Vaccines and Parental Rights for School
I just read a couple articles about how in some cities, parents who have un-vaccinated children that have contracted the disease that they refused a vaccine for do not have the right to send their children to school while they're sick, to prevent further spread. This goes for vaccinated siblings or family members or anyone who goes to the same school and who got the illness from exposure. Many parents are upset about this, talking about how vaccines cause autism, or not wanting vaccines for religious reasons, or any other number of things. All the schools I've been to, religious or not, had it as an un-bendable requirement that every student must be up-to-date in their shots/vaccines at registration or they wouldn't be allowed to attend that school year. I tend to trust my doctors, so I am in favor of vaccinations. I don't know if we should force kids to get their shots in order to go to school, but if they catch the very disease they could have prevented? Yeah, keep them home until they're over it.
I don't want to start a debate or anything, but how do you feel about this? Should parents be forced to have their children vaccinated before attending school, regardless of personal feelings or religious reasons?
Usually it is only that unvaccinated kids can't go to school if there is an outbreak of measles or something like that, not just any illness.
I do selective and delayed vaccination. I know my legal rights and I send my kids to school without being fully vaccinated. No other parents know my kids vaccine status.