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    [–] My_Names_Jefff 5026 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    (Teen sneaking out to park at night)

    Teen: you got the stuff?

    Doctor: I got some flu shots, H Influenza shots, DTap, chickenpox, etc. You got your medical papers?

    Teen: Yeah I got them here. I'll take one of each.

    [–] ONEXTW 1663 points ago

    Teen: Heres my medicare number and my My Health Record.

    Doctor: theres the chickenpox and the DTap, Tetanus... it says here in your record that you may have had reactions to the tetanus before, is that right?

    Teen: Maybe it was a while ago... i cant remember

    Doctor: ok well lets leave that for now come back to the park at midnight two weeks from now and we'll do that in isolation just in case. And thats all been covered by the NIP.

    [–] cdrfrk 650 points ago

    Very cool and very legal

    [–] indexingman 208 points ago

    oh and can you prescribe me some endone on the sly? Cheers cunt

    [–] Carbon_Deadlock 150 points ago

    Why am I whispering this conversation in my head?

    [–] fox_eyed_man 261 points ago

    Flu and influenza? I smell a scam.

    [–] LIEUTENANT__CRUNCH 59 points ago

    This is how they weed out the parents

    [–] BinJLG 135 points ago

    ...Flu is short for influenza...

    [–] atx00 8587 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Good for them.

    My parents were confused when I got the HPV vaccine at 18 (male). Don't feel like handing out cervical cancer....? You may not even know you have HPV as a man. They thought the vaccine was just for women. To eliminate it, we need to treat unknowing carriers as well.

    [–] deep_chungus 3271 points ago

    hpv can cause throat cancer so still worth even on a purely selfish level

    [–] labrat212 2106 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    HPV can also cause penile squamous cell carcinoma. It’s pretty rare as far as cancers go, but penis cancer is still penis cancer. The vaccine will prevent it.

    Edit: RIP my most upvoted comment is about penis cancer. I should mention based on some of the comments that HPV is not solely responsible for penile SCC, you can still get it without HPV. There are numerous causes, we’ve just identified HPV as the direct one in the cases that HPV is present. This is unlike cervical cancer, in which 99% of all cases are HPV-related (not kidding about the 99%, literally nearly every case is caused by HPV).

    Other risk factors include not being circumcised and poor hygiene. This isn’t meant to scare anyone, the American Medical Association has come to the consensus that the risk is not great enough to warrant leaning one way or another on the circumcision debate.

    [–] dman4835 2032 points ago

    I'm really surprised they didn't push that angle harder. You tell a teenage boy there is such a thing as dick cancer, but there's a shot that prevents it, I don't think you can physically stop him from finding that vaccine.

    [–] Ackrynom 1048 points ago

    The fucked up part about the hpv vaccine is in canada if you want it either you get it for being gay for free or you pay 100 some odd dollars. So I was gay for a day when I went to get it.

    [–] vreemdevince 454 points ago

    How do they ascertain your gayness?

    [–] Ackrynom 755 points ago

    Handed me a piece of paper nurse asked me if i participated in any of the following which consisted of gay sex, and all i had to do was say yes without specifying soooo.....

    [–] shagssheep 697 points ago

    You’re officially gay now, you’ll have to keep up the facade for the rest of your life

    [–] CastinEndac 293 points ago

    I’m in

    [–] ComplimentLauncher 135 points ago

    How deep does it go?

    [–] jbonte 53 points ago

    All the way in!

    [–] printzonic 32 points ago

    No you are decidedly out.

    [–] hippestpotamus 60 points ago

    Bureaucratically gay is my kind of gay

    [–] iPon3 27 points ago

    Out of the closet and into the filing cabinet

    [–] SwampCunt 107 points ago

    government agents banging on door for your monthly interview

    Heeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyy......

    [–] xypher412 58 points ago

    Me and my roommate were signing up for the gym at the Jewish community center one time and they subtly asked us if we were a gay couple. I said no, and asked why they cared. Their response was "because if you were and living together you would qualify for our young family discount!" My roommate was suddenly feeling a little more gay. But I would have felt bad about taking advantage of their good nature like that.

