Whether or not to vaccinate your children has continued to be a hot button argument across discussion platforms. Famous make-up and tattoo artist Kat Von D got in hot water recently for posting on Instagram that her unborn baby would not be vaccinated.

While substantial research shows vaccines are safe and vital in disease prevention, refusal of childhood vaccines at the doctor is on the rise. It could be argued that having these famous allies has emboldened anti-vaxxer groups, whatever the reason never shy away from sharing their opinions online. When science isn't on your side it can make these arguments tricky, but as you’ll see in these examples that doesn't stop them from trying. Some people tried to embellish their medical background, while others could benefit from a class in logic.

Bored Panda shares some of the best anti-vaxxer fails below, to show you better have your proof together before coming to the internet. (Facebook cover image: MangoStar Studio l Cover image: Andriano Cz)

#1

Saw This On Murdered By Words And Thought It Belonged Here

Saw This On Murdered By Words And Thought It Belonged Here

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John Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

nicely explained. small correction: Sodium and Chlorine ratio is about 40:60 in salt

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#2

Anti Vaxxers Are Happy Mistakes

Anti Vaxxers Are Happy Mistakes

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

apply aloe vera on the burn

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#3

Anti-Vaxxers Edgy Meme Didn't Go Quite As Planned...

Anti-Vaxxers Edgy Meme Didn't Go Quite As Planned...

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Ha, ha! Nice one mum.

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#4

Anti-Vaxxer Gets Murdered With His Own Logic

Anti-Vaxxer Gets Murdered With His Own Logic

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Self healing? Try telling that to people who die from cancer.

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#5

Facebook Making Memes Unintentionally

Facebook Making Memes Unintentionally

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Phil Shotton
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty sure the plague hasn't disappeared either - https://www.popsci.com/can-still-get-bubonic-plague-symptoms

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#6

Anti Vaxxers

Anti Vaxxers

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Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG! I'm not vaccinated against small pox! They said it wasn't necessary because the virus was eradicated... Now it's coming back??!! So now I'm going to die because some people are stupid... Great.

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#7

Anti-Vaxxer Logic

Anti-Vaxxer Logic

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Zanthe
Community Member
3 years ago

Do people don't understand we have dangerous diseases that can't be obliterated by our immune system alone because a) those diseases are new b) therefore our immune system isn't familiar with them and can't fight on its own?!

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#8

Winning Gold In The Stupidity Olympics

Winning Gold In The Stupidity Olympics

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 years ago

Lying about the reason your daughter died to back up your baseless argument? Wow.

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#9

That Anti-Vax Epidemiologist...

That Anti-Vax Epidemiologist...

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

If you're going to lie make sure you cover your tracks!!

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#10

Woman Claims To Be Pediatrician With Vast Knowledge Of Vaccines, Except She's Not

Woman Claims To Be Pediatrician With Vast Knowledge Of Vaccines, Except She's Not

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Caught!! Ha, ha.

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#11

Anti-Vaxx Double Shutdown

Anti-Vaxx Double Shutdown

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Claudia Machado
Community Member
3 years ago

Who the hell is Pauline?

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#12

Healthcare Worker Refuses Vaccine. Gets Fired

Healthcare Worker Refuses Vaccine. Gets Fired

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birdhouse
Community Member
3 years ago

So she's in health care and still doesn't get it?

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago

Having lived in a county where a Whooping Cough outbreak occurred because an Anti-vaxer mom didn't want her kid to be autistic, I have to say..GET THE DAMN VACCINATION!. I had friends that were put in quarantine and couldn't go home to their toddlers or babies because they were exposed to whooping cough. Vaccines are 50% about protecting yourself and 50% about protecting the people around you who are unable to be vaccinated..like newborns and the elderly!

Crochet lady
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree. I have twins with autism and another son who doesn't. I have never assumed vaccines are what caused their autism and if I had it to do over I would still get them vaccinated. Now, as it so happens I have become a person with a compromised immune system and worry all the time about going out and being exposed to some uneducated oaf who may be carrying something awful. Some things just seem like common sense!

