Mother and registered nurse Camille Echols, who wrote about her ongoing situation with her little girl to caution other guardians about the risk of not choosing immunizations.
Her 11-year-old little girl Ashley had a kidney transplant at age two which kept her from being able to be vaccinated against chicken pox.
“I’ve been relatively quiet on social media about the ‘Anti-vax’ movement. I’ve seen smart-ass memes saying ‘why would my unvaccinated kids be a threat to your vaccinated kids if you’re so sure they work?’
THIS is why. There are people who cannot have live vaccines, like my daughter, who had a kidney transplant when she was 2 years old. She got one varicella vaccine but couldn’t get the second because she was immunosuppressed and instead of developing immunity, she would have contracted the virus.
She was exposed to a child with chickenpox this weekend and now we are in the ER. She’s getting labwork, injections of immunoglobulin and then we have to wait to see what the infectious disease doctor says. The incubation period of chicken pox is 7-21 days. So even with all we are doing, she could still become sick in the next 3 weeks. And that would mean an automatic admission to the hospital for IV antiviral meds. She could become very, very sick from this.”
She went on beg:
“Please, if you are someone who believes your child will get autism from vaccines, PLEASE educate yourself. There isn’t a single peer reviewed study that came to that conclusion. And the people choosing to skip vaccinations put children like my daughter at risk. She has been through SO much already. And this was avoidable.”
Echols doesn’t know if the kid who had chicken pox had been vaccinated previously or not, but she says that’s beside the point.
Her post has been shared by more than 112k time and received more than 15k comments.
Let me address the recurring questions:• I contacted her transplant nephrologist regarding her exposure, who in turn…
Source: Camille Echols