Trudi Tucker: Weighing in on vaccinations |

Trudi Tucker: Weighing in on vaccinations

Reading Linda Jack’s column, “A Look Back Before Mass Vaccinations” makes one feel fortunate to be alive. However, she also could have titled it “A Look Back Before Sanitation, or Indoor Plumbing, or Clean Water, or Clean Air or Refrigeration.

In the 20th century, life got better. If you look at statistics, diseases were on the wane. Most “childhood” diseases were just that, childhood diseases that lasted only a few days and gave lifelong immunity.

Despite the fact that there haven’t been any double-blind studies done to prove that vaccines work, I understand that some still want to vaccinate. Their choice.

My issue is that the government ruled that pharmaceutical companies cannot be held liable for damage done by a vaccine because vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe,” but now is requiring everyone to get vaccines that they deem necessary — children and adults alike.

Personally, I want to make my own decisions as to what is put into my body, not politicians and the pharmaceutical companies making those decisions for me.

Do some research. The National Vaccine Information Center ( is a good place to start. Let your elected officials know how you feel about their making medical decisions for you.

Trudi Tucker


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