Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vaccine refusal is putting everyone in danger

That's the title of an op-ed article from L.A. Times, which shows how dangerous skipping shots can be:
By choosing not to vaccinate, parents put not only their children but other peoples'' children in harm's way. Immuno-compromised children, infants and pregnant women cannot be vaccinated, so they are put at increased risk when those who can be vaccinated are not.
And the conclusion is:
It is selfish for parents who intentionally don't vaccinate to make other children vulnerable. We cannot afford to continue leaving the public's health in the hands of irresponsible parents.
I could not agree more!!!