Senator Dennis Guth, R-Hancock supported the bill, saying “It is unconstitutional to be told what you will put in your body.” To which I would add, “or your child’s body.” A pediatrician from Des Moines disagrees saying there are a lot of myths about vaccinations. And, measles outbreaks occur even when 95 percent of the population are vaccinated. Mothers who have had measles as children pass on that immunity to their offspring.
There is something very, very wrong happening to our children: Many are suffering from allergies, neurological and immune-system damage.
If only the recent vaccine against human papillomavirus, cause of this cancer, had been available in their early teen years.
Each of these diseases still exist, in our ever-shrinking world, only a jet ride away or from the child next door.
Three weeks prior, his 10-year-old cousin, with a four-week persistent cough, visited him, as her mother had refused to have her vaccinated.
Or my fifth grader’s grandfather on a respirator in ICU, weeks after seeing his coughing 10-year-old granddaughter, whose mother said flu shots weren’t necessary. I’m saddened by the deaths of 30- to 40-year-old women from cervical cancer.