Tonight, PNM is fortunate enough to have John Tempte back to continue his discussion with PNM’s Bill Scanlon on vaccinations and immunizations, and the need for everyone to take responsibility for getting, and having their children get, vaccines to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. John is from the UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine, whose research interests include viral disease surveillance in primary care and attitudes toward immunizations. One of the hardest hit groups of people, that are the most susceptible to these diseases, are those with weak, deficient, and compromised immune systems. What happened at Disneyland a few months ago is a prime example. Also, Bill asked John a question about a possible explanation as to why people fail to get vaccinations. People view vaccinations as a high risk, low reward proposition, that is the safety of you, and your children, is more important than the safety of others. To hear John’s answer, listen to the interview below:
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