Ontario is considering a bill that would require parents who want an immunization exemption to sit through an “education session” on why vaccines are good and important for public health.
Last week parents from a ritzy Los Angeles preschool, Camelot Kids, were shocked by an aggressive email sent by the school’s director, chastising them for inviting recently fired school employees to a cocktail party. Now parents are pulling their children from Camelot’s roster.
Data for California’s 2010 outbreak of whooping cough is in and it is telling parents, as politely as possible, to pretty please, with sugar on top, vaccinate their kids unless those kids have a medical exemption.
Whooping cough is coming back into style like Pogs and public health officials are starting to worry the retro trend owes itself to the fact that an awful lot of parents are opting out of immunizations for their children, nowhere more so than at private schools, where wealthier parents are able to spread five…