Medical Officer of Health at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
"Immunization is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your baby's current and future health. Since immunization was first invented, it has saved hundreds of thousands of children's lives...
Vaccines have proven extremely effective in controlling and even eradicating some major childhood diseases. Indeed, smallpox - a severe and often fatal disease which used to be common among children - has been entirely wiped out by worldwide immunization...
Generally, vaccines are safe and very effective. In my mind, the benefits of immunization far outweigh any risks. The bottom line is that I believe that vaccines are safe and necessary - my children are fully vaccinated."
"Should My Child Be Vaccinated," www.drpaul.com (accessed Jan. 22, 2010)