The Measles Vaccine: the Choice is Clear

We’ve spoken before about how your health is your choice.

You can choose what providers to see and services to have rendered, whether they are in-network or out-of-network for insurance purposes.

You can choose to monitor your health more closely with basic health tests.

You can choose to eat healthier, exercise more, and practice better sleep habits.

You can choose whether to protect yourself, your family, and your community with recommended vaccinations.

Yes, all of these are choices — but when it comes to the last choice, we feel that the evidence supporting immunization against vaccine-preventable illnesses is so substantial that the choice should be obvious: choosing to safeguard yourself and others against disease.

Given the recent measles outbreak, this message needs to be heard. Here’s what you should know about measles, vaccines, and your health — and why we¬†think you should choose to vaccinate.

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