The Sexist Case for Vaccinating My Daughter

November 4, 2014 5:47 PM

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The Sexist Case for Vaccinating My Daughter

We were there for my 10-year-old daughter's perrenially-6-months-late annual check-up. What? I forgot to schedule it around her March birthday one year and now we are, thanks to insurance company policy, doomed to be forever off-schedule. My younger daughter, age 7, was there too, of course, a bystander. No shots. No look-see in her ears. We'd come straight from school, thanks to my wife securing a prime late-afternoon slot on our favorite pediatrician's calendar. No missed school, no excuse notes needed. Perfect.

At the end of the heartbeat/cough/tapped knee/blood pressure/weighing/eyesight protocol, my oldest daughter was offered the flu mist vaccine. Yes, please. In a surprisingly efficient twist, especially for a medical profession always looking to nab another co-pay, her younger sister was afforded the ...

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