I don’t know what the chances are of this becoming law, but there is a bill in the New York State Assembly right now calling for mandatory vaccination of all children, on the prescribed schedule. This includes a yearly flu shot (which still contains Thimerosol) and the controversial Gardisil vaccine which is supposed to protect against a couple strains of HPV that can be contracted through sexual activity. Gardisil has undergone little testing before hitting the market, it’s efficacy is questionable, and it has been linked to many serious side effects, including miscarriage and death, yet parents would be forced to subject their young girls to this shot. The bill will also allow the administration of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections to minors without parental consent. Those who are unvaccinated will not be allowed to attend school; it sounds like this includes state college.
Regardless of how you feel about vaccinations, we should all be outraged that the state is attempting to force it’s agenda on families in yet another manner. Short of home schooling, and I suppose private school, or moving out of state, parents will have no choice but to vaccinate their children with every shot mandated by the government, on the schedule recommended by the government. I’ve said it before, but the State views our children as theirs and continues to chip away at parents’ rights to raise and care for their children as they see best.