OK. I get it. It is cute…but also borderline disturbing. I guess that is what is effective these days at getting a message across.

This video is courtesy of the Gates Foundation. Immunizing my son has been one of the hardest things about being a mom as my son cries so much after each and every shot – with a really terrible scream unlike the cute ones in this video. But I understand the value of immunization and so I immunize my child.

This issue is incredibly pertinent even today in the United States. We are currently on track to have the highest recorded cases of measles in over a decade, likely as a result of upper/middle-income highly educated moms like myself who have decided to stop or delay immunizing their kids. This is a real pubic health tragedy. So let the screaming babies scream on.

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2 Responses to “A crying baby symphony?”

  1. […] sentiments regarding how difficult it is for parents to get their children vaccinated. One is from Karen Grepin’s Global Health Blog: Immunizing my son has been one of the hardest things about being a mom as my son cries so much […]

  2. yes, if u don't immunize your child, I will judge u. & if your child goes to my child's school, I might scream myself http://bit.ly/kGWCY2

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