Children’s vaccines–the issue has created headlines again when raised by Donald Trump during the Republican presidential candidates debate. A world famous pediatric neurosurgeon and fellow candidate agreed with Trump that vaccine dosages should be smaller and administration of vaccines spread out over a longer period.
Australia this week announced the “No jab – No pay” law. Australia will pass legislation which will withhold government child care payments from families which fail to immunize their children. Families would lose up to $16,000 Australian dollars per year, per child in child care benefits.
Dr. Arthur Caplan is the Director of Medical Ethics at Langone Medical Center in New York University. Dr. Caplan insists vaccines are completely safe and should be mandatory. He is the author of “Smart Mice: Not so Smart People.”
Then, there is Prof. Mary Holland, the Director of Graduate Lawyering Program and Research Scholar at New York University. She feels that disagreeing with mandatory vaccines and challenging the position of vaccines is safe.
Should Canada follow Australia’s lead, or is that bullying of parents? Is there legitimate concern vaccines may lead to autism in children?