Many in the anti-vaxx camp extol the side effects of vaccinating children online to try to persuade others to follow their lead.
Twitter user Megan Amran decided to do the same with some proven side effects of vaccines.
Amran, tongue firmly in cheek, posted this outraged message:
"PARENTS DO NOT VACCINATE YOUR CHILD!! I vaccinated my baby and now 60 years later he has an Old face, too soft hands, horrible looking. DISGUSTING why is he alive so long"
PARENTS DO NOT VACCINATE YOUR CHILD!! I vaccinated my baby and now 60 years later he has an Old face, too soft hand… https://t.co/BYBZbMIRoe— Megan Amram (@Megan Amram)1561401195.0
People quickly picked up where she was going and hopped on board with their own vaccine horror stories.
@meganamram I vaccinated my kids, and now they eat all the food and talk back.— (((Amanda Pompili))) (@(((Amanda Pompili))))1561415238.0
@meganamram Doctors never warn you that a side effect of vaccines is a long life. Immoral much!— Christian (@Christian)1561401512.0
@ChristianB719 @meganamram I didn't consent to live this long!!!— amrmarch (@amrmarch)1561401660.0
@amrmarche @ChristianB719 @meganamram I didn't consent to live in the first place...🤷♀️— Donna Rachelle (@Donna Rachelle)1561478470.0
@meganamram https://t.co/omm5F2qrvF— a tale of two flanes (@a tale of two flanes)1561405449.0
@meganamram I vaccinated my kids, and now, 11 years later, they raid my wallet and go to store with their friends!… https://t.co/aPYJuCbYfk— Beth Harrison (@Beth Harrison)1561408776.0
Some even lived long enough to see puberty!
All because their parents vaccinated them.
@meganamram I got vaccinated and a few years later I started having acne and cramps for a few days every month. Big pharma ruined me.— amrmarch (@amrmarch)1561401631.0
@amrmarche @meganamram Omg me too and I bleed EVERY MONTH for like five to seven DAYS— Whitney Olivia Weltz (@Whitney Olivia Weltz)1561428518.0
@WhitneyWeltz @amrmarche @meganamram Omg there's blood involved too? You should sue someone over this— harutyun (@harutyun)1561438977.0
Others shared their own side effects of not dying young from a preventable disease.
@meganamram I had to vaccinate my daughter and later that SAME day she had to piss. Total scam.— Michael 🏳️🌈 (@Michael 🏳️🌈)1561401542.0
@Home_Halfway @meganamram I was vaccinated and got big gold freckles instead of measles. Disgusitng— Jet Maier (@Jet Maier)1561404414.0
@Evangeline666 @Home_Halfway @meganamram Me too!!! And I didn't lose my sight!— sodarkmark (@sodarkmark)1561489164.0
@meganamram I was fully vaccinated, and now I have to be an adult and have a job and pay bills and rent. I demand c… https://t.co/UO6eySOfCQ— Susan spontaneously (@Susan spontaneously)1561412707.0
@meganamram I was vaccinated years ago. Now I’m old (72) and short. Vaccines cause OLD SHORT people. Oh, the humanity!— JASH725 (@JASH725)1561411944.0
Although some pointed out there might be a conspiracy involved.
@meganamram Dinosaurs didn't get vaccinated and now they are extinct. Coincidence?— Doubting Thomas (@Doubting Thomas)1561401515.0
@thomaseriley @meganamram i think the real question here is why aren’t they developing an anti-asteroid vaccine?— jae🏳️🌈 (@jae🏳️🌈)1561425334.0
Or several conspiracies...
@jaybaltz @ssnemiliemfd @ZellaQuixote @meganamram How long will we continue to ignore this correlation?! How many u… https://t.co/JwMqM9OMOw— Jen Sensakovic (@Jen Sensakovic)1561533949.0
People shared how vaccines lead to their children struggling later in life.
@meganamram I vaccinated my kid and now he’s having trouble with an accounting course in business school. He never… https://t.co/TPWNS2rnTT— Ich bin ein jelly doughnut (@Ich bin ein jelly doughnut)1561412836.0
And not just in school.
Vaccinated people struggled in the hair care aisle too!
@meganamram I was vaccinated and 49 years later, I am bald. Bald!— Steve (@Steve)1561402347.0
@stevecantsmell @meganamram I’m not bald yet but I’ve seen a bald and he was vaccinated omg— Anna Tennis (@Anna Tennis)1561407720.0
@BarbbChicago @anna_tennis @meganamram Teach our names to your children so that we may be avenged!— Steve (@Steve)1561487812.0
Plus, vaccinating is hereditary!
@stevecantsmell @BarbbChicago @anna_tennis @meganamram I was vaccinated and now I've got (vaccinated) kids— Sense Deus (@Sense Deus)1561497319.0
@el_mudo76 @stevecantsmell @BarbbChicago @meganamram Oh no is genetic— Anna Tennis (@Anna Tennis)1561497498.0
@anna_tennis @el_mudo76 @BarbbChicago @meganamram I bet it causes mutation.— Steve (@Steve)1561497773.0
@stevecantsmell @anna_tennis @el_mudo76 @BarbbChicago @meganamram Oh it can!! It turned my hair red!! I'm so embarrassed and ashamed 🤦♀️— M-☠-☠-N (@M-☠-☠-N)1561553930.0
And the costs of a child that lives are astronomical.
@meganamram I vaccinated, and my kid is now old enough to be getting married and she wants a Kitchenaid! They. Just. Get. More. Expensive.— Tenletters (@Tenletters)1561404257.0
But internet health experts were there to save the day.
I'm sure there is sound science behind these suggestions.
@meganamram It may be too late, but have you tried essential oils?!?!— Kat Kennedy (@Kat Kennedy)1561413048.0
@_KatKennedy @meganamram Or vaccine de-toxification with a good, healthy bleach enema?— Tawnya (@Tawnya)1561467789.0
@Tawnya68193201 @meganamram I feel like that, combined with garlic cloves up the butthole and cut onion on the feet… https://t.co/BQxtasxWx1— Kat Kennedy (@Kat Kennedy)1561503277.0
While many anti-vaxx claims are dubious at best or outright lies at worst, it is true that a small percentage of the population is unable to be vaccinated due to allergies or compromised immune systems.
States facing preventable disease outbreaks are now allowing healthcare facilities, day cares and schools to turn these voluntarily unvaccinated children and adults away.
Vaccinate your kids, people, or get ready to home school them. Read more about why vaccines are important here.