With the sudden resurgence of a disease thought eradicated in the US, vaccines have come, once again, to the forefront of the news in general and the parenting world in particular. Specifically, the measles vaccine is one of the (if not *the*) most successful vaccines in the history of, well, vaccines. And yet, there have been 102 cases in 14 states in January of 2015 alone. For reference, in the eleven years from 2002 to 2012, nine years saw fewer than 100 cases.
Recently, parenting website The Stir published an article outlining the “22 Things Never to Say to Moms Who Don’t Vaccinate.” Needless to say, I take exception with a number of them.