It is a well-accepted fact that vaccinations are taken as a precautionary measure. It helps to prevent some dangerous illnesses. It increases the immunizing power of the body. In spite of vaccinations being done effectively and successfully since a century, there are people who argue otherwise.
The Canadian Medical Association has insisted on the physicians that they ascertain themselves with the chances of incidence and any side reactions while immunizing. The patients and the parents need to be kept informed about the risks involved as well as the advantages of vaccines. But both the health authorities as well as the doctors are not able to answer the question as to why vaccines are necessary and how does it protect the children. People are more worried with the fact that vaccination has been made into a money minting business in North America. So when it is insisted that vaccination is mandatory it is tagged along with a doubt in their mind. But one has all the right to refuse getting their children vaccinated legally.
Public health programs should conduct vaccination and immunization programs taking the responsibility in their shoulder to see that people are vaccinated. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization effects conducting or using vaccinations.
In Canada, immunization is not made mandatory. The Canadian Constitution is such that it cannot be made mandatory. Out of the three provinces, only Ontario and New Brunswick demand proof for immunization for diseases like diphtheria, measles and whooping cough; whereas in Manitoba, vaccination is covered only for measles. One must not interpret legislation and regulations as a compulsion for vaccination.
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