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No. of rubella patients tops 1,100 in Japan, pregnant women warned

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Isn't that part of the mandatory inoculations? I remember getting MMR shots when I was a kid and I'm an old fart now

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Isn't that part of the mandatory inoculations? I remember getting MMR shots when I was a kid and I'm an old fart now

Here in Japan?

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In effect you are reaping what you sow here.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-17509/Why-Japan-banned-MMR-vaccine.html

The triple jab was banned in Japan in 1993 after 1.8 million children had been given two types of MMR and a record number developed non-viral meningitis and other adverse reactions.

Official figures show there were three deaths while eight children were left with permanent handicaps ranging from damaged hearing and blindness to loss of control of limbs.

The government reconsidered using MMR in 1999 but decided it was safer to keep the ban and continue using individual vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella.

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Japan’s vaccine program is set up to make it as difficult as possible to get vaccines. There’s a very narrow window to get vaccines, and if you miss it you have to pay out of pocket.

Even when government subsidizes for vaccines for an outbreak, you must first take an antibody titer test, which is not covered by insurance, to prove you qualify with a low enough antibody titer. The antibody titer test is more expensive than just paying for vaccine OOP

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Vaccination is ‘encouraged’ in Japan. It is not mandated due to the fear of causing discomfort to the masses. Tough teddies if you contract the disease and/or it kills your baby. There are quite a few deadly diseases still remaining in Japan due to a relaxed approach to vaccination.

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If vaccinations aren't mandatory in Japan, why do all Japanese have those horrible trackmarks from their archaic vaccination procedures? Japan's glacially slow acceptance of foreign medical procedures and technology is astounding.

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@Chip Star - If vaccinations aren't mandatory in Japan, why do all Japanese have those horrible trackmarks from their archaic vaccination procedures

‘All’ Japanese do NOT have them. That track mark is for TB vaccine. The same vaccine was tested in India and 60% of recipients still contracted TB.

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A university professor of medicine says that Japan is more than 10 years behind European and North American countries in its inoculation policy and his view is widely shared.

Japan has two types of vaccination programs: vaccinations regularly carried out by municipalities and voluntary vaccinations. Although the fees for the regular vaccinations are covered by public funds, the types of vaccinations under this program are limited.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/06/26/commentary/japan-commentary/japans-backward-vaccination-policy/#.W8bk5TzXfYU

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‘All’ Japanese do NOT have them. That track mark is for TB vaccine. The same vaccine was tested in India and 60% of recipients still contracted TB.

Fair enough that all Japanese don't have those unnecessary track marks. The vast majority do though.

The efficacy of this TB vaccine depends on the geographic area. The closer you get to the equator, the less effective it is.

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