Quote: Originally Posted by Stretch
the problem being tracy is we dont have a choice.......we, as parents..... well I should say I as a parent would like to have the right to decide if my child gets vaccinated and is aloud to be in school if she isnt. something about a right to an education.....injecting crap into our kids generation after generation...tends to null and void our immune system! a bit like devolution if ya get my drift
Stretch, this seems to contradict your belief that children can't be in school if unvaccinated, other than when an outbreak occurs (and I can't imagine you would want your kid at school when a disease was going around which they have no protection against anyways, would you?).
"Unlike some countries, immunization is not mandatory in Canada; it cannot be made mandatory because of the Canadian Constitution. Only three provinces have legislation or regulations under their health-protection acts to require proof of immunization for school entrance. Ontario and New Brunswick require proof for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella immunization. In Manitoba, only measles vaccination is covered. It must be emphasized that, in these three provinces, exceptions are permitted for medical or religious grounds and reasons of conscience; legislation and regulations must not be interpreted to imply compulsory immunization. Requiring proof of immunization for school entrance serves two main purposes. First, parents who have forgotten to have their children properly immunized will be reminded and can rectify the situation. Second, parents who do not wish to have their children immunized must actively refuse and sign documents attesting to that fact. Also, all provinces and territories have regulations that allow for the exclusion of unvaccinated children from school during outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases."
1. Immunization in Canada - Canadian National Report on Immunization, 1996 - CCDR Volume 26S4 May 1997 (external - login to view)