Letters: Ignorance is root of vaccine ranking, not state’s effort

The reality is that anyone that wants to be vaccinated can be [2021 “Year in Review: Vaccination rollout starts with huge demand, then hits wall,” Dec. 31].

Indiana had one of the most efficient online appointment platforms in the country. The Indiana Department of Health also developed robust mass vaccination clinics at various locations and at various times throughout the state. At this writing, it is my understanding that both testing, vaccinations and boosters are being offered by the continued commitment of this state agency to ensure that services are available to those who need them.

Indiana’s vaccination “ranking” in the country (41st) is not due to a lack of initiative or effort on the part of our state government and the state health department who, before COVID, had their hands full assisting with HIV infections and meth addictions within our borders. It is, sadly, due to the ignorance and misinformation that is promulgated through various social platforms and media outlets. The continued effort on the part of these misinformed, ignorant and selfish individuals, entities and social platforms is nothing short of being completely un-American. While they hold up their rights to “make their own choices,” they do so with a seeming disinterest in the responsibilities that come with those rights and an acknowledgement of the entity under which they even exist—the United States of America.

My thanks to the hard work of all those involved in ensuring that Hoosiers anywhere can gain access to these life-saving vaccines and to those faithful and loyal Hoosiers who care enough about others to get this proven and safe vaccine.

–John Patten

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One thought on “Letters: Ignorance is root of vaccine ranking, not state’s effort

  1. So John what your saying is that if you don’t get the “vacccine” that you are misinofrmed, ignorant, selfish, unAmerican.

    Misinformed is believing that particiapation in a 3rd stage drug trial is ignorant and unAmerican. The 3rd Stage clinical trials will not be completed until May 15 2023. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04368728
    People who volunteer to participate in drug trials understand the risk and liability. Vaccine manufactures have no liabilty to an adverse reaction or death in the trial phase, even if it the Comirnaty approved Pfizer/BioNTech Gene Therapy Agent.

    Ignorant is not understanding the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting Sysytem data.

    COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing infection, serious illness, and death. Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. CDC Website

    I don’t know about you but if I took 3 Polio vaccines and still got Polio I would consider it to be ineffective.

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