Most anti-vaccine folks think that nothing could ever change their minds and get them to vaccinate and protect their kids ever again.
They have ‘woken up’ and won’t be convinced.
Do Anti-Vaccine Parents Ever Change Their Minds?
Of course, folks change their minds all of the time.
Remember the Disneyland measles outbreaks in California?
“I’ve given more measles, mumps, rubella vaccines in the past 10 days than I gave in the entire 12 months previously.”
Dr. Jay Gordon on Demand for Measles Vaccine Sends Crowds Even to Anti-Vax Docs
Other times, it is a good pediatrician who doesn’t pander to their fears, and instead, answers their questions about vaccines and helps them understand the risks (very small) and benefits (very big) of getting vaccinated and protected.
Or they might have a friend, family member, or other immunization advocate that helps them be more skeptical of the information and advice that is scaring them away from vaccines.
Remember. The great majority of parents vaccinate their kids. And those that don’t, do often change their minds.
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