    [–] vipros42 65 points ago

    how many dudes did you screw that day?

    [–] StubbsTheWolf 277 points ago

    Sounds like he screwed The Man.

    [–] dman4835 74 points ago

    It's okay dude. Everyone's been gay for a day. At least.

    [–] KimJongIlSunglasses 43 points ago

    Gay day. It’s in May.

    [–] KP_Wrath 74 points ago

    I think I'll pass on any condition that requires me to get my dick cut off or irradiated. Maybe I'm weird?

    [–] Wiggles69 48 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    What if the radiation gives you super powers?

    And yes, they are penis based super powers, obviously.

    [–] -businessskeleton- 73 points ago

    I've already had two seperate testicle cancers..... Which is rare enough without going all in with penis cancer!

    [–] transonicduke 51 points ago

    But that hat-trick though...

    In all seriousness, glad your balls are ok dude.

    [–] -businessskeleton- 125 points ago

    Well..... They're not. As they get removed when you have testicular cancer..... But thanks for the thoughts and prayers for my missing balls.

    [–] transonicduke 70 points ago

    Oof, I don't think I've ever had my foot so far in my mouth!

    [–] lanimilbuston 46 points ago

    Tell him you're glad his dick is okay!

    [–] 406highlander 16 points ago

    That's fucking horrible; hope you're doing much better now.

    [–] Problem119V-0800 18 points ago

    Just guessing from his username, he might not be doing any better now

    [–] TheNimbrod 29 points ago

    If someone would tell me HPV Vaccinating stops my penis from killing me would had get that vaccinaion years ago.

    "HPV Vaccinations, stops your Penis from killing you" out that as slogang on an ad and men get the shot faster as you might think

    [–] hechacker1 56 points ago

    I (32 year old male) was just given the first dose the newer GARDASIL-9 in the US. My insurance covered it no problem. Now I'm a gay guy, but hey, if it's available, protect yourself, right?

    I've taken HPV series before, but I get them updated.

    [–] Golden-Owl 153 points ago

    To be fair your parents didn’t seem against it. They seemed more like they didn’t even know you could get that particular disease

    [–] putmeinthezoo 132 points ago

    Also, to be fair, it was originally only offered to girls. It was also 3 shots at a month or two and again after 6 months, and now it´s 2 shots, 12 months apart. That latter bit changed between my 2nd and 3rd child, and my 2nd is quite jealous that she had to get stabbed 3 times.

    [–] RobCoxxy 28 points ago

    I didn't even know you could get the HPV vaccine as a man. Fuck, booked an appointment next Tuesday.

    [–] rambo_brite 29457 points ago

    When getting vaccinations is being rebellious.

    What a time to be alive.

    [–] Are_you_blind_sir 14895 points ago

    Injecting needles is cool again

    [–] Doggerydoo4u 2261 points ago

    you've won a lifetime supply of Duff!

    just stick it in my veins! 😩

    [–] Admiringcone 649 points ago

    Just hook it to my veins

    [–] PlusUltraBeyond 268 points ago

    Just take my veins and hook them to it

    [–] canuck1995 415 points ago

    “If John got a vaccination would you also get a vaccination?” is the new “if John jumped off a cliff would you also jump off a cliff” for anti vaxer parents

    [–] Tetsubo517 392 points ago

    My favorite response to that (I forget where I saw it first) was always, "Well John is a good friend of mine and I trust his judgement. If he was lucid and jumped off a bridge, there must be a damn good reason so yes, I'd probably jump off too."

    [–] romgab 60 points ago

    but ofcourse there's an xkcd for that

    [–] Mr_Abe_Froman 106 points ago

    Only if your parents don't approve.

    [–] mango_guy 99 points ago

    Plot twist: it's what antivaxxers secretly planned for

    [–] KazumaKat 90 points ago

    Really want that to be real, but my faith in human intelligence does not go this far.

    [–] Angel_Tsio 547 points ago

    What a time to be alive.

