Regarding the student vaccination bill SB 277 and state Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian’s response that the vaccination issue is a personal matter that should be decided by parents:
What Achadjian fails to mention is that the decision not to vaccinate could have public consequences, including the spread of infectious disease in the student population.
Parental rights to make decisions about what is good for their children are not absolute rights. They are limited by the rights of others not to be harmed by infected children. It is the parents’ choice not to have their children vaccinated, but it is not their choice to put other children at risk in our public schools.
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