My autistic kid won't be the reason yours ends up with measles.

Let me preface this by saying that I am fairly liberal.  I am pro-choice.  I voted for Obama.  I am a firm supporter of same-sex marriages.  I believe that everyone should have access to affordable health care.  But what I don't and won't accept is the anti-vaccination movement....more

I'm Not an Idiot: Measles Outbreak, Vaccine Debates, and Your Name-Calling

When it comes to the vaccination debate, I don't usually "go there." I feel like we are all trying to inform ourselves make the best decisions for our families in a world full of misinformation brought to us by people more interested in power and money than the health of the general public. ...more
Lazy Hippie Mama reillysmom16 You just totally shot your credibility by referring to "antidotal ...more

An Alternative to Vaccines: Voluntary Intentional Exposure

Illustration by Cécile Graat There seems to be this dichotomy where there are only two choices to protect our communities from preventable disea...more
But the entire point of vaccination is to protect children against disease. Acquiring immunity ...more

Can We Have Meaningful Dialogue about Vaccinating?

 Photo by Brian Hoskins  I’ve been...more

You Don’t Believe in Vaccinations? You Might Want to Rethink that.

Measles outbreaks have been on the rise, after the virus was nearly eradicated in the United States, in 2000. Mostly these infections are on the rise because of people choosing not to give vaccinations to their children, for whatever reason. Measles is a very serious virus, and it is most dangerous to children under the age of 5, and as more and more children have been vaccinated worldwide, the rate of death from measles dropped off, but it is now becoming more of a threat....more