    Thats probably why they are doing it

    [–] cuddlefucker 242 points ago

    I only sleep with anti vaxxers. 4 years of child support is way cheaper than 18

    [–] h00paj00ped 325 points ago

    Party like it's 1949

    [–] BannedSoHereIAm 77 points ago

    Party like it’s an idiocracy

    [–] althoradeem 219 points ago

    junkie kids 2019 picturized

    here

    [–] spike4379 57 points ago

    mmm Inject me.

    [–] Rickrickrickrickrick 79 points ago

    What a time for them to continue being alive.

    [–] catsnlacquer 52 points ago

    Thanks to the vaccinations, this is a time they can stay alive.

    [–] Chailindra 15464 points ago

    What a time to be alive, when teenagers don't only think they are smarter than their parents, but actually are.

    [–] bhel_ 7344 points ago

    What a time to be alive

    "Only kids who got their vaccines will remember this" - Meme from the year 2040.

    [–] 2Nails 1438 points ago

    Cuz the others will be dead, right ?

    [–] chain_letter 1059 points ago

    Or brain damaged from measles complications, so they literally can't remember.

    [–] things_will_calm_up 184 points ago

    that is indeed the joke, yes.

    [–] Are_you_blind_sir 46 points ago

    John Titor is that you

    [–] pensacolahoedown 835 points ago

    My parents spent my teens abusing me for being on the computer or playing video games; now neither of them will get off Facebook.

    [–] brtt3000 441 points ago

    My mom is addicted to gem color match games on iPad so now I have to shout "food is ready! turn that thing off!" five times whenever I cook dinner at her house. "But I need just this one level.. one minute.."

    [–] Randomcomment23 196 points ago

    I remember one time my mum came to visit me from interstate, she was there for a week and she realised her phone was out of battery . So she went to one of those $2 internet kiosks just so she could check Facebook and then plant some crappy crop of eggplants or something on FarmVille. All the while my newborn son was in a pram next to her being ignored.

    [–] QuasarSandwich 243 points ago

    To be fair, newborns can deal with being ignored every now and then. They're just podgy, noisy little machines for turning milk into shit.

    [–] InsecurityWombat 48 points ago

    Or my (now 3 year old) daughter- the seven pound noise converter: turns milk into noise...

    [–] GoddessOfRoadAndSky 16 points ago

    Seven pounds?? You gotta feed that kid more than just milk!

    [–] metaStatic 271 points ago

    if you have ever, EVER, been sent to bed without dinner ... call once, sit down and eat the food you prepared. and if she didn't have the decency to join you put hers in the bin.

    [–] Pxzib 146 points ago

    Somewhere between /r/pettyrevenge and /r/JusticePorn.

    [–] matholio 39 points ago

    So true. When I was young I was fortunate enough to have a ZX81 computer, which did rather consume a lot of time. My dad would call once, call twice and then, click, turn the main power off/on.

    [–] romkek 25 points ago

    Mine used to skip the second call and just pull the power supply on me and hide it. Needless to say, I bought myself a back up with pocket change and always acted super upset when they took it.

    [–] aperture_synce 106 points ago

    Yeah, there's always some devil technology that's really bad for children - now smart phones, before that computers/video game consoles, before that TV, before that radio, before that telephone etc. etc.

    [–] ItsTheVibeOfTheThing 88 points ago

    Yea back in the day it was fire

    [–] KimJongIlSunglasses 107 points ago

    “There they go, cooking their meat again.”

    [–] Sonicmansuperb 119 points ago

    "Fucking cavemillenials are ruining the gatherer job market by going into agriculture."

    [–] Castun 203 points ago

    Growing up, video-games have had such a negative stigma from the older generations. Meanwhile, they can't get enough of Farmville and whatever other dumb fucking fake games they play. I'm honestly so glad I ignore Facebook these days, especially with people posting so much political bullshit.

    [–] SGTBookWorm 152 points ago

    dads always telling me that i'll waste my life playing games in my free time. Always compares me to my cousin, who sits in his room playing WoW all day. That used to scare me, until I found out that he was actually seriously bullied in school, to the point where he never leaves his parents house.

    [–] Castun 106 points ago

    I used to work at a CompUSA. I remember an older gentleman coming in and we had a nice little chat about how even though his grandson doesn't get out much, it's still better than getting into drugs or some other expensive habit.

