Fellow L.A. Parents, Why the Heck Aren’t You Vaccinating Your Kids?

shutterstock_44412757Parenting is full of tough choices, but some choices are pretty easy: we always use seat belts, we insist on a helmet, and we vaccinate our kids. Unless, of course, we live on the westside of Los Angeles County, where vaccinating doesn’t make “instinctive” sense. Wait, what?

Apparently, parents within L.A.’s wealthiest communities have a big problem vaccinating their kids against life-threatening diseases on the basis of “a diffuse constellation of unproven anxieties, from allergies and asthma to eczema and seizures,” according to Hollywood Reporter’s Gary Baum.

Come on, my fellow Angelenos, just because you heard through the private-school grapevine that some vaccine somewhere caused some reaction this one time, doesn’t make life-saving vaccines any less safe or effective. [read more…]

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