LA Times: That night a child died of diphtheria: A nurse on the importance of vaccines, 4/27/2019

Vaccinations are important, but they are not 100% effective.

So, if my vaccinated child becomes ill because of some parents’ failure to immunize their children, they should pay for the required medical care. This should cover my lost time at work and the long-term care needed if my child gets brain inflammation and is permanently disabled.

The physician who signed off on the vaccine exemption should be liable for malpractice.

If these parents are true believers, they should take a vow of poverty and serve the needy, because if my child requires lifelong care, I will surely be driven into poverty through no fault of my own.

David Eckhous, Long Beach