Pro-Vaccine Nurse of 22 Years Defends Her Family After Mumps Outbreak Among Her Fully Vaccinated Family as She was Wrongly Accused of Not Vaccinating
What happened next was apparently something she had not anticipated. Even though her family was fully vaccinated and she followed all the proper medical protocols for dealing with the mumps, many people in her community began to blame her, including some of her medical colleagues, for not vaccinating their children (even though she had!)
The assumption that almost everyone seems to make is that when an outbreak occurs, it is always related to the unvaccinated spreading the disease.
It is so easy to blame somebody else, and just assume they made a wrong choice, the bad choice, then to realize that you are at risk. To realize that maybe you do not understand and do not have all of the information you need to make good choices.
These diseases are not eradicated. They are here.
Kami points out that the MMR is supposedly only 88% effective against the mumps, so 12% fully vaccinated can still spread it. In a university setting like where he daughter goes to school with 40,000 students, that is a lot of potential carriers among the fully vaccinated.
Finally, Kami herself woke up with the mumps. She had been tested and was supposedly immune. She had taken the booster. But she ended up getting the mumps anyway.
I literally lost my mind. I called the department of health nurse, and I said, “This is absolute craziness. What is happening?”
And she said that they are learning in the trenches. “We don’t know what we don’t know.”
The department of health nurse was required to send out another letter to the school district, so Kami asked the nurse if she could “put the truth” in the letter to the school district that her son was vaccinated, because she feared being blamed in error, once again, for not vaccinating her children.
The nurse allegedly replied “no.”