• Enough is Enough? Over 16 New York School Districts Oppose Mandatory Vaccines for Gardasil and the Flu

    SHU Public Radio is reporting that a growing number of school districts in Long Island are opposing legislation to add more mandatory school vaccinations. "One bill requires children be immunized against the human papilloma virus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer. Another bill mandates flu shots. Southampton schools wrote to state health committee members to kill the measures when they reconvene in January. The district says the requirements are an “erosion of parental rights.” At least 16 other Suffolk County school districts have written similar letters. They say children are not at risk of HPV infection while at school, so the requirement would be inappropriate. They also question the overall effectiveness of flu vaccines."

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  • Enough is Enough? Over 16 New York School Districts Oppose Mandatory Vaccines for Gardasil and the Flu

    I believe Southampton is the wealthiest community on Long Island? Good for them, and all the other communities, for opposing mandatory vaccines... even if it is just two vaccines.


    Does their wealth make them less afraid of speaking out and refusing a portion of the vaccine schedule? Does their wealth reflect a better education which would make them more aware of the dangers of vaccinations? Is the funding for the school district imperiled because many in this community can afford to hire private tutors to educate their children?