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What does it mean to be an Anti-Vaxxer

Anti-vaxxer

Many people called anti vaxxers are fully vaccinated and have vaccinated their children. Some of these persons saw regression of skills happen with their children or auto immune issues, eczema, allergies, asthma etc. and decided to opt out of one or more vaccine or slow down/space out the vaccine schedule and they are called anti-vaxxers as well.

Its a phrase used to villify, to instill fear and to create the illusion usually in the media that anyone who does not comply with the vaccine schedule is against vaccines.

Most anti-vaxxers started out being very pro vaccines until their child was injured and then they weren’t.

-Submitted Urban Dictionary entry that was rejected by their editors that was submitted by a vaccine reform activist.

A Useful Suggestion

H1N1 and the regular flu are a big concern these days, and with a struggling economy people are coming to work instead of staying home risking the possibility of infecting co-workers, customers and or visitors. We should make public health policies that are fair and reasonable for both the employee and the employer.

For those who are part time and do not get benefits, the employer should cut checks for those who get a flu vaccine up to the fair reasonable retail price at a pharmacy that is local to the business office of the employee. If the employee takes the vaccine and if the chance they get infected with the flu they would need to go to the doctor to get a note and they would have up to 1 week with no penalty non-paid time off.

Democratic Party legislators want to provide paid time off, but that is tough for businesses these days, but at least offering reimbursement for flu vaccines would be the next best option.

This would be a fair and reasonable compromise. Workers would not infect other workers and decrease loss of productivity.