Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to know that his newborn daughter is being vaccinatedJason Furze (Author) Published Date : Jan 10, 2016 20:09 IST
The infant Baby Max Zuckerberg is all set to get her first shot, and she has hardly any idea what is in store for her. Mark Zuckerberg, the new dad has posted a photograph of the adorable tot on Friday via social media platforms like Facebook and the caption read Doctor s visit time for vaccines!
Although the social media posts did not advocate vaccinations explicitly, it is essentially intended to encourage parents to vaccinate their young ones. This is particularly so, since Northern California represents a hotbed of the anti-vaxxer movement and the region has experienced a higher incidence of measles and whooping cough apart from other diseases that could have been prevented through vaccination.
The post also attracted many comments, and most of them were positive with doctors and parents applauding Zuckerberg for vaccinating the infant and making the choice known to the public. One comment even said that vaccines do save lives and not just the young Zuckerberg.
Another person commented saying that she was someone who has a son suffering from autism and one who constantly watches good people putting their own kids at serious risk on account of fraudulent and old fears of autism and vaccines. She thanked Zuckerberg for taking the right step and telling the world that it was indeed the right step.
As it happens often, the social media has its share of people with negative opinions. So, in this instance too, they were there with someone saying why the infant should be subjected to vaccines.
In December 2014, the measles outbreak in Disneyland triggered a national debate on the benefits and constraints for vaccinating children.
California, which is home for Zuckerberg, now requires that nearly all school children in California be vaccinated fully to attend public or private school. Baby Max Zuckerberg s proud parents Mark Zuckerberg, the father and Dr. Priscila Chan, the mother welcomed the new arrival, their first one, in November last. Mark Zuckerberg has been busy every since with his duties as daddy through his paternity leave lasting 2 months.
Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to know that his newborn daughter is being vaccinated