Consequences for the unvaccinated | Inquirer Opinion

Consequences for the unvaccinated

/ 05:01 AM May 04, 2023

Vaccination saves lives. Anyone who has their child vaccinated shows that they are responsible and love their child. The consequences without vaccination are terrible.

In polio, it’s the impairment of the body for the rest of life. In coronavirus, long COVID syndrome becomes a burden for further life, or even death. The often talked about “vaccination damage” almost never occurs, or there are only mild symptoms for a few days. The risk of becoming seriously ill without vaccination is statistically definitely greater and worse.

I have never been able to understand vaccination opponents and refusers, neither from what I have read in medical history books about the outbreak of the Spanish flu, nor today’s opponents of the COVID vaccine. Does it always have to be ebola or the plague before even the last critic understands the seriousness of the situation? What I learned during my time in biosafety laboratory level 4 was “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”


By the way, I also have a child, and yes, it is fully vaccinated, just like myself and my whole family in the Philippines and in Germany and France. One should always lead by example.

Jürgen Schöfer, Ph.D., Pasig City

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