We've all seen some horrible takes from anti-vaxxers online, but doctors are the ones who have to deal with this sh*t IRL. They're on the frontline of the war against vaccines and information, and they're battling parents who are often unwilling to listen to both facts and reason. As if being a doctor isn't hard enough already.
Regardless of how horrible this sounds, we still want to know what these anti-vaxxers are saying, right? Of course we do, we live for drama. Luckily, reddit user ArcaneRuby asked the doctors of reddit to share their stories about dealing with anti-vaxxers. Here are some of our favorites. Try not to throw your computer out the window while reading.
When I was a med student, I had a parent who wanted to do a ‘delayed vaccination schedule’. Basically it means that you get all the same vaccinations but you pointlessly and foolishly do it over a longer time period. The mom had read a book promoting this practice that was unfortunately written by an MD. My pediatric attending had zero chill: “Is that the book written by Dr ___? Yes? Well, then you should know that I was in the same medical school class as Dr ___ but I got much better scores than he did.”