One of the biggest debates in parenting these days is whether vaccinations should be required for children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illnesses like hepatitis, tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, mumps – and more than 20 others – are preventable via vaccination. Traditional mainstream medical practices say that children should receive vaccinations at early ages, but some have begun to suggest links between those vaccinations and other serious health problems, including autism, and look for alternatives.
So this week, we ask the question: Where do you stand on the issue of mandatory child vaccinations? Should parents be able to choose to have their children vaccinated? Log in to Patch and comment below.