Vaccine hysteria

WELL said Joan Collins, of Merriwa (Comment News, August 25): I agree with you totally that if a child is vaccinated, why are their parents so scared of unvaccinated children?

There is a form of hysteria here, ramped up by many media global outlets and backed by the big rich pharmaceutical companies.

Why would anyone with a new little baby, whose immune system is developing, want to pump viruses into a vulnerable new little body? Our bodies are amazing; why on earth would you want to pump foreign bodies into it and maybe compromise the whole immune system?

This issue needs unbiased study and for parents to do their own research.

LINDA PATMORE, Rivervale.