Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details!
If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.
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Yep. I am severely allergic to the whooping cough vaccine and as a consequence of another child in my kindergarten class not being properly vaccinated I got whooping cough. My house was quarantined by the board of health, I was out of school for 6 weeks + Christmas break, I was on inhalers and nebulizer treatments for about a year afterwards and it’s miraculous I didn’t have permanent lung damage. I wasn’t able to lay down for over 2 months because every time I was in a reclined position I would cough until I vomited. So yeah, vaccinations are important and you and your children should have them. And just for the record, vaccines do not cause autism - this is an unassailable fact.