Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago, but not COVID-19

Health October 22, 2021 News
Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago, but not COVID-19

From AZ Mirror | Health by James Colgrove

The ongoing battles over COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. are likely to get more heated when the Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, expected later this fall.

Kids are already required to get a host of other vaccines to attend school. School vaccination mandates have been around since the 19th century, and they became a fixture in all 50 states in the 1970s. Vaccine requirements are among the most effective means of controlling infectious diseases, but they’re currently under attack by small but vocal minorities of parents who consider them unacceptable intrusions on parental rights.

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