IT'S A CONVERSATION MORE AND MORE PARENTS ARE HAVING
WITH THEIR DOCTORS.
SHOULD THEY DELAY EARLY CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS.
OR IN SOME CASES SKIP THEM ALL TOGETHER?
LOCAL DOCTORS TELL US MANY NEW PARENTS JUST DON'T
THINK IT'S NECESSARY.
AND THAT'S WHAT HAS THEM WORRIED.
WE ASKED YOU ON FACEBOOK
WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT VACCINATIONS.
I'm 100% against vaccines! My first is fully vaccinated
and after a vaccine injury with my youngest I am outspoken
about the risks of vaccines
My family stands firm in the belief that vaccinations
should be mandatory.
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA WORKING FOR YOU WITH WHAT DOCTORS
THINK ABOUT THIS GROWING CONCERN.
SEVERAL DOCTORS TOLD ME TODAY, THAT'S TRUE.
MORE AND MORE PARENTS ARE QUESTIONING THE IMPORTANCE
I SPOKE WITH A PEDIATRICIAN WHO'S WORKED IN PORTLAND,
NORTH IDAHO AND NOW SPOKANE.
SHE SAYS IN EVERY LOCATION IT'S THE SAME STORY, MANY
PEOPLE JUST DON'T THINK THEY ARE NECESSARY.
SHE'S A DOCTOR AND A PARENT.
NATS FROM FRIG?
SO PEDIATRICIAN CHARLOTTE WEEDA CONSTANTLY WEIGHS
THE RISKS AND REWARDS FOR EVERYTHING.
And I have a daughter and I give her all the vaccines,
I think the risk of the disease is so much greater
than the risk of the vaccinations,
A RECENT STUDY OUT OF WESTERN WASHINGTON HIGHLIGHTS
A GROWING CONCERN FOR DOCTORS LIKE WEEDA.
It is increasing in number, the people that are worried
about vaccinations for their children,
HER CAREER HAS TAKEN HER ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST,
OREGON, IDAHO AND NOW WASHINGTON.
SHE SAYS MANY NEW PARENTS IN EACH AREA ARE ASKING
THE QUESTION, WHY VACCINATE?
The majority of them just don't think that they're
WEEDA THINKS BECAUSE THE U.S.
HAS SUCH A STRONG VACCINATION PUSH MANY PARENTS HAVEN'T
BEEN EXPOSED TO VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES LIKE,
MEASLES, MUMPS OR MENINGITIS
But I think if people haven't been at a bedside with
a baby and watched them dying from that, they don't
understand the risks that it really could happen to
UNFORTUNATELY WEEDA THINKS IT MAY TAKE ANOTHER OUTBREAK
OF SOMETHING LIKE MEASLES FOR PARENTS TO ONCE AGAIN
BE REMINDED OF WHY DOCTORS VACCINATE.
UNTIL THEN, SHE WELCOMES CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS..
I enjoy that parents ask questions because it's caused
me to go back and review the literature and make sure
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS REQUIRE THEIR STUDENTS TO HAVE
UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS OR AT LEAST EXEMPTIONS ON
FILE BEFORE RETURNING TO CLASS.
NOW'S A GOOD TIME TO CHECK THOSE REQUIREMENTS.