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Australian Medical Association calls for mandatory proof of vaccination

Australian Medical Association calls for mandatory proof of vaccination | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
PARENTS who fail to vaccinate their children should face barriers to enrolling them in school and childcare centres, the Australian Medical Association says.
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Jabbed - Love, Fear And Vaccines

Jabbed - Love, Fear And Vaccines | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
Diseases that were largely eradicated forty years ago are returning. Across the world children are dying from preventable conditions, because nervous parents are skipping their children’s vaccinations.
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Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines ...

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines ... | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases.
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Forrester Sadler's comment, October 9, 2013 6:58 AM
With this evidence it is now possible to link immunisation with diseases and illness. This pushes the need to have every child immunised
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Children of better-off parents missing out on jabs

Children of better-off parents missing out on jabs | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
WEALTHIER and more educated parents "who should know better" are risking the health of their children and others by refusing to vaccinate them.
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Mike Peace's comment, October 6, 2013 3:32 AM
I think parents are stupid for not vaccinating their children. Do they want their children to get sick and spread horrible diseases around? All parents should get their children vaccinated if they have the opportunity.
Angel Lu's comment, October 6, 2013 9:06 AM
I think the parents are able to make their own decisions about immunising their children. Although I believe it is better to immunise children as it prevents the spread of illness.
Lachlan Berghofer's comment, October 6, 2013 4:30 PM
Parents should have a choice to immunise their children. I thinks they should because it's better to be safe than have an illness.
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Queensland Labor joins push to ban unvaccinated children from childcare centres

Queensland Labor joins push to ban unvaccinated children from childcare centres | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
CHILDREN would be barred from entering childcare unless they were fully immunised, under a Bill to be introduced into State Parliament today by the Opposition.
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Brad McNeight's comment, October 6, 2013 4:32 AM
This is an example of good reason, without good execution. Immunisation is very important, but denying a necessary service for some parents because their child is not immunised is crazy.
Angel Lu's comment, October 6, 2013 9:23 AM
I agree with Steph, I don't think it is right to exclude children from childcare just because they have not been immunised. Equality has always been spoken about, so why should children not immunised be treated with inequality?
Lachlan Berghofer's comment, October 6, 2013 4:36 PM
This way of dealing with children who haven't been immunised is stupid. There must be other ways of solving the problem.
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Father wins the right to immunise daughter

Father wins the right to immunise daughter | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
A MOTHER has been ordered to allow her eight-year-old daughter to receive conventional immunisations after a Family Court judge rejected her homeopathic regimen.

Via Mel Alexander
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Brad McNeight's comment, October 6, 2013 4:54 AM
People feel strongly enough against immunisations that we have to settle things in court now? I am in agreement about how both parents should consent to immunisation and it shouldnt be done behind ones back.
Angel Lu's comment, October 6, 2013 9:31 AM
I agree that both parents should agree on the immunisation of their daughter. However, the father and his new partner only vaccinated his daughter because he was worried about her health, so I think the mother overreacted to this issue.
Daniel Nem Singh's comment, October 7, 2013 6:35 AM
It is understandable that the father wants to have the child vaccinated, because the child has been sick before, and I can also understand why the mother didn't want the vaccinations because of the side effects the doctor told her about.
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Expert calls NSW immunisation law 'over the top' - TVNZ

Expert calls NSW immunisation law 'over the top' - TVNZ | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
Expert calls NSW immunisation law 'over the top'
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Childcare centres in New South Wales may soon be able to ban children who are not immunised, but experts here say such a move would impose on a parent's right to freedom of choice.
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Brad McNeight's comment, October 6, 2013 4:59 AM
Children should be allowed to attend as much childcare as they want no matter if they are immunised or not. If a child were to come in that was not immunised, the parent should be asked the reason for this and educated on the benefits of immunisation if they are not fully aware of them.
Angel Lu's comment, October 6, 2013 9:39 AM
I agree with Maree. If parents were educated to the reason behind vaccinations they will more likely accept it. But it should still be the parents choice to immunising their children even when vaccinations are there to prevent the spread of disease in the community.
Daniel Nem Singh's comment, October 7, 2013 6:31 AM
Instead of banning children from childcare centres Peter Reynolds said that educating parents about vaccination is more beneficial, I agree with this.
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Should immunisation be made compulsory?

