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    Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    Recently, California passed a law requiring all children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public and private schools. Otherwise they MUST be home-schooled. That makes it one of only three states with this requirement and no “personal-belief” exemption.

    The question is: Should children be compelled to vaccinate in order to attend school or not. Please explain your reasoning.
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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    I had my shots when I was growing up. So did my daughter. No of us had any ill effects.

    That said, if a parent does not and the child comes down with (small pox). should another person be able to sue if they become infected?

    I think its a good idea to keep certain diseases at bay.

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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    I said yes. It's inexpensive, prevents serious communicable diseases, it is needed to protect the health of all others, and it is safe. Do it.

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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Recently, California passed a law requiring all children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public and private schools. Otherwise they MUST be home-schooled. That makes it one of only three states with this requirement and no “personal-belief” exemption.

    The question is: Should children be compelled to vaccinate in order to attend school or not. Please explain your reasoning.
    Absolutely.

    The continued efficacy of vaccines depends on herd immunity; the vast majority of the populace being vaccinated.

    When the unvaccinated population gets too high, the virus finds hosts in which it can mutate, leading to possible infection even of previously vaccinated people. We have already started to see this happen.

    It should not be permissible for uneducated parents to kill other people's children. Vaccination must be compulsory to attend school in order to protect their lives and health (because even if you survive it, many of these disease have extreme and permanent side effects), save for verifiable medical contradictions.

    We can debate all day long about whether parents should be able to put their own kids at that risk. I still find it neglectful, but I can entertain the other side.

    But when it comes to a building packed full of other people's children, absolutely not.

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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    Should children be compelled to vaccinate in order to attend school or not.
    Yes.

    Please explain your reasoning.
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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    Yes, public health overrides your philosophical or religious beliefs.

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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    I do not think we have much choice here, the answer has to be yes.

    We are sending our kids to school and they will be exposed to whatever the others there have, and this all becomes a matter of public safety for these kids. There are too many communicable diseases have been largely eradicated or at least put under control by immunization. I understand those with a medical condition of some sort may not be able to participate in immunization and an opt out is reasonable for those cases, but that should not be extended to those of philosophical or "religious" beliefs wanting to opt out for whatever reason. It goes against my Libertarianism, but our schools are nothing more than a Petri Dish pooling of whatever they all have and then bring to school to share. There is not enough legitimate reasoning to place kids in danger because a handful of parents want to opt out of Hepatitis B, or Influenza, or other immunizations for their kids.
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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    The only possible reason not to is legitimate medical complications. Weird beliefs or delusional fear are not legitimate.
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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    Personally I think yes although it looks like the CA law will be challenged by the ACLU. When we give exemption for religious reasons to get out of healthcare (Amish, Mennonite etc) it opens the door for religious exemption from vaccinations as well. What happens when these non vaccinated become adults and get in the workforce? Its a much bigger issue to be an adult and contract measles or chicken pox. It would be easy to spread it to elderly and so forth as well.

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    Re: Should children be required to vaccinate in order to attend School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Recently, California passed a law requiring all children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public and private schools. Otherwise they MUST be home-schooled. That makes it one of only three states with this requirement and no “personal-belief” exemption.

    The question is: Should children be compelled to vaccinate in order to attend school or not. Please explain your reasoning.
    My answer does not fit. I see no reason not to leave it up to the schools. State or local level for public schools, private schools up to the schools themselves. On a federal level I see no reason to regulate that.

    Now, if it was proposed where I live, I am really wishy washy. I do not like the idea of punishing kids because their parents are dumbasses, and the risk to other kids actually is really small. However, it is a risk. As I do not have kids myself, I would probably leave it up to those who do.
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