What exactly is anti-Boxx?
anti-Boxx is the first-ever subscription box for parents that don’t vaccinate their children.
How is this a thing?
Yeah, we don’t get it either. Parents are making the decision not to vaccinate their children against serious, highly contagious diseases we almost completely eradicated. It seemed necessary to give them the supplies their kids will need if they contract these incredibly preventable conditions.
Wait, you’re kidding right?
Unfortunately many parents, even those with easy access to high-quality vaccines, are refusing to vaccinate.
Great question! One of the more common reasons is that people falsely believe vaccines are linked to autism. This is incorrect and stems from a single, flawed study that has been proven wrong repeatedly over the years (but don’t take our word for it, check here, here, and here).
Not vaccinating seems like a bad idea, but why does it matter what other parents do?
It’s simple: when you decline to vaccinate, you don’t just put your child in danger, you put everyone around you in danger—and not just other people who choose not to vaccinate. Pregnant women, people undergoing chemotherapy, and infants under 12 months can’t always get vaccinated. They’re all put at risk by other people’s decisions.
Okay, but does it really matter?
Yes. 1000%. Vaccine refusal is a global health crisis. That’s why the World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy on its top 10 threats to public health in 2019. That’s why the U.S. is in the midst of the biggest measles outbreak since 2000. That’s why we’re seeing the first serious tetanus hospitalizations in decades.
That’s pretty scary. But what if I still want to make my own decisions for my family?
We can’t control what you do. We just want parents to be prepared for what could happen. These diseases are not run-of-the-mill colds. They are serious, life-threatening illnesses and can lead to life-altering, long-term complications.
So, are the boxes real?
No, the boxes aren’t real. This project was created to show that if you choose not to vaccinate there are serious consequences you need to be prepared for. If you’re hesitant about vaccinating, we urge you to speak to your child’s pediatrician and do the research yourself using reliable sources. The CDC is a great place to start.
Why are the boxes so expensive?
Each box is priced to match the average cost per hospitalization for each of the diseases according to data from the CDC.