Anti-Vaxxers & You - The One About Vaccines

The Momma Cusses Podcast #11


On this week's episode, we talk with Dr. Savannah Sparks, a board-certified pharmacist, and stout vaccine proponent. (I know! Look at us all fancy talking to people with advanced degrees? WTF?) Savannah is better known as @rx0rcist on TikTok. This week we chat about some of the biggest myths surrounding vaccines, how to talk with moms on the fence about vaccinating their littles, and the need-to-know bits of flu shots.


Disclaimer time: This week's episode and show notes discuss medical needs. Nothing said in the show nor included in the show notes should be construed as medical advice or opinions. Concerns and questions about your health and well-being should be asked of your doctor, pediatrician, or family physician. Additionally, portions of this episode may be triggering for some listeners or readers, including discussion of infant loss, childhood injury, and child hospitalization.


Here are your show notes!

This is the recommended schedule for vaccines from the CDC. Don't let those scary pictures of dolls with hundreds of needles stuck in them frighten you. Those scare-tactic doll images often add a few extra needles to represent each individual vaccine administered, even those which are combined into a single shot (Like the MMR or TDaP). These shots jammed into a single baby doll also fail to take into account how long two years is.


As referenced in the episode, this is the video of the infant with whooping cough (pertussis).

Trigger Warning - This video may be difficult for some viewers to watch. It shows an infant in distress, dealing with a coughing fit and struggling to breathe. Please use discretion when electing to watch or share this video.

If you've never listened to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine - that should probably be your first stop. Not only do they do a step by step guide to all the diseases we can vaccinate for but they are genuinely a great listen.


For more resources on vaccines, check these links out.

Vaccinate Your Family

The History of Vaccines

Reliable Sources for Parents on Immunizations and Vaccines from Immunize.org

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