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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

dear ms b-shots yea or nay


well ms b
im sorry but my recommendation is yea
i know they hurt and sometimes make you feel bad
ms b
in my career i have seen kids die from some of these diseases
the most impressive was the h flu type b bacteria infections
dont worry you are protected
since you got the hib shot

as an intern the hib shot was in research
it was two years away from being given to the general population
as i walked into the pediatric icu on my first day as an intern
it was full of kids with hib or hflub infections
joint infections
many of these kids died
many were left with permanent damage

Image result for hib vaccine
within two years once the hib vaccine started to be given
the numbers just dwindled away
that now it doubtful any intern or resident even most practicing
doctors have ever seen
a hib or hflub infection

i did
i have imprinted permanently in my brain
my first patient a 15 month old left with permanent brain damage
from hib or hflub menningits with brain abscesses
he was like an adult with a major stroke

now for those who dont immunize their kids
these infections didnt just go away
its still here
just waiting for an opportunity to strike
on that unprotected child
with it newly acquired resistance to most antibiotics

now i saw in the news ms b
that the american academy of pediatrics supports doctors
who refuse to immunize their patients

in fact
i heard that the clinic i worked for did the same

now my personal opinion ms b
is that refusing to immunize a child is a form of child abuse
like withholding insulin from a child with diabetes
there should be some type of punishment if the child is

now that said
i did have a lot of people who did not immunize their kids
some of my colleagues refused to see them
i saw them
i always warned the parents that if their child gets sick with
an unexplained illness or fever to always let the doctors know
that the child was not immunized
they the doctors have not ever seen hflub or hib or measles or mumps
would probably never think about them if they didnt know the child
wasnt immunized

i personally dont understand those parents who dont immunize
their kids
since they have never seen what these disease do to kids
permanently do to them

so in summary ms b
i am glad your mom and dad are getting you immunized
so your gma and i dont have to worry about you getting
ill from one of these preventable diseases
we have enough to worry about in this world
worrying about vaccine preventable diseases
a problem solved years ago

heres to your health
cutie pie

the organicgreen doctor

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