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Vaccinations To Be Compulsory?

Child being vaccinatedJust now on the twelve o’clock BBC news I heard that Sir Sandy Macara, former chairman of the British Medical Association, thinks that children should not be allowed to enter school when they have not been immunised. It also made headlines in today’s Guardian.

Immunisation is not compulsory in the UK. However, Welsh health minister Edwina Hart is looking at ways to make MMR vaccinations compulsory. There have been a number of serious oubreaks of measles in Wales the past years.

Roald Dahl and Patricia NealRachael Whittle of Manchester chose not to have her daughter vaccinated, but now bitterly regrets this decision. She says: “I had no idea how serious measles is. No child should have to go through that.”

See also: Measles: A dangerous illness by Roald Dahl, and Steven Novella on Science-Based Medicine .

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