Should immunisation be made compulsory? | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
Dr Robert Booy and Dr Viera Scheibner discussed the pros and cons of immunisation - our On Demand story chosen by our viewers.
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Whooping Cough Outbreak Fueled by Vaccination Refusals - ABC News (blog)

Whooping Cough Outbreak Fueled by Vaccination Refusals - ABC News (blog) | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
ABC News (blog) Whooping Cough Outbreak Fueled by Vaccination Refusals ABC News (blog) Published in the Pediatrics Journal last week, the study found that people living in areas where a large number of people had opted out of vaccines were 2.5...
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Forrester Sadler's comment, October 9, 2013 7:02 AM
The statistics in the article are really useful for understanding why people want compulsory immunisation, and I like how it reveals a truth about where the worst cases were in California 2010
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Just one little jab

Just one little jab | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
Despite the proven effectiveness of vaccinations in protecting children from life-threatening diseases, a new survey reveals some parents are not yet convinced.
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Brad McNeight's comment, October 6, 2013 4:20 AM
This article just shows that coincidences can happen and vaccines can be blamed for what happens. Yes, there are times when they are to blame, but as technology advances these mess ups become rarer.
Angel Lu's comment, October 6, 2013 9:20 AM
The statistics within this article shocked me as I thought that all parents would think that immunisations were safe but this article proved that I was wrong.
Lachlan Berghofer's comment, October 6, 2013 4:33 PM
There can be side effects of getting your child immunised such as a reaction to the immunisations. Parents are frightened to immunise their child incase they have a reaction to it. But it is better to have the immunisation instead of not incase a disease they didn't immunise gets the child.
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Doctors Now ‘Firing’ Patients Who Reject Vaccination

Doctors Now ‘Firing’ Patients Who Reject Vaccination | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it

For many years government and health officials have been trying to push vaccination on the people. While childhood vaccine exemption rateshave been increasing, we have been seeing an overall increase in the amount of people receiving the flu shot each year. There have even been numerous occasions where legislators and others have called for mandatory vaccinations that could affect health care workers in particular. In fact, many pediatricians are so angry with their patients who refuse vaccination that they are ‘firing’ patients and their families, refusing to play their role as doctor.

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Angel Lu's comment, October 6, 2013 9:26 AM
I don't think it is right for doctors to "fire" their patients who refuse to receive vaccinations as it is their own personal choice whether they do or not.
Lachlan Berghofer's comment, October 6, 2013 4:38 PM
Doctors shouldn't be allowed to 'fire' any patient. There job is to treat people who are sick not 'fire' them because their parents choose not to get their child immunised.
Daniel Nem Singh's comment, October 7, 2013 5:18 AM
Accodring to this article some vaccines aren't even as effective as the media makes it out to be. Doctors firing patients for this not fair because a vaccine is not as important has getting help from doctors for actual an sickness.
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Illawarra doctors will back new vaccine law: GP - Illawarra Mercury

Illawarra doctors will back new vaccine law: GP - Illawarra Mercury | Should Australian children be immunised? | Scoop.it
Illawarra doctors will back new vaccine law: GP Illawarra Mercury "The evidence leaves us in no doubt, parents who choose not to immunise their children should take responsibility for their actions, but also bear witness to what this means and how...
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Brad McNeight's comment, October 6, 2013 5:09 AM
As has been said many times now, forcing immunisations on children that need to attend childcare centers is just plain wrong. This shouldnt even be an issue but i suppose the physical health of a child takes priority over everything else in these peoples eyes.
Angel Lu's comment, October 6, 2013 9:34 AM
The reason behind vaccinations, is to protect the wider community from the spread of disease. However, I think it is up to the parents choice to decide on immunising their children or not. Not accepting children who are not immunised into childcare is simply wrong.
Daniel Nem Singh's comment, October 7, 2013 5:12 AM
Banning unimmunised children from childcare is unfair. It is up to the parents if they want their child immunised or not and if they don't want their child immunised and they need childcare, the government is pretty much forcing parents to immunise their kids so they can go to childcare centres.