DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your column on vaccinations and was bothered about one issue that has not been addressed. Who are anti-vaxxers those who oppose scheduled vaccinations putting at risk by not having their kids vaccinated? Primarily others of like minds, it seems to me. Those who are vaccinated are not at risk, right? The only others I think might be at risk are future generations if we could ever fully eradicate such diseases, but that is a small probability.
I generally support peoples right to deny entering programs they disagree with, even if they are ignorant conclusions. T.R.
ANSWER: You would be correct if vaccines were 100% effective and if everyone could get them, but neither of those are true.
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