Letter to the editor: Stay on track with vaccinations

Posted 7/31/21

 

When most Coloradans hear of vaccinations today, they think of the pandemic and COVID-19. Remarkably effective and safe vaccines have helped us to return to more normal lives and saved so …

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Letter to the editor: Stay on track with vaccinations

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When most Coloradans hear of vaccinations today, they think of the pandemic and COVID-19. Remarkably effective and safe vaccines have helped us to return to more normal lives and saved so many of our lives. During this pandemic, many of us delayed routine preventive care including vaccines. It is important now to catch up with other vaccinations for your children and yourself.
I have been a practicing family physician in the Lakewood area since 1994. I remember as a young physician placing a needle in the spine of an 18-month-old child and draining pus. Routine vaccination against the bacteria causing meningitis in young children has made these infections almost unheard of. I believe vaccination of my patients has been the most important thing I have done to protect their health and the health of my community.
The list of vaccine-preventable diseases is long. The success of vaccines can be measured by the fact that many of these diseases have been forgotten: polio, tetanus, measles, and even chickenpox to name just a few.
Any medical treatment has some risk that must be weighed along with benefits. After an extensive clinical study that I trust, the balance for currently recommended vaccines is overwhelmingly for benefit.
Schedule a visit today to catch up on needed vaccinations. Please be comfortable asking questions. Celebrate life as we rise out of the pandemic.
Tracy Hofeditz MD,
Morrison

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