Chicago mother Kristen O’Meara refused to vaccinate her children after doing some extensive Googling and deciding that vaccines cause autism. Now that she, her husband, and all three of her children have gotten sick, she says she feels "really guilty."
According to her appearance on Tuesday's episode of Good Morning America, all three of O'Meara's children contracted rotavirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, and is one of the many diseases that are prevented by vaccines. Then she and her husband both came down with it.
"It was awful, and it didn't have to happen, because I could have had them vaccinated. I felt guilty. I felt really guilty," said O'Meara, who is also a teacher. After the incident, she caught all three of her children up on their vaccinations.
I put my kids at risk. I wish that I had taken more time to research both sides before my children were born.
Uh-DUH. Why would someone trust the internet? It's the same community that is convinced Taylor Swift is a clone.
A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that the main reason parents aren't vaccinating is because they think it's unnecessary. Unfortunately, some don't find out just how necessary it is until they wind up in a situation where they have more vomiting children than they have bathrooms.