Members of the Edmonton Catholic School Board have voted unanimously to ask the province to make it law that all students in Alberta schools must be vaccinated.
They agree that schools are optimal breeding grounds for outbreaks and they fear an epidemic.
Parents who do not get their children vaccinated fear a lot of other things, including autism. They love their children and they don’t want to take a chance.
Should that mean their children are excluded from school?
They may argue that if their child, does get, say, the measles, your vaccinated children will still be OK. Or, is it like the flu shot, where you can still get the flu?
Some have seen celebrities on TV who believe a vaccine caused their child’s autism. Even Donald Trump, a few years ago, was reported to be tweeting about doctor-inflicted autism.
Numerous studies debunk the vaccine-autism link, but how many people understand these studies, and how many people trust big pharma that profits from the vaccines?
I agree vaccinations should be mandatory as they are in other provinces, but I understand the fears of parents who love their children.
Would better parental education be more helpful than just another heavy hand from the province?
Let me know where you stand in all of this