Whatever happened to Freedom of Choice??
Within the job I do.. I work for the Local Authority Supporting People with learning difficulties to live as normal as life as possible.. We are trying to give them the freedom of choice and are trained to do so, empowering them to make those choices and life decisions that you or I make every day, by supporting and guiding them. But Ultimately its Their choice..
And yet on the News today I listened to a report on TV that is now saying that the Choices we make for our own children will soon be no more, As the former chairman of the British Medical Association. Mr Sandy Macara is to tell Doctors later this month that children should have the MMR jab made compulsory, and if parents refuse their children may not allowed to go to school..
During the interview it was also hinted that it if parents refused to immunise their children that Child Benefit could be withheld..
Quote From the Gardian.co.uk
Sir Sandy Macara, former chairman of the British Medical Association, will tell doctors later this month that a vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella – known as the MMR jab – should be compulsory for all children starting school.
His comments come as the Welsh health minister revealed she is exploring whether to make the vaccination compulsory for school and nursery entry.
Edwina Hart said she was prepared to "explore further the options" for a compulsory childhood vaccination policy as Wales experiences its largest outbreak of measles since the MMR vaccine was introduced 20 years ago, with 253 cases so far.
Hart said: "In considering a compulsory vaccination policy for Wales, we would need to consider the legal issues and look at the potential benefit of delivering a higher coverage level against the controversy that is likely to ensue.
"The implementation and enforcement of such a policy for MMR immunisation may harm the confidence of parents on perhaps ethical, political, and religious grounds.
"In addition, preventing unimmunised children from starting school would be seen as infringing their universal right to an education.
"However, I do think that we should explore further the options for making completed vaccinations or checking and recording vaccination status an entry requirement for nurseries and schools.
Documents obtained through a freedom of information request reveal ministers were asked about the "feasibility of requiring an immunisation certificate for measles before children go to school".
While acknowledging that immunisation rates in London are consistently lower than the rest of the country, a Department of Health official reportedly said: "Our strategy is to maintain a voluntary immunisation system and invest efforts in educating parents about the benefits of vaccination and dispelling ‘myths’ about vaccine safety."
(In the US, most of Australia, Spain and Greece, vaccinations are linked to school admissions.)
While I understand that our Children can be made safe with vaccines.. I Do not agree that it should be made compulsory ‘or else’
The Interview this morning on TV that I heard said that if parents Didn’t get their children immunized then they could also have withheld their child benefit payments. What right has anyone to remove those payments?
In the 70’s When Measles Mumps and Whooping Cough were put together, I Opted to have them given separately to my children, As at that time evidence suggested that some Babies were Prone to be brain damaged causing autism..
What isn’t published is that some of these vaccines in the past and…. we don’t know what is in them in the future by the way!!!, contained chemicals that have caused Autism in babies given vaccines.. Mercury for one.
It’s like this Swine Flu… that is on the brink of a Pandemic.. DO WE KNOW WHATS IN THE VACCINE if one has been found? DO WE KNOW WHATS IN THE TAMIFLU ANTI VIRAL DRUG?? … Are we to be rounded up like Sheep and given our Jabs and told to take our medicine or threatened??