As a 56-year-old grandmother I must offer my thought's on your April 29 opinion reagrding vaccines ("Anti-vaccines movement puts children at risk").
First off I carry the lifetime scar of one of the first polio vaccines of the '60s. I also vaccinated all my children.
Nowadays they mix too many vaccines in a deadly cocktail in their hurry to get things done.
I held my two-month-old granddaughter while the nurse injected her with with a mixture of four vaccines. In less then 48 hours our precious baby was dead. They said SIDS was to blame, but I have my doubts. I even questioned the "mixing" of so many shots and was assured it was okay.
I am all for vaccines, but I say get back to the way they were administered when everything was not rushed and carelessly done.
I'd also like to ask you how an un-vaccinated child is responsible for an outbreak? I can see they would contract a disease but really fail to see that they are the responsibility for a disease.
Yes vaccines are a good thing and they have helped eliminate many diseases, but they can also be administered in the wrong way and can also be deadly.
MARY VASQUEZ, Hanna