I just watched a story on NBC news about parents who do NOT have their children vaccinated. How infuriating! I vaccinate my child to do everything within my power to protect my child. Then I'm going to send her to public school where she may sit next to a child whose parent chose not to have their child vaccinated. Yes, Ohio is one of the 21 states where parents can choose not to have their child vaccinated because of their "beliefs".
I understand that some people are under the impression that one or more of the vaccines, or vaccine preservatives, may be the cause of autism. But polio, measles, mumps, etc may possibly kill your child. If folks are really that concerned about their childs life, I'd think they'd have them vaccinated. Or perhaps they're more concerned about having a "perfect" child than having their child die of an illness that could have been prevented.
Of course, I believe that parents should have the right to decide their own childs medical care. But I also think that if they are not going to have their child vaccinated then that child should not be attending public school. Let their parents home school them or put them in a private school with other children that have NOT been vaccinated.
I know what some of you are thinking..."why worry if your daughter has been vaccinated?" Just because Rylie has had her shots does not mean that she absolutely won't catch a virus if exposed to it. However, I believe if she is exposed to children who have NOT been vaccinated she is more likely to be exposed to a potentially deadly virus.
Just my humble political opinion for today. LOL
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