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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-26-07 07:36 PM
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98. I simply advocate placing it on the immunization schedule that parents
Edited on Mon Feb-26-07 07:38 PM by depakid
already have to show before their kids can enter schools- or that adults need to be admitted to colleges.

That said, if a parent refused to vaccinate or was allowed to opt out for irrational reasons- and their kid(s) got sick- and perhaps permanently harmed, it's entirely reasonable to consider that a form of child neglect, not unlike failing to use a child seat, or purchase bike helmets, or allow a child to become morbidly obese without seeking treatment.

I would also add that in the event of a virulent pandemic, there aren't any constitutional problems with compelling the general population to get vaccinated. That's unlikely, but not out of the realm of possibilities. Sure would be less intrusive than quarantine, don't you think?

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