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2014-04-16 at 16:13

Province toughens up vaccine requirements for students

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By tbnewswatch.com

TORONTO -- Ontario is toughening up vaccine requirements for students. 

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care officials say all children going back to school this fall must have proof they've been vaccinated against two additional conditions -- meningococcal disease and whooping cough. 

Those born after 2010 must also prove they've been immunized against chickenpox. 

That's on top of existing requirements for tetanus, diphtheria, polio and mumps immunization. 

The province says this will help prevent the spread of preventable diseases in schools and communities.

(Thunder Bay Television)


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sideways says:
So here is the almighty public health intruding further into my life and the lives of my children and grandchildren. Where does public health get off jamming or attempting to jam things down my throat Ie.fluoridation of our water hmm lost that one eh Dr Dave going to lose this one as well the time has come to tell the bureaucrats to get out of our personal lives.
4/16/2014 5:09:01 PM
Enquirer says:
You tell 'em!

What have vaccines done for any of us anyways?!

You got that fancy shmancy Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate of Health Canada thinkin' they know better than us!

"Ouuuuu look at these here immunogens that are going to keep you healthy!" Balderdash!!!!!! I have it on good authority from Jenny McCarthy that these vaccines are the sole cause of autism! I'd trust someone on day time TV a lot sooner than some egghead in a lab coat!!!

It's vaccines today, then what? Suggesting exercise tomorrow?! Where do these public health officials get off?!

/sarcasm
4/16/2014 5:37:03 PM
eyeinthesky75 says:
Feel free not to vaccinate your children/grand-children but please do us all a favor and the little disease vectors away from our children.
4/16/2014 6:13:15 PM
donnybrook says:
If your kids are immunized there is little risk to them from un-immunized children, is there genius?
4/17/2014 2:17:12 AM
SomeGuy says:
I take it you've never heard of "Herd Vaccination" have you.
4/16/2014 6:27:03 PM
Jeannied says:
Have you ever seen people...children...suffering from measles? Mumps? I have, and if you choose not to immunize your child against them fine, but keep them at home and homeschool. You can expose other innocent kids to terrible suffering and even death and that is disgusting, if you know what these conditions cam do.
4/16/2014 6:28:14 PM
SomeGuy says:
Here is a pretty good document explaining why we immunize everyone.
4/16/2014 6:30:51 PM
humnchuck says:
Please feel free to share how the Ministry of Health is conducting a nefarious scheme by requiring students to be vaccinated from communicable diseases? I'll get the tinfoil ready.

Apparently you'd rather have your child potentially experience the joys of diphtheria, or measles, or whooping cough, or polio? Or, better yet, pass those along to others?


4/16/2014 6:49:22 PM
maltopian says:
Are you a doctor? Have you published a scientifically valid study? So far, both of those sources of information confirm that this works, and that people who don't participate put the rest in danger.
4/16/2014 6:56:26 PM
tsb says:
Then you can pay for all of the preventable diseases we'll have to deal with if kids aren't getting vaccinated!

Or home school your kids. If you want to shelter them that much you might as well do so, because they're the ones who are going to get sick and face a significantly higher mortality rate because of your brainwashed anti-vaccination position.

The man behind the link between vaccines and autism admitted that it was a lie several years ago. Ironically, the people who believe him are also the ones who constantly try to disprove climate change with the CRU email scandal.
4/16/2014 7:31:12 PM
Brutus02 says:
The nerve, what will they do next? Chlorinate drinking water to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases, oh wait. Give your head a shake!
4/17/2014 9:00:56 AM
reasonabletbay says:
Are you really comparing vaccines that are necessary to prevent disease to fluoride in the water...Do you get all of your facts from Jenny McCarthy?
4/16/2014 6:29:25 PM
Watchmaker says:
OK Sideways - then you keep your kids at home and teach them yourself - I don't want your kids exposing the broader school population to them.

Vaccinations are essential to keeping these diseases in control and only the misinformed alarmist and ignorant fringe speak against them.
4/16/2014 7:24:03 PM
Watchful says:
If you don't want your children vaccinated then keep them away from others, home school them.. I want my children healthy and safe
4/16/2014 10:30:22 PM
donnybrook says:
I said the same thing to eyeinthesky75 - If your kids are immunized there is little risk to them from un-immunized children, is there? Geez so many genius's here, I hope you're all keeping your kids in school for the learnin'!
4/17/2014 2:19:45 AM
FedUpWithBS says:
It's geniuses. And your 4 year old who isn't vaccinated can be spreading measles to an infant passing through a school. Our kids are required to attend schools so if you don't want to follow health regulations keep yours at hone, easy.
As someone said seeing what these diseases do is devastating and horrific. Think your child's teeny chance of mild reaction is worth the risk, then go and see what these diseases actually do. It is arrogant to risk the health of very young babies just because you choose not to immunize your child.
4/17/2014 10:13:54 AM
lori says:
If the parents are not getting their kids vaccinated, they will not heed your request to keep them at home.

Better idea---no child will be allowed to be in school, participate in scouts, sports etc, unless they have been immunized.

or even more simple.

