‘Ford outraged with lack of communication on meningitis concerns
By biconews On 22 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts

To the Editor:

I was outraged by the events leading up to the meningitis vaccinations at Haverford on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The lack of information provided by Health Services about an issue they deem so critical was appalling. The short article in the Feb. 15 Bi-Co News was the only information readily available. I’m sure our parents appreciated getting the detailed letter explaining the rationale for the vaccinations being offered, and answering frequently asked questions about the vaccine. Why was no such information given to students?

We are all reasonably intelligent people in this community, and we are old enough to participate in decisions that affect our health. While our parents may, in some cases, pay for our medical insurance, that is no reason not to provide us with basic information about such an important health matter. Whether or not you believe the vaccine is a good idea, your decision should be an informed one.

Sincerely,

Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts HC ’00

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