Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vaccinations: some biological fitness for kids...and their friends

Remember getting vaccines (shots, jabs, etc) as a kid?  Ugh, I hated it.

However, I'm glad to be here to think back on it, due to the fact that I didn't get Diptheria, polio, measles, smallpox and a host of other diseases for which modern society has vaccinations.

As you know from reading this blog, avoiding injury and illness helps you survive, and, eventually, reproduce. Biological fitness stems from these two things, which allow your genes to flow to the next generation.

vaccinations don't cause autism and do prevent the spread of serious diseases
image: Public Health Watch

So if you have kids, you should vaccinate them. It will help them survive, thus increasing your and their biological fitness, not to mention that of your friends, neighbors, and relatives and their kids. At a minimum, learn more about the evidence for and against the use of vaccinations.

If you are a parent-to-be, you might want to read about this now, rather than when you are overwhelmed and exhausted with your new larger family.

Think fitness for kids!
  • Vaccines prevent potentially fatal diseases,
  • They have a high degree of safety, and
  • Their safety is constantly evaluated and reevaluated in a system that, at least in the U.S., operates independently from the pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines.

Don't take just my word for it


  1. Yay for vaccines! Bennett is getting them all.

  2. Yea Bennett and his parents! Society thanks you.

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