The other argument that is often brought up is whether parents should have the moral right to needlessly expose their children to disease.
No. I don't really mind if people immunize their children or they decide not to and I don't think the government should concern themselves with it either.
If parents don't want to immunize their kids,I feel that is their right...Just keep those lil' plague carriers away from my grandbabies.
Maybe there should be more choices?
For instance, how about not making the immunizations mandatory, but allowing people to be charged with creating a public health threat if their immunized child contracts a disease they could have had shots for?
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...In its zeal to identify bin Laden or his family, the CIA used a sham hepatitis B vaccination project to collect DNA in the neighborhood where he was hiding...
...The deadly consequences have already begun. Villagers along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border chased off legitimate vaccine workers, accusing them of being spies. Taliban commanders banned polio vaccinations in parts of Pakistan, specifically citing the bin Laden ruse as justification. Then, last December, nine vaccine workers were murdered in Pakistan, eventually prompting the United Nations to withdraw its vaccination teams. Two months later gunmen killed 10 polio workers in Nigeria—a sign that the violence against vaccinators may be spreading...
How the CIA’s Fake Vaccination Campaign Endangers Us All
Something to think about.
I think requiring it to attend school is a good compromise. That way enough children are vaccinated that herd immunity can work. And at the same time you aren't throwing parents in jail.
It depends on the severity of the disease being vaccinated against. If something like small pox appeared, I would support mandatory vaccinations for every single living human who even sets foot on U.S. soil with no exceptions and serious penalties for failure to comply. The lesser the disease, the lesser the requirement to be vaccinated (like a mandate for school children) until the ailment is minor enough (or the vaccine ineffective enough) it shouldn't be a requirement.
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