I'm glad I don't live in New Jersey. The legislature in that state has passed a law requiring parents to have their kids immunized with the flu shot annually.
According to the law, parents will not be allowed to send their kids to preschool or day care without getting the flu shot. Moms who are adamantly against immunizations might be forced to move to another state.
I believe parents should have the option of whether or not to give vaccinations. Fortunately, in Michigan we do have that option.
Keep in mind here I am not against vaccinations here. Most of the vaccinations have been given to my kids. But there are a few of them that I don't think are needed - at least at such a young age.
There are those who say if we all don't get vaccinations against rubella, whooping cough, measles, etc that we will have another outbreak of these in the future.
On the other side of the coin, you have many links between vaccinations and autism, asthma, peanut anaphlaxis, etc. And others who say those links are not credible.
While scientists insist that the flu shot does not cause the flu, there are many people who claim their child (or themselves) have gotten the flu after shortly after getting the shot.
Take Chicken Pox for example. I refused to have my kid get this vaccination because scientists don't even know how long the vaccination will last. It's far safer to get the chicken Pox as a kid as opposed to, say, when he is a teenager or adult.
Every one of my siblings had the Chicken Pox as kids and we all did fine. So, by giving all kids this vaccine, scientists might be setting themselves up for a Chicken Pox epidemic in the future -- when it simply could have been prevented by allowing kids to get the disease and allowing their immune systems develop their own immunities.
And consider Hepatitis A and B. That's the new vaccine the doctor tried to give to my little girl. When is a little girl ever going to be someplace where she will be at risk of getting these diseases?
Needless to say, those vaccination were not given to my child while the doctor looked on with irritated eyes, as though she believed everything the FDA said about these "much needed" vaccinations.
So what about the flu vaccination?
This is one of those instances where the option should be with the parent, and not a government official sitting in a leather seat.
A parent should always have the option to opt out of vaccinations. For no other reason than we are placing chemicals into our children's bodies that not even scientists know with 100% certainty the future implications of.
Scientists may be right when they say that these vaccinations are safe. However, a parent should have a right to doubt them.
Again, we should remember this: Every time a new law is made, another freedom is taken away."
Natural news.com has an excellent article about this.