CT Lawmakers Vote to End Religious Vaccination Exemptions
As of last night, you should know that Connecticut lawmakers have removed the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations which means that if your child is not vaccinated, he or she will not be allowed to attend a Connecticut school, according to an article on the website, nbcconnecticut.com.
But, there is an exception. The new law only applies to students who are enrolling in a Connecticut school for the first time. The new bill DOES NOT apply to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who already have a religious exemption.
After 16 hours of debate, the bill passed in the Connecticut House of Representatives 90-53. The bill will go into effect in September 2022. This begs the question; Why do some parents refuse to have their children vaccinated? I sought out the answer on the website, comprehensiveprimarycare.com which listed four main reasons and offered an explanation for each one.
- Religious Reasons
- Personal Beliefs
- Safety Concerns
- A Need for More Info from Medical Providers
The bottom line is vaccines have been deemed medically safe and effective in keeping childhood diseases at bay, such as measles, polio, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough, and now COVID-19.
Yes, there might be a chance your child could have an adverse side effect to a vaccine but that chance is slim. It does make perfect sense to not subject your child to a vaccine if there's a legitimate medical reason.
How about the effects your child will suffer if they catch measles or chickenpox. Both of those can cause serious complications in adulthood not to mention passing the disease along to another child. One of the best sources for a comprehensive look at childhood vaccines, I recommend you check out, mayoclinic.org.
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