Mother who refuses to follow court order to vaccinate son: ‘Most likely, I’ll be going to jail’

SMH, 30 September 2017
Author: Kristine Phillips
“The American Medical Association has long decried allowing parents to decline vaccination for nonmedical reasons and has cited vaccines’ ability to prevent diseases such as measles, mumps and other infectious diseases. Still, a majority of states allow religious exemptions for vaccinations. Nearly 20, including Michigan, provide exemption for religious and personal reasons. Only three, California, Mississippi and West Virginia, don’t allow nonmedical exemptions.”
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Italy has introduced mandatory vaccinations and other countries should follow its lead

The Conversation, 2 June 2017
Author: Alberto Giubilini
“Parents will have to provide proof of vaccination when they enrol their children in nursery or preschool. In this respect, the Italian policy follows the example of vaccination policies in the US. But there’s one crucial difference: the Italian law doesn’t allow parents to opt out on the grounds of ‘conscientious objection’.”
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Push for unity on vaccination laws is just common sense

The Canberra Times, 13 March 2017
Author: David Ellery
“Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call for all states and territories to adopt a uniform stance on barring unvaccinated? children from childcare and preschool facilities makes a great deal of sense. Under current legislation unvaccinated? children in the ACT, along with those in South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory, can be enrolled at these centres.”
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Are Chiropractors Backing The Anti-Vaccine Movement?

Forbes, 10 December 2016
Author: Bruce Y Lee
“Today Andrew Wakefield was a keynote speaker at the International Chiropractors Association’s Annual Conference on Chiropractics and Pediatrics in Maui, Hawaii. Yes, the same Andrew Wakefield, who in 2010 was stripped of his medical license in the United Kingdom for ethical violations and failure to disclose potential financial conflicts of interest, The same Wakefield who published a subsequently discredited and retracted study in The Lancet linking vaccines to autism that the British Medical Journal (BMJ) described as an “elaborate fraud”. The same Wakefield who produced and directed an anti-Vaccine “documentary” film ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’ that pushed conspiracy theories about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and vaccines. The same Wakefield who has not been able to provide scientific evidence to support his claims. Is this really the best way for a professional association and a conference to gain scientific legitimacy?”
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