Litigation and Communicable Disease

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Litigation and Communicable Disease
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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 11:46am

I've been reading some rather disturbing comments on a listserv lately, and I am curious... How many of you in favor of cumpulsory vaccination feel that if your child was exposed to a vaccine available disease, and contracted it, and it was determined that your child was in contact with an unvaccinated person (adult or child), you would assume it was their fault (due to vax status) and sue them?


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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 01-19-2009 - 2:01pm

Oh Gina,

I am sorry to read this :(

I'll miss your contribution to this board greatly. Do come back.






iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 01-20-2009 - 10:56pm
I had someone tell me that one day...he would sue me if my child made his child get the measles. Laughable!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 01-20-2009 - 11:49pm

All that did was keep her from getting a childhood disease while she was still a child. Now, as she ages, and the disease becomes more dangerous to her...her vaccine could wane.

You don't realize that the anti-vax group never say that vaccines never work in some children. They do, in *some* children. They also wane...in SOME children quicker than others.

Wouldn't it just be easier to get the chicken pox, be done with it, not worry for the rest of your adult life? It's a mild disease that usually only lasts for a few weeks. When a person gets the disease, they get life-long immunity. When a person gets the vaccine, they get boosters, and more boosters, and more...

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Registered: 06-05-2008
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 4:08pm


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Frequently it seems that the pro-vax response to this is - I want to prevent my child from getting sick ever if it's at all in my power.

Not saying I agree. I too think it's better to get a typically harmless childhood disease when you're a child, rather than having to worry about contracting it as an adult. Not to mention that I don't prefer to worry about AE's that dr's would dismiss - It's absolutely not possible that the vaccine did that.

Uh huh.

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