Heather Kitsul, registered nurse, prepares vaccine doses at the immunization clinic at the Beban Park social centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Heather Kitsul, registered nurse, prepares vaccine doses at the immunization clinic at the Beban Park social centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vaccine-hesitant people face risks

Health-care system could be overloaded in certain emergency situations, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Forget ‘vaccine hesitant,’ try ‘vaccine enthusiastic,’ Opinion, May 19.

With regards to those fewer persons who question vaccination against the present COVID virus – and the more contagious new variants – as well as annual influenza mutations: A warning.

Should a natural, environmental, or man-made disaster befall society in winter, for example, a serious earthquake, the likelihood of surviving an ensuing epidemic could be zero for those unvaccinated and left unattended, with little chance of survival in an overloaded or broken health-care system.

The infection rate for this virus has shown to be high without protection. The outcome is life-threatening, with ongoing health complications for many who may survive.

Time for those who hesitate to weigh the advantages with the present excellent health-care response available. To do one’s part and help all society; men, women and children – here and elsewhere – eliminate these deadly diseases.

Doug Miller, Gabriola Island

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not all anti-vaxxers are anti-social


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