Importance of Children’s Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important decision for all parents. A few years ago, California followed Mississippi and West Virginia as the third state to require parents to vaccinate their children. Legally, parents cannot refuse unless there is a medical reason. 

This legislative update means that California parents will no longer be able to cite religious or personal convictions as a way to prevent their children from getting vaccinated. The bill was introduced after a measles outbreak at Disneyland infected 136 individuals in California. 20% of those affected were sent to the hospital.

Although this decision suffered some backlash from opponents, many members of the medical community applauded this law as a public health triumph. Many officials hope that this new law will inspire other states to adopt similar rules to help combat preventable diseases. Reportedly, two-thirds of Californians supported the decision, and there are many health organizations that support the bill. These organizations include the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, California State PTA, the California Immunization Coalition, and the California Children’s Hospital Association.

Protecting Your Children’s Health

We discussed why measles vaccinations are so important because the disease can spread so quickly among children. When getting ready to go back to school, it’s essential that parents decide to follow a medically-recommended vaccination schedule, both for their kids’ health and for the health of their student’s classmates. Test Smartly Labs provides flu shots as well as titers testing, which parents can use to prove kids’ immunity in the case of misplaced vaccination records.

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