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Some parents hesitant to take a shot on vaccines

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published January 22, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.

Many a parent has cringed while watching needles pierce their sweet little baby’s thighs for his first vaccinations.

Those sticks are followed by tears, and some babies are uncomfortable and cranky for a day or two after the injections.

But cringes and crankiness, at least, are fleeting. Some moms and dads find themselves more concerned about complications and side effects associated with vaccinations, however rare they might be.

For some, the worry about those issues is such that they opt to forgo immunizations altogether.

In Arkansas that number is on the rise, according to state health department officials. See Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more about this issue.

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Jackabbott says... January 22, 2013 at 3 p.m.

For those parents who do not allow the required vaccines to be administered, they should be required to sign a waiver and prove they have the financial capacity to cover any ensuing illness that occurs to their child. Not go begging for Medicad and public aid to get them past their stupidity and cruelty to their own and other children.
Illegals should be held to the same standard also.
We woul have never eradicated small pox or polio or other diseases if these goofballs were running the show in other times.

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Vickie55 says... January 22, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

Those parents count on everyone else being vaccinated to keep the diseases in check. As long as my child has been vaccinated, he can't make your child sick.

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