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August 23rd, 2008:

Vaccinating your kids and the connection to autism: plus other myths

Good post by Darin over in The Squid Zone on how some parents are eschewing, for various unfounded reasons, vaccinations for their kids due to fears about autism, promiscuousness and other fairy tale consequences.

I’ve run across this a few times myself. Fairly recently, upon mentioning to an acquaintance that we were arranging to have my eldest get Gardasil, which has been SCIENTIFICALLY proven to reduce the rate of certain cervical cancers, I received a very weird reaction.