Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Keep up with immunizations

The recent controversy about parents having, or not having, their children immunized has a particular significance for me and my husband.

Forty-five years ago, before there was a meningitis immunization, we lost our 15-year-old son to the disease. He literally died overnight — became ill Saturday night and died Sunday morning.

An advertisement on the back cover of Time magazine this week for the meningitis vaccine warns that the disease can be deadly. We witnessed just how deadly, and how quickly it can kill.

We urge parents to have their children immunized against all of the diseases for which there are now reliable vaccines.

They may have no time to react after their child has contracted the disease.

Nancy Shedd

Petersburg

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