Update #8 ·

The Vaccination Question: If I had a young child I would give my child...

  • The entire vaccine schedule as recommended by the CDC. (38% people answered this)
  • All the recommended CDC shots but on a delayed schedule or I'd give them fewer shots at each doctor visit. (3% people answered this)
  • Only selected vaccines. The ones that I judge to the most important and safest. (8% people answered this)
  • No vaccines until school and then only the vaccinations required for school. (1% people answered this)
  • No vaccines at all. I would get a religious/philosophical exemption. I may vaccinate my child homoeopathically. (47% people answered this)

1076 people voted.

There is no scientific controversy about the safety or effectiveness of vaccines. This Cause is dedicating to supporting awareness of the value of vaccines in the face of a small minority who deny the overwhelming scientific and medical evidence. "Immunisation is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert between 2 and 3 million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations. It has clearly defined target groups; it can be delivered effectively through outreach activities; and vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change." From the World Health Organisation website. http://www.who.int/topics/immunization/en/ This Cause is affiliated with the Anti-Anti-Vaccine Campaign, dedicated to crowd-sourcing efforts to discourage the dissemination of anti-vaccine propaganda on Facebook. You can find it at http://www.causes.com/causes/786814-the-anti-anti-vaccine-campaign/ No comments will be accepted on this cause. If you wish to comment please do so at http://on.fb.me/KZcimU

It wasn't that long ago that vaccination seemed to be a given, an obvious part of being responsible for the health of our families and communities. But things seem to be changing. Since the very first vaccines in the 1790's, there have been people opposed to them. In recent times those people have been handed a powerful tool called the internet. Now vaccination, no longer the unquestioned life-saving miracle, has become the Vaccination Controversy. The controversy lives on the internet but has expanded into many parts of the news media. Celebrities have taken on the anti-vaccination cause and gotten widespread coverage. Everyone knows someone who doesn't want their kids exposed to vaccines. How widespread is the doubt? How many of us are seriously worried about the possible side effects of vaccination? This is an internet poll. It's not scientifically valid, but maybe we can at least get a feel for what's happening in the part of our world that takes polls on Causes.com. Maybe we'll learn something from that. If the choice you'd make is not represented above, I apologise. Causes.com allows a maximum of 5 options on a poll. If your choice isn't represented, please contribute to the comments below and let me know - I'll try to address your issue in future actions. Thanks for participating.


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