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POLL: Should Schools Mandate Vaccinations?

Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section.

More than a thousand adults and children were vaccinated for whooping cough (pertussis) in Barrington last week .

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in the town had jumped to 21, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH). Meanwhile, in Middletown, at least at a local school this week.

The vaccination clinic in Barrington was organized by the Department of Health and was apparently the first in the state for whooping cough. It was not mandatory, although the health department after the reported cases.

Schools in our area are increasingly holding vaccination clinics that parents have to opt out of if they don't want their children to participate. As cases of illnesses like whooping cough rise in local schools, do you think the schools should mandate that children be vaccinated?

Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Nikki January 29, 2012 at 07:22 AM
Vaccination is a quick fix for big pockets......stop with the vaccines and autism.....vaccines cause so much more damage than autism alone.....
Sheila January 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Do you have any idea how vaccines have saved people's lives? Read some history.
nucky thomson February 12, 2012 at 04:41 PM
" schools will become clinics whose purpose is to provide individualized pscho-social treamentment for the student .... and teachers must become pshco-social therepist. " this will include bio-chemical and pshchological mediation of leaning... as drugs are introduced experimentaly to inprove in the leaner, such qualities as personality,concerntration and memorie. " childern are to become the objects of experimtation" ~ a national education association. AND STILL TO THIS DAY THE PROGRESSIVES STILL MARCH TO THIS ! [THATS A NO! ]
nucky thomson February 12, 2012 at 04:46 PM
open unprotected borders brought back whooping cough, just inmagine a O.T.M will bring with evil intent
nucky thomson February 12, 2012 at 04:48 PM
yes, it can once obama/romneycare kicks in read the law you have no say

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