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Shana
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't really get why an anti-vaxxer would want to work in a hospital or any medical field... But good of the hospital to kick her out instead of letting her endanger the patients.

Tiina Lehtineva
Community Member
3 years ago

I literally just got the vaccine for tetanus at nurse's office few weeks ago. I went there to get ab-hepatitis (as I travel a lot) and she was like "when was your last tetanus" and I was like "9 years ago" and she was like "okay, let me put one of those too" :D :D (We take one every ten years here in Finland, it's free.) I didn't even think about it. Of course I'll take it! See you in ten years, tetanus!

Doc Thissen
Community Member
3 years ago

Good! She deserves to be out of a job. How is it a nurse practitioner is an anti-vaxxer? How did she pass the exam to become an LPN? Moron got what she deserved.

Teddy O'Malley
Community Member
3 years ago

She's not a nurse practitioner. She had a conversation with a nurse practitioner. She probably applied as a secret or an NA.

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Magdalina777
Community Member
3 years ago

What the actual fuck? She works(well, worked) in an actual HOSPITAL and insists on staying there while being prone to all those good things that used to kill people by the millions until we invented vaccines? This should be a punishable offence/crime

Christina Sersif
Community Member
3 years ago

what's more sad is that she had a child. I'm one of those who think people should have to take a test before they have kids. She would have failed miserably.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

You were apparently told several times, get it or be fired.. now you are gone! Also, if I had a sick family member being cared for by a nurse or someone who wasn’t vaccinated, I would sue the nurse and the hospital for exposing my sick family member to potential deadly illnesses.

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Honestly... What do these people think the vaccines will do to them??

Echo
Community Member
3 years ago

Apparently they think they are poison and can spread through breast milk. I hope she finds another job in a place that doesn't include healthcare. Jeez

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Amber Cook
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm so confused about how this lady was even a damn nurse?! Vax your kids! He'll make sure you, yourself have the appropriate Val's as well!!

Leon Orleans
Community Member
3 years ago

hahahaha good thats what you get.

Andy Gayton
Community Member
3 years ago

wait a minute: is the issue the Tdap or the Tdap with a pregnancy? seems reasonable the hospital should require an up-to-date vaccine either way. what worries me is that the only way the hospital knew is because of the maternity leave.

LFSchind
Community Member
3 years ago

As someone who was just pregnant...they actually recommend you get the tdap during your third trimester. Whopping cough (aka pertussis) is actually deadly for newborns so the mother can pass on some immunity if she gets the injection while pregnant. I think the hospital asked her to get it and and her OB gave her a deferral to get it during her 3rd trimester and when she didn't get it at that time, they reminded her she had to, and when she STILL didn't get it, they let her go. I have no sympathy for her. I had my daughter at the high of the flu season this year, we didn't let anyone come close to her that didn't have a current flu shot or Tdap, no reason to risk it!

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Joshua Michail
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw, Typhoid Mary is upset that the hospital won't let her harm patients.

Poundcake's Owls
Community Member
3 years ago

It's terrifyingly ironic that she is so concerned about her baby 'getting the crap' from her while refusing DTaP which includes a vaccination for whooping cough which is almost exclusively contracted by juveniles and most seriously threatens infants.

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

You had time to really read up on this, but you asked for help where? On Bored Panda!!! You really are too dumb. Tdap is to protect you as well as the patients, you have a young child now, get educated.

Hamlets twin
Community Member
3 years ago

What's the Tdap vaccine and what kind of job would require you to get it?

MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis - definitely any job dealing with people who could be ill. All people who are able should get it.

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Linda D
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! Nothing is even said about whether her baby died of pertussis (whooping cough). Babies can't get their own vaccine until age 2 months and they depend on their mom's Tdap for immunity.

Vincent Spadaro
Community Member
7 months ago

R.I.P It was a lose lose moment

Cian Thomas McHugh
Community Member
1 year ago

How is she a nurse?