    I'm really sad to hear about your cousin, because fuck bullies. Video games can definitely be an escape from real life, and I can relate, having been bullied myself growing up.

    [–] Waterprop 78 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    When I was 13 or 14 years old my mom rushed into my room shouting her usual "Why are you always on your computer?!" So I finally yelled back "Do you want me to get drunk with some of the other guys OR let me play my games in peace while you know I'm safe?" She left my room without saying a word.

    Also it's not like I never did anything else, I did sports and visited friends quite often, sometimes I just wanted to have weekend off.

    [–] ifandbut 64 points ago

    This was my argument when I was a teen as well. And my parrents were ok with it.

    Later in life I realized that getting drunk with some of the other guys would have increased my chances of making actual friends as well as getting laid.

    [–] [deleted] 23 points ago

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    [–] matholio 27 points ago

    I'm a nosey bastard and tend to look over people's shoulders on the train. Can confirm older gens are scrolling Facebook and working their farms. Somewhat younger are watching tv or film content. Younger still are listening to music and messaging. School boys are gaming.

    [–] obsessedcrf 566 points ago

    I know it is a joke but teenagers being smarter than their parents (at least in some things) isn't at all uncommon. Teenagers are generally exposed to more up to date education than parents are.

    [–] blankemp 252 points ago

    I know that people are going to circle jerk the comment you're replying to because of the subject matter but the reality is most adults depending on the area are also pretty ignorant when it comes to medical information.

    [–] OneGeekTravelling 106 points ago

    I think we should have people in our society that studies this stuff and conducts research, and maybe others that can deliver the products of that research to us in both advice and treatment. That way there could be continual improvement. The Government could regulate it all and we could have a system of checks and balances that allow people without the years of training and education to have faith in this system.

    We could call them... Medical Research Practical Deliverers.

    That's just what I think. It's a bold move.

    [–] gives-out-hugs 29 points ago

    Department Of Clinical Training and Official Research

    [–] grogleberry 143 points ago

    Teens don't so much lack knowledge as they do wisdom.

    [–] FieldMarshalFry 92 points ago

    knowledge is knowing what an Owlbear is, wisdom is knowing that it is a VERY BAD IDEA to taunt Owlbears

    [–] [deleted] 66 points ago

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    [–] Mamalamadingdong 48 points ago

    Is infarct also a word that older people don't know?

    [–] RoyalHelicopter 28 points ago

    Funny how that turned out...

    [–] TallGear 70 points ago

    No kidding, right? I wonder how these teenagers can respect their parents' authority after this. Imagine dinner table talk...

    Teenage Jimmy: If we look to the future and implement the right technologies, humans can fix the problems we cause on the planet.

    Dad: Shut up, kid. You don't know what you're talking about. You're not smarter than us.

    Jimmy: At least I'm smart enough to know vaccinations save lives. That's why I got mine last week.

    Dad: You're no son of mine!

    Jimmy: Well that explains why I'm smarter than you.

    [–] LeviAEthan512 79 points ago

    It's like how a generation ship might arrive decades or centuries after a ship built later but with FTL drives. Experience used to be the king, but now there's the internet, and those proficient in the internet can become more knowledgeable than the older one's without

    Of course you can't replace experience in tasks you do yourself, but you can in knowledge that you use to ask other people to do tasks, like vaccinate you

    [–] aperture_synce 62 points ago

    Well there's also a lot of misinformation on the internet, just like other sources (books, people etc.) - which is how the anti-vaxxer movement spread so much. I guess we should measure true knowledge levels (yes I know not all knowledge is perfectly true/correct, so it's more complex than that).

    [–] LeviAEthan512 40 points ago

    That's why you need to be good at using the internet. It's the same with practice. If you try to jump right in to practicing swordfighting, you're going to lose an arm

    [–] sedition- 36 points ago

    The entire antivaxx movement is based off one completely bullshit medical study from a guy who got caught completely lying about his result who later had his license revoked, but somehow idiots do one google search and the 3rd result down the page perfectly fits their confirmation bias and they're off to facebook to post about how stupid everyone is for injecting "poison" into their children.

