21 People Diagnosed With Measles After Preacher Advises Against Vaccines
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 01, 2013 @ 7:15PM
Created on September 01, 2013 @ 6:36PM
Another battle that has many people divided is the fight between science and religion. Now, a popular televangelist from Texas is under fire after members of his church came down with the measles virus possibly, because they hadn't been vaccinated.
Just to bring you up to speed on all this, popular Texas televangelist Kenneth Copeland is under fire after he preached getting a vaccine is an act of fear, and it's doubting god will keep your healthy.
Reportedly because of this, 21 people at the 1,500 member church contracted measles, and 16 of those did not have the vaccine.
One person 5 News talked to said at this day in age, it's almost silly not to get your required vaccinations.
"We're in the modern times now, and if the statistics are showing that vaccines are improving our health, we need to look at those," said Amy Whitehair, Clarksburg resident.
One woman 5 News spoke to Sunday said one of her kids didn't take vaccines well, so she's in between.
"I have three kids. Two of them took the vaccines well, one of them didn't. I'm in between with how effective vaccines are," said Kelly Maguire, Clarksburg resident.
The CDC recommends children get their first dosage of the measles vaccine between 12 and 15 months old, and their second one between 4 and 6 years old.
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