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Chronicle editorial: Childhood vaccines save lives

The numbers are irrefutable: Your odds of avoiding death or injury in an auto accident rise dramatically if you're wearing a seatbelt. And yet there are those stubborn few who irrationally insist on going beltless.

The same can be said for childhood vaccines: The risk of crippling and lethal childhood diseases can be virtually eliminated through the use of vaccines. And yet there are some who irrationally refuse to get these simple protections for their children. And, Montana is the worst offender. It has the lowest childhood vaccination rate in the nation.

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