Another Reason to Homeschool-Flu Shot Mandated in New JerseyJan 29th, 2009 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Issues in Homeschooling
In other words, if you want your child to attend pre-school, you must first get him a flu shot. And kids who don’t get the shot will be banned from attending classes unless parents can prove that their child will receive the shot within two weeks of the law’s deadline.
And it won’t stop there–it will only be a matter of time before the law precludes children from attending public school without a flu shot.
No matter that according to statistics, last year’s flu season was the worst in three years. Why? Reports state that this was due to the fact that the virus that so many people had injected into their systems was completely ineffective against the flu.
No matter that there are many children who should not get the vaccine–children with certain types of cancer or who are taking drugs that lower the body’s ability to resist infection. No matter that some studies indicate that the flu shot may be linked to autism. In addition, all recommendations state that children younger than 6 months of age should not get the influenza vaccine. Will they be exempt?
Perhaps you have no difficulty with giving your child the influenza vaccine. But at what time did we decide to hand over our right to determine what we will subject our children to to the government?
And what better way for the government to control what we can and cannot do with our children than through the school system?
I personally have experienced the tragedy of a loved one who died as a result of a flu shot gone wrong. That is not a risk I want to take with my children.
Just another great reason to homeschool-hold onto our rights as parents and have the freedom to choose whether or not to vaccinate our children.
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