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California Law May Require MMR Vaccine for Day-care Workers

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vaccine injury lawyersAfter the largest measles outbreak in 15 years, California Senator Tony Mendoza is urging the state to make flu vaccines mandatory for all adults who work in preschools and day-care centers, the LA Times reported.

Children under the age of five are one of the most vulnerable groups for developing serious complications from measles, whooping cough and the flu. Requiring day-care workers to get vaccinated against these diseases would better protect children who are too young to receive all their shots, said Mendoza in a March 4 LA Times Article.

Fifteen of the California measles cases involved infants younger that one year, according to the California Department of Public Health.

The Nationwide daycare chain KinderCare, which operates more than 1,500 child care centers across the country, has already put staff vaccination requirements into place.  KinderCare announced it would require all staff members working with babies younger than 15 months to get the measles vaccine, also known as an MMR vaccine, after eight infants at a Chicago center suffered complications from the disease.

In addition to requiring childcare workers to get whooping cough, measles and flu vaccines, Mendoza’s bill would also require workers to comply with the vaccine schedule recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The first dose of the MMR vaccine should be administered between 12 and 15 months of age and the second is recommended between four and six years of age.  California requires two doses before children can attend kindergarten, but parents may obtain exemptions if the vaccines conflict with personal beliefs.

Anapol Schwartz strongly urges all individuals to follow the vaccine schedule recommended by their physician to ensure their own safety and the safety of others.  While there is the potential to suffer a rare but serious vaccine injury, the World Health Organization estimates that the measles vaccine saves 1 million lives each year.

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  1. Steve Hinks says:
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    As a small child our daughter had a severe reaction to the MMR vaccine. It was immediately followed by a dose of full blown measles, two weeks later admitted to an isolation ward with suspect meningitis and followed by a large lump (lymph node) in her neck which persisted for 9 months until removed by surgery. we understand why so many wanted to pay privately for single vaccines which are no longer available in the UK. She didn’t have the 2nd shot or booster.
    When at age 12 we were asked to sign a consent form for the HPV vaccine we decided not to take the risk but the school nurse explained to mum that it was nothing like the MMR vaccine, safe and your are denying your daughter a life saving vaccine so she consented. What ignorance or lies!

    Our daughter had an immediate reaction, couldn’t say awake and was full of pain. After 4 months the long sleeps (up to 23 hours each day) turned into a 13 week coma. After 4 years of severe disability, pain, hyper somnolence and missed education there is stil no help from the NHS who tried to blame the family twice for Munchausen’s.

    We investigated and found out that there were c.3000 SERIOUS adverse events (SAE) during the clinical trials but marketing was approved because it was considered that the benefit outweighed the risk!!!!

    We also found out that cervical cancer cases have come down from 8 to 2/100,000 over the last 40 years with no vaccine. Deaths are 2/100,000 and should be zero within 10 years at this rate – WITH NO VACCINE.

    For those that don’t want unvaccinated childern to be allowed to attend school or their parents are being unreasonable – THINK AGAIN.

  2. Steve Hinks says:
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    As a small child our daughter had a severe reaction to the MMR vaccine. It was immediately followed by a dose of full blown measles, two weeks later admitted to an isolation ward with suspect meningitis and followed by a large lump (lymph node) in her neck which persisted for 9 months until removed by surgery. we understand why so many wanted to pay privately for single vaccines which are no longer available in the UK. She didn’t have the 2nd shot or booster.
    When at age 12 we were asked to sign a consent form for the HPV vaccine we decided not to take the risk but the school nurse explained to mum that it was nothing like the MMR vaccine, safe and your are denying your daughter a life saving vaccine so she consented. What ignorance or lies!

    Our daughter had an immediate reaction, couldn’t say awake and was full of pain. After 4 months the long sleeps (up to 23 hours each day) turned into a 13 week coma. After 4 years of severe disability, pain, hyper somnolence and missed education there is stil no help from the NHS who tried to blame the family twice for Munchausen’s.

    We investigated and found out that there were c.3000 SERIOUS adverse events (SAE) during the clinical trials but marketing was approved because it was considered that the benefit outweighed the risk!!!!

    We also found out that cervical cancer cases have come down from 8 to 2/100,000 over the last 40 years with no vaccine. Deaths are 2/100,000 and should be zero within 10 years at this rate – WITH NO VACCINE.

    For those that want mandatory vaccines or don’t want unvaccinated childern to be allowed to attend school or their parents are being unreasonable – THINK AGAIN.