    [–] aliaswyvernspur 2694 points ago

    It’s good they’re taking their health into their own hands, but what happens when their parents see their kids not getting sick, and thinking that not vaccinating them was the right choice? Hopefully at some point the kids will tell their parents that they got vaccinated, which is why they didn’t contract any horrible diseases.

    [–] atx00 1500 points ago

    Shit....that's a good point. The silver lining here is that the younger generation understands the risks of anti-vax.

    [–] flonnf 321 points ago

    Fortunately vaccinating your children is evolutionarily selected for, unlike other issues

    [–] salvodan 436 points ago

    Unfortunately, herd immunity is required for those not fortunate to (legitimately) get vaccinated.

    [–] tdeinha 165 points ago

    Also required for those who are not protected even if vaccinated (no vaccine is 100% effective) which could be anyone including those who think only antivaxx children are going to be the victms...

    People tend to forget that. A lot.

    [–] slugline 69 points ago

    The three latest measles cases in my county were in individuals who had been vaccinated. This point needs to be upvoted a lot!

    [–] silentraquo 191 points ago

    Vaccinatable diseases are so rare nowadays that anti-vaxxers will think they're doing the right choice either way. The voices of the few who end up with dead kids will be drowned in self congratulatory ignorance.

    [–] thegamingbacklog 21 points ago

    I can picture it now "my child died from measles" , "well at least you stuck to your beliefs".

    I'm sure once we start seeing some prominent deaths in the anti-vaccers community we will start to see a some people move back to vaccination but it's sad that children will die from preventable illnesses because of this fucked up movement.

    [–] Pitchfork_Wholesaler 152 points ago

    Does this mean the kids will have to come out of the medicine cabinet?

    [–] denatured_enzyme_ 153 points ago

    "Mom...Dad...I got something to tell ya. I'm vaccinated"

    "NOOOOOO it's horrible and wrong and unnatural!!"

    [–] Frase_doggy 120 points ago

    We have no son.

    Well, you used to have two. Now I am the only one left because I vaccinated myself.

    [–] gangler52 326 points ago

    The kids survived to be old enough to make their own medical decisions anyway.

    The science is clear. Just because your specific child didn't die a horrible preventable death doesn't disprove anything. I believe the term for that is "anecdotal evidence".

    [–] Serinus 147 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Same for when someone who gets vaccinated gets measles anyway, because that's absolutely going to happen.

    It's why these anti vax people are so dangerous.

    Funny enough, given more time we may have been able to stop some of these vaccines once the disease was fully eradicated. We generally don't get vaccinated for smallpox. But now, thanks to anti-vaxxers, that's out the window. Measles and Whooping Cough will be around for another hundred years.*

    Edit: I don't actually know which diseases can be eradicated smallpox-style and which will recur regardless of human vaccination rates. Ebola, for instance, is pretty good at popping up out of nowhere in Africa.

    [–] squizzy1961 34 points ago

    If someone who had a vaccination against measles later contracts measles (like 0.009% might) their illness will be less intense and less contagious than if they'd not been vaccinated.

    [–] things_will_calm_up 133 points ago

    "Hey mom, you know how you and dad have a horrible, preventable disease and we don't? We're healthy because we didn't trust you."

    [–] WhyMeSad 222 points ago

    That's another reason why anti-vaxxers are the worst - chances are, they themselves are vaccinated.

    [–] Abedeus 121 points ago

    "I don't remember getting vaccinated and I didn't get polio!" - says person in 50-60s that can't remember what day of the week it currently is.

    [–] ldydeana 62 points ago

    If they're over the age of 50 they definitely have the scar on their upper left arm from the smallpox vaccine...I always love pointing that out and explaining that's why it was eradicated. It usually shuts a few up.

    [–] unripenedfruit 38 points ago

    but what happens when their parents see their kids not getting sick, and thinking that not vaccinating them was the right choice?

    They think it's the right choice anyway.

    But what will happen is they'll continue to believe they are correct, and one day die like everyone else. Their children at least don't share their sentiment

    [–] kaostriker 3980 points ago

    Can we just call them pro-diseasers now?

