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I am writing in response to the recent letters from Amy Lewis and Julie Jordan concerning immunizations. Both claimed to have educated themselves and mentioned the extensive research they have done on immunizations.

I have no doubt that they devoted many hours to researching immunizations. However, what does surprise me, is that despite all the time they have spent doing research, their information is inaccurate and full of vaccine myths.

Immunizations are one of the great public health achievements in the 20th century. Without the immunizations available today, our society would suffer disease and deaths would occur from vaccine-preventable diseases.

My daughter has a permanent, life-altering disability due to a virus for which no vaccine is currently available. I anxiously await the day when an immunization is available to protect my child and the community from this dangerous and serious virus.

My daughter, myself and all of my family are fully-immunized and proud of it!

If you want accurate and valid information about immunizations, I recommend you visit or

Be wise and immunize!


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