To the editor:

Given recent news about a child with tetanus, I went to my own MD for a booster. But guess what! Medicare doesn’t pay for it in the doctor’s office; instead I have to make a trip to a pharmacy! How short-sighted. Tetanus is a devastating illness (to both the patient and to the care-givers) and is virtually 100% SAFELY preventable.

Philip K. Swartz Jr. MD

The Dalles

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