LETTER: Vaccinations prevent later ailments

I have been hearing impaired since I was about eight years old. I can only think that it was due to the measles I contracted at about that age.

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At 50 years old, I could not hear the birds chirping in my garden.

A hearing disability is a lifelong sentence of social rejection, isolation and frustration. My best friend was vision impaired from the measles virus, returning to school with thick glasses.

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I am sure that there are no parents who would wish this on their babies. Parents today are conscious of the value of good nutrition, schools, music and sports.

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Give your child the best life has to offer – get them vaccinated.

Gail Mackay

Oak Bay

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