Bridget Kielas-Fecyk
Community Member
2 years ago

I heard about this one. She tried to sue for wrongful termination and lost.

Nini* Mini*
Community Member
3 years ago

A very foolish woman

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 years ago

Happy, happy ending. Trying to work in a HOSPITAL without protecting the very patients who need protecting? As your idiot president would say, YOU'RE FIRED! Get her outta here!

Skink Dog
Community Member
3 years ago

So now it's my turn to be a little blank.. what's a Tdap?

MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine.

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
3 years ago

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Sad for this person to lose her job because she fell for these bullshit anti-vax conspiracies!

Claudia Machado
Community Member
3 years ago

She didn't lose her job. She was given all the opportunities and let it go. I don't feel sorry at all.

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#13

“... Pumped With Aluminum Solfrate And Aborted Baby Parts And Eagle Brains...”

“... Pumped With Aluminum Solfrate And Aborted Baby Parts And Eagle Brains...”

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Tracy Leonard
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. I wish when people are trying to sound more intelligent and learned that all the doctors, scientists and biologists, that they would learn to spell and at least take a stab at punctuation. They'd still sound ignorant, but at least it wouldn't be so painful to read their arguments.

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#14

Anti-Vaxxer Shutdown

Anti-Vaxxer Shutdown

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Verification that you lie.

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#15

Wife Found This At The Doctors Office Last Week. Looks Like It Fits Here

Wife Found This At The Doctors Office Last Week. Looks Like It Fits Here

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Crochet lady
Community Member
3 years ago

My doctor has a Facebook page, it has been fun over the years watching her eviscerate anti-vaxxers and anti-flu shot proponents with facts and logic. Some idiot came at her with the "for profit" argument about the flu shots and she gave a very detailed, itemized list of her expenses regarding flu shots and explained how she not only doesn't make a profit, some years takes a huge loss and made him look like a total dolt. She's awesome!

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#16

Before Vaccines, Kids Never Had Diabetes

Before Vaccines, Kids Never Had Diabetes

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

They don't like facts getting in the way.

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#17

Love The Guy In Red

Love The Guy In Red

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Hit by a can!! Ha, ha. Doubt they saw the difference.

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#18

Vaxxer Says Mice Study Shows Autism In Vaccines

Vaxxer Says Mice Study Shows Autism In Vaccines

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Flisey
Community Member
3 years ago

I am so sick of the whole 'vaccines cause autism' thing! I have a child with autism, it had nothing to do with her vaccines.

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#19

Let Me Explain How Nothing Is Ever A Vaccine Preventable Disease... Through My Psychic Connection With The Universe

Let Me Explain How Nothing Is Ever A Vaccine Preventable Disease... Through My Psychic Connection With The Universe

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my. They probably didn't catch it and die from it because all the sane people who are vaccinated massively reduced everyone's odds of catching it. How can these people not see that, if we all gave up vaccines, these diseases would re-establish over time?!

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#20

Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Doing Their Research

Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Doing Their Research

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
3 years ago

Strictly speaking, Washington had his troops variolated - innoculated with a less deadly form of the smallpox virus, variola major. Soon after Washington's innoculation process Edward Jenner worked out that inoculation with the much more harmless vaccinia virus (commonly known at the time as copox) gave cross-protection with smallpox, and instituted the practice of vaccination. Washington's innoculation, whilst completely successful, was more potentially more dangerous, but it certainly helped to establish the principle of protection by innoculation. And finally - antivaccination is a totally borked notion...

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#21

Told My Story As The Child Of An Antivaxxer. This Mother Felt The Need To Defend Herself With A Lot Of Antivax Logic

Told My Story As The Child Of An Antivaxxer. This Mother Felt The Need To Defend Herself With A Lot Of Antivax Logic

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Tracy Leonard
Community Member
3 years ago

MABYE the doctor's job of 'proving to her' what's in the shot would be daunting.

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#22

Anti Vaxxers Logic

Anti Vaxxers Logic

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm confused by this one. What does gender have to do with it... or the gun epidemic for that matter? Way off message.

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