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A Mom of 3 on Why She Doesn’t Vaccinate Her Kids


Way back in 1998, well before Jenny McCarthy took center stage as the anti-vaccine (now “pro-vaccine“) mom in the media, a mom in Tampa, Florida, named Sarah Pope “opted out” of vaccinating her first child. A decade and a half later, the author of the site The Healthy Home Economist admits that as a member of a family of doctors and nurses…. Sarah talked to The Stir about how she arrived at what some see as a controversial decision, what she’s experienced as a result, and what she has to say to her opposition.  Read More…

VLA comment:  Excellent, accessible, intelligent, succinct answers to the should I vaccinate argument.  It would be good if parents get this one under their belt!