So basically the government is conscientiously objecting to conscientious (that doesn't look right...) objectors? And much like the parents of immune compromised/new born children, there are now repercussions for their decisions? Except they are now the ones that suffer?
I just can't build up any sympathy for them. I just keep thinking of a little four week old boy who died a long, drawn out and agonising death. And how his parents truly had no choice.
In that case it most likely won't have a massive impact to vaccination rates but will negatively impact those that need more education - still undecided tbh.
Non vaccination is a rejection of civic duty for the betterment of all so it's a rather obnoxious action imo.
i do not agree with this at all, my three children have never been vaccinated but for us we do not receive any government support as we earn to much so it wont affect us.
I've always thought there should be a requirement for people having kids, we have baby classes so why not vaccine classes, how they work, why they work, the good the bad and the ugly - everything, just the whole truth.
The issue of causing poverty is a valid one. I certainly would hate to see a child missing out bc their parent wasn't receiving FTB A. But if funds are that tight that they miss part A, maybe it's the catalyst for the parent to vax. On one hand I'm not sure how I feel about that - on another I see it as a means to an end.
All these diseases are preventable. A WC vax for an adult is around $50, hardly expensive, and lasts TEN years. Children are free.
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