An anti-vaxxer mom in Washington recently asked a Facebook group called the Vaccine Education Network. She wanted to know how she could protect her unvaccinated three-year-old child from a measles outbreak in her state.
To be clear: she chose not to vaccinate her child. Then became concerned about how she could make sure she didn’t catch the measles. Too bad there’s not already some way to make her child immune to…oh, wait. VACCINES.
Her message read,
My 3-year-old is not vaccinated and there is currently a measles outbreak in my state. Any suggestions for precautions I can take to protect her would be very much appreciated.
Now, there are some cases where a parent can’t vaccinate a child. Like when there are immune system diseases present, however, this mom didn’t mention any of that, so it seems safe to assume she just chose not to vaccinate.
Anyway, as you can imagine, she got a whole ton of advice from the group. Most were it in the form of sarcasm and dark jokes. Because if a parent doesn’t listen to doctors and science and instead endangers their child by not getting them vaccinated, what can you really tell them?