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<p><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/12/06/immunization-registry.html" target="_blank">http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/12/06/immunization-registry.html</a></p>
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<p>Oh jeez <span><img alt="eyesroll.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span> sigh!</p>
 

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<p>I could see some benefit to a registry.  In that repeats and mistakes would be better tracked.  My DH ended up with an extra set of DTap as a baby because his mother lost the vax papers she had and didn't know what he had been vaxed for so they just started over.  My DS was vaxed for CP after I refused it.  It wasn't marked on his papers "refused" or anything so later when DH took DS in they just gave it to him since it wasn't given last time.  DH didn't know to double check and I didn't think to worry about it since we had already refused it.  A registry could be good for those who need it, as long as there is an opt out.</p>
 

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<p>The individual health units already keep a record, AFAIK, if you immunized there (we did once before we decided to delay). We used to get lots of calls to rebook that missed 2nd appt :) I've never gotten calls to schedule vax for either of my homebirth babies, though (ds1 was born in the hosp and we consented to the health nurse visit a few days later).</p>
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<p>That said, I can see some use in maintaining a voluntary registry. If a dr's office closes down and you don't have a personal record of which shots your child had and when, a national registry would help to schedule boosters, if needed. I think it will be AWFULLY hard for them to gain compliance on this, though, beyond health unit data. I can't see my dr's secretary culling through patient records to submit immunization info (though more and more of that stuff is in a computerized database so maybe it wouldn't be that hard...). I'm also not sure if your own doctor can turn over personal health info about you to the govt (unless you had a disease that they are required to report).</p>
 
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