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    Do they have a strep throat vaccine or a pink eye vaccine? I don't see how you can compare something that you can't really prevent and don't have a choice about (because there is no vaccine) to something that you can prevent and do have a choice about (because there is a vaccine.) Also, even if there were a pink eye vaccine, no I wouldn't sue you over it because pink eye is not typically dangerous. Pertussis on the other hand could kill either one of my kids, Reid because he is so little and T because he has asthma that is very reactive to respiratory infections. I can't fathom comparing the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Would you change your mind if there was some crazy outbreak of smallpox, Bonita? It was eradicated decades ago thanks to mass vaccinations. What if bubonic plague made a comeback? You wouldn't want mandated vaccinations?
    Even if Vaccines were mandatory without exemptions, disobeying would be a legal situation. Not one parent being mad at and suing another parent. Either way, someone who is legally exempt should not be sued or charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuchsiasky View Post
    I think that vaxing for deadly illnesses should be mandatory (mumps, measles, polio, hepatitis etc). If we want to see these diseases disappear it is the only way to do so. I do not think that vaxing for mild illnesses (chicken pox, the flu) should be mandatory. Yes for a minority these illnesses can have complications, but for most people they don't.

    Our school requires vaccination records. No one has questions that the chicken pox and flu aren't included. I suspect they would if measles or polio wasn't.

    I am bothered though, that the adult vaccinations are not part of the vaxing scheme (at least here). There has been a huge Whooping Cough bout here and it has all been adults whose vaccines have worn off. So now there are babes in danger because their adult caregivers are no longer immune. I know many adults who haven't had a tetanus shot in more than a decade. That is deadly, but there is no push to have them done.
    I agree with all of this. I'm not talking about the chicken pox vax, I'm talking about the Dtap and the MMR and things like that.

    I also agree that we need to do a better job of making sure that adults are up on their vaccines. I know that I didn't think about vaccines for YEARS until I had kids, because no one ever asked me about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    As long as it is legal to have exceptions, then if you are legally exempt, there is no way someone should be able to sue you for it.
    I don't think you should be able to have a legal exemption from vaxxing for a deadly illness - with the exception of medical reasons. I don't care about your desires as a parent, religious person or hippie. All children should have their vax for things like diphtheria, tetanus, polio, MMR, pertussis. These can kill or maim a person. These are the illnesses we are working on eradicating. That won't happen if we allow for exemptions for those who want them for reasons other than health. Smallpox wouldn't have gone away with selective vaccination or waivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Even if Vaccines were mandatory without exemptions, disobeying would be a legal situation. Not one parent being mad at and suing another parent. Either way, someone who is legally exempt should not be sued or charged.
    Then we shouldn't allow exemption for BS reasons. Obviously it is one thing if your kid CAN'T get the vaccination, as was covered in the article. I agree that in that case, no one should sue them. But just receiving exemption for your personal beliefs is such crap. Basically anyone can not vax and just claim personal beliefs. It's meaningless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuchsiasky View Post
    I don't think you should be able to have a legal exemption from vaxxing for a deadly illness - with the exception of medical reasons. I don't care about your desires as a parent, religious person or hippie. All children should have their vax for things like diphtheria, tetanus, polio, MMR, pertussis. These can kill or maim a person. These are the illnesses we are working on eradicating. That won't happen if we allow for exemptions for those who want them for reasons other than health. Smallpox wouldn't have gone away with selective vaccination or waivers.
    Whether or not you agree, it is the way it is. Someone who is legally exempt should not be sued for not breaking any laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post

    I also agree that we need to do a better job of making sure that adults are up on their vaccines. I know that I didn't think about vaccines for YEARS until I had kids, because no one ever asked me about them.
    I just looked up the adult schedule and tetanus and diphtheria should be every 10 years. And all adults should have a pertussis booster. I know that the T-D is available through our public health, but not pertussis. Which says a lot given the outbreak here right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Whether or not you agree, it is the way it is. Someone who is legally exempt should not be sued for not breaking any laws.
    And I see no reason for a legal exemption except for the health of the child. Any thing else is BS IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuchsiasky View Post
    And I see no reason for a legal exemption except for the health of the child. Any thing else is BS IMO.
    But do you think someone should be able to be sued as long as there are legal exemptions? That was my understanding of the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    But do you think someone should be able to be sued as long as there are legal exemptions? That was my understanding of the OP.
    If it can be proved, then sure. If my child were to die from the measles and I knew that it had been passed to her by a child that was purposefully not vaxed, then yes I would sue. I don't care if they have a legal exemption unless it is medical. Otherwise I would sue for reckless endangerment or something like that. There should be a consequence to someone who chooses not to vax and from that act kills a child.
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