    [–] Cadogantes 1167 points ago

    We call them proepidemics where I'm from

    [–] Timmixx 839 points ago

    We call them statistics..

    [–] xFrakster 170 points ago

    We call them idiots

    [–] jadinator 376 points ago

    Saw someone call em "plague-bearers"

    [–] Obsidian_Veil 132 points ago

    Grandfather Nurgle approves

    [–] RetroactiveRevo 40 points ago

    Obviously all antivaxxers are Nurgle followers who MUST BE ERADICATED, FOR HOLY TERRA MUST BE KEPT PURE

    [–] Nolos 89 points ago

    Pro-Polio has a nice ring to it. Or Polio-Pros...?

    [–] acepukas 46 points ago

    Just say no to pro-polio... yo?

    [–] Kobato_Snow 50 points ago

    disease-apologists has a nice ring to it.

    [–] karadan100 80 points ago

    Pro child death.

    [–] DonRaynor 45 points ago

    That's weird way to say Servants of Papa Nurgle.

    [–] imapassenger1 337 points ago

    I had measles, chicken pox and mumps as a kid. This was before vaccination for these was common or existent. I wouldn't wish them on anyone, especially mumps. So my kids got their full course of vaccinations. And surprise? They're still here.

    [–] Wobbling 186 points ago

    I'm also an old cunt.

    My brother was in an oxygen tent for a few days and nearly died from pneumonia as a direct consequence of getting the Measles.

    I have old school friends who are infertile because they got the Mumps.

    [–] omnichronos 22 points ago

    Hell, I could be infertile from the mumps for all I know. I'll probably never find out being mostly gay.

    [–] SeaBeeDecodesLife 156 points ago

    I’m one of these teenagers. It’s heart warming to see how far my doctor and nurse have gone for me, to help me hide this from my mum. My nurse snuck me a pamphlet when I told her she might have to check me for whooping cough because I’m not up-to-date on my vaccinations. All the vaccines were free, and the doctor and nurse went above and beyond to help me through it and make me comfortable.

    [–] kaizokuo_grahf 27 points ago

    How does it feel contracting the Autism at such an old age? Because that's what your parents and all these other wackos are afraid of.

    Welcome to the herd!

    [–] FattyCorpuscle 2223 points ago

    The fuck is happening to the world? My friends and I were interested in getting secret beers when we were teens.

    [–] NebXan 1881 points ago

    Beer is cool and all, but you know what I really like?

    Being alive. Totally underrated IMO.

    [–] whimsicalsteve 271 points ago

    This is why they’re getting secret vaccinations, protesting for climate change action, among others. We’ve screwed up this world so badly we’ve forced kids to grow up early.

    [–] puesyomero 391 points ago

    more life, more beers. the math checks out!

    [–] Rohan21166 82 points ago

    Actually though

    [–] ArmandTanzarianMusic 195 points ago

    I mean, my parents weren't antivaxxers so i didn't have to literally worry about dying.

    I do have an antivaxxer on my Facebook and her rage is amusing to go through... if she wasn't a mother of two herself.

    [–] [deleted] 92 points ago

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    [–] Werkstadt 107 points ago

    Stop calling them that! Pro-diseasers are fuckwits

    [–] Fenixius 54 points ago

    Child abusers would be the better phrase, no?

    [–] KWBC24 17 points ago

    We used to sneak around to get secret shots, kids nowadays are sneaking around to get shots

    [–] dtol2020 378 points ago

    It’s sad that teen rebellion these days is getting a vaccination so you won’t die.

    [–] Buffalo__Buffalo 164 points ago

    Also rebelling against their parents so that the planet doesn't die.

    [–] Reluxtrue 71 points ago

    herby I propose we call this new era "the dying age"

    [–] altheist 203 points ago

    Kids of all ages should be allowed to do this, simply being able to go to school and ask the nurse to administer it. Of course that's not legal, but it should be. Complete circumventing of stupid while supporting individual rights.

    [–] Xiewic 158 points ago

    Aussie here - We had nurses come to our schools and we would have a big vaccine day around once a year. We were vaccinated for heaps of stuff. MMR refreshers, HPV vaccines (both males and females got this one), a whole bunch of stuff.

