Polio is Still Around

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/09/02/outbreak-of-rare-mutated-poliovirus-in-ukraine-leaves-two-children-paralyzed/

This was an interesting article but I had to wonder why anyone is still disbursing the oral vaccine anymore especially with the growing reduction in parents allowing their children to be vaccinated. When a person receives the live polio virus, it makes any immune-deficient person or unvaccinated child/infant ┬ásusceptible. I was known as the ‘mean’ mother at the doctor’s office as, back in my day, I always insisted on the injected, dead virus vaccine rather then the oral because of my elderly in-laws and mother.

With the influx of refugees, many of which come from countries that still have outbreaks of polio, we will have to figure out ways to protect ourselves and our children because the government certainly isn’t thinking about this right now.