Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Why I Celebrate Immunization

February 18 is Celebrate Immunization day at the State Capitol, with a rally at 11 am in the rotunda.

As a Minnesota resident, I know that vaccines are one of the top 10 public health achievements of the last century, eliminating measles, rubella, and polio from the United States and eradicating smallpox from the entire planet.

I know that the vaccines given over the last 20 years will save over 700,000 lives and stop millions of hospitalizations.

Vaccines have done much good. There is a lot of false information. Vaccines are safe. The vast majority of Minnesotans know that vaccines are worth celebrating.

Carol Wentworth

Belle Plaine

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