You have to be immunized if you wish to live in Canada.

If you do not, we will help you pack

Your rights end the minute you risk me.

You do not want a blood transfusion because it is against your religious practice, fine. Make that choice but I don't think you can make it for your child who does not have the knowledge to make an informed choice.

You are against immunization, then don't get the flu shot but you should not have the choice of not getting your child vaccinated. You are putting people's lives at risk with your choice.

That's when your rights end.

It is no different than smoking. You have the right to smoke, just not where we say you can't.

You have the right to drive--under these conditions.

no difference
4/16/2014 11:04:57 PM
pc says:
With all the travelling, moving, new immigrants refugees and people in Canada already who are not vaccinated It is really common sense to protect your family from diseases that are spread through human contact.
If you choose to not immunize your family then please keep them in the house. Many people are susceptible to disease due to age, medication and other factors.
Please do not put these people in harms way. It could be your grandmother, grandfather, or a complete stranger. It could kill them and you could sit and be so self righteous that you stood up to the big bad whoever and did not immunize your child. Explain to your young child why they can no longer go and see grandma when grandma catches measles and dies from it.
How good will you feel about sticking up for your rights then?
just a question.
4/17/2014 5:49:53 AM
Tada2010 says:
Just more propaganda...Keep your unvaccinated child away from mine!
4/17/2014 7:41:55 AM
NewAgeOutlaw says:
If my child was to get sick due to other parents NOT being responsible or caring about their children, I will be having a nice little talk with you...rest assured
4/17/2014 8:54:38 AM
tbaynorth says:
It is like the freedom of speech. One has the freedom but they have responsibility to use it appropriately. One can have the freedom to choose not to vaccinate, but they should have the responsibility when they don't. Those that choose not vaccinate (unless medically contraindicated) should be responsible for home schooling, for the medical bills related to preventable illnesses, and have legal libability for those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons becoming ill.
4/17/2014 9:10:04 AM
thunderkol says:
Why are you all so hostel towards unvaccinated people? If you are vaccinated you have nothing to worry about. You will NOT get sick YOU are vaccinated, right.
4/17/2014 9:23:52 AM
exceptionally local says:
That is not the case. My newborn baby hasn't been vaccinated yet because she isn't old enough. Also some people's bodies just do not take on the antibodies from vaccines, in that case they should be able to rely on "herd immunity" - the diseases aren't spreading so they are safe.
4/17/2014 1:52:49 PM
thunderkol says:
Your baby gets its immunities from you especially if you breast feed. I wish people would stop being so fearful of everything.
4/18/2014 5:45:14 PM
enos012 says:
I think people just like to voie thier opinion for the sake of complaining. We don't realize how small we are in the big scope of things. people complain about over population but lets all get the vaccine and live to 100. Than I hear the complaint about resources and pollution. What happened to surviual of the fittest? I did hear the story in the US that the mother was against vaccines until her child died for the chicken pox, she has changed her opinion. I keep hear all natural this and I'm a Buddist that? What did people do say 300 years ago? Life still continued on no?
4/17/2014 10:42:13 AM
joepublic says:
So frustrated with this site not posting comments.

For those that are in favour of poisoning their kids feel free. And has so many others have stated, thats your choice and you don't have to worry right!!!! your kids have this protected shield.

I did some home work and you can get an exemption. I will be getting an exemption, and I am prepared to go all the way to the supreme court of Canada to protect the blood stream of my kids from 100's of lethal chemicals. If you want to poison your kids, I will just feel sorry for you.

Do your homework. Why do you think the rapid increase of things like allergies, autism, disorders,.. directly corrolates with the use of vaccines
4/17/2014 1:08:34 PM
Enquirer says:
Ah, I know you're trolling, but I'll bite because this will be easier than shutting down other trolls on this site.

First of all, name me the "chemicals" (toxicants is the proper public health usage of the term I think you are going for here) that are associated with vaccines and quantities used.

Got them? Great. Now go and find me peer reviewed journals specifically citing the LD levels of each and the physiological responses each evoke at those levels.

Secondly, find me scientific, peer reviewed journals (outside of the 1998 'autism' article that has been debunked to death; of which the lead author had his medical licence revoked) that show a >direct<, statistically significant (with a p value of <=.001), correlation between modern vaccines and autism.

I'll wait...hey, I'll even give you a head start: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=vaccines+autism

I'm feeling generous, here's another head start: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/vs-sv/vs-faq14-eng.php

Happy researching!
4/17/2014 3:19:19 PM
ranma says:
Vaccination works on herd immunity. The more people that are vaccinated, the better the protection. So yes, non vaccinated children are dangerous. As you refuse to vaccinate your child, you run the risk of them not only getting the disease, but it becoming more dangerous by allowing it to mutate and get stronger, thus possibly passing it onto someone who is vaccinated.

Remember Polio was all but eradicated, but it has come back in the third world due to people either refusing to be vaccinated because of, ahem, religious beliefs (it will make you have ED) or because of the Americans running a fake immunization program to track so called terrorists.

4/17/2014 1:33:19 PM
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