The battle between profits over vaccines, possible benefits to public health from mandatory vaccine programs, and a very real threat to personal health from forced vaccinations rages on. The latest chapter comes as California recently passed SB277 taking away the right of a parent to choose which vaccines their child receives if they want to attend public school.
According to Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center. People are being required "to give up the human right to informed consent to medical risk-taking in order to exercise a civil right to an education".
Click here for a link to a Washington Post article discussing opponents to the bill. Politics does make strange bedfellows and this issue is a great example. Opposition to the bill comes from the parents of vaccine injured children, Actor Jim Carey, Republicans who oppose too much government influence in personal lives, and liberals fearful of the chemicals in vaccines.
As always I advocate for education and informed consent. You should be informed of all the risks and benefits of any medical intervention, which could harm or kill you or your child. For more information on vaccines please visit NVIC.org, or schedule an appointment with me for a vaccine consult.