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Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations

Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations

Washington and OR are among 17 states that allow some type of non-medical vaccine exemption for "personal, moral OR other beliefs", according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Interior Health says it has yet to see any cases of the measles, days after Vancouver Coastal Health declared an outbreak at two urban schools. The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is publicly-funded and available from pharmacists in almost every community, the association said in a news release Friday.

While the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years.

Eighty-three per cent say they would vaccinate their children without hesitation, while a quarter of Canadians say they are concerned about vaccination side-effects.

But Islanders should feel good about the immunization rates on the Island and the level of protection it offers to communities from the disease.

"If you've made the choice to not vaccinate your children, then you should give parents the choice to not let their children near kids who have the potential to infect them or get sick", said parent Naomi Lee. An INSPQ study shows that in 2016, 94 per cent of Quebec two-year-olds had received both doses of the measles vaccine, up from 88 per cent in 2006.

"I think starting with things like mandatory school programs is actually an idea that's time is here".

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"It's a terrible idea", said Zedler, who has fought efforts to get rid of religious and personal exemptions in his state. For them, we keep saying the messages that we say: that vaccines are safe and effective.

The Vancouver cases are linked to an unvaccinated child who contracted the disease during a family trip to Vietnam, and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry expects there will be more.

Ontario and New Brunswick have what is basically mandatory registration at school entry, Dix said.

Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, provides insight into the measles outbreak.

Vaccinations are sparking debate among communities, after nine confirmed cases of measles in Vancouver and a public state of emergency in Washington State. "That area of the province now has one of the higher immunization rates in the province".

Measles is a highly contagious airborne viral infection that spreads by coughing and sneezing. Measles infection can have serious complications such as pneumonia, seizures and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). The World Health Organization says there were 110,000 deaths from measles globally in 2017, a lot of them children under age five.