Get vaccinated! It’s that simple

Get vaccinated for measles and you can save a life, or even your own

To the editor;

Reports suggest Kamloops may be at risk due to spring break-related travel through the measles-infested Fraser Valley (now upwards of 200 confirmed cases).

My six-year-old son is immunocompromised and immunosuppressed due to his kidney disease and cannot receive the MMR vaccine.

Therefore, the only thing standing between him and the measles is herd immunity.

If you’re not vaccinating your child, you’re playing Russian roulette with mine.

The efficacy of a single dose of measles-containing vaccine given at 12 or 15 months of age is estimated to be 85 per cent to 95 per cent.

With a second dose, efficacy in children approaches 100 per cent.

The MMR and MMRV vaccines are safe.

They are effective.

They do not cause autism.

Get vaccinated and you can save a life.

It’s that simple.

Erin Mitchell

Kamloops, B.C.