Humans are herd animals.
Where ever we live, we tend to like congregating into groups.
Cities, towns, villages, families, friends, partners. Humans like
other humans, and we like spending a lot of time with
As part of a Herd, we are also often affected by something that
affects other people. When someone's mother passes away, we often
feel their pain for example. When large scale traumatic events
happen, we ring every one we know to make sure they are OK. We pass
and transmit information across our herd every day.
Diseases are a lot like the communications we send between our
herd. Or even spam telephone callers who ring during dinner. When
we don't immunise, then the diseases have free rein to transmit
between any people who come within range. We as a community have to
find ways to stop the onward flow of unwanted diseases, a lot like
we try to stop spam emails!
Colds and influenze is an excellent example. If you stayed home
and never left the house, there's a good chance you would never
catch a cold or flu! But we have to go to work, see our partners,
our kids go to school, our partners also go to work, family and
friends drop in to say hello... and every one of them might be
carrying a disease and you wouldn't know it.
So if there was a way to be able to see your herd and stay clean
from many diseases, why wouldn't you take that option? Not only are
you protecting yourself from whatever your herd might already be
carrying, but you'll be a part of a continued programme to remove
these diseases from our lives completely. Plus the few people who
medically can not get immunised will also be protected.
People have raised concerns about the vaccines themselves, and
whether they are a danger to growing and developing bodies. This
site has heaps of information exploring that issue, and the basic
level response is that the original study that related autism with
vaccination has been debunked, and no peer reviewed study has shown
any relationship since. Don't believe us? Check out our Resources
page for many hours of reading!