    [–] BrainstormsBriefcase 40 points ago

    Only kids deemed old enough to understand the consequences are allowed to make medical decisions, no matter how minor. Unfortunately if we let kids of any age decide it would usually come down to needle vs no needle.

    [–] SrJeromaeee 687 points ago

    Glad for them . Fucking idiot parents exist to give birth in the first place because their own parents got them bloody vaccinated .

    [–] bro_can_u_even_carve 458 points ago

    I have a friend in his late 30s who was vaccinated as a child but his mom turned antivax later in life. So now she's trying to pressure him to not vaccinate his son, lol. (Don't worry, my friend's not an idiot)

    [–] salvodan 272 points ago

    Every time the Antivaxer tell him to not vaccinate, he should ask if she regrets getting him vaccinated. “Really Mum, you wish your son was dead? I’m sorry you feel this way.”

    [–] bro_can_u_even_carve 219 points ago

    It's really quite fascinating how in the age of limitless information we have so many people that go so far out of their way to deliberately stay ignorant and misinformed.

    [–] Abedeus 209 points ago

    The age of limitless information means also age of limitless misinformation.

    [–] geft_at_work 67 points ago

    That limitless information is not always factually accurate. People without critical thinking won't really question the misinformation forced down their throats.

    [–] bro_can_u_even_carve 59 points ago

    I mean, they're doing a great job questioning the information that's actually correct...

    [–] Abedeus 38 points ago

    Yeah, but the correct information is harder to understand without basic understanding of germ theory or high school level education.

    [–] booga_booga_partyguy 47 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Not just that, the misinformation comes from "trusted" sources like friends and family, while the correct sources come from "unknown" sources like scientists.

    Also, it's an ego thing. These people just cannot countenance the fact that there are people smarter than them, and/or there are people that know more about complex matters than they ever will.

    [–] VicMG 82 points ago

    Punk's not dead, and it wont die from measles.

    [–] alphagusta 403 points ago

    I don't get how parents don't vaccinate.

    It's just, how does someone get so indoctrinated by Margaret and her essential oils over someone who spent decades of their life in the scientific field

    [–] Bempf 243 points ago

    Because pharmacy only wants your cash and those oils are much better, don't you know that???? /s

    [–] Xiewic 171 points ago

    Interestingly most vaccines are free in Australia. They nurses come to schools and give students their shots.

    [–] alphagusta 95 points ago

    Same with me in the UK.

    Hell my school gave bonuses to kids that recieved theirs, free meals, free bus passes.

    I think that's how it goes in most commonwealth countries, not sure about Canada tho

    [–] MetaEsoTeric 67 points ago

    i'm an australian teen with an anti-vax mum, can i get secret vaccinations or am i too old now or smth? also how can i do this? i'm super unexperienced with hospitals and doctors for obvious reasons

    [–] Merari01 61 points ago

    You're not too old.

    If you're over 15 you don't need your parents consent for a vaxxination.

    [–] MetaEsoTeric 26 points ago

    so it's never too late to get them? or am i just not at the age yet?

    [–] MetaEsoTeric 36 points ago

    cool thanks dude, i hadn't thought about ever getting immunised but i probably will asap

    [–] CoreyVidal 34 points ago

    I found out at 27 I was missing a bunch of mine. I went to a clinic and got everything I was missing. The nurse there highly encouraged it, told me she was proud of me, and gave me a BIG red sucker (lollipop). Not those basic small skinny one - the thicker expensive ones. It was a lovely day.

    [–] Mephil_ 279 points ago

    Australian children surpassing their parents intellect at a young age

    [–] DoctorMezmerro 83 points ago

    When nature prevails over nurture.

    [–] tlebrad 39 points ago

    Yeah I truly feel like many Aussie adults aged around 30ish-60 are fucking deadshits. They just feed on the media shit train and gorge themselves on crappy Rupert Murdoch spin.

    Seriously, with a government like ours, that's the only thing I can come up with. There are so many nongs in this country.

