Ah, that lovely time of year when students start cropping up with all sorts of interesting illnesses – makes us think about DISEASES and the ongoing debate about whether or not we should require vaccinations.

KQED’s Do Now explains, “There’s a balance between parents and families’ rights to choose not to inject their kids with a vaccine and the public health of the larger community, which is put at risk by their refusal. A disease as contagious as measles will continue to spread without widespread vaccination. As this measles outbreak grows, more communities are having this discussion about whether to require preventative shots. It’s leading many to question laws that allow parents not to vaccination children.”

What do you think? Should we require vaccinations?

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