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MEASLES: Parents wrong to opt children out of vaccination

Letter by David Lanning, Kent on May 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm | 12 Comments »
June 1, 2011 11:10 am

Re: “Measles outbreak shows threat of vaccine holdouts” (editorial, 5-31).

I contracted measles when I was 7 years old nearly 70 years ago. I was very sick for at least two weeks and in bed most of the time. A photograph was taken of me right after I had recovered somewhat; I looked like a person right out of a concentration camp, it was so bad.

I would not want to visit this disease on any child. So, when I hear about these parents opting out of getting their children vaccinated for various scurrilous reasons, I just shudder at their blatant ignorance of the vaccination technique and its risks.

All children should be vaccinated against this contagious disease.

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