How many of us have heard stories of older generations of their family dying from pertussis, measles, chicken pox, diphtheria, polio? I know my mom’s sister died from diphtheria, and my mom and her brother were lucky to survive.
I came across an article, written by a retired pediatrician, talking about how much vaccines have changed life in his 57 year career. I agree – millions of lives have been saved. I just am concerned with one of his statements — he should be firmer on making sure parents immunize according to the CDC published schedule. It works, and a revised schedule puts others in danger.