After watching the Frontline Video “The Vaccine War”, NOVA “Vaccines: Calling the Shots” and the “Girl who could only walk backwards” series (watch all 3 of the You-tube videos before responding), please discuss the following: if you use others sources cite them please.
1.How have vaccines changed our world?
2.What is the controversy over MMR and what/who caused this controversy?
3.What are some of the concerns/reasons that some parents have for not vaccinating their children?
4.What risks does not vaccinating children place on individuals and society?
5.How has the media, including social media, impacted the goal of herd immunity?
6.Before this class, had you seen the video of the “Girl who could only walk backwards”?How did this affect you? Has your attitude changed after watching the outcome of this girl?Now watch the update on this “victim”. What are the long term consequences of such media reports on vaccine compliance?
7.What is your attitude towards vaccinations in general? Has your attitude been changed or strengthened after watching these videos?
8.Should nurses (who do not have contraindications) be mandated to get the flu vaccine? why or why not?
9.If you answered no to question #8, would you want you or your loved one who has compromised immunity to be cared for by a nurse who has not received the flu vaccine? Why or why not?