Dear Editor,

The statement “nobody tells me what to put in my body” is simply not true.

Your government tells how much alcohol you can drink before you are unfit to drive. Vaccinations have been mandated by various governmental agencies for decades. Various drugs are illegal to use. If you show up at work drunk or high on drugs, your employer will fire you. If you overdose on drugs, the EMTs will give you Narcan to save your life. By not getting vaccinated for COVID-19, you are not only potentially endangering your own life, but also the lives of those you come in contact with and may infect.

The vaccination issue is not, nor should it be, about politics. It’s about public health and safety.

Dave Johnson