Why we should eliminate personal belief exemptions to vaccine mandates.

  title={Why we should eliminate personal belief exemptions to vaccine mandates.},
  author={John D. Lantos and M. A. Jackson and Christopher J. Harrison},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={37 1},
We argue that personal belief exemptions to the mandate for childhood immunizations should not be allowed. Parents who choose not to immunize their children put both their own children and other children at risk. Other children are at risk because unimmunized children go to school or day care when they are contagious but asymptomatic, exposing many more children to potentially dangerous infections. The risks to children from disease are much higher than the risks of vaccines. There are, of… 

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