Vac­ci­na­tions need bet­ter shots

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “Vac­ci­na­tion bill clears first leg­isla­tive hur­dle,” April 9

If we are try­ing to con­vince par­ents and the pop­u­lace of the wis­dom and safety of hav­ing their chil­dren vac­ci­nated, why on Earth do you con­sis­tently pub­lish th­ese pic­tures of cry­ing chil­dren at the mo­ment of vac­ci­na­tion?

The dis­com­fort lasts only sec­onds, and it is mostly from be­ing held down among strangers; your dra­matic scary pic­tures last for­ever and can be fright­en­ing to anx­ious, am­biva­lent par­ents.

As a for­mer pe­di­atric nurse, I have seen the longterm dev­as­ta­tion of non-vac­ci­nated chil­dren and the short-term dis­com­fort dur­ing vac­ci­na­tion. There is no com­par­i­son.

Dolores Cel­lier

Ran­cho Pa­los Verdes

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