Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Take Baby Max To Doctor?

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a photo of himself and his little daughter Max on Friday.

Five-week-old Max was at a doctor’s office for vaccines.

“Doctor’s visit — time for vaccines!” Zuckerberg wrote in the post, which has a long thread of comments, and got more than 2.5 million likes.

People are commenting on Zuckerberg’s post, which sparked discussions about vaccines. Some people are against vaccines, arguing that these can cause serious health problems in infants.

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg is a supporter of doctor-recommended vaccines. In February last year, he posted following statement on his Facebook profile:

My next book for A Year of Books is On Immunity by Eula Biss.

Vaccination is an important and timely topic. The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community.

This book explores the reasons why some people question vaccines, and then logically explains why the doubts are unfounded and vaccines are in fact effective and safe.

This book was recommended to me by scientists and friends who work in public health. It’s also a relatively short book — one that you should be able to read in a few hours. I encourage you to check it out and to join the discussion.

Photo: Flickr.com/JD Lasica