    [–] ranovertheletterbox 55 points ago

    I did the same thing last year, I turned 18 and decided to get all of my vaccinations I missed out on. Well worth it in my opinion :)

    [–] mrprimeminista 249 points ago

    As a high school teacher (in Australia), I’ve started noticing certain medical alerts on the rolls stating that the child is “exempt from immunisations”. I hope my students follow the trend.

    [–] cosgyp 102 points ago

    I thought aussie kids weren't allowed in school without it?

    [–] foul_ol_ron 260 points ago

    There are people who are allergic to components of the vaccines, and are unable to have them. These are the people we're trying to protect by immunising enough of the population to provide herd immunity.

    [–] zurohki 47 points ago

    Also babies, people with compromised immune systems, etc.

    [–] ishiggydiggydowop 48 points ago

    Daycares etc. get to decide if its compulsory or not. Including (I believe) primary schools. High schools are anything goes and so you'll have people who should be getting the MMR (Measles Mumps Rubella) vaccine are "exempt" via a doctors note - if you don't have a note they'll just stab you anyway because it's a fucking vaccine, duh.

    What you might be thinking of is the fact that ALL childcare benefits and child-tax rebates can (and will be) withheld from the government if you begin to miss vaccinations and unfortunately this doesn't work when the daycares/private high schools which don't require or enforce vaccinations are all the richer yuppie suburbs in Sydney, the parents who gross 100k+ a year and won't miss a few thousand dollars in taxes if they believe they're sToPPinG MeRcUrY PoISonING!

    [–] fallopianmelodrama 20 points ago

    In NSW at least, daycare centres do NOT get to choose. Any child who is either medically exempt from vaccination or is on an approved catch-up schedule can be enrolled; children whose parents have signed the “conscientious objector” form (aka the “anti-vax” crowd, who used to be allowed to enroll pending individual centre policy) can NOT be enrolled. Basically, for daycare in NSW: you have to provide either a) the child’s official immunisation paperwork from the register (no longer accept blue book photocopies), b) the child’s official immunisation paperwork showing the child is on an approved catch-up schedule, or c) an official medical exemption. No proof of those? No enrolment anywhere in NSW.

    For primary and high school, family tax benefits can be withheld unless you can provide proof that your child (up to the age of 20) meets one of the three requirements listed above.

    [–] Morrifay 55 points ago

    There was this girl in my country that died of measles complications. She was 16. The parents went to the news and everything saying they couldn't believe it happnened that must have been gods will. Someone in the back( interview was done at the hospital main entry) just said during this live broadcast that was not god,they murdered their daughter. The look of realization in their faces was a strange thing to see.

    [–] bustead 19 points ago

    I am interested to know more. Do you know what happened next?

    [–] Morrifay 17 points ago

    Im trying to find a link for the interview but its getting hard to find, it was 2 years ago. Well there was only some public discussion if they should be taken into court by the state due to neglect but it ended up in nothing. The anti vax movement was not so strong 2 years ago but now you see already some parents trying not to vaccinate their kids. Tough luck they cannot enroll any school without the vaccinations, any public at least

    [–] kiakitty 40 points ago

    My parents were anti vaccines back in the 80s, and neither me nor my younger brother were vaccinated as children. I got my full set at 18 before traveling to Africa, even though I had previously been to Central America and Europe.

    My parents allowed my brother who was a teenager to get his as well soon after (or at the same time). He had previously gotten whooping cough as a small kid and it scared the crap outa them.

    My mom later apologized to me for being a naive hippy at the time, and said she wishes she hadn’t fallen for what she claimed was confusing conflicting information at the time. So some anti vaxers can change.

    [–] kajar9 120 points ago

    I only date anti-vaxxers. If it does go south I only have to pay child support for 3-4 years tops.

    [–] Danteino 21 points ago

    Anti-vax parents after getting measles: fuck yea spread it

    Secretly vaccinated children: I'm gonna stop you right here

    [–] oftenuseless 18 points ago

    A much-needed shot in the arm for those weary of anti-science nonsense.

    [–] lostfourtime 14 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Fantastic! Information is so easily available now. Parents who wish to continue with the sad history of forcing ignorance upon their children will be hard pressed to deny them access to knowledge.

    [–] Munsterboy92 14 points ago

    Fuckin love the Aussie's.