Jan 9, 2012

Commentary: Parents refuse to vaccinate kids over questionable claims

Thanks to medical and scientific advances, generations of Americans never experienced the horrors of such deadly diseases as polio, whooping cough and measles. 

Future generations might not be so lucky.
More and more parents are refusing to immunize their children or are picking and choosing the vaccines they receive. They fear vaccine additives could cause autism and other harmful side effects. They’re also suspicious of the large number of vaccines children now receive.

As the child of a father suffering from post-polio syndrome, I can’t imagine not getting my children vaccinated. In some areas of the world, polio still exists. So does whopping cough. And measles.

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