Another State to Force Vaccinations

As reported in the Seattlepi Friday, New Jersey has just made it mandatory for all pre-schoolers to have flu vaccines if they are in pre-school or day care.

NJ requires flu shots for preschoolers
By LINDA A. JOHNSON
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey on Friday became the first state to require flu shots for preschoolers, saying their developing immune systems and likelihood of spreading germs make them as vulnerable to complications as the elderly.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Fred M. Jacobs approved the requirement and three other vaccines over the objections of some parent groups.

Starting in September, all children attending preschool or licensed day care centers will have to get an annual flu shot, Jacobs said. That makes New Jersey the first state to require flu shots for preschoolers or older students, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Preschoolers are being targeted because their developing immune systems make them as susceptible to flu complications as senior citizens, and because they are more likely than older kids to spread the virus, state health officials say.

I understand about children and their developing immune systems, but it seems to me that the immune system strengthens when it is used. Meaning that getting germs and sick isn’t always a bad thing. With all the controversey over vaccinations and long term ill-effects of them, I have to wonder why the sudden push to force even more vaccinations on anyone, let alone children whose immune systems are trying to get stronger.

From The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

DHSS Commissioner Jacobs Approves Amended Immunization Regulations

New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs M.D., J.D., today approved amendments to the State�s immunization rules, which will require four additional immunizations for children beginning in September 2008.�

The Public Health Council, by vote at its December 10 public meeting, recommended to the Commissioner the approval of the adoption of the amendment and new rules related to Immunization of Pupils in Schools.� The rules will be filed with the Office of Administrative Law for publication.

The administrative rules will require children attending licensed child care centers and preschools to receive annual influenza vaccinations and a pneumoccocal vaccine beginning in September 2008.�

Also, children born after January 1, 1997 and enrolled in grade six or transferring into a New Jersey school from another state or country will be required to receive a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine as well as one dose of meningococcal vaccine.

For concerns about vaccine safety you might want to read the New Jersey Alliance for Informed Choice in Vaccination (NJAICV) website.

Founded in the spring of 1999, the New Jersey Alliance for Informed Choice in Vaccination consists of volunteer parents and individuals who monitor vaccine legislation in New Jersey focusing on vaccine safety and the right to informed consent.

Our Mission:
The New Jersey Alliance for Informed Choice in Vaccination (NJ-AICV) is an advocacy group concerned with defending the freedom of all New Jersey citizens to make informed, voluntary, vaccination decisions.

Our goal is to protect the right to informed consent through education and awareness.

More information about vaccines is available on the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC).

Specific to New Jersey.

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~ by swfreedomlover on December 15, 2007.

2 Responses to “Another State to Force Vaccinations”

  1. Thanks for blogging on this important issue. Forced drugging, including compulsory vaccination, endangers all of our children. I see that you have a link on your blog to Natural Solutions Foundation. Thanks for that too. Please ask everyone to go to the NSF web site, http://www.healthfreedomusa.org and sign up for the eAlert email list for important information about compulsory vaccination and other health freedom issues.

    Ralph Fucetola JD, NSf Trustee
    http://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com

  2. How dare they FORCE vaccination? That in itself should be criminal. It is just another stomp on the yolk of tyranny they place us under. If I were living in NJ, I’d move……

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