Vaccination laws should be upheld!!!!!!

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Registered: 10-25-2008
Vaccination laws should be upheld!!!!!!
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Sat, 12-20-2008 - 4:07pm

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/opinion/stories/2008/10/29/vaccinesed.html


Totally agree with this writer in that we should push to uphold the vaccination laws in public schools. As more exemptions are allowed and kids let in without vaccinations, the more we will see outbreaks of returning diseases like chickenpox and measles.

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Registered: 07-03-2006
Sat, 12-20-2008 - 5:02pm

Amen.

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Sat, 12-20-2008 - 7:15pm

Of course you totally agree with the writer, he is mirroring your own beliefs. It's always nice and comfortable to wrap oneself in the like mindedness of one's own doctrine. However, his editorial is merely that, an editorial, ie: an opinion. It is not based on science or fact. It virtually negates parents' rights to make medical decisions for their children.

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Yes I absolutely will trust my own judgement as more superior than a supposed "expert who gaurds public health." Especially when that expert is a member of Governmental and non-governmental organisations that create and administer studies that are partially or totally funded by those you can only profit from a pro-vaccine outcome.

This is a throwback to always following the medical professionals direction, never asking why, or how this will affect one's child. It reflects how we used to place doctors and their peers on pedestals as Godheads. And if we do accept their divine direction, where does it stop, just at an MMR or at gardisil , what if they find a vaccine for lung cancer, should we insist a 4 year old receive it before entering kindergarden? It is a slippery slope my friend.

Last time I checked too the only states that have laws affecting vaccination exemption are West Virginia and Mississippi. Certainly even in the latter two one can opt out of those vaccines offered to the newborn at the hospital, they can even opt out of the vitamin K shot. At the end of the day it is the parent's choice.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 12-20-2008 - 11:35pm

Well, I have a few comments on the article posted...


too many parents to forgo getting the shots their children need to stay healthy and not spread dangerous diseases among their playmates


Children don't "need" shots to stay healthy.

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Registered: 12-10-2008
Sat, 12-20-2008 - 11:58pm

The way I see it, if my child gets something because he is not fully vaccinated, that's my problem. If you vaccinate your child you shouldn't worry. It's the non-vaccinated people that need to worry and that's the risk we know about and take when we choose not to vaccinate.

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Registered: 09-13-2008
Sun, 12-21-2008 - 11:10am

So by that opinion parents should have NO choices regarding any type of medical care WRT their children.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sun, 12-21-2008 - 2:52pm

"I have read that more infants are getting measles because they are no longer protected by their immunity they USED to get from their mothers' who had measles. Now infants are getting little protection (if any) from their vaccinated mothers. Let's put the blame where it really belongs."

Where are these studies??



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Registered: 07-03-2006
Sun, 12-21-2008 - 4:26pm

Honestly, parents should listen to you and your ideas over their physicians when in comes to medical care?

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Registered: 09-13-2008
Sun, 12-21-2008 - 9:42pm

LOL Ah I wish I had the power you claim I have.


I don't tell them what to do.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 7:26am

Well, I read the first 3 paragraphs of this and had to stop.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 11:05am

To have it mandatory to vaccinate means that the pharm company that makes the shot, the dr who administers the shot, the govt that backs the school, and the school that the child attends would all have to declare that the shot is completely safe and effective and would all be held liable for any side effects or ineffectiveness of said shot.
Impossible for them to do.
Hence, laws requiring vaccination = mass law suits against them.

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