Mandating vaccine opinion
So it came as a surprise to learn that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate supporting mandatory vaccines in this presidential election — which is calls the "father of the anti-vaccine movement — published a study in a British medical journal that linked vaccines to autism.
His study has since been retracted and Wakefield lost his medical license after it was reported that he "misrepresented or altered the medical histories" of those participating in his study.
In 1993, Clinton "spearheaded the Childhood Immunization Initiative and the Vaccines for Children program which aimed to make vaccines affordable." This is great news.
Other candidates, however, haven't been so supportive of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time.
As a result of widespread use of vaccines in the United States, many vaccine-preventable diseases of childhood have been reduced by 98% or more, compared to pre-vaccine era levels. Vaccines are either whole killed germs (bacteria or viruses), parts of the surfaces of those germs, live germs that have been weakened so they do not cause serious diseases, or toxins that bacteria produce that have been modified so they no longer are poisons.
Should public health officials do everything they can to encourage, inform and facilitate childhood vaccinations? Do they have the right to force parents to vaccinate their children? An American parent could reasonably decide not to follow the C. C.’s current vaccination schedule by choosing to vaccinate on the schedule they use in Norway, which has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world.
Although variolation had a long history in China and India, it was first used in North America and England in 1721. Boylston first experimented on his 6-year-old son, his slave, and his slave's son; each subject contracted the disease and was sick for several days, until the sickness vanished and they were "no longer gravely ill".
Reverend Cotton Mather introduced variolation to Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1721 smallpox epidemic. Boylston went on to variolate thousands of Massachusetts residents, and many places were named for him in gratitude as a result.
In February 2015, Clinton sparked controversy after tweeting that vaccines work.
Clinton has long been an advocate for children to be vaccinated.