Who Is Responsible?

I am trying something a little different today. I’m giving you all a homework assignment for the weekend! Stick with me here…you may have noticed a link on our Facebook and Twitter pages yesterday to an article discussing potential liability for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children if their child subsequently  contracts and spreads a vaccine-preventable disease.  I personally find this to be a very thought provoking concept and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as well.

I had a blog post all ready to go this morning but have decided to wait until Monday to post my opinion on the matter in order to give each of you the time to read this for yourself.  I have no doubt that this may be a controversial topic even among those of us who fully support vaccination but it’s an issue I find quite intriguing and would love to hear your thoughts!

Be sure to take a few minutes to read this article and check back on Monday to hear my view on the issue.

ClIck here to view the article.

One thought on “Who Is Responsible?

  1. I think she makes a compelling argument for ability to sue for damages if your child harms another child due to your decision not to vaccinate. The major issue would be proving that that particular person was the index case. Also, would only be able to apply to vaccines covered by the “Vaccines for Children” fund. People should not be sued for not vaccinating if they could not afford to vaccinate. (Of course those people would not have money to collect anyway.) Also, where would the flu vaccine factor in? Many people decide not to vaccinate for this. Also HPV could get complicated. You can’t sue someone (as far as I know) for giving you any other type of STD.

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