Health through Vaccination via CA Senate Bill 277

California was an example of why it is so important to vaccinate children and continue vaccinations as an adult for the Publics Health. Check out this action in the right direction from the California government.

SBFPHC Policy Advocacy

(Image Courtesy of Vaccine Conspiracy Theorist BlogSpot)

Vaccination (or “Immunization”) remains one of the most currently contentious topics in the United States. Despite it’s proven disease prevention statistics, a vast number of residents across the United States oppose mandated vaccination, supporting ‘parental choice’ of their child’s vaccination status.

Understandably, this widespread opposition stems from parents’ natural concerns for their children’s health and wellbeing. A slightly increased association between paralytic Guillain-Barre syndrome in the 1970s and the prominent influenza vaccination that year heightened the public’s awareness of the slim, potential adverse effects of certain vaccinations. However, many parents fail to recognize the significant public health accomplishments achieved by mandated vaccination programs.  The Centers for Disease Control recommends proper vaccination as a key prevention strategy of infectious diseases.   Diseases such as tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, several influenza strains, polio, and many others are not commonly seen today (or even eradicated) due…

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About Sara J. Taylor

Social Worker, PHMasterStudent,UMB; JHSPH, Global Health Promotion;maternal, Child Health www.linkedin.com/in/sarajtaylorlmsw Twitter@SaraJAnnapolis
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