Pause for a moment. Take a deep breath. Now .... know deep in your hearts that I think you're all beautiful, sensitive and intelligent creatures. Take a moment to really let that sink in.
Feeling all warm n' fuzzy again here at Mothering.com? Good. I'm really happy for y'all.
Right, now let's return to the topic.
So — we have established that the opening statement of this thread:
"The diptheria, polio and tetanus vaccines are mandatory in France" is actually incorrect or, at least, incomplete.
I don't think I'm splitting hairs here. It's not a question of "the long form" or "the short form" - just the "factually complete and correct form" which is what I'm trying to exact here. Given that this thread may well be perused by those living outside of France who are unfamiliar with its legal system and human rights record, and are perhaps embarking upon some research as part of a consideration of whether or not to move to the country, the thread title "Options regarding mandatory vaccinations in France" contains an intrinsic and misleading assumption—whether inadvertent or otherwise.
If I were to ask you:
"Do you use your forehand or backhand when you slap your wife repeatedly for being oversensitive?"
it's clear that there are several assumptions in the question that perhaps need to be addressed first before any answer is attempted. If, for instance, you were asked this question and you weren't married, or you were but you slapped your wife repeatedly for other reasons, you may voice an exception to this question.
Similarly, I would take exception to my "options" regarding my child's "mandatory" vaccinations in France being listed in terms of pharmaceutical products.
Edited by Everest - 8/14/12 at 3:59pm