There was a small blurb in our local paper yesterday about an outbreak of mumps in our city’s middle school. The city Facebook page has a number of antivac and provac responses to this crisis, as crisis it is, as there are several immune compromised students who cannot go to school because they are at risk for terrible infection.
I remember having Rubella, Mumps, Roseaola, and Chicken Pox. Husband had all those and Scarlet Fever as well. Both our children had the Chicken Pox. There are many individuals receiving Developmental Disability services in our region because they had mumps or measles or some other childhood illness in the 1950’s that resulted in intellectual disabilities. Our grandson is now recovering from RSV, and I am thankful his parents are confirmed vaccinators.
What memories do you have about childhood illnesses? How do you feel about vaccinations?