I am concerned that the Department of Health is not portraying an accurate picture of vaccination and certain disease trends in Vermont.
Most speakers, including a cardiologist, a chiropractor and the organizer Bradley Rauch, connected vaccines and autism, while at a different location critics of the event held a bake sale that benefited three charities.
Absolutely no statistical or causal link has been found between any vaccination and autism. Nonetheless, the myth lives on.
Vermonters need to harness the energy created at the recent rallies. It’s time to stand with science in all its forms, whether environmental or medical.
Vermont citizens have long-held reservations against compulsory vaccination.
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“Vaccines work and parents should get their kids vaccinated,” Governor Shumlin said in a statement, upon signing a bill into law that removed an exemption covering 3,479 children in the state.
If you sign H.98 into law, you are effectively saying to the families of Vermont: “You do not have the right to be fully informed and make medical decisions for your children, and you must now choose between vaccination and education.”
My son not only had to deal with the horrors of cancer and chemotherapy, but also the fear he might needlessly lose his life to an infection.
I have been a pediatric nurse for 17 years, a Vermonter, a mother of two young children, one of whom is autistic, and as unlikely as it still feels, a cancer patient.
The current debate about a parent’s right to choose whether to vaccinate their children is reminiscent of a similarly heated debate — a smoker’s right to smoke.
The current superficial, thoroughly inadequate debate about vaccine policy in the Statehouse, and indeed throughout the country, is not so much about science, but fear.
The Legislature’s decision to consider ending parents’ rights to a philosophical exemption from immunizations raises some interesting questions about religion and Vermont.
Everyone should support getting rid of the philosophical and religious exemptions – everyone should be vaccinated against preventable diseases.