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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 04:43
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Canberra
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An anecdote from a lady I worked with many (40?) years ago.

Her daughter caught measles about age 4 & died at about 13 from measles-related complications. She went from a bright 11 year old to almost a vegetative state by the time she died.

Knowing this story, NOT vaccinating would have required compelling evidence which is just not present in the research literature.

There is risk with any medical intervention, but there are very few children where that risk outweighs the benefits.

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