Letter to the Editor: Make educated decisions about vaccines

I would like to personally commend Dave Conlan for his shared opinion in and#8220;Right for some, wrong for othersand#8221; in response to Dr. Arthand#8217;s, and#8220;Vaccines and#8212; The best prevention money can buy.and#8221; I would even like to go as far as thanking the Sierra Sun for publishing Conlanand#8217;s response, as it seems there is a big stigma these days against parents who make the decision do not vaccinate their children.

Conlan hit the nail on the head when he stated, and#8220;These decisions are made by informed, educated, and responsible parents and families who have the best interest of their child at heart.and#8221; The parents I know deciding not to vaccinate are making decisions based on their own extensive research and what they feel in their heart really is the best decision for their child, just the same as those who feel vaccinating is the right choice for their family.

With the enormous amount of documented research and information available about the lingering short and long term side effects of vaccinations, I find it appalling that there are individuals in our society that have the nerve to ask parents of non-vaccinated children to have them and#8220;stay awayand#8221; from the general public.

We all have the right to make educated decisions about our own bodies and that of our children, without being discriminated against. I am seeing a huge and#8216;pushand#8217; during the coming-into-winter season for vaccinations, I would be great to see more professionals making as big a push against vaccinations, so everyone can make educated decisions rather than possibly fear-based decisions.

Alexis Pollock


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