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August 28th, 2015
Episode 279 of 464 episodes
Are vaccines for your children dangerous or necessary? Learn more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:26 Explanations: 3:46 Fast dialog: 17:44 Jonas: Hi, Jenny. Are you getting your kids ready for school, too? Jenny: Yes, as you can see, we’re buying lots of school supplies. Jonas: Did you get the school letter reminding parents to submit proof of immunization before the first day of school? I know that your youngest is starting school this year. Jenny: Yes, she is, but I’m thinking of getting an exemption. I’m not sure vaccines are safe and I don’t want to take a chance with her health. Jonas: The immunizations required by the school are standard – measles, mumps, chicken pox, polio – all vaccines your other children have had. Jenny: But when I looked at the list, there were a few I didn’t recognize – diphtheria, hepatitis, and rubella. Who knows what our kids are getting! Jonas: The ones you mentioned are standard, too. Don’t you remember the outbreak of whooping cough last year? If our kids had been immunized, they wouldn’t have gotten sick. Jenny: I’ve read somewhere that vaccines might be dangerous. I just don’t want to jeopardize their future. Jonas: That’s precisely what you’d be doing if you opted out of immunizations. Jenny: Why’s that? Jonas: Because your children won’t be getting an education. The school is barring any children who don’t get immunized from attending school. Jenny: I call that irresponsible! Jonas: That’s exactly the word that came to my mind. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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