I live in the Bay Area in California. This article was in today's local paper:
How is it possible that this sort of mis-information is allowed to be printed w/out ANY mention that parents ultimately have rights and don't HAVE to have their child vaccinated as a requirement for attending public school?
The entire article is unsettling, but this quote just made me so sad:
"Our school is having a competition to fulfill the requirement, and the winning class gets a pizza party or something like that," said 10-year-old..."
It just makes me...
all at the same time to think of something as significant as getting injected w/a vaccine turned into something you do just to win pizza.
At least the comments to the article give me hope that some parents ARE informed of their rights, despite the article implying the contrary. I'm not even sure the word "may" in the title refers to the fact that there is a waiver option. *sigh*