LETTER: Too bad about mumps vaccine decision

Posted 2/28/17

It’s unfortunate that the Port Townsend School District is requiring another booster for the young girl mentioned in the letter to the editor in the Feb. 15 issue.

Ten days under her one-year …

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LETTER: Too bad about mumps vaccine decision

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It’s unfortunate that the Port Townsend School District is requiring another booster for the young girl mentioned in the letter to the editor in the Feb. 15 issue.

Ten days under her one-year birth date would make no difference in whether or not she is still immune. It’s especially unfortunate that this vaccine is required, since Merck is currently involved in a lawsuit wherein they are accused of lying about the efficacy of the mumps vaccine. A Pennsylvania federal judge has just ruled in favor of allowing the lawsuit to go forward.

“This week, U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II ruled that the whistleblowers had sufficiently pled that Merck might have provided false statements to the government and that the direct purchasers had shown enough evidence to establish that these falsehoods could have helped the company gain a monopoly,” as quoted in Health Impact News. See

healthimpactnews.com.

TAMMI SWANSON

Chimacum

Editor’s note: A link to the article is too long to print and is with this letter online.

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