MB Comment: The latest attack from medical authorities on vaccine choice is aimed at MEDICAL vaccine exemptions. Any parent concerned about protecting their children from medical malfeasance knows how difficult or impossible it is to get medical vaccine exemptions. It’s a non-starter. Doctors won’t put their medical license on the line to write a medical vaccine exemption because they know medical authorities will attack them for providing it – even if the patient or siblings have died or been injured from vaccine adverse reactions.
So this pseudo-scientific diatribe is nothing but hot air. All it does is show how pathetic medical authorities are about enforcing their one-size-fits-all vaccine agenda. They absolutely refuse to acknowledge the medical textbook definition of a vaccine adverse reaction (encephalitis and immune dysfunction) and they have the audacity to prohibit doctors from protecting their patients from vaccine adverse reactions. One thrust of this article is to give vaccines with known allergens to kids allergic to those substances (eggs, etc.). These authors aren’t doctors – they are mobsters.
All this type of heavy-handed BS will do is convince more parents that vaccines are dangerous and increase the ranks of the vaccine resistance movement.
Parents, read this Vaccine Gestapo medical journal article carefully and consider how warped the medical establishment is about inflicting dangerous vaccines on your family without your permission – a direct violation of the American Medical Association’s position on informed consent which states that a patient ‘can make an informed decision to proceed or to refuse a particular course of medical intervention.’
Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements Across States Explored
Science Daily August 30, 2012
In states where medical exemptions from vaccination requirements for kindergarten students are easier to get, exemption rates are higher, potentially compromising herd immunity and posing a threat to children and others who truly should not be immunized because of underlying conditions, according to a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and now available online.
Nationwide in scope, the study found inconsistency among states in standards allowing medical exemptions from school immunization requirements. The investigators concluded that medical exemptions should be monitored and continuously evaluated to ensure they are used appropriately.
In their study, Stephanie Stadlin, MPH, Robert A. Bednarczyk, PhD, and Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, from the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, evaluated state medical exemptions from kindergarten entry requirements over seven school years (from 2004-’05 to 2010-’11), which totaled 87,631 medical exemptions nationwide over the period studied. The researchers found that, compared to states with more stringent criteria for getting medical exemptions, states with easier requirements saw a significant increase in these exemptions. Their findings suggest that requiring more accountability of both parents and physicians for granting medical exemptions can be helpful in ensuring that these exemptions are valid and not used as an alternative to non-medical exemptions because they are easier to obtain.
“The appropriate use of medical exemptions is important to maintaining sufficient herd immunity to protect those who should not be vaccinated due to medical contra-indications,” said Dr. Omer, the senior investigator of the study. “Medical providers, parents, school officials, and state health officials are responsible for ensuring that medical exemptions are actually medically indicated.”
In an accompanying editorial, Daniel A Salmon, PhD, MPH, and Neal Halsey, MD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, noted that “children with valid medical exemptions need to be protected from exposure to vaccine preventable diseases by insuring high coverage rates among the rest of the population. Granting medical exemptions for invalid medical contraindications may promote unfounded vaccine safety concerns.” The researchers’ findings, they added, should be useful to those responsible for implementing and enforcing school immunization requirements at the state and local levels.
Rates of medical exemptions from kindergarten immunization requirements were higher in states where these exemptions are easier to obtain and in states that allow permanent compared to temporary exemptions.
The appropriate use of medical exemptions from immunization requirements is important in maintaining community or herd immunity and protecting public health.
Improper medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements can result in serious and life-threatening infections in children and others who truly cannot be vaccinated due to underlying conditions.