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One of these teens is Mayci, an 18-year-old woman from Augusta, Georgia, who has gone to Radid for a vaccinating advice after hearing about the measles outbreak
Mayci – who has asked her family not to be included, because she worries she's upset her mother – she never had a vaccine. The reason? Her mother's position, "vaccines are bad, this is something we do not do, leave it alone," said a teenager at NBC News.
"At the time I was born, both of my parents agreed to anti-vaccination," said Mothers, "almost a year and a half ago, I moved from my mother's house to my father and my father had a fairly neutral a look at the vaccinations at the moment, but when I was born, he essentially agreed with my mother and the beliefs of her family. "
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 101 measles cases, Fifty-five of them in Washington, the epicenter of the epidemic, almost all cases occur children under 10 years of age whose parents decided not to vaccinate
While growing up, Mayci believes her mother's negative views on vaccines are normal, her mother used a religious release, so Mayci should not be vaccinated in school and told my friends to do the same. "When I was 12, I remember all my classmates saying," I hated taking pictures, "said Maci." I asked them, "What do you mean, you had to take pictures of to go to school? "
Georgia is one of the 17 countries that allows non-medical exemptions from the vaccination requirements for attending a school, according to the National Conference of State Legislators. 47 countries currently have religious exceptions, and since 2009 the number of "philosophical beliefs", vaccinations released to state departments, has increased in 12 of the 18 countries that currently allow this policy.
"What we see is pockets of intense anti-vaccination activity," says Peter Hotez, pediatrician and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor Medical College, Waco, Texas. In recent years, the social movement of the vaccine against public health has increased in the United States. Subsequently, the outbreaks of measles also increased. "
Experts believe this is one of the reasons why hot spots against vaccination have emerged, such as Clark County, Washington. But doctors and nurses say the recent epidemic has stimulated people to vaccinate. Washington Health Department says about 530 people were immunized against measles in January 2018. In January this year there were more than 3,000 immunizations. As vaccinations are a medical procedure, in most cases, teenagers under the age of 18 require the consent of a parent, guardian or other adult family member. When she was 17 when she was 17, she talked to her father about getting the vaccine when she was 18 years old. solutions. He supports my judgment. "The fact that I work in a doctor's office has allowed me to really learn about the myths and the truths of the vaccines."
In 2000, measles were declared to be eliminated in the United States thanks to measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. this is part of the routine children's pictures for decades. Measles is a highly contagious disease, but people who receive the right doses of the vaccine rarely infect it, even if exposed.
Two doses of the vaccine – aged 1 year to 15 months and a second dose of 4 to 6 years – provide about 97% protection. Very few people who receive both doses of the measles vaccine will still receive measles if they are exposed to the virus, albeit a lighter form of the disease. Experts are not sure why.
The recent outbreak of measles is a reminder that flock immunity – which occurs when enough people are vaccinated against infectious disease to protect others in the community who are not – is being destroyed in some communities. So far Mayci has received the TDAP vaccine and the flu vaccine. She plans to receive the MMR vaccine, along with shots against HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and varicella later this year.
"I graduate from high school in May, and I'm planning a specialization at a clinical laboratory in college. "She said," Because it is a field of health science, I absolutely need to have the necessary vaccinations. "