by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 01/30/2022
When and how did ‘vaxx’ become a four-letter word for some folks? The vaccine has been fully approved for regular use for some time now. The stats bear out it’s effectiveness. Easy-Peasy. What’s not to like? Sign me up. This graphic tells the tale of what vaccination does. It’s dramatic. (I’m vaxxed/boosted – and masked.)
There is no logic that justifies avoiding the vaccine. Unfortunately, we are now seeing how anti-vaxx disinformation and vitriol spreads beyond COVID to affect the uptake of other vaccines; notably the flu vaccine as well as the decades-long, customarily mandated shots for preschoolers. For a list, search: MA preschool vaccinations. (Lots of shots.)
Anti-vaxxers argue that it’s about their personal freedoms. To that point – I ask a simple question. Who is truly more free: free of risk and worry?
You? Or me? Vaccination – it sets you free.
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