Thank you for your strong editorial (TNT, 2-3) supporting the repeal of parental waivers for vaccines. I have been a pediatrician for 35 years and have seen what these preventable diseases can do.
For a detailed yet extremely readable resource your readers should turn to Dr. Paul Offit's book, "Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All."
This is a public health issue. Parents who choose to not vaccinate their children or delay the vaccines are putting other children at risk.
Currently, only two states do not allow parents to enroll their children in the public schools if they invoke philosophical or religious reasons for not vaccinating their children. Washington state should do the same.