Why vaccines matter to me.

 

dollnMy father was severely crippled by polio and I grew up with a visible, ever present reminder of the damage that vaccine preventable diseases can cause. Immunizations save lives and reduce suffering.

In other parts of the world this is widely accepted to be evidence-based. Over 60 vaccine workers have given their lives in Pakistan trying to bring these gifts of life to the citizens of this country. The concept that people in the west would endanger their children and others around them too young or sick to vaccinate, to the families of those who have died for this cause, is simply mind-boggling.

This is my daughter Cailin. She is 3, fully vaccinated, and perfect. She will never have to bear the burden that her grandfather did.

Because science gave us vaccines.

 

 

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