Newspapers, including the Press Herald, keep publishing photos of crying babies getting vaccinations. Poor little baby! Having a needle stuck into her/him!

Tell the real story, with photos of sick babies – ones with paralysis from polio, brain damage from measles, choking with a web of tissue in the throat from diphtheria or blue around the mouth from lack of air with whooping cough. A tiny prick from a needle looks pretty good when faced with the alternative.

We are so lucky these vaccines exist.

Jennifer Morris

South Portland

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