Mom shuts the anti-vaccination supporters with a powerful message!
The anti vaccination movement has definitely done a lot of harm to people. While some people struggle but ensure that their kids are well vaccinated there has emerged a group of people who say that they won’t be vaccinating their child because there isn’t any harm from the virus or chemicals but the vaccination itself. The cost of the vaccination or the routine also adds up to the rage. But the question still remains if the world is as safe as it is with vaccination? Camille Echols the nurse and a mom for a daughter definitely has the answer for this through her personal experience.
Camille Echols has a 11-year-old daughter who at the age of 2 had to fight with a kidney transplant that led her to not being vaccinated the second dose of vaccine against chicken pox. Right after she was operated any sort of vaccination was off the list. Therefore she had been under complete observation and study. Ashley was exposed to a child with chicken pox the last weekend and this has caused a reason of worry to Camille. They are in ER and are awaiting the response because chicken pox takes about 7 to 21 days in showing its sign and if Ashley has caught one then it is a reason to worry as it would mean admitting her to hospital again and fighting for the cure again. The baby has gone through a lot already to be able to survive one more disease.
People who skip the vaccination put other people’s children to risk like these therefore it is necessary for all of us to get a vaccination done. The fact remains that diseases like chicken pox, measles, whooping cough etc were eradicated a few years ago but are seen returning today. The reason may be for the decreased efficiency of the vaccine which needs to be taken care of! The quality of vaccinations are decreasing while there has been a rise in the price of it since the last few years! There needs to be a proper check on the vaccination system to ensure that they are all safe.
Camille Echols posted her message on Facebook which hit fame and was shared by as much as 112000 people on the internet. There are about 15000 comments on the post sharing the vaccination scenario today and how it is affecting our lives for bad!
“I’ve been relatively quiet on social media about the ‘Anti-vax’ movement. I’ve seen smart-ass memes saying ‘why would my unvaccinated kids be a threat to your vaccinated kids if you’re so sure they work?’
THIS is why. There are people who cannot have live vaccines, like my daughter, who had a kidney transplant when she was 2 years old. She got one varicella vaccine but couldn’t get the second because she was immunosuppressed and instead of developing immunity, she would have contracted the virus.
She was exposed to a child with chickenpox this weekend and now we are in the ER. She’s getting labwork, injections of immunoglobulin and then we have to wait to see what the infectious disease doctor says. The incubation period of chicken pox is 7-21 days. So even with all we are doing, she could still become sick in the next 3 weeks. And that would mean an automatic admission to the hospital for IV antiviral meds. She could become very, very sick from this.”
She went on to beg:
‘Please, if you are someone who believes your child will get autism from vaccines, PLEASE educate yourself. There isn’t a single peer reviewed study that came to that conclusion. And the people choosing to skip vaccinations put children like my daughter at risk. She has been through SO much already. And this was avoidable.”
Echols doesn’t know if the kid who had chicken pox had been vaccinated previously or not, but she says that’s beside the point.
‘The resurgence of chicken pox, whooping cough, measles and other diseases that were nearly eradicated years ago is a direct result of a large percentage of the population deciding not to vaccinate their children without sound research the support that decision,” she explained.
Her post has been shared more than 112,000 times, with more than 15,000 comments.
“As a kidney recipient who works with school-age children every day, I am always concerned about infectious transmission. Please keep up the good fight for vaccination. Best wishes to your courageous daughter,” added another.
Most were in support of her plea.
“Thank you for sharing your story publicly. I think people need to see the effects their decision not to vaccinate can cause. I work in public health and the anti-vax movement makes me crazy!!! As you have stated, science has proven vaccines to be safe and effective. I just do not understand people who are not willing to accept the scientific evidence! I wish you and your family all the best!” wrote another commenter.
Of course there were those on the other side of the fence.
“All these drug companies push the vaccines because of the all mighty $$ don’t kid yourself look at the guy who up medication from$36.00 to $500 .00 It’s to political to me not enough testing and you can’t believe everything you read and hear so you have to make your own decisions don’t let people tell you what to do,” added another.
As for Echols, she went on to offer an update…
“All of this was preventable,” she said. “The intent behind the post wasn’t to shame parents, but to encourage them to educate themselves.”
“I had a rare opportunity as a mother and nurse in one to share this information,” she added.
And to those who told her, “it’s just chicken pox, she won’t die,” it should be noted that based on a Clinical Kidney Journal study, “Chicken pox… which is a benign disease with a largely stable course among the general population, can have severe outcomes for immunocompromised patients, accounting for almost 90% with significant morbidity and mortality in…infected patients.”
That would include her daughter, who thankfully, has made a full recovery.
It could have ended much worse.