Letters to the Editor

Letter: Help others

Healthy individuals may avoid vaccination because they themselves have reduced risk of serious disease from SARS-CoV-2. The latter statement is true, but it is important to remember that each and every vaccination also protects the community as a whole.

A healthy person’s vaccination will particularly help people who are immuno-compromised or who cannot be vaccinated for various medical reasons. Herd immunity within our community will quickly snuff out any new appearance of COVID-19 and prevent its spread to the vulnerable. Getting vaccinated is a simple and direct way to help other people.

— Randall Plant, M.D.

Anchorage

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