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Heated Debate: Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Force Vaccinations on Your Kids?

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Heated Debate: Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Force Vaccinations on Your Kids?

AS SEEN ON HANNITY

New York City’s Board of Health voted Wednesday to require all children under age 6 who attend daycare or preschool to receive flu shots. Parents can only opt out of the flu vaccine if their child has medical reasons for not being able to take it. Philosophical exemptions, such as over vaccine concerns, are not allowed in New York State.  Many parents are not happy about the mandate and strongly oppose this plan.


Republican strategist Mercedes Vienna Schlapp and Democratic strategist Steve Murphy were on Hannity to debate the mandate.


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“This New York Board of Health, they're all appointees from the mayor,” said Republican strategist Mercedes Vienna Schlapp.  “They are very activist in their way of thinking, and they really do not believe that parents can make, and their health care providers, make the best decisions for their children?  Of course parents are outraged.”

Hannity interjected that while he himself is in favor of getting the flu shot, he believes that the opinion of parents who have strong objections against it should be respected. “They ought to be able to raise their children as they see fit.”


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"You don't have a legal right or a moral right to expose your child to disease unnecessarily," Murphy contested.  He added that the medical community is "overwhelmingly" in favor of these programs.

Hannity disagreed, "You don't have a legal or a moral right to give them a shot that in many cases makes kids sick and in a few isolated cases violently sick. You don’t have that right either!"  

“Why don’t we just hand our kids over to you, Steve, and Nanny Bloomberg because you know better how to raise our kids than we do?!” Hannity asked.

Watch the video for the full debate.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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Its all a huge power trip for Bloomberg. Just had to squeeze 1 more ridiculous mandate in before his term was up. Hopefully DeBlasio does away with this.

The government should never have their hands in education or a persons personal health decisions.
Msgme
by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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I strongly disagree with the state forcing vaccinations on children.  Especially here in nyc.   I have chosen to vaccinate my chidren but I did not do so when they were little.  I waited until they were school age (5) to do so and the NYC Board of health is a major reason why I chose that route.  I'm also not a fan of the Flu shot and neither is my pediatrician. He was the one who told me not to vaccinate for the flu when my kids were lttle.

When my dd was very little, i had no medical insurance.  My son at the time had been vaccinated so i looked into where i could get her vaccinations that would not cost an arm and a leg.  The board of health I found gives low cost vaccinations. Based on your income.  thats when i found out the Board of health does not vaccinate children under the age of 4.  Thats when red flags about vaccinations went up for me.

fatcat0908
by Platinum Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:42 AM
I'm very willing to bet there is a key bit of information missing. I bet it if for state funded preschool and daycares, because they can not make that decision on behalf of the private schools. I know that covered most if not almost all daycares but I'm sure there are very, very many preschools who wouldn't fall under this act.
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by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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don't be so logical! It will make peoples heads explode :)

Quoting fatcat0908: I'm very willing to bet there is a key bit of information missing. I bet it if for state funded preschool and daycares, because they can not make that decision on behalf of the private schools. I know that covered most if not almost all daycares but I'm sure there are very, very many preschools who wouldn't fall under this act.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:46 AM

if the preschool receives any state or federal funding, the new law applies...otherwise, it's at the private school's discretion whether or not they want to agree/comply with the law

Quoting fatcat0908: I'm very willing to bet there is a key bit of information missing. I bet it if for state funded preschool and daycares, because they can not make that decision on behalf of the private schools. I know that covered most if not almost all daycares but I'm sure there are very, very many preschools who wouldn't fall under this act.


fatcat0908
by Platinum Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Yeah, that's what I said (well implied).

Quoting Anonymous:

if the preschool receives any state or federal funding, the new law applies...otherwise, it's at the private school's discretion whether or not they want to agree/comply with the law

Quoting fatcat0908: I'm very willing to bet there is a key bit of information missing. I bet it if for state funded preschool and daycares, because they can not make that decision on behalf of the private schools. I know that covered most if not almost all daycares but I'm sure there are very, very many preschools who wouldn't fall under this act.


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by Anonymous 6 on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Sorry but I think since the Gov't can tell you what size drink you can have, made it legal for smokers to be fined or health premiums dropped or be fired, made it legal for the same with overweight people, all in the name of health and lower cost,  The Gov't made another health decision, If everyone was vaccinated think how much money insurance companies would save by not have take care of a kid with the flu.  you gave them that power,  Personally I think its wrong yes however is anyone really surprised?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Dec. 13, 2013 at 8:59 AM
No
Raeann11
by Ruby Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Nope

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Dec. 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM

If the daycares or school requires it then yes the parents should either get it or dont send their kid there.

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