Letter: Polio survivor implores community to get COVID vaccine

To the Editor:

When I was a child growing up near Pittsburgh, I was among the first to receive a polio vaccine that was developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.

I had three friends who had polio. There were no anti-vaxxers then and everyone got the vaccine and polio was eradicated.

Now, with the goal of eradicating COVID in sight, many are balking at getting this vaccine. I implore all to be good citizens, to please get the vaccine and help end this disease. Do it for yourself, family, friends and country.

David Thompson