
  disease	
  does	
  appear,	
  it	
  has	
  nowhere	
  to	
  
replicate	
  and	
  it	
  quickly	
  dies	
  out...
Herd	
  immunity	
  protects	
  those	
  in	
  the	
  group	
  
who	
  cannot	
  be	
  vaccinated.	
  
Herd	
  immunity	
  only	
  works	
  if	
  we	
  know	
  the	
  
vaccination	
  status	
  of	
  everyone	
  in	
  a	
  dou...
When	
  diseases	
  all	
  but	
  disappear,	
  it’s	
  easy	
  to	
  
forget	
  how	
  devastating	
  they	
  can	
  be.	...
People	
  become	
  complacent.	
  
Not	
  here!	
  
Vaccinations	
  are	
  
totally	
  unnecessary	
  
these	
  days.	
  ...
We	
  no	
  longer	
  fear	
  disability	
  as	
  we	
  once	
  
did.	
  	
  
Developed	
  countries	
  no	
  longer	
  suffer	
  through	
  
mass	
  death	
  and	
  disability.	
  
People	
  begin	
  to	
  wonder	
  if	
  
vaccinations	
  are	
  really	
  worth	
  it.	
  
No	
  vaccines	
  means	
  a	
...
Everyone	
  once	
  knew	
  someone	
  who	
  had	
  died	
  
from	
  or	
  been	
  disabled	
  by	
  a	
  preventable	
  ...
It’s	
  vital	
  that	
  we	
  remember	
  what	
  we	
  have	
  
overcome.	
  The	
  war	
  is	
  not	
  over	
  –	
  it	...
Want	
  to	
  know	
  more	
  about	
  vaccinations?	
  Listen	
  to	
  this	
  
podcast	
  episode:	
  
http://parentreso...
Vaccines - the Basics
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Vaccines - the Basics

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The atmosphere of fear surrounding vaccines in the developed world continues to flourish. Well-meaning parents are withholding vaccines from their children, in part because of insufficient knowledge. This presentation takes you through the facts - what vaccines are and how they keep individuals and populations safe from certain diseases. It is the first in a two part series on vaccinations and is designed to encourage parents to become informed in order to make the best parenting decisions.

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Vaccines - the Basics

  1. 1. The  vaccine  debate  today  is  conducted  in  stirring   images  and  strident  language.  
  2. 2. Emotions  run  high  on  this  issue  
  3. 3. Let’s  stick  to  the  facts.  
  4. 4. Vaccines  introduce  a  dead  or  modified  form  of  an   illness  into  your  body.  
  5. 5. This  creates  antibodies:  an  army  to  fight  the  illness   next  time  it  appears.  
  6. 6. Every  virus  and  bacteria  needs  its   own  antibodies  to  fight  it.  
  7. 7. Your  body  can  overcome  some   illnesses  quite  easily.  
  8. 8. Others  are  too  strong.  They  can   kill  or  severely  damage  us.  
  9. 9. That’s  when  we  need  vaccines.  They  help   our  body’s  natural  defenses.  
  10. 10. Vaccines  have  prevented  mass   disability  and  deaths  from:   Whooping   Cough   Hepatitis  B   Influenza   Polio   Measles   Rotavirus   Smallpox   Tetanus   Meningococcal  C   Diptheria   Mumps  
  11. 11. Vaccines  keep  individuals  safe   from  dangerous  diseases.  
  12. 12. What  about  ‘herd  immunity?’  
  13. 13. Herd  immunity  is  where  so  many  people  in  a   place  are  immune  that  the  disease  effectively   becomes  extinct.  
  14. 14. If  the  disease  does  appear,  it  has  nowhere  to   replicate  and  it  quickly  dies  out.  
  15. 15. Herd  immunity  protects  those  in  the  group   who  cannot  be  vaccinated.  
  16. 16. Herd  immunity  only  works  if  we  know  the   vaccination  status  of  everyone  in  a  double   circumference  of  a  vulnerable  person.  
  17. 17. When  diseases  all  but  disappear,  it’s  easy  to   forget  how  devastating  they  can  be.  
  18. 18. People  become  complacent.   Not  here!   Vaccinations  are   totally  unnecessary   these  days.   Medicine  is  way  more   advanced  now.   That’s  ancient   history!   Things  like  that   don’t  happen  any   more.   That  won’t  happen  to   us.  
  19. 19. We  no  longer  fear  disability  as  we  once   did.    
  20. 20. Developed  countries  no  longer  suffer  through   mass  death  and  disability.  
  21. 21. People  begin  to  wonder  if   vaccinations  are  really  worth  it.   No  vaccines  means  a   big  cost  saving…   Why  risk  side  effects   for  no  good  reason?   Why  put  my  kids   through  unnecessary   medical  procedures?  
  22. 22. Everyone  once  knew  someone  who  had  died   from  or  been  disabled  by  a  preventable   illness.  
  23. 23. It’s  vital  that  we  remember  what  we  have   overcome.  The  war  is  not  over  –  it  continues   with  every  child  who  is  vaccinated.  
  24. 24. Want  to  know  more  about  vaccinations?  Listen  to  this   podcast  episode:   http://parentresourcecentre.com/podcast-­‐15-­‐vaccinations/     Want  Emily  M  Morgan  to  speak  to  your  audience  about   helping  parents  become  informed?  Contact  her:   !  writetoemhere@gmail.com   !  http://emilymmorgan.com/speaker/   Want  to  find  out  more  for  Informed  Parents?  Visit:   http://www.parentresourcecentre.com    

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