To the editor: Thanks to Dr. Nina Shapiro for her letter to the editor on the importance of vaccinating children.
If those who are so opposed to vaccines had to care for small children who were in an iron lung or dying of measles encephalitis, it might give them pause. I have cared for these children.
I’m an 83-year-old retired registered nurse who did a one-month rotation in polio respirator nursing. This was at a hospital endowed by actress Helen Hayes, whose daughter died of polio.
My patience with anti-vaccine folks has not just worn thin — it is worn out.
Audray Johnson, Riverside