Randy Blaser: The choice not to vaccinate is a false one

I never got the measles vaccine.

But that wasn't by choice.

Unlike the growing number of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children because they think vaccines are harmful or will cause autism, my parents had no say in the matter. There was no measles vaccine.

Instead, I came down with a full-blown case of the measles at 7 years old. I remember little of the experience, except for missing school for about a week and watching kid shows on TV from the comfort of our living room sofa.

My mother had a different story, however. She told of my battle with measles from her perspective of panic over my high fever, my "becoming delirious," as she called...