This Is Why We Must Vaccinate

I saw this story on Facebook, and thought I’d let you see it yourself. You can go directly to the Facebook post here.

Riley was a 32 day old baby in Australia who contracted pertussis, which then developed into pneumonia. The story details how his last 24 hours were. It’s a heartbreaking story, and one that could have been prevented. You can view the entire Facebook page here.

Children that young cannot be vaccinated, though it appears that pregnant mothers can be vaccinated for pertussis, and the immunity is passed on to the baby. But if that’s not done, it’s important that everyone that can come in contact with a baby must be vaccinated. You see, anyone who is not vaccinated can be a carrier for a disease that could kill a baby, and they may not even know they have the disease until later. If they’re vaccinated, their body would fight the virus, and greatly reduce the chance of spreading the disease. This is part of what’s called herd immunity. This protects those who cannot be vaccinated, whether it’s because they’re too young or they have a compromised immune system. Personal or religious reasons for not getting vaccinated can endanger people.

So please, make sure your vaccinations are up to date. You may help save a child’s life and eradicate a disease.

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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 15

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who’s voted in the last fourteen groups of Instagram photos. It’s been a great help. If you’re just taking a look at the photos, that’s fine, but I’d like to encourage you to also vote for your favourites. That would be wonderful.

So, here is group 15, which has some of my favourite earlier photos. I hope you enjoy them.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every 2 or 3 days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Yokohama sunset

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Machida, before the typhoon and unfiltered

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Wet sunrise before the typhoon

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In front of Lumine Wing in Ofuna

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Pink flower

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Tsujido Station

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Big fluffy cloud with a dark side

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Beautiful Yokohama sunset

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Taking a nap on the train

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Landmark Tower

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Time for you to vote! Remember to choose 2 to 4 of your favourites.