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Vaccination thoughts

Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Re: “Pediatricians tout benefits of vaccines,” (Northwest Herald, April 29).

I am not a doctor. I have no children. But I do have common sense, and by the tone of this article, so do many parents. I remember as a child getting one vaccination and one booster shot. That’s it!

Doctors now want to give multiple vaccines at the same time and tell parents not to worry, it won’t cause autism. I’m not so sure it won’t.

All drugs have interactions. Read any “information sheet” provided with your prescription and you will see a vast list of “if you take this, don’t take that,” etc.

I have refused to add any more prescription drugs. Not only does this decision save me money, it prevents dependency and interactions that could cause death.

The article also includes: “What we are seeing is a resurgence in the community – based on the lack of vaccination – with different diseases that are preventable.” Could the resurgence be because of the influx of individuals entering the U.S. illegally? Absolutely!

LaVonne C. Mittermayer

